Apple Music comes to the Mac with iTunes update

Apple just posted iTunes 12.2, which brings its new Apple Music service to the Mac. Open iTunes and go to iTunes > Check for Updates.



  • CrucialTK

    Lies 🙁

    • kps

      Wasn’t working for me either, CrucialTK but then I clicked on the App Store app in the dock and there are two updates available – I think you need both MacOS 10.10.4 as well as the new iTunes update. Try that.

      • Yup – that’ll do the trick.

        • zenwaves

          hmm… Apple should remove the “Check for Updates” menu item from the main iTunes menu if it no longer works … a bit or a run-around.

      • CrucialTK

        yeah, I had to go through MAS to get it to work.

  • Still getting 12.1.2 is current version but in App Store on Mac it says 12.2 is ready and I have downloaded it. 4 times but iTunes is still 12.1.2. Kinda thinking they have fumbled the launch on Mac a bit.

    • As kps, make sure you’re running 10.10.4, too.

      • Yeah updated to 10.10.4 and restarted. I will submit a ticket and see whats up.

      • Ok this time I did a search for Apple Music Streaming which took me to the Apple hompage for Music. That then sent me to iTunes app on Mac which then prompted me to Upgrade to 12.2. That took me to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ which now shows 12.2 and when clicked on gives me the correct file. Would be nice if everything via App Store had updated it.

  • zenwaves

    Nope.

  • dreyfus2

    Amazing. iTunes has even more feature creep now (they may now officially call it a “MS-Word-Class” music player), the default views contain even less information (want to see the synopsis for a movie or tv show? prepare for quite some frigging click-fest)… Yuck.

    The Beats1 channel works, but somebody has to find them a decent DJ. This idiot and his talking over music are a waste of space. The other channels are about as good as the 150-something free radio channels I get from my cable provider.

    Credit-card-free iTunes user since 2003 (spent a little over $14k on iTunes vouchers), and no 3-month trial for me. Great. So, I got an even worse iTunes and a less usable Music app on the iPhone today. Thanks Apple. Leave it to others, please.

  • AAPL.To.Break.$130.Soon>:-)

    I like AppleMusic and it works well for me in iTunes. For my purposes, it’s just as good as Spotify or Pandora. The catalog has all the music I like to listen to: R&R, Girl Groups, oldies, older R&B, EuroDance, etc. Apple will make a killing in terms of getting paid subscribers by default. That is, those users who forget or don’t know how to turn off automatic renewals for subscriptions when the trial ends.

  • adambadam

    Does anyone else find the layout a little strange? The ITMS is still all there (i.e. buy a song). If you want to browse any Apple Music selections it seems that you have to go to the New tab, even if you are looking for something very old (note that you can search for Apple Music songs from My Music too). Also some times you can click the … to get it to add next, but other times you cannot, such as if you are browsing the top songs under New.

    • Gordon Tillman

      Adam thanks for that. I was just puzzling this out and your post helped.

    • Nathan Gross

      Yes, very strange. My expectation was that Apple Music would replace (perhaps optionally) ITMS. The way it is now is a bit hidden.

      Like Gordon, thanks, your post helped!

  • Moral Max

    Apple will make a killing in terms of getting paid subscribers by default. That is, those users who forget or don’t know how to turn off automatic renewals for subscriptions when the trial ends.Casquette NY