Yeah, syncing and restoring devices in an app called iTunes (or Music) made sense back when the devices were primarily music players, but that hasn't been the case for years..."Music on macOS 10.15 retains the ability to sync a user’s devices such as iPhones and iPods. Devices show up in the sidebar just like they do on iTunes." Please restore your PC replacement called iPad Pro using THE MUSIC APP.
I said the same thing: Apple Music and Apple Video(s). I thought TV wasn’t a good catchall for the exact reasons you mentioned: what about videos/music videos/ etc. I get trying to tie the service in with the hardware, but I think since already have a physical Apple TV it would make more sense to just have a Videos standalone app with possibly adding the “TV” portion as a sep category like News/News+.Now that they’re decoupling the music content from the video content, one logical next step might be to just unite users local music, apple music streaming service, and iTunes music store under one banner, the appropriately named iTunes. Tunes, music. Logical. The original iOS configuration wasn’t bad either, with the “Videos” app containing both TV and Movies. Add to it “Music Videos”, and provide streaming music videos by genre, and you’ve recreated the best thing MTV ever was. Add a scrolling chat under the videos and you’ve made half of YouTube irrelevant. But change the name. Naming a computer application that plays all kings of videos “TV” is weird, unless it’s a Television, which it isn’t. And Apple TV is already taken.
How would buying a piece of software older than iTunes itself qualify as starting over?Shouldn’t Apple have started over by buying jriver
Genius is still there, though? Every day I get activity in iTunes saying "Delivering Your Genius Results".All I care and wish is to have genius back. That was the killer feature of iTunes... :/
Amen. It’s going to be great to be able buy movies and TV shows directly from the Apple TV app now.Good riddance to the bloated mess that is iTunes
From what I understand this new Music app isn't going to "replace" iTunes. iTunes will still be available, but this will be the preferred app.Amen. It’s going to be great to be able buy movies and TV shows directly from the Apple TV app now.
And with that, hoping they completely and entirely remove the TV store front in iTunes and leave iTunes for just “tunes”
Considering that Apple has two versions of iTunes now, I expect Apple to keep iTunes around, especially if these new apps are not complete replacements.So is the expectation that this will immediately replace iTunes, or do you think they'll exist side-by-side for awhile?
I agree but I am afraid that this is exactly what will happen here. Apple will just put iTunes in a folder somewhere in macOS, so if people need features like smart playlists (which I use a lot), they will have to continue using iTunes.TV app is fine. Music app needs to maintain the music features we had from iTunes over the years. Please don't skip out on stuff like iWork did when first redesigned.
I'll wait and see what the update brings and does and carefully consider if it's worth it. But seeing how recent mac OS updates don't bring any huge new features, it's definitely not worth upgrading if they bring more problems than solutions and features.Literally cannot wait to see how it f***s up my carefully-curated library.
Yeah, I don't understand why, for example, they have the search bar in different locations.The inconstancy annoys me. How hard is it to decide on a UI and duplicate it?