Apple Introduces iTunes 9 Featuring iTunes LP and Home Sharing

Submitted by lalit on September 9, 2009 - 3:53pm.

Apple today introduced iTunes 9 with features like iTunes LP, Home Sharing and Genius Mixes, as well as redesigned store and improved syncing.

“iTunes 9 is a great iTunes release, with innovative features that make using iTunes better than ever and iTunes content richer than ever,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iTunes LP, for example, lets artists share more of their creativity with fans and gives music lovers the feeling of being immersed in an entire album with art, lyrics, liner notes, photos and videos.”

iTunes LP is designed to deliver a rich, immersive experience for select albums on iTunes Store. It combines live performance videos, lyrics, artwork, linear notes, interviews, photos, album credits and more to deliver a rich user experience. The iTunes Extra feature for movies includes documentaries, deleted scenes, interviews and interactive galleries just like DVD or Blu-ray.

The Home Sharing allows you to easily transfer music, movies and TV shows among up to five authorized computers in your home. You can view up to five iTunes libraries on your home network, see only the portion of these libraries you don’t already have, import their favorite content directly to your own libraries, and automatically add new purchases from other computers into your own library.

The Genius Mixes feature in iTunes 9 generates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that go great together by using information from over 27 million music libraries with over 54 billion songs that have been submitted and analyzed by Genius. The improved syncing in iTunes 9 combines with iPhone OS 3.1 to give you App organization that will automatically appear on your iPhone with the same layout you selected in iTunes 9. iTunes 9 also brings over 20,000 ringtones for your iPhone priced $1.29.

You can get more information and download iTunes 9 from Apple’s website.