One of the best media players

iTunes is one of the leading media players that is widely used for its variety of features, which does more than play music. It has a sleek interface that is designed for users to be able to navigate easily without needing assistance. iTunes also allows music and other media downloads without the need for a third party app. 

A familiar face

One of the good things about iTunes is that despite its many changes with each update, the interface never really strays much from its original design. The familiarity gives its users an easy time to adjust to iTunes’ new additions and minor tweaks. There is no need to worry about suddenly not being able to find or access certain areas in the media player because everything is still laid out neatly. It also continues to give priority to its music library, which is what it was originally made for before being able to also house movies, radio, TV shows, and other multimedia. Managing your music library is simple and easy because iTunes still sorts your music according to artists, albums, song titles, and genres. The same goes for creating and managing playlists. iTunes continues to automatically categorize and sort your music with its own smart playlists such as 90s music and Classical music. Additionally, you will be able to check your top rated, recently added, recently played, and top 25 tunes. So if you have new music that you would like to listen to again and again, or if you are the type to listen to only a few titles in your over a hundred list, these playlists are a big help. Of course, you can also create your own playlists and they will be added together with iTunes’ own.

Big to small

The iTunes window usually takes up most of our screens and when it is minimized, it becomes hard for us to navigate and through our music while at the same time accessing the media controls. Luckily, the recent versions of iTunes now allow us not only to reduce the size of the window but to actually switch in a more convenient and accessible interface. Users are now able to enjoy the iTunes mini-player, which shrinks iTunes into a minimalist bar that houses only the media controls and album icon. This look is so much better than trying to minimize iTunes into a small, square window. The mini-player is non-intrusive and accessible anytime.

An all-time favorite

iTunes is a very user-friendly app. As mentioned above, its interface is very neat and organized so users will not get lost or confused while using it. That is to say that its design does not change much and you can easily find what you are looking for. iTunes also made it easier for you to switch from your music library to the iTunes store through accessible tabs. You are just one click away from all its features and functions. 

Once you import and download all your music, iTunes lets you manage it any way you please. Create playlists to suit your mood. Use Smart Shuffle to adjust random playback to hear more of the songs you like.

Set parental controls to ensure your kids hear only what they should. Buy music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks, or download free podcasts from the iTunes Store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • Simplified interface
  • Familiar design
  • Smart playlist creation
  • Mini-player version available


  • Limited file formats supported
  • Cluttered with additional features

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