iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001, and is used to play, download, and organize digital multimedia files, including music and video, on personal computers running the macOS and Windows operating systems. Content must be purchased through the iTunes Store, whereas iTunes is the software letting users manage their purchases. The original and main focus of iTunes was music, with a library offering organization, collection, and storage of users’ music collections. In 2005, Apple expanded on the core features with video support, later also adding podcasts, e-books, and a section for managing mobile apps for Apple’s iOS operating system, the last of which it discontinued in 2017.
In January 2010, Apple announced the iPad tablet, and along with it, a new app for it called Apple Books (previously known as iBooks). The app allowed users to purchase e-books from the iTunes Store, manage them through iTunes, and transfer the content to their iPad.
In June 2005, Apple updated iTunes with support for podcasts. Users can subscribe to podcasts, change update frequency, define how many episodes to download and how many to delete.
iTunes U (University)
In May 2007, Apple announced the launch of “iTunes U” via the iTunes Store, which delivers university lectures from top U.S. colleges. With iTunes version 12.7 in August 2017, iTunes U collections became a part of the Podcasts app.
New content arrives on iTunes all the time. From here you can see what’s new this week and browse the top TV shows and movies.
The movie and TV collection you always wished for. Granted.
With over 100,000 movies and TV shows to choose from, there’s always something great to watch on iTunes.1And if you watch on Apple TV 4K, you’ll be able to enjoy a tremendous selection of your favorite content in 4K HDR. So get ready to enjoy episodes of your favorite TV shows or hit movies you’ve been waiting to see — anytime, anywhere. Just tap to play, or even download if you’re going somewhere you won’t have Wi-Fi.