The Music app in iOS 14 contains quite a few small changes, especially for Apple Music subscribers who will inherit a new home page called Listen. This contains the content of For you, but arranged a little differently and with some new features. The streaming service prominently offers a “Favorites” selection with a radio station adapted to the user’s taste, Mixes, artist radios and playlists likely to please the ears.
There are also all the Mixes (energy, chic, discovery, favorite) and the famous Replay playlists which are easily accessible this time: you must currently go through the web version of Apple Music to save them in your iCloud library.
Nothing changes in the tab To explore, nor in Radio from what I could see. The search engine immediately offers a selection of categories including playlists, current titles, news, etc. Apple is also touting improved search, with results getting more refined as I type, but I haven’t particularly seen a difference.
There is something new in the music player: the wallpaper adapts and comes alive according to the jacket. The effect is really successful, it is just a shame that once the wallpaper is set, it does not change when you go from one song to another. By launching a new title “by hand”, the background changes according to the visual of the song.
IPad users have not been forgotten. The Music app finally displays a sidebar that allows quick access to a section or the other of the app, like on macOS.