March 14, 2011
The iTunes Store would take up an almost unimaginably large physical space if it had to rely on aisles, shelves, and bins. And even on the computer screen the variety of what lies within presents some browsing challenges. Music, movies, and TV, for instance, come in a variety of genres, apps in a variety of categories, and so on. To dive directly into those subsections from anywhere in the Store, hover over the section names in the navigation bar at the top, click the down triangle that will appear, and choose your destination. That navigation bar will stay up there wherever you go. Additionally, within the various section pages, if you hover over albums, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks, a small "i" or play button will appear in the lower right of the image. Click the "i" and a panel will flip up displaying the contents plus the sampling and purchasing actions you can take. The play button produces a similar panel that begins playing a sample video.