Download Different Kinds of Content on Your iPad

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

You may have noticed that the App Store app on your iPad offers nothing but apps. iTunes on your computer, on the other hand, includes sections for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes U in addition to Apps. Think of iTunes as a shopping mall with a bunch of stores (that is, the Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes U links) in a single location.

Your iPad doesn’t have a mall, so you shop for different kinds of content in the appropriate store. You obtain music, audiobooks, movies, and TV shows with the iTunes Store app; books with the free iBooks app, which you’ll have to download if you don’t already have it; and magazines with News. To download podcasts or iTunes U content, however, you need the Podcasts or iTunes U apps, which (curiously) are not included with your iPad out of the box.

The good news is that these apps are free in the App Store, so if you want to shop for books, podcasts, or iTunes U content on your iPad, you should probably go download any or all of these apps now.

And because these store apps all work pretty much the same, after you learn how to use the App Store app, you will also know how to use all the other store apps.