Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Technology Lesson: How to Download an App From iTunes

My dad has an iTouch. I think he might like streaming movies on his iPod through Netflix, so this lesson is for him.

This lesson will show you how to download an app from iTunes. If you want to download an app to your iPod directly, go to APP STORE in your iPod. Click the search icon at the bottom of the screen and type the name of app for which you are searching.

To download an app using iTunes, turn on your computer, log in if necessary, and start iTunes.

When iTunes has loaded, click ITUNES STORE. It's in the left column under the heading STORE. Don't worry, you won't have to pay anything! I only download free apps.

You can browse podcasts by clicking APP STORE in the navbar at the top of the screen. (You can also browse in your iPod. I do that. It's how I found the NASA app!)

Type NETFLIX in the search bar at the top of the screen and click ENTER to search.

These are your search results:

The first result, NETFLIX, under IPHONE APPS is the one you want. Click FREE to download OR double-click the icon for more information.

iTunes will ask you to confirm your decision by entering your password, even if the app is free.

Let the app download. When it's done, drag and drop it to your iPod like you would for music. It may take a few minutes. When it's downloaded, and you're ready, touch the icon on your iPod and log in to enjoy your new app.

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