iTunes Radio…keep it going?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by macpro2000, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I was just wondering if there is any trick to keep iTunes Radio running so I don't have to click to continue listening every couple hours?
     
  2. Jesla macrumors 6502

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  3. macpro2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that with iTunes Match it is ad free, but does it still stop and you have to click to continue?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yes it will stop also. There is no way to get a streaming service to keep playing without confirming you are still listening because they have to pay for each song played. However unlike other services that require a confirmation click if you do any actions on your Mac it will know you are still there.
     
  5. macpro2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So are you saying I basically need to get a script that will open/close the hard drive every 15 minutes and that will do it?
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Didin't say that. What I meant is if I'm working (stopping/starting) on my Mac Radio doesn't stop playing even if I don't access iTunes. Not sure if running a script would work.
     
  7. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if they do that so they don't get in trouble. Kind of like when I watch Netflix, after a few episodes I get a pop up "keep playing, go bad to browsing, or whatever". Maybe companies do this because if it keeps playing and use data, people would probably cry if they got charged for using too much data. Or even better, an idiot suing Apple, Netflix, or whoever for using all that data because they forgot....
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    No, they do it because they must pay for each song played. Apple is rumored to pay up to 10¢ per song played. So if you have left and are not listening they must still pay for each song played.
     

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