iTunes 12.2

Apple has released a maintenance update to iTunes 12.2 that addresses issues related to Apple Music, iTunes Match, and Beats 1. The release specifically mentions resolving an issue where songs from iTunes Match would become classified as songs from Apple Music, which would result in unnecessary DRM being added.

The update also promises better performance for streaming the Beats 1 online radio station. the launch version included issues with dropped streams during playback which required quitting and relaunching iTunes to resolve.

iTunes 12.2 adds support for Apple Music and Beats 1 including For You, New, and Connect tabs for managing Apple’s new subscription music service.

iTunes 12.2.1 is available now on the Mac App Store. You can read the updated release notes below:

This update addresses the following problems when using iTunes Match or Apple Music:

– Fixes an issue for iTunes Match users where iTunes incorrectly changed some songs from Match to Apple Music.

– Provides a way to correct a library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers.

– Includes minor bug fixes and improvements for Beats 1.

As ever, let us know in the comments if the update resolves issues you experienced previously. Apple has also published a support document for resolving the iTunes Match/Apple Music DRM issue.

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