Apple Music and your Library

Now let’s start taking a look at Apple music. In this lesson for iTunes on the Mac, we look at how Apple music works with your library.

Signing in to Apple Music
To sign in to Apple music, what you do is go up to Account in the menu bar. Then go to Sign In. Enter your email address and password your Apple Music account is tied to. Once you do that, You’ll be able to access your library associated with Apple Music and Apple Music online.

Apple Music and Matching
Just like iTunes Match, Apple Music will match all your music in the cloud so you can access from other devices. In my case, you’ll see in the video that all my music in the library shows after I log into Apple Music. Once it shows in iTunes, I can play any of the music and also download it to my Mac.

If Apple Music can’t match a song, iTunes will upload it to the cloud, so you still have access to it from your other devices. Again, this is very similar to iTunes Match and is included with an Apple Music subscription.

Searching Apple Music
To search Apple Music, you just go to the Search field in the upper right corner of the iTunes toolbar. When you enter in a search term, you’ll see an option for Apple Music. Select this and iTunes will search Apple Music instead of your library. Once you find what you are looking for, you can click on the Play button to play it.

Adding Songs from Apple Music to your Library
If you want to add music to your library, so you can find it later, what you need to do is click on Add to the right of an Album. If you are looking at a song, you click on the ‘+’ symbol. Anything you add will now be found in your library.

If you cancel your Apple Music account, anything you’ve added to your library, you will not be able to play. Apple Music is a subscription service, so when you add them to your library, you are not purchasing the album or song.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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