iTunes 11 now out for download

iTunes 11 now out for download

The long awaited update to iTunes is now available for Mac and Windows

Apple has finally refreshed their famous music management software for their iOS devices with the release of iTunes 11. The update now features a new widget size MiniPlayer, “Up Next” to view what song is coming up next on your shuffled play list, and “Instant Recommendations” for those who don’t feel like fiddling with a playlist.

iTunes 11 is now more cloud-centric in which you can play back your library on any device, while an offline option should allow in-flight or underground listening sessions to continue right where you left off.

Here are the list of new features:

Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store.

– A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites.

– Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

– Up Next. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

– New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play – all from a smaller and more elegant design.

– Improved search. It’s never been easier to find what you’re looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you’ll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

– Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

Louie had his early beginnings writing for The Next Level and GotNext and has gone freelance frequently appearing on Notebook Review, Technology Guide, CNET, Laptop Magazine and Brighthand. He has reviewed various products ranging from videogames, PC Software, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices. Louie is here now to present the latest and greatest in Tech!