iTunes 12.2 Available with Apple Music & Beats 1 Radio
iTunes 12.2 is available to download for Mac OS X and Windows users. The update predominately focuses on the inclusion of the Apple Music service and the Beats 1 Radio station, and arrives separately from the freshly released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update and iOS 8.4.
Mac users can immediately download the iTunes 12.2 update by going through the software update mechanism in OS X, accessible from the Apple menu > App Store > Updates tab. Refreshing the Updates section will reveal the iTunes 12.2 download.
Windows and Mac users can also find the update available through iTunes itself, as well as the iTunes website on Apple.com here.
While iOS 8.4 includes the Apple Music service, the recent OS X 10.10.4 update does not without the new version of iTunes.
iTunes 12.2 Release Notes
Release notes accompanying the iTunes 12.2 release are as follows:
Introducing Apple Music – all the ways you love music, all in one place.
Apple Music includes a revolutionary music service, the all-new Beats 1 live radio, and an exciting new way for fans to connect to their favorite artists.
For You. Get playlist and album recommendations you’ll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets.
New. Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you’ll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.
Connect. A single place to connect with your favorite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favorite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly.
Beats 1. Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what’s going on in the world of music. Beats 1 — worldwide and always on.
Apple Music Radio. Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it’s now easy to quickly return to your favorite stations with Recently Played.
My Music. Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you’ve imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music.
iTunes Store. The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favorite music — one song or album at a time.