11/29/2012 05:49 pm ET

iTunes 11 Available For Download: What's New In Apple's Update Media (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

After much waiting, iTunes 11 arrived Thursday as an update for both Mac and Windows.

The software update offers a "completely redesigned" media player, one that will likely take some getting used to for those who have been using iTunes 10 for the past couple years.

In addition to the usual software tweaks (speed, stability, etc.) ideally included in any software update, iTunes 11 sports a couple new features under the hood, not the least of which is a brand-new user interface.

Other elements include a new mini-player, a refreshed instant-playlist tool, an engine to recommended songs you might enjoy and expanded use of Apple's iCloud.

Intrigued? Download the software here.

Click through the slideshow below to see what's new in iTunes 11: