iTunes is the number one music community in the world, with over 160 million iTunes users in 23 countries, and now were adding social networking with Ping, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. With Ping you can follow your favorite artists and friends and join a worldwide conversation with musics most passionate fans.
Ping lets you follow your favorite artists to see what theyre up to, check out photos and videos theyve posted, see their tour dates and read comments about other artists and albums theyre listening to. You can also create a profile on iTunes to let your friends know who youre following, what youre listening to and which concerts youre going to. Theres no better way to discover new music than to find out what your friends are listening to, and Pings Recent Activity feed shows you their posts about artists, albums, songs and concerts, plus a consolidated Top 10 list of the songs and albums your friends and the artists you follow are downloading from iTunes. In addition to using Ping on your desktop computer, you can take it with you on your iPhone or iPod touch, so youre always plugged into your personal music scene.
With iTunes 10, you can rent your favorite HD TV shows commercial free from ABC, ABC Family, Fox, Disney Channel and BBC America and watch them at home or on the go for just 99 cents an episode. Thousands of episodes are available, many the day after broadcast, to watch on your Mac or PC, iPhone, iPod touch and the all-new Apple TV, and you have 30 days from the moment you rent an episode to start watching it, and 48 hours after that to finish it.
iTunes 10 also features AirPlay wireless music playback to listen to your music on remote speakers using Apples AirPort Express base station. In addition, AirPlay now works without AirPort Express, using speakers, receivers and stereo systems from companies including Bowers & Wilkins, JBL, Denon and iHome, so you can enjoy your entire iTunes music library wirelessly from any room in the house with no extra gear required.
iTunes 10 is available immediately as a free download at www.itunes.com.