Ex­plore new re­leases

Mac Format - - APPLE MUSIC -

1 The New page de­faults to show­ing mu­sic of all kinds. You can nar­row it to suit your tastes, or just what you’re look­ing for right now, by tap­ping All Gen­res at the top of the page and pick­ing a more spe­cific type. The list of gen­res, like the one in the iTunes Store, lacks some ob­vi­ous cat­e­gories, such as folk, easy lis­ten­ing and in­die rock, so you’ll need to make ed­u­cated guesses about where such sounds fall within Ap­ple’s broader cat­e­gories. Also note of the ex­plict New Artists genre, should you want to get off the beaten track.

2 The page in­cludes a mix of dif­fer­ent items, in­clud­ing in­di­vid­ual tracks and hot al­bums. Scroll down a lit­tle way and you’ll find page-wide ban­ners that take you to spe­cial playlists con­tain­ing what Ap­ple’s mu­sic ed­i­tors are into, mu­sic suit­able for ac­tiv­i­ties such as driv­ing, ex­er­cis­ing and to wake up to, and from mu­sic mags and sites.

3 Re­mem­ber, there’s more to dis­cover than is ini­tially shown, so watch out for chevrons next to cat­e­gory head­ings.

4 Scroll down to the bot­tom of the page to find A-Lists, which gather no­table tracks from var­i­ous gen­res. Ap­ple’s de­scrip­tions for them sug­gest they’re com­piled from tracks re­leased in the cur­rent week, but at launch we found Tay­lor Swift’s Shake It Off and other tracks re­leased over the last few months, sug­gest­ing A-Lists might be a good way to catch up on what’s pop­u­lar, much like Now That’s What I Call Mu­sic! al­bums.

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