How to use iTunes

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How to use iTunes on Mac and PC

If you have recently installed the famous player on your computer or you have recently purchased a Mac and it is your intention to try to understand how to use iTunes, the first thing you need to do is start it. If you use Windows, just press the button Home, to type itunes in the search field and click on the first search result. If you are using a Mac, access the Launcher and then click on the iTunes icon.

Once the program has started you can finally begin to understand how to use iTunes. The first thing I invite you to focus your attention on is the aspect that made this player famous in the way that is the ability to buy music and other multimedia files. To do this you need to register on iTunes Store.

Then click on the item Buy music on the iTunes Store which is located in the center of the iTunes window and, on the page that opens, click on the button Log in located at the top right. In the window that opens, click on the button first Create Apple ID and then Continue to start creating your free iTunes Store account.

Accept now the terms of use of the service by placing the check mark next to the item I have read and accept these terms and conditions and click on Continue to access the iTunes Store subscription form. Fill out the form with your details and click once again on Continue to enter the details of the credit (or prepaid) card you want to use to buy songs, albums, videos, etc. on iTunes. Continue by clicking on first Continue and then end to complete the iTunes Store registration wizard.

Now access your e-mail address corresponding to the e-mail address specified during registration and click on the confirmation link contained in the message received from Apple. Then log in to the site that opens to validate your account permanently and open the iTunes Store directly in iTunes.

Once you have completed the registration process, you can start making your purchases from the iTunes Store. To do this click on the item iTunes Store located at the top right and browse the contents of Apple's digital showcase to choose which song or album to buy.

Once purchased, the music tracks all end up in the software library which you can access by simply clicking on the item Music located at the top left of the iTunes screen.

You can also import all your music already on your hard drive or external devices into your iTunes library. To import music into iTunes click on the entry first Fillet attached to the program menu bar and then on the item Add to library .... You can also import music CDs. To do this, insert the disk into your computer while iTunes is open and respond Yes at the request to import the album into the library.

In addition to allowing the import of songs and music albums, iTunes allows you to do the same with video content. To import a movie, a movie or a TV program in iTunes, press the icon located at the top left corresponding to the reference section of the player, then press the item Fillet attached to the menu bar and finally choose the item Add to library ....

To browse the various contents of the iTunes Store you can instead use the bar located at the top of the screen and click on the icon depicting a musical note to access the section of the iTunes Store dedicated to music, on the icon depicting a piece of film for access the section of the iTunes Store dedicated to films and other video content, the icon depicting a small monitor to access the section of the iTunes Store dedicated to TV programs on the three dots to view the appropriate menu through which to access the other available sections, Which  iTunes UAudio booksAppRingtones e Internet radio.

To add covers and other information to your media content added to the iTunes library you do not need to do anything. In fact, iTunes automatically downloads album art and information about albums and songs.

To play a song and any other multimedia content added to the iTunes library, just double-click it. When playback is started, you will be shown the player commands through which you can forward and / or reverse the player, stop and resume playback and perform various other operations.

The service deserves a separate discussion Music which can be accessed by first pressing the icon Music located at the top left of the iTunes window and then clicking on the label For you. Once logged into Apple Music, you can get your hands on a catalog of millions of songs and albums. To do this, however, it is necessary to subscribe to a paid subscription (the subscription price is € 9,99 for the Standard plan and € 14,99 for the Family plan). Once you have subscribed, you can also press on the item Radio located at the top of the iTunes window for access to a whole range of exclusive radio stations.

How to use iTunes on iPhone, iPad and iPod

If you have an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod Touch and it is your intention to try to understand how to use iTunes, know that the first thing you need to do is press the app icon iTunes Store which is attached to the home screen of your device.

Before explaining in detail how to use iTunes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, there is one thing that you must necessarily take into account. To be able to make purchases on iTunes and to be able to download content of interest, you must have an account. If you already have one, perhaps because you created it using the version of the computer player, you can access the service by opening the main screen of the iTunes Store app, scrolling down and pressing the appropriate button located at the bottom of the screen . If you do not have an iTunes account, you can immediately create one by performing all the steps I have just indicated but starting the appropriate wizard rather than the login one.

Once you start iTunes on your device and log in to your account, you will be shown a screen where you can access music, movies, ringtones and much more for your device. In the specific case of music, you can take a look at the musical contents available by pressing on the voice Music placed at the bottom. You can also choose whether to browse the featured content or consult the iTunes rankings by selecting the appropriate tabs located at the top of the screen.

If you want to carry out a targeted search, press the button Search positioned in the lower center.

To purchase content from the iTunes Store, select its cover and first press the button with the price and then click on Buy Now. Then enter the password of your Apple ID and wait for the download procedure to start when completed.

Once a song has downloaded, you will be able to access it from the app Music attached to your device. In the case of video content, you can access it by pressing on the app Video accessible from the home screen. The downloaded podcasts are available through the app instead  .

In the product sheets available on the iTunes Store you can also find reviews of customers who have already purchased the content and a menu of related items (similar to the one selected and therefore may interest you).

By clicking on the arrow icon located at the top right you can share the link of the iTunes Store page you are visiting on social networks and add the selected item to your wish list.

If, on the other hand, you want to see a list of all the contents you have purchased on the iTunes Store, press the button Other located at the bottom right of the screen and then select the item Purchased in the screen that opens.

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