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iTunes 12.5.1

Apple has released iTunes 12.5.1 with a redesigned Apple Music section, user interface refinements that bring a cleaner look to the app (check out the Albums and Artists views), and support for iOS 10. It also adds a couple of new features that are exclusive to macOS 10.12 Sierra, including support for using Siri to play music from your iTunes library and Picture-in-Picture, which enables you to float a resizable video window in any corner of your screen. iTunes now requires 10.9.5 Mavericks or later. (Free, 262 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes, 10.9.5+)


 

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Comments about iTunes 12.5.1
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Seth Anderson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2016-09-13 20:26
lyrics are now displayed on the “Mini Player” view

For instance:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/swanksalot/29034538074/in/photostream/
I'm sorry to see the colored backgrounds go. The algorithm that auto-generated the color palette always did a good job making things look interesting. Oh well.
John T  2016-09-18 14:51
Totally agree. I'm pretty bummed about it. I even created custom icons for my playlists to manipulate the background colors and highlights. It looked great. Gone.
Toby Earp  2016-09-18 21:47
This version of iTunes has spoiled the Artists view in my case.

Where previously I saw one of any given artist's album covers, as an icon next to the artist name, I now have a pastel microphone icon in 99.9% of cases.

The exception is those artists whose work I have purchased from iTunes. Here, I get a tiny and hard-to-recognize image of the artist. Unfortunately most of my music has been ripped or downloaded from CDs or CD-quality sources. (All paid for, if that matters.) I get only the pastel mike for all of these.

I would dearly love to have the older view back.