Is Beats1 the only one station for now?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by SilentFisher, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. SilentFisher macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to launch other radio stations on new Apple Music App (i.e. Hip-Hop) but the app is saying "Unable to Start Station".

    Are the other stations not live yet?
     
  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    I'm having the same issue, but I have friends who say it's working. I haven't signed up for the free trial, I wonder if that's the issue?
     
  3. SilentFisher thread starter macrumors member

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    I also did not. Does it mean that all the other radio stations are not completely free?
     
  4. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, I have no idea - seems strange not to make the others available? I'd expect a decent error message if that was the case tbh
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    In the UK the other radio stations are only available if you are signed up to Apple Music. The error message isn't very helpful.
     
  6. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Oily, had a suspicion that was the case - quite annoying as one of the reasons I paid for Match originally was the access to iTunes Radio - seems that's all changed now :( I don't listen to music enough to justify subscribing to the full music service

    Oh well
     
  7. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I've been getting the above error since updating to iOS 8.4 when trying to tune to any preset radio - other than Beats 1.

    It's usually accompanied by; "There was a problem starting the station. Try again later."
    As per the terms, you don't need to subscribed to listen to the Apple Music Radio.. right?

    Unless - they are live in the US and not yet in the UK?

    Anyone had a similar error, know the cause or know of a workaround?
     

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  8. rctneil macrumors member

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    I don;t have a solution but yes, exactly same problems here. Would like to get this fixed too.
     
  9. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    I've encountered the above error a few times too.

    I'd put it down to the fact there are a lot of people over the World downloading iOS 8.4 and trying to access the service.
     
  10. dadiduekappa macrumors regular

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    Radio stations, apart of Beats1, are only for subscription. Only in USA you can listen for free with limited skip. In other countries no radio at all.
     
  11. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    my friend said no and his work....
     
  12. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Hello all,

    Wondered what the deal is with Apple radio? So for no fee we can listen to radio stations? Is it right that so far all that's available is beats 1 and bbc worldwide? (UK)

    Will more radio stations jump onboard? Will we get stations like we do on other digital radio applications?
     
  13. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Really? That sucks.
    Is there anywhere where this stated by Apple?
     
  14. OllyW Moderator

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    It's on the UK Apple Music web site.

    Screenshot 2015-07-01 10.46.58.png
     
  15. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Got it.

    Confirmed by Apple rep too.
    Thanks.
     

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  16. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    Pretty pants if I'm honest... Given that tune in allows stations on its free service!
     
  17. kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

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    TuneIn is not licensed with major labels, i.e. it's currently a pirate service (or one that's a least offering servcies that go beyond its statutory licenses, if they haven't been revoked already). Explains a lot...
     
  18. CC117 macrumors 6502

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    Why when I listen to radio stations is there an ad every 3 songs?? I have signed up to the 3 month free trial so assumed it was ad free radio like on spotify!
     
  19. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe during the free trial it's the only way to pay for the streaming? No clue really...
     
  20. producerlawson macrumors regular

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    Anyone having the same issue as me? I've tried on both Windows & Mac, and iTunes 'attempts' to load something and the stops. If I double click it then sits of "Contacting Store".
     
  21. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I think there is a difference between Apple Music radio stations and iTunes Radio stations. As far as I know, iTunes Radio is still free with ads and ad free if you have iTunes Match.

    It's just that ios8.4 music app has put iTunes Radio in the back and it's not easy to use anymore
     
  22. OllyW Moderator

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    I'm sure that's only in the USA and Australia which are the two countries where iTunes Radio was available.
     
  23. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    In the UK, we never got iTunes Radio, so I'm still getting used to these new terms lol
     
  24. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Ok. I just checked. In the U.S., Apple music radio is available for free with limited skips.
     
  25. producerlawson macrumors regular

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    Any one with the experience I'm having?

     

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