Importing songs from the Internet

You can add audio files that you find on the Internet to your iTunes library.

Important:Don’t steal music. Some websites require you to register before you can play or download files.

To download a song from a website into iTunes:

  1. Open iTunes.

  2. When you find an audio file you want on a website, click the file to download it to your computer.

  3. Drag the file to the iTunes window.

Some websites permit you to download the actual audio file. On other websites, the download is a link (the URL) to the audio file; when you play it, iTunes finds the song on the Internet and “streams” it live to your computer. This kind of file displays a broadcast symbol (shown below) next to the song in iTunes.

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When you buy songs from the iTunes Store, the files are downloaded to your hard disk and automatically added to your iTunes library.

Related Topics

About the iTunes Store

Finding music and other items in the iTunes Store

Symbols used in iTunes

Making iTunes your default audio player

Importing songs from the Internet