iTunes has grown to become a giant among Apple apps. The massive, cross-platform behemoth is seen on millions of iPads, iPods, iPhones, PCs and Macs. Thus, iTunes has turned Apple into one of the biggest entertainment retailers in history.
iTunes will help you play all the media on your PC or Mac and add them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple TV. Moreover, you will find more music, movies, TV shows, books, audiobooks, apps, and podcasts in iTunes store.
So, users can buy, rent and download music, movies and TV shows; listen to podcasts and many internet radio stations; buy books and subscribe to magazines; and get exciting apps for real entertainment from iTunes. With iCloud and iTunes connect, users synchronize their stuffs on all their iOS devices and later access the music, movies, files etc via any of those devices.
How to Use iTunes
The easiest way to access your iTunes is through the Source sidebar seen on the left of iTunes window. You will find your iTunes library categorized into Music, Film, TV program, Podcast, iTunes U, Apps, Ringtones and Radio. Under this, you will find the iTunes store, where you can go online and shop for the latest music, movies, books, etc. You will also find Ping for social networking; Genius for discovering old favorites and new media; and several Playlists.
iTunes will also give you access to iTunes U, where you can download lectures, discussions, audiobooks, podcasts, etc from top universities and institutions around the world. There are thousands of free materials that you can learn from on this platform.
Tips and Tricks for iTunes Users
Here are a few tips and tricks for new users of iPhones:
Make iPhones Ringtones: You can make iPhone ringtones from the music you already have. It is simple; Select a music track that you like, right-click, go to Get Info and select Options. Uncheck the start time and stop time and input the timeframe you want (less than 30 seconds is standard). Click Ok. Right click again and select Create AAC Version.
Share Playlists with Friends: Also, you can share music collections with your friends by creating and sharing playlists in the iTunes store. The songs in the playlist, if present in iTunes store, will play for thirty seconds to your friends. However, the songs that are not available in iTunes store will not show up in the shared playlist. If your playlists do not show Publish the Playlist in the sources column, go to iTunes>Preferences (Windows, Edit>Preferences) and tick Show Links to iTunes Store to enable this feature.
Play Music on Google Docs: Though Google music is only available in the U.S. at the moment, other users can also find a way to stream music from Google. First, get a sync app like Syndoc. Syndoc synchronizes files to Google Docs, so that you can download and play them from another browser. Also, you can email the files or a short link in Syndocs to share with your friends. Click Syndoc to install the latest free beta version of the software. After installing it, right click on the folder containing your music and select Create Google Playlist.
These are only a few of the many tips and tricks that will help you enjoy iTunes to the fullest.