Apple releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center widget, syncing improvements, and more January 30, 2015 10:24

Apple has released a new update for iTunes on OS X that introduces support for a Notification Center widget. The widget will allow users to control their music and buy songs from iTunes Radio directly from the system-wide panel.

iTunes 12.1 also includes a “quick tour” feature that runs on the app’s second launch. It’s the same quick tour that has been available on Apple’s website since last year, but it is now included natively in the app to help users get acclimated to the new design.

The update also improves syncing performance for iOS devices. You can get the iTunes 12.1 from the Updates tab of the Mac App Store now.