A Look At the New Music App In macOS Catalina

One of the biggest changes that will come with macOS Catalina is the replacement of the iTunes app. The new Music app will take over management of your existing iTunes music library and it has pretty much all of the functions that iTunes had. Preview what it looks like and see what the Mac Music app can do. Catalina will be released in the fall.

Comments: 17 Responses to “A Look At the New Music App In macOS Catalina”

    Howard Brazee
    2 weeks ago

    I’m looking forward for the future podcast you mentioned. iTunes is by far, the most buggy software that I use, but a lot of that is with synchronizing my devices. I remember when iTunes dropped iDevice app support. Apple did not clean up the apps on my Mac, and it did not replace the feature that allowed me to arrange my apps from my mac. I really miss that feature. Will my current iTunes settings automatically get copied to Music?

    2 weeks ago

    Howard: Not sure which settings you mean, specifically, but things like playlists and such will move over to the Music app.

    Denise Tirone
    2 weeks ago

    Will the music videos I purchased appear with the songs I purchased. I did not see any music videos in your video. Also can I still mix songs and music videos in my playlist

    Adam
    2 weeks ago

    Very good early look at the new Music App Gary. I appreciate your efforts on this video.
    I’ve always loved the iTunes App, despite some people’s negative reviews of being too bloated. I’ve never purchased Apple Music (other than a free 90 day trial version) because I have over 8,000 songs in my library. I have subscribed for years to the “iTunes Music Match” service. Where I can stream all of my music in Apple quality.
    Do we know if this function will join the Music App as well?
    Thank You

    Gregory Rand
    2 weeks ago

    Will all detailed PLAYLISTS automatically/accurately transfer over to Music in Catalina? I spent a 100 hours creating Playlists, TAGS to other favorite Playlists (‘Focus Music,’ ‘Dinner Music’, ‘100 favorite break-up songs’,), stars ratings and I don’t know how this flow over to the new Music. Advice?

    Tony
    2 weeks ago

    One thing I have not seen is what happens to Macs that are not on Catalina. I have a Mac Mini (2011) that’s stuck at High Sierra and is my primary desktop computer. I have extensive iTunes libraries and I use iTunes to feed media to my iOS devices. Will iTunes continue to run on HS (or earlier) and/or will the new Music app work on these earlier machines?

    Thanks.

    2 weeks ago

    Adam: I see iTunes Match available at the bottom of the iTunes Store in the Music App, yes.

    2 weeks ago

    Gregory: All of my playlists came over naturally in Catalina. As a matter of fact, I have devices running Catalina (Music) and Mojave (iTunes) and they both show the same playlists and stay in sync.

    2 weeks ago

    Tony: macOS Mojave and earlier have iTunes and you would continue to use iTunes there. The Music app is part of Catalina so you will only see it on Catalina.

    2 weeks ago

    Denise: The Music app does handle music videos, yes. I just didn’t have any stored on the demo account to show.

    Robin Carroll
    2 weeks ago

    Why are my playlists empty, they were made by my own uploaded music ?

    2 weeks ago

    Robin: I’m need more information to be able to help you there. Are you using the Music app in Catalina? Are you using Apple Music? Are you signed in to your Apple Music account or iCloud account? What have you done to troubleshoot? If these were your “own uploaded music” then are how are you syncing them to your iPhone? Did you try other options?

    Denise Tirone
    2 weeks ago

    Gary. You are the best. Thank you so much for answering my question so quickly. I appreciate it. I have learned so much from the courses I have purchased from you.

    Tom Gifford
    2 weeks ago

    Great info – thanks! I am looking forward to this new version. My iTunes library is presently messed up with duplicates, partial albums, bad labels, and similar issues – this new release will motivate me to undertake the unpleasant cleanup task…

    Paris James
    2 weeks ago

    what about the “sync Photo albums”, sync Ring Tones, etc, features that I use a lot, where are they going ?

    2 weeks ago

    Paris: iOS device syncing takes place in the Finder. See https://macmost.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-macos-catalina.html

    Gregory
    2 weeks ago

    Gary, Your dedication to contributing to the Apple Fans has inspired me since your first launching the excellent MacMost. Thank you so much! Gregory

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