Apple Music now has the ability to intelligently sort alternate album versions. The new feature, brought back from Beats Music, presents you with other versions of the same album in a new section beneath the track list.
You’ll find multiple versions of almost every album these days. There are deluxe editions with extra tracks, remasters and reissues, live album performances, and clean/explicit options. This can make hunting down the right one difficult.
But not if you use Apple Music.
Apple Music makes albums easy to find
Now, when viewing your favorite albums in Apple Music, you’ll find a new “Other Versions” section. It sits beneath the list of tracks, under the “Friends Who Listened” section (if you see one of these).
Looks like Apple has brought back one of the best features from Beats Music with Apple Music: Other Versions of the same album.
This section collects remasters, reissues, remixes, demos, deluxe editions, and explicit/clean versions of the same album. pic.twitter.com/0FrHmxkqsP
— Federico Viticci (@viticci) February 18, 2020
For example, if you were to be looking at Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band by The Beatles — one of Steve Jobs’ favorite albums — you’ll find three different versions, including the Super Deluxe Edition with 65 tracks.
Cleaner Artist pages
This change allows for cleaner Artist pages because it means Apple Music no longer needs to display multiple versions of the same album. It intelligently hides certain versions, like remasters, to keep things tidy.
So, now when you look at The Beatles, you’ll see the art for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band appears only once. You can then tap on the album and scroll down to find other releases if you want them.
These update appears to be available to all Apple Music users today. You can enjoy it on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.