Chapter 8. Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad

In This Chapter

  • Checking out your iPad's inner iPod

  • Taking control of your tunes

  • Customizing your audio experience

  • Shopping with the iTunes app

Your iPad is perhaps the best iPod ever — especially for working with audio and video. In this chapter, we show you how to use your iPad for audio; in Chapter 9, we cover video.

We start with a quick tour of the iPad's iPod application. Then we look at how to use your iPad as an audio player. After you're nice and comfy with using it this way, we show you how to customize the listening experience so that it's just the way you like it. Then we offer a few tips to help you get the most out of using your iPad as an audio player. Finally, we show you how to use the iTunes application to buy music, audiobooks, videos, and more and how to download free content, such as podcasts.

Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad

We assume that you already synced your iPad with your computer and that your iPad contains audio content — songs, podcasts, or audiobooks. If you don't have any audio on your iPad yet, we humbly suggest that you get some (flip to Chapter 3 and follow the instructions) before you read the rest of this chapter — or the next chapter, for that matter.

Okay, now that you have some audio content on your iPad to play with, are you ready to rock?

Introducing the iPod inside Your iPad

To use your iPad as an iPod, just tap the iPod icon on the right ...

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