UK iTunes radio

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  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

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  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It's been popping up on people's phones for month now. Until there is an official announcement, it's not out.
     
  3. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    Get it randomly on my devices too. Only works if I sign in with my freebie US account though.
     
  4. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. jordancrombie92 macrumors regular

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    Appeared on my phone too!

    getting closer!

    [​IMG]

    i've managed to get a US iTunes account just to try out iTunes Radio, and I wasn't expecting to like it but surprisingly I love it!

    Image above was when I was logged into my UK iTunes account
     
  6. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    It's been reported a few select users in the UK have had access to iTunes Radio.

    My Mum's iPhone 5c had it (until I realised her iTunes account was set to the U.S.)

    Wish they'd hurry up and release it here officially now!
     
  7. chrismarle macrumors 6502

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    Had it on my devices for a few hours (wasn't working though) and I'm in Canada using a Canadian iTunes Store account.
     
  8. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    And again I say 'You are not missing out on anything'.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Actually, it is a great service. Your username is funny, almost sounds like a**hole.
     
  10. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a terrible service.

    If I wanted to hear ads every other song I'd use Pandora.

    "Discovery" is hardly that. Star a song once and expect to hear that over and over and over again. It just plays the same handful of songs countless times. If I star a song, shouldn't it realize 'hey, you like this song, maybe you'll like the other songs on the album'. But no, it doesn't.

    The Top 50/100 stations don't even play 50/100 songs. They just repeat after 20 or so.
     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I use iTunes Match- so no ads, plus, the service is still developing and will gets better, better than Pandora. Give it time.
     
  12. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    A majority of the time I use plex. My entire music and video library. No ads.
     
  13. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    The roll out of iTunes radio has been VERY slow so far. Now it is part of CarPlay and still not available in most countries. Apple should speed up their game at some point...
     
  14. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I was using plex, but WOL stopped working when I upgraded to mavericks on my mac pro, so now plex is useless.
     
  15. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    Wake-On-Lan? Considering I don't turn my computer off it doesn't matter if it works or doesn't.

    Could always get yourself a NAS.
     
  16. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I cant afford to buy a nas, plus I don't really want to leave my machine on all the time, the leccy costs money and its not very green
     
  17. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    This kind of delays are usually them trying to get the third parties to song agreements for each region. Maybe this is where SJ is missed, the stories of him jumping in his plane, beating doors down and just using his reputation as a persuasive tool.
     
  18. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    That's true; Spotify and the Ministry of Sound have only just settled their differences after a legal battle that started last year.

    I guess it's easy for us to complain over here in the UK *but* we do tend to get other Apple features before a lot of other countries first so to have to wait for once won't hurt!
     
  19. Cell-666 macrumors 6502

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    You can't miss something you never had. We had to wait for iTunes Match for similar reasons.
     
  20. njsapple2012 macrumors member

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    Exactly.

    I know I'll continue to use the Spotify add-on that's part of my Vodafone UK package.
     
  21. HotShotNN macrumors newbie

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    Music app acting strangely

    My music app has been acting oddly in the last few days, can't seem to access or play the genius mixes playlists and iTunes Radio icon showing up randomly.
     
  22. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I was secretly hoping iTunes Radio in the UK would come out with iOS 7.1.

    I'm getting really impatient now! It looks great.
     

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