Mac: iTunes got an update recently that adds a handy Notification Center widget to control your music. It's not enabled by default though, so here's how to turn it on.
As you'd expect, the widget is pretty simple. Just open up your Notification Center, and you'll see a set of controls for iTunes. You do have to enable it first though:
- Head into System Preferences > Extensions
- Under the "Today" menu, check the box next to iTunes
- Open up iTunes and play a song
Now you can control your music from the Notification Center widget. You can also Option+Click the Reverse button to turn on shuffle.
iTunes 12.1 [Mac App Store]