iTunes is not just for music! You can rent movies and TV shows, listen to podcasts, and download audiobooks. Some of the resources are free, but most cost some coin. However, since you already have an Apple account (done when you first set up your computer), payment is automatic.
Not only are there all of these wonderful resources, but you can manage them with individualized playlists.
iTunes has several components:
- Library—these are the items that have been downloaded
- For You—suggestions based on your listening and viewing habits
- Browse—items that are new and trending
- Radio—an option to set up your own listening channel (not free)
- Store—a shopping mall at your fingertips
An example of a Browse screen
Sometimes iTunes can be a bit confusing so BoomerTECH Adventures has created a guide that will help you get started. It is impossible to cram every nuance of iTunes into one short document, but these tips will develop a comfortable level with iTunes so you feel confident to explore this multi-faceted app on your own. Warning: iTunes on an iPhone/iPad works a bit differently.
Click here to download your guide: iTunes Guide