iTunes Music Store Now Available for AOL Users

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    America Online and Apple announced that AOL members can now preview, purchase and download songs available on AOL Music by using integrated iTunes buttons. This feature was previously announced but only available as of today.

    AOL members may use their AOL Wallet or their credit-card on file to purchase songs from iTunes. In addition, songs from AOL's music programs Sessions@AOL and BroadBand Rocks may now be purchased exclusively from the iTunes Music Store.

    Apple's website reflects the news.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2003
  3. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Well I'm not an AOL user but Apple sure is getting the iTunes store into every nook and cranny.
  4. macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2001
    New York, NY
    iTunes version 4.2

    the download page now lists iTunes as version 4.2.. i wonder if the update is just AOL related, or if there are other enhancements....
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    This truly is that time of year. Domination is inevitable :evil grin:

    we need more freaken smilies here captin.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Holy sh*t this is 4.2 I just download it.....MacRumors is slippen. Go get it NOW. Instilation went with out a hitch. This is whats new.

    iTunes 4.2 allows you to sign in and buy music from the iTunes Music Store using either your AOL or Apple Account, lets you view the iTunes Music Store in a separate window, and includes a number of performance improvements.

    Using iTunes 4.1 or later you can:

    Use iTunes on Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers. You can also share music between Macintosh and Windows computers.

    Sync On-The-Go playlists or voice notes that you create on your iPod with iTunes

    Burn large playlists to multiple CDs or DVDs; when your playlist is too large to fit on one CD or DVD, iTunes asks you to insert another disc

    Drag a webpage from the iTunes Music Store to a document or email

    Buy Audible spoken word content from the iTunes Music Store using your Apple Account.
  8. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

  9. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2003
    The Midwest, USA
    Not as good as it's made out to be...

    Everyone seems to be happy about this...

    In my hometown, I have not seen any new users of AOL for some time. In fact, my grandma, three of my aunts, about ten of my friends, and about fifteen other people I know of have cancelled their AOL accounts because of bad connections, better features elsewhere, and bad broadband access. PC or Mac.

    Don't get me wrong — AOL still has a large customer base (in fact, the largest for any Internet provider). I just don't think things will stay this way two or three years from now. AOL is running out of steam... :rolleyes:
  10. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: iTunes version 4.2

    Thanks Confirmed :D for confirming it for us :D :D :p

    I'm as happy as a school girl...tee hee
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2003
    With AOL's dismal support for the Mac platform (the PC version has about twice as many features), I hope that Apple was at least able to demand a more functional version of the AOL software in return for this promotion.
  12. macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
  13. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
  14. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I think Apple is finallly tired of being "muscled out of markets they create", as one reviewer put it. A quick think comes up with Personal Computers, PDAs and, of course, legal music downloads. For some reason, I recall something about the first digital camera...
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2003
    Dublin, Ireland.
    am I the only one that thinks that the quality of the yellow running man AOL logo with the iPod is really lacking in quality...

    feel shabby, and I can't believe SJ approved this...

    Attached Files:

  16. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    AOL is here to stay

    If being a poor product meant failure in the market, Windows wouldn't be around still. People will continue to lap up AOL, and stay with it so as to keep their email address. AOL CDs will flood out of the landfills and bury us all.

    A good move for Apple anyway.
  17. macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    This is great stuff. I hate AOL. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. But they're advertising their new broadband service out the wazoo, they've got a MASSIVE subscriber base, and getting the iTMS on AOL is a great, great thing.

    It's this kind of constant, relentless push--iTMS, iTMS Windows, well-placed ads, radio plugs, Best of the Year lists, AOL, Pepsi, then ???--that makes you relevant in a market, something Apple has failed to do for very long up until this point. So far, they're doing great, and this is just one more important step.

    Here's hoping that two years from now, when you say "buy music online" the average person thinks "iTunes Music Store". Could happen!
  18. zim
    macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2002
    The AOL yellow running guy has always been lacking in quality. I don't think that this version is any different, in my opinion.

    Although I am not an AOL user, or have ever been, I think that apple doing the right thing, I just wonder who approached who.
  19. macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2003

    Could someone please tellme a URL where we can see the iTMS buttons on AOL music?

    Thanks in advance ;)
  20. macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2003
    in bed
    i wonder

    if international AOL users can use the iTMS now, too?
    anyone give it a try?

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