Apple's iTunes Radio Streaming Music Service Launches in Australia

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has launched its iTunes Radio streaming music product in Australia, the first non-U.S. country to get the service after it was launched alongside iOS 7 in September. It was reported in October that Apple was looking to launch iTunes Radio in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2014.

    Apple's Eddy Cue has said that launching iTunes Radio worldwide is a top priority for the company, with Apple ultimately aiming to have the service "in more than 100 countries."

    iTunes Radio is ad-supported but iTunes Match subscribers (AU$34.99/year) get to use the service ad-free. The service is available on all iOS 7 products in the Music app.

    Article Link: Apple's iTunes Radio Streaming Music Service Launches in Australia
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2009
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southampton, UK
    Lets hope the U.K., Canada and New Zealand follow shortly!
  4. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    It's just Kylie Minogue, Men at Work, ACDC and Natalie imbruglia on repeat.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
    Com'on CRTC get with the approvals, step in the 21st century!

    (actually I have no idea why the delays in Canada, but I'm assuming it's them)
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    And Craig McLachlan...
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Clicking "Add to Wish List" doesn't actually add a song to the Wish List, right? I can't tell if mine is just broken or the button was never implemented because literally nothing happens or gets added.
  8. macrumors 68020


    May 19, 2011
    Leicestershire, UK
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    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southampton, UK
    For us members who haven't used it, will this make me dump my premium Spotify account at £9.99 a month, instead for an annual iTunes match subscription?
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2014
  11. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Not if you want to listen to whatever song you want on demand. iTunes radio is like Pandora, not Spotify. I use it now and then for discovery but I would never replace Spotify with it.
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    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southampton, UK
    Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. That is one of the reasons I like Spotify as I can listen to whatever I fancy.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    I shouldn't have laughed so much at that as I did!
    Surely the UK released can't be fair behind in all seriousness tho....
  14. macrumors regular

    May 15, 2013
    unfortunately it's DoA

    Spotify and YouTube already won the streaming war

    too little too late guys…
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    Not exactly. I've got a subscription to Deezer, which is basically like Spotify but with a different name, and the feature I use most is "Hear This", which basically recommends playlists of genre's based on what you listen to, kind of like Genius.

    I've got so much music that it's easier to hit shuffle and see what plays.

    Here's to hoping the UK launch is coming this week!
  16. macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Is anyone actually using iTunes Radio?

    Not trolling - I'm genuinely curious. I don't use it myself, but I don't listen to the radio much in general (I don't use Pandora or Spotify, either).
  17. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2011
    The CRTC is most definitely holding this up for Canada. I mean, who else is going to make sure we meet our Bieber and Bryan Adams quotas? Seriously though, they demand that a certain percentage of content played on the radio is Canadian, I imagine they are trying to make Apple play by those rules too, which would probably be challenging at best.
  18. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2011
    I believe some rumor a month or two back said it is supposed to come to Scandinavia in "early 2014". I believe this kind of service would be great for me, I don't listen to all that much music but mostly on the radio if I do.
  19. macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    Why does Canada keep getting screwed over by these Corporations? A bunch of these other countries like USA, and Australia have Spotify, USA has Pandora also, and a bunch of other music streaming services. Canada only has Rdio and Xbox music...
  20. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
    I can't seem to get it to work? I've gone into the iTunes Store app where it prompted me with an alert saying that it is available and if I would like to listen in the music app, (which I would like to) but it's not updating with the icon!! Grrr pls apple y u do dis! Haha #impatient
  21. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Derbyshire, UK
    plus one for a UK launch in the next few weeks though, it's just a shame the time it takes to please all the various wings of the record labels in different countries.

    But I guess that's nothing compared to the insane challenge Eddie Cue has of trying to wrangle the US/UK Cable/Sat companies into line for an improved Apple TV Service!
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Hopefully it comes to Canada soon. I completely forgot it would be ad free because of my match subscription but that kinda makes me want to try it out more.
  23. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    Onya iTunes! Not showing on AppleTV just yet.
    The stations are impressive and extensive.
  24. macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2013
    What no John Farnham?
  25. macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2012

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