Apple is killing the iTunes app on the Mac to benefit three new apps in macOS Catalina: Apple TV, Apple Music and Apple Podcasts.
Users don’t have to worry about their music libraries, because they will continue to exist directly in Apple Music, regarding Apple. iTunes gift cards to buy content will be available too. Moreover, iTunes will continue to live in Windows as well.
Well, what is the deal?
Upcoming Mac software macOS Catalina will bring a lot of changes for iTunes. Regular iTunes is being replaced by three apps, including Apple Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts.
If you are faithful iTunes user with plenty of tracks playlists and podcasts in your library, don’t be afraid to lose them all. After the changes, all your music will automatically show up in the Music app, including all playlists, albums, and purchased content. Movies and TV shows you bought over the years will be in a different app called Apple TV, podcasts you will find in podcasts app a well. Audiobooks will through the Apple Books app, instead of in iTunes.
“The iTunes Store will remain the same as it is today on iOS, PC, and Apple TV. And, as always, you can access and download all of your purchases on any of your device,” Apple explains on its support page.
The moving process can be painful in some way, as transferring to new versions of any software. But as we know, any innovations lead to improving and developing services aimed to satisfy even the most demanding customers.