How To: Hide the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio in iTunes

If you use iTunes, you may never use the iTunes Store. It’s baked into the app, with a button at the top of the iTunes window, in the navigation bar below the iTunes LCD.

Itunes navigation bar

But you can hide the iTunes Store if you want. Go to iTunes > Preferences, and then click Parental. In the Parental Controls preference, you can choose to hide certain aspects of iTunes.

Hide itunes store

Check iTunes Store, and then click OK, and you won’t see the iTunes Store button any more, and you won’t accidentally click it.

Interestingly, this also hides iTunes Radio. So if you want to turn off that feature, you can do so, but you can’t just turn off iTunes Radio, and not the iTunes Store.

2 thoughts on “How To: Hide the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio in iTunes

  1. Thanks for the tip! I’m a chronic user of iTunes but rarely if ever use the iTunes store. Not only did this little maneuver reduce the clutter at the top of iTunes it also made switching between ‘Playlists’, ‘My Music’ and ‘Album’, Songs’ and ‘Artists’ view quicker, lighter and easier. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the tip! I’m a chronic user of iTunes but rarely if ever use the iTunes store. Not only did this little maneuver reduce the clutter at the top of iTunes it also made switching between ‘Playlists’, ‘My Music’ and ‘Album’, Songs’ and ‘Artists’ view quicker, lighter and easier. 🙂

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