macOS Catalina has done away with iTunes. There are now separate apps for accessing and playing music, videos, and podcasts. Find out how to access and use the Music, Apple TV, and Podcast apps.
- [Announcer] For many years, iTunes came bundled with MAC OS and was used for managing a library of music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts. Over the years it became an ambitious and complex application. Now, starting with Catalina, iTunes is no longer a part of MAC OS. It's been broken up into several smaller applications. Let's start with the music application. I've got that here in the dock so I'll click on it launch. So this is the new app for storing, organizing, and listening to music. It's what most people will think of as a replacement for iTunes. Now the music app is really designed to integrate well with Apple's music streaming service called Apple Music. It will prompt you to sign in or create an Apple Music membership when you first launch the app, but you can skip that. Of course you can still use it for music you import from CDs or files or music you buy from the iTunes store. You can see the interface is very similar to iTunes, but there is no menu up at the top to choose the different types of libraries, because there's only one type of library, which is music. There's no TV shows, no movies, no podcasts. Now in the account menu up at the top, you can sign into your Apple ID and manage your account, and you can join the Apple music service from there if you want. On the side bar on the left, you can browse the Apple Music service. There's also an option for the iTunes store if you just want to buy music or albums the old fashioned way. And then you can browse through your library. You can browse by artist, by album, or by the main song list. Browsing and playing music works the same as it did in iTunes, and don't worry, if you do still need to import music from a CD, and if you still have a CD drive for you MAC, that will work in the music app. Just pop in the CD and it will appear in the side bar here on the left. However, iPods, iPhones, and iPads will not show up in the music app as they did in iTunes. You do not use the music app to synchronize anything to devices. That's all done in Finder now. We're going to talk about syncing devices through Finder in another movie in this course. Now the music app is not the only replacement for iTunes. Your library of TV shows and movies are now handled by the new Apple TV app. I've got that here in the dock so I'll click on that to launch it. The interface is similar to the iTunes store. You can browse, search, and buy or rent movies or TV shows. Or you can go to your library using this library button up here at the top to browse or play movies or TV shows that you've already purchased. And if you listen to podcasts on your computer, you can use the new podcasts app. With an interface very similar to the music app, you can browse the free directory of podcasts or you can use the search bar up at the top to search for something specific. I'll search for This American Life. And here it is in the search results so I can click on that where I can subscribe to the show or download individual episodes. And then you can brows your library and play shows by going to the shows or episodes option over here on the side bar on the left. So all the functionality that you may have used in iTunes in the past are now available in these three new simplified apps: Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts.
- Using Voice Control
- Managing an AppleID
- Managing photos
- Using the Find My app
- Using the Music, Apple TV, and Podcast apps
- New features in Notes and Reminders
- Playing videos in Picture in Picture (PiP) mode
- Using Screen Time to monitor time
- Sync an iPhone or other device in Finder
- Unlocking more options with an Apple Watch