iOS 10’s Redesigned Apple Music Experience

iOS 10 introduces an all new Apple Music experience and a redesigned Music app, which is aimed at making it easier for users to find new content to listen to. As seen in the video below, the new look of the Music app focuses on album art with a bright, simple aesthetic featuring big, bold headlines and lots of white space.

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At WWDC, Apple execs said the redesigned app was meant to bring “greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.”

Along with a bolder look, the Music app features the following tabs: “Library,” “For You,” “Browse,” “Radio,” and “Search.” Gone is the “Connect” tab that allowed for direct access to the built-in social networking service where fans can follow artists, but Connect posts continue to show up in the “For You” section of Apple Music.

The Library portion of the Music app houses songs saved from Apple Music and previously owned music, with a new section that makes it much clearer which songs have been physically downloaded on a device. For You includes a better mix of music and new daily playlists, while Browse features curated playlists and top charts.

The search feature searches through both Apple Music content and each user’s own personal library, and “Radio” tab is largely unchanged with access to Beats 1 radio shows. Apple Music in iOS 10 also has a new focus on lyrics, and for many songs, lyrics can be accessed by scrolling up from the album art when content is playing.

Apple Music design changes introduced in iOS 10 have also been expanded to macOS Sierra and tvOS 10, both of which feature a new look and the same new features.