iTunes 12.2 changelog

In addition to releasing the iOS 8.4.1 software update for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with Apple Music fixes and enhancements, and the OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 software update with a crucial patch for the dangerous DYLD exploit and more, Apple today also posted a new version of iTunes with a bunch of fixes and improvements.

Among other things, iTunes 12.2 for Mac and Windows contains improvements for Beats 1, Apple Music and Connect features while fixing a few issues with the software.

Whats’ new in iTunes 12.2?

For starters, iTunes 12.2 makes it easy to check out which artists you’re following in a handy Following list. Next, if you want to see what’s currently playing on Beats 1, or access the full broadcast schedule, you can now do so by clicking on the Beats 1 banner.

And artists can now post to Connect from within the iTunes app. Other improvements and fixes in iTunes 12.2 are mentioned in the official changelog further below.

iTunes 12.2 changelog

The update contains the following improvements and fixes:

  • Click on the Beats 1 banner to see what’s currently on, or view a complete broadcast schedule so you never miss a show.
  • You can now view a list of the artists you’re following on Apple Music.
  • Resolved an issue where iTunes loses its place when you go back to a previous page in Apple Music.
  • Addressed a problem where artists may be sorted incorrectly in My Music.
  • Fixed a problem where playlists deployed in the action menu may not match the playlists in your library.
  • Artists can now show thoughts, photos, music and videos to Connect, right from iTunes.

In addition to the aforesaid enhancements, iTunes 12.2 includes improvements to overall stability and performance.


The free iTunes 12.2 update is available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab on the Mac. Windows users can fire up iTunes and click the Check for Updates option in the menu bar, or run the Apple Software Update application from their Start menu.

iTunes is also available as a standalone download for Mac and Windows PCs through Apple’s iTunes download webpage.

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  • Jason Baroni

    I doubt, but still hope Apple update regularly the Apple Music on iOS with enhancements and fixex.

    • They should be like Facebook is with their apps and issue loads of small updates every couple of weeks / months. Stability is more important than features…

      • Jason Baroni

        As long as we feel the difference between updates, what is not my case with the Facebook app.

      • Andy

        Google’s Android apps are actually done this way. You get updates for certain stock apps even if you’re on an older Android version. But I can’t imagine Apple doing it with their iOS apps unless it’s server-side code (like the App Store)

  • besrate hogsa

    itunes 12.2.2

  • Rafael Castillo

    I’m still incensed about not being able to sync songs from Mac –> iPhone unless I upload the music to iCloud THEN download to my iPhone. Anyone else?

    • Phil Randle

      I have never gotten this criticism. With iCloud Music Library that process is basically pointless. 90-95% of the music I listen to is on Apple Music already, and the music I upload are mix’s that I download from Soundcloud, and thats easy enough to just highlight and click upload.

  • Danny Lam

    Anyone else can not actually update? My Mac app store will download it up to a point about 20mb something and restart the process…. The iOS also has problem, I can’t seem to update anything…