Built into every iOS device is the iTunes Store app. Here you can browse, sample, purchase and download music, videos, audio books and custom ringtones. Basically, everything that's available through the iTunes Store on your computer is available through the iTunes app. If you're on an iPhone, you can even purchase and download movies over your cellular network when you're not connected to a WiFi network. And you can start by tapping Music here in the bottom of the screen. And from here you can browse new releases, singles and other featured items. Any time you see, See All up here you can tap to browse through any listing in full.
And you can see in this case, it's organized by name, release date and best sellers. We'll tap Music to go back to the main music page. At the top of the screen you can browse by featured items and by charts. You can browse both horizontally and vertically, and again, you have the See All buttons to see everything in a list format. Notice there's also a Genres button here in the upper left, which you can use if you're looking for a specific type of music. I've chosen Alternative, so now I'm seeing featured alternative music. And these are the alternative charts. I can go back to All Genres, which takes me back to the main music page.
Similarly, you can tap Movies, and you can browse through a large selection of Hollywood and independent movies. Again you can browse Featured, you can browse Charts, and you can specify which genre you want to browse through. And the same thing goes for TV shows. Here, you can browse and purchase individual episodes, or entire seasons or series of runs of TV shows. And if you can't find what you're looking for through these categories, tap Search, and here you can type in exactly what you're looking for. I'll look for the band The Jellybricks.
And here I find songs and albums from the band. Notice at the top, I could further refine my search by browsing through All, Songs, Albums, or More. I want to select this album Goodnight to Everyone, but if I hold down my finger on it, notice I get this little magnifying glass so I can take a closer look at the album artwork. And, if I want to select the album contents itself, I'll just tap it. Here you can see the track listing for the album, you can read reviews, and even browse related music. Now in each album page you can sample 90 seconds of any track by tapping it. And just tap it again to stop the playback. Now if your ready to buy the song or video that you've sampled, just tap it's price, and then tap Buy Song.
Notice the song kind of hops down to the More section here. I'll tap More, go to Downloads, and I barely caught the end of the download because my internet connection speed is fast. As soon as your download is done, it disappears from the downloads area, and I can now find it in my Music app. Now purchasing content from the iTunes store requires you to have a free Apple ID. If you've ever purchased music from the iTunes store through your computer, you have an account already. Let me show you where your iTunes account info is stored on your device. Go to Settings> iTunes & App Store, and here's where you'll find your Apple ID.
Now currently, I'm already signed in, but if you haven't yet signed in with your Apple ID, you'll see the option to do so here. Alright, let's head back to the iTunes store. Now also in this More section, you can browse through other types of content like audio books and ringtones. Now this purchased area is where you will find the list of all the music, movies and TV shows you have purchased through the store. Each category is organized by the All and Not on This Phone, tabs. Not on This Phone is a nice category to have because you can quickly see which items you have bought that aren't on your phone.
And then you can type any item to download it to your device. And that's how to purchase and manage content from the iTunes store directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
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