Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 With New Yosemite Notification Center Widget

Apple today released iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, introducing a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center. With the widget, it's possible to see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. When listening to iTunes Radio, there's an option to purchase the song that's being played, right within the widget. Today's update also includes performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes.

iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite. See what's playing, skip ahead, and even buy songs while listening to iTunes Radio -- right from Notification Center. This update also improves performance when syncing when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

iTunes 12.1 is the first major update to iTunes 12, which was introduced alongside OS X Yosemite. iTunes 12 brought a new design with Yosemite-style translucency elements to improve depth, a streamlined toolbar, and the melding of the iTunes Store and the personal Library to make it easier to navigate between owned content and what's available in the store.

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Top Rated Comments

hfletcher Avatar
102 months ago
I really miss the sidebar in iTunes...
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
102 months ago
People still use iTunes?
Everyday for music, tv shows, or the occasional movie.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spaceballl Avatar
102 months ago
I care a lot more about the alleged improvement in syncing performance than I do about the widget!

(i really don't know any OS X users that regularly use their notification center)
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2499723 Avatar
102 months ago
(i really don't know any OS X users that regularly use their notification center)

Add me to that list.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wild-Bill Avatar
102 months ago
iTunes 12 is a hot mess.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hfletcher Avatar
102 months ago
You can bring it up by pressing "Playlists" at the top of iTunes.

Yes, but it's not the same. It just feels very clunky design to be honest.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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