Music app

Apple releases first beta of macOS 12.2 with new music app for public testers

A day after its developer launch, the first beta of macOS 12.2 is now available for those participating in the public beta program. The update includes a new native Apple Music app with faster search and scrolling, as well as a fix for scrolling in Safari with ProMotion on MacBook Pro.

The first beta of macOS 12.2 is now appearing via OTA for developers and public testers. You can also download it from Apple’s developer website or the public beta website if you are not running the beta yet (full guide here).

macOS 12.2 introduces notable changes with a new native Apple Music app. As we noted yesterday:

Some parts of the Music app were already native, like the Music Library. But now Mac users will notice that searching for new songs in Apple Music is much faster because the results pages are displayed with a native interface instead of a web page. Scrolling between items has also become smoother with the beta app, and trackpad gestures are now more responsive.

Comparing the two apps side by side, the Beta Music app may look simpler with some missing UI effects – this is probably because Apple is in the process of rebuilding everything and it will be some time before release. native gets all these visual effects.

macOS 12.2 beta 1 also improves scrolling in Safari with ProMotion on the new MacBook Pro.

Notice anything new in today’s beta? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter. @ 9to5Mac.

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