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iTunes 64 bit is a piece of software that manages and plays music, movies, tv shows and more. Apple originally introduced the software to be used with its then new device, the iPod. Since then, it has been a tool for users of iPods, iPhones, iPads and more to sync music and media to their devices or play it from their desktop or laptop.
As an official apple product, it comes pre-installed on Apple computers and laptops. For those who run Windows or wish to reinstall the software, it’s available for free from Apple’s official website.
For all platforms, it’s a safe and secure piece of software that runs very little risk of picking up viruses or malware. It’s also safe to connect to your device and won’t transfer unwanted files without asking permission.
Regular updates occur several times a year and often address small bugs or fixes or functions that don’t operate as expected. These updates aren’t the same as version updates, which happen at a much slower rate, sometimes annually. In these updates, Apple makes bigger changes that typically address the user interface or Apple Music integration.
The software is installed directly on your computer or laptop’s hard drive. On Mac’s, users will find the program in the Applications folder. Windows users can choose which drive to install the software on when running the application setup.
iTunes comes standard on all Mac and Macbook computers as an official Apple Product. It can also be downloaded and installed on Windows systems as well. It can’t, however, be used with non-Apple devices, meaning you can’t sync music to an Android phone by using the program.
For Mac or Macbook users, the software is pre-installed on their device and can be found in the Applications folder or with a Spotlight search. Windows users can download the setup from Apple’s official website and follow the steps in order to install on their computer.
The latest version of iTunes features a number of updates, most notably the exclusion of mobile apps from the iTunes Store. Instead, mobile apps can be downloaded directly from your mobile device, while music, movies and television will be the main focus of the desktop software.
If you have an Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod, iTunes can be used to sync your desktop or laptop music to your device. This can be done by physically connecting the device to your computer with a 30-pin or lightning cable, or through wireless syncing. For those who only have media downloaded from the iTunes Store, those songs or videos can be downloaded or re-downloaded from iCloud without iTunes.
No, Apple Music is a streaming service that is accessible within the iTunes application, though they are separate tools. iTunes can be used without Apple Music to access your media, however, in order to access Apple Music, iTunes must be installed. iTunes is also free to use, while Apple Music requires a monthly subscription.