Apple announced dozens of exciting updates and features coming to iOS 17 during Monday’s WWDC event, as well as some new wearable tech that’s getting everyone’s attention.
There was little mention of Apple Music, perhaps a sign of how important it is to the company, but the popular global streaming music app actually has some changes coming. It has been. These updates won’t completely change what people already know, but for hardcore users they can have a very positive impact on how listeners interact with the app…and 1 It looks like one particular enhancement is still in progress.
Let’s take a look at what’s changed in Apple Music.
AppleAAPL Music will now feature seamless song transitions with so-called crossfades. With this feature, songs in the app (at least on iOS) will flow smoothly without any interruptions. This may not make a huge difference to casual listeners, but some audiophiles have been craving this for a while.
View album artwork
The latest versions of iOS have made subtle improvements to Apple Music’s user interface, which is always a good thing (as long as it’s actually good in and of itself). Anyone looking at their phone now while a song is playing will see the album’s animated artwork in full screen to support such visuals. Most of the albums will be released by major companies in the industry.
Apple is ditching the traditional look of square boxes used by many streamers until recently.
minimized music player
In “iOS 17”, when you shrink the music player in “Apple Music”, it will change to a design that hovers over the app’s interface. This introduces a depth effect to the minimized player, providing a visually appealing experience that the user will enjoy while browsing his Apple Music app. Users can skip, play, and pause while the player is minimized.
With the arrival of “iOS 17”, “Apple Music” has also changed slightly for users using it via CarPlay. With his aptly named SharePlay feature built in, every passenger in the car can choose what they want to hear, contributing to a shared experience.
Collaborative playlists were mentioned in a release shared by Apple, but they may not be available anytime soon and may be a future feature. This fun add-on allows friends to create playlists together and select songs to listen to as a group. Everyone in the playlist will be able to identify who chose which song, and perhaps even react to the choices made.