After the install of iTunes 8 and you agree to the terms, you are presented with the new album view as pictured above. iTunes then asks you if you want to use the Genius Playlists. Once you agree to the terms, iTunes downloads your information and now when you play a song it makes suggestions of music to buy on the right sidebar. The new thing it does which is a nice added feature, is the Genius playlists. Simply select a song and then hit the genius button in the bottom right and it will grab 25 songs it thinks go well together. In using this for a half hour or so the feature and song selection works very well.
The other new feature are impressive visualizations. The visualizations are similar to the ones made by Magnetosphere that we showed the other day. The feature is a nice touch and puts it a touch above the other programs that use visualizations.
Other than that, itunes 8 is not much different, but the performance when browsing albums seems to be slightly enhanced.
iTunes is also now offering HD TV Shows for download along with NBC returning with seasons from The Office and Heroes, both being offered in HD.
This is a nice upgrade, but not the subscription service we would have all loved. There is always January for MacWorld.