iTunes is (almost) dead! Long live the triad replacements!

iTunes on macOS is being replaced, but it may continue on Windows.

Apple is finally eliminating iTunes in the new upcoming macOS Catalina (although Apple may extend iTune’s life in Windows). Apple even made fun of the monolithic desktop application during its keynote presentation, with a short entertaining iTunes parody (see video ahead: You’ll probably love it, as I did.) Two of the three replacement apps have long existed for iOS: Apple Podcasts and Apple Music (the latter of which also exists for Android). The third app is the new Apple TV app for macOS. The new Apple TV app is already present on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV HD. And this upcoming fall/autumn (Northern Hemisphere), Apple is bringing the Apple TV experience to Mac. It’s also coming to popular smart TVs, streaming boxes, and streaming sticks, starting with Samsung.

Any content producer who still has not changed that particular syndication promotion from iTunes to Apple Podcasts (which many of us did a long time ago), it’s time to do it now.


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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…

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