Apple Music just made it a lot easier to find alternate album versions

Apple Music just made it a lot easier to find alternate album versions


Look for the "Other Versions" section.
Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

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).

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.

Via: MacStories


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.