iTunes Radio still not here

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by stuffradio, May 5, 2014.

  1. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    Where is it? Apple said early 2014 for Canada, UK and other places. They only fulfilled their promise for Australia. Today Google Music launched in Canada. We're almost 50% done 2014.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    I don't think Apple can just flip a switch for iTunes radio to be available in any country. I'm pretty sure they have to meet that country's music licenses, conditions for lack of a better description. Canada may be more strict?
     
  3. Frankied22 macrumors 68000

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    And Google is offering a 60 day trial for Canadians.
     
  4. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    I must admit I thought it would've been available in the UK by now; if they are developing a stand-alone app for it in iOS 8 they might postpone any future roll outs until then?

    Having said that (off topic here) Siri tells me I can ask it to make a restaurant reservation when looking for local eateries... then proceeds to tell me it's not available within the UK.... so I'm not surprised it's all over the place!
     
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    It's difficult for American companies to go into other countries and get services to work...
     
  6. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    Do I note a hint of sarcasm?

    Seeing as OpenTable run Toptable in the UK (I see they've changed their name to OpenTable recently) I can't see how reservations couldn't made over here seeing as the system is in place!
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    This is the music industry we're talking about not a restaurant reservation. Every country has their own laws regarding music licensing/rights.
     
  8. stuffradio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft XBox Music works, and it is very good in Canada.
     
  9. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    I don't care about iTunes Radio.

    I've been with Spotify for years and it's great. Plus it works on more devices.
     
  10. stuffradio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Spotify is not in Canada.
     
  11. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    They've been around longer. It hasn't been a year since iTunes Radio was launched yet.
     
  12. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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  13. stuffradio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have. It was good, but my free subscription ran out.
     
  14. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    Nothings in Canada yet most of what we listen to and watch comes from there. Stupid. :confused:
     

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