Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 Alongside Apple Music

Following the release of Apple Music on iOS 8.4 just one day ago, Apple has officially released an updated version of iTunes 12, iTunes 12.2, which offers desktop support for the company's long-awaited and much anticipated music streaming service

iTunes 12.2 is considered the second major update to iTunes 12, featuring:

  • For You: Get playlist and album recommendations you'll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets
  • New: Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you'll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion 
  • Connect: A single place to connect with your favorite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favorite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly 
  • Beats 1: Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what's going on in the world of music. Beats 1 -- worldwide and always on 
  • Apple Music Radio: Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it's now easy to quickly return to your favorite stations with Recently Played 
  • My Music: Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you've imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music 
  • iTunes Store: The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favorite music -- one song or album at a time
iTunes 12.2 is now available on PC and Mac via Software Update or download it through the company's website.