PPC & iTunes radio

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  1. mark8 macrumors member

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    Anyone find anything out?
    Are PPC's no longer able to get iTunes internet radio?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No idea. I've been checking periodically and still no dice so far.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    AirPlay it from an iDevice. ;)

    Works for me anyway.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I do not believe they intentionally disabled it, but it is not currently working. The best solution I can recommend is to download Spotify 0.6.6.10. It is a free service with some premium features for paying customers. Check it out.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Or, as has been mentioned in the other thread, just get the direct link to your internet station and open it in iTunes. It's the tuner that isn't working. You can direct link to your stations still though.

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    No way to access SOMA FM or any of it's stations (like DroneZone) through Spotify. :)
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Ah I see. That is a bit of a problem if your stations aren't on Spotify...
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, that's kind of the difference. With Pandora and Spotify you create stations of one specific type of music. But internet radio is a different beast. Internet radio is exactly like radio in your car or your stereo. You pick a genre and then you pick a station. But you have no control over what's playing. However, there are zero ads and zero interruptions and nothing asking you if the room is empty.

    Neither format is compatible with the other, which is why you need iTunes (or a compatible audio player) to stream internet radio and Spotify/Pandora to create your own personalized stations.

    Note that the Internet radio I refer to is not iTunes Radio which is an entirely different thing and more like Pandora and Spotify. Internet radio, BTW, has been around since before iTunes. It's what put RealPlayer and Live365 on the map. In fact, it used to be a feature of Netscape Navigator under OS9 and is how I first discovered it.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I know the differences between the two. However, for some people who are just listening to a specific genre, solutions like Pandora, Spotify, or iTunes Radio are great.

    I see what you mean though, just offering a different idea to overcome it!
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sorry, didn't mean to offend. And yes, this is a different solution so thanks.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    No offense taken. Sorry if I came across with the wrong attitude... Sadly, I think this problem of Apple breaking things for PPC users is only going to get worse...
     
  11. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Shame Apple don't have longer support for their older software. But as long as they don't disable music playback and album art searching I'm happy. I feel sorry for them who still use the Store on a PPC mac, I don't see Apple providing that service for much longer.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    They already pulled the plug on Software Update for PPC users running anything older than 10.4.
     
  13. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    If you're in Canada the free music service Songza works just fine. Tried it on my powermac dual 1.8 and no issues.
     
  14. powermi macrumors regular

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    a reason to stay on osx 10.5 in my powerbook is to play my itunes library ans and the itunes radio, if i could play the library on linux i would move to linux as in my others powerpcs.
    thanks Apple.
     
  15. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Aaaaaaaaaaand its gone... At least on tiger/iTunes 9.2.1

    I blame you ;)
     
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Wow. Last time I post during Tim's work hours. :D
     
  17. ---eMac--- macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    im on Tiger (g4) and I get same error message but I used spotify yesterday and radio function dont work.

    I remember that i used it last winter and works perfectly.

    (sorry my english... I dont use google translator lol)
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    it's back!
     

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  19. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I thought it kicked the bucket for good this time - glad it's working again! :D
     
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