Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

With the release of macOS Catalina in 2019, Apple finally put an end to iTunes’ rule by splitting its features into dedicated Podcasts, TV, and Music apps. There was just one problem: the new Music app isn’t all that different from iTunes, and even the new streaming elements are rendered as web pages rather than natively.

if 9to5Mac points out that developers are testing a beta version of the next macOS Monterey update, 12.2, have seen an updated version of the Music app that addresses some of these issues. While the iTunes-esque parts of the app remain the same, the word is that the Music and TV app now uses native AppKit views rather than web views, which should make everything work faster and easier to use when interacting with the streaming services. When you search for music or browse content, you may notice the most difference.

In fact, you can try it out for yourself if you’re willing to install beta software on your laptop or desktop computer, as the 12.2 public beta has been released today. If you have one of the new MacBook Pro laptops and are installing the beta, you may also notice that ProMotion scrolling is supported in Safari.

The beta program is open to anyone on Apple’s website, and if you’re not sure how to dive in, we’ve got instructions on how to set it up. If you need to back up your software or create a separate partition to install it without disrupting your current installation, we’ve got you.

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