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Wait...was than an ad?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by inspirations365, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Does iTunes Match have to be turned on for iTunes Radio to not play ads?
     
  2. macrumors 601

    #2
    If you're an iTunes Match subscriber, you won't have ads but there seems to be a bug where you still get ads even if you're a subscriber.
     
  3. macrumors member

    brianld

    #3
    I would like to know this as well. I am a subscriber to iTunes Match, but have it disabled on my phone. Heard an ad just a minute ago when listening to iTunes Radio.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Oh ok thanks. Hoping it's a bug. No problem then, I'm sure they'll fix it, just wanted to make sure it was something I was doing incorrectly.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    I subscribe to iTunes Match, it's turned on, and I got my first ad today. So yeah, looks like there's a bug.

    Although frankly, it wasn't bad, just promoting an artist and allowing you to buy their music on iTunes. Even if I wasn't an iTunes Match subscriber, I think I could live with those.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    Did the ad interrupt the actual audio or was it just a screen image with a link to purchase? Was the artist being promoted the same as the one you were listening to at the time?
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    #7
    Ads happen in-between songs. Unlike other apps, there are no pop-up ads.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    #8
    It did interrupt the song that was playing, but I think that was a glitch. I've occasionally had songs skip to the next song on their own, likely due to a networking issue. (I also get the occasional stutter.) After the ad, a new song played. It was a different artist than was being played. Might have been the same genre, though, I honestly can't remember. The way the ad comes in, it looks like like another song playing, complete with album art, but it's a 30 second ad.
     

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