iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player

iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player iPad

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.

iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player
The presentation of songs, albums and playlists changes a bit, with the visual now centered.

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.

iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player
iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player

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.

iOS 14: a Play tab in Apple Music, and an eye-catching audio player
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