Check Out iOS 10's Redesigned Apple Music Experience

iOS 10 introduces an all new Apple Music experience and a redesigned Music app, which is aimed at making it easier for users to find new content to listen to. As seen in the video below, the new look of the Music app focuses on album art with a bright, simple aesthetic featuring big, bold headlines and lots of white space.

At WWDC, Apple execs said the redesigned app was meant to bring "greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience."

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Along with a bolder look, the Music app features the following tabs: "Library," "For You," "Browse," "Radio," and "Search." Gone is the "Connect" tab that allowed for direct access to the built-in social networking service where fans can follow artists, but Connect posts continue to show up in the "For You" section of Apple Music.

The Library portion of the Music app houses songs saved from Apple Music and previously owned music, with a new section that makes it much clearer which songs have been physically downloaded on a device. For You includes a better mix of music and new daily playlists, while Browse features curated playlists and top charts.

The search feature searches through both Apple Music content and each user's own personal library, and "Radio" tab is largely unchanged with access to Beats 1 radio shows. Apple Music in iOS 10 also has a new focus on lyrics, and for many songs, lyrics can be accessed by scrolling up from the album art when content is playing.

Apple Music design changes introduced in iOS 10 have also been expanded to macOS Sierra and tvOS 10, both of which feature a new look and the same new features.

For full details on the new features coming in iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup. Don't miss out on our previous videos, which have covered watchOS 3, macOS Sierra, and other iOS 10 features:

- WWDC 2016 Overview in Seven Minutes
- iOS 10's Overhauled Lockscreen
- The New iOS 10 Photos App
- The New iOS 10 Messages App
- macOS Sierra - Siri
- iOS 10 Hidden Features
- watchOS 3 Overview

We've also got roundups for all of the upcoming operating systems, including watchOS 3, macOS Sierra, and tvOS 10.

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56 months ago
Still can't get past the size of the fonts, they look so out of place in that app.
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56 months ago
But does it still toss all your metadata into a blender and press "purée"?
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56 months ago
Did apple get inspired by Microsoft Zune?
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56 months ago
I realize I am an old dude, but I have a large library of music. I don't care about streaming in the least. All I want is an app that lets me play the music I have purchased, ripped, or recorded on my phone. Every revision of the music app has been worse for the way I happen to listen to music.

I really wish they would just come out with separate apps for all the streaming content and whatever I have in my personal library.

Even streaming all my content isn't ideal because I don't have reliable wi-fi at work and I don't want to use my data streaming my music if I can just load it on to my iPhone and play whatever I want.
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56 months ago
Very disappointed with this release. I don't really care about fonts. I want functionality. I want control over my smart playlists. I want control over my meta data. And I want a better system for search others playlists. Also adding new music notifications and concert announcement notifications would be great. This did nothing to make Apple Music better. Why can't a company with so many resources put some effort into this. If they spent as much time on Apple Music as they did emojis we would have one rocking music app.
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56 months ago
Yes, but they have removed the rating of songs feature. Too bad as this is how I make some of my smart playlists.
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