In This Chapter
Finding out all about iTunes
Setting up an account with the iTunes Store
Previewing and buying songs, TV shows, movies, and apps
Choosing Wi-Fi to go online
Downloading music, podcasts, and apps directly to your iPod touch
If the iPod touch were a spaceship, iTunes would be the space station it docks with to get its supplies. iTunes is the central repository of all content and iPod touch apps, and it's the gateway to the online iTunes Store and App Store from your computer.
The iTunes Store offers millions of songs you can copy and play on other devices for $0.69, $0.99, or $1.29, as well as albums with an immersive visual experience, called iTunes LP, that includes liner notes, pictures, video, animation, and lyrics. You can also buy audio books, TV episodes, and first-run movies. On top of that, iTunes offers tons of free content in the form of podcasts, which are similar to syndicated radio and TV shows. You can download podcasts into iTunes and play them at your convenience on your computer and on your iPod touch. iTunes even offers free lectures, language lessons, and audio books with educational content in its iTunes U section.
The iTunes Store includes the App Store, which offers free and commercial iPod touch applications by the tens of thousands. You can find apps in just about every category you can think of, including ...