Apple iTunes 9: CNET News Video
CNET News Video: Apple iTunes 93:36 /
Jeff Robbin, Apple's VP of consumer applications, demonstrates the newest iTunes Store and the home-sharing feature, which allows up to five authorized computers in one home to share music, TV shows and apps.
>>> I'm really to be able to show you some of the great new features of iTunes9. I'm going to connect my iPod Touch and here it is showing up on the left. So when I click on applications, now you can see all the applications that are on my iPod. You can all the pages, you can just click on them, and if I want to re-arrange them I can just click on an app and drag it wherever I want it to go. It's really easy. If I want to put it onto another page, just drop it right there, can move it around, I can even select more than one at a time and drag those and put them where I want them. And iTunes just lays it out for you automatically. On the list on the left you can see all of the applications that are in my library. Here's one for Bejeweled 2 and if I double click on it, it will take you right to it on your iPod. If you've got a lot of apps this makes it real easy to find where things are. And you know, I play a lot of Bejeweled lately, I'm going to just remove it from my iPod, click, and it's gone. It's really easy. We've also added the ability to search. I'm going to look for Tetris. If I want to add that to my iPod I just drop it there; and you know I play my games a lot. I have a lot of great games on the iPod and the iPhone. I'm going to put my games page up to the top. It's really easy to organize and re-arrange all the applications right on your iPod and when you're done, just click apply and all those changes are made; it's that easy. ^M00:01:46 [ Audience clapping ] ^M00:01:54 >> So now I want to show you home sharing. So I've already set this up so that my wife's computer is turned on for home sharing now I just need to turn it on for mine. So I'm going to enter my iTunes account and password, click create Home Sharing. Home Sharing's on and you'll see that Laura's library shows up in the list on the left. I can just click on it, it loads her library and I can see everything on there. Open the triangle you'll see music, movies, TV shows, even apps. Everything in her library is available to me and I can scroll through and if I see a song I like, I can just play it just like regular streaming. But the one thing you can't do with regular streaming, select the tracks and drag it to your library. It's that easy to manage content within your home. If I go down here you can see this popup for showing all the items or the items that aren't in my library, now you can see just what's different between the other library and yours and when I select the tracks and tell it to copy, you can see they just disappear from that list. Those songs have been copied into my library. And if you want to have it automatically think new purchases under settings, just turn it on for the types of content you're interested in and now iTunes whenever a new song or movie, TV show or app is purchased on another library, it's going to automatically copy it into iTunes. It makes it really easy to manage the content within your home. So that's what I'm sharing. [ Audience clapping ]