Apple Gets into Streaming Music with iTunes Radio

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Apple confirmed rumors that it is getting into the streaming music game with the introduction of iTunes Radio. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue unveiled the feature during the keynote presentation at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco on Monday.

iTunes Radio finally sees the light of day at WWDC 2013iTunes Radio finally sees the light of day at WWDC 2013

iTunes Radio is included in the iOS Music app, as well as OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and on the Apple TV. It includes several built-in stations and lets users create their own stations, supports station sharing with friends, lets users tag songs they don't want to hear.

iTunes Radio will be free with ads, and iTunes Match users can listen to stations ad-free.

Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote is still underway, so be sure to check in with TMO for updated information and new announcements.

Comments

skipaq

This is something my wife is going to love. Free for us is good too.

geoduck

iRadio. I wonder if it will handle more than music.
Lover to be able to retire the POS CBC App.

paikinho

I wonder if it will have anything like Pandoras Music Genome Project. We have discovered so much new music because of Pandora’s ability to find new music for our stations with qualities similar to those of each of our station.

Pandora is like magic.
If iRadio could do what Pandora already does, I would almost think of switching from Pandora to iTunes match except iTunes match has only 25k songs and I have 40K+ and counting in my iTunes library.

Scott B in DC

I guess this could spell the beginning of the end for Pandora and all of the other similar services.

paikinho

I think it is more likely that pandora, last FM and others will get soaked up by other big players looking to counter Apples moves.

mhikl

“iTunes Match users can listen to stations ad-free”, whoopee!
Jeff, you’re being very constrained. Not a word that could have been cut. That’s perfection.

Geoduck, I am a pod caste fanatic and have all my fav CBC flappers at my beck and call. Much prefer to listening recorded as I get distracted by movement, lights, thoughts, scratching, hunger . . .  worry that Jeff might say too much (and spoil a darn good run).

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