What is the point of iTunes Radio?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Scott549, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Scott549 macrumors regular

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    Tell me if I am missing something. It seems to me that iTunes Radio does nothing that Pandora (and probably other services) already did for free. It is a way for Apple to suggest music and try to get people to buy it from the iTunes Store.

    This seems like a prime example of a trend, from Apple being an innovative company to now simply following other companies' innovations.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Don't over think it. People like to listen to music. iTunes Radio plays music.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Look, the OP answered his own question!:eek:
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple didn't invent the PC, the GUI, the mouse, the portable music player, music software, the smart phone, The retail store, the table,........
     
  5. patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    lol he's an Indigo child!
     
  6. Cigsm macrumors 6502

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    iTunes has a lot more music then Pandora. So there's more selection, more artists, more variety, etc.

     
  7. mpaquette macrumors regular

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    I was already an iTunes match customer and I was paying Pandora $36 a year for Pandora One. So the point for me is that I save $36 a year, have 1 less program to install on my iPhone/iPad and the song variety is much better than Pandora.
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Same for me and my wife, but we just started the iTunes Match because how much we are getting for $11 cheaper. My wife loves the iTunes Radio also now and streams all day at work.
     
  9. Scott549 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, thanks for the responses. Sounds like people will have a use for it. I like to choose my own music, and a subscription service like Spotify serves that purpose much better.
     
  10. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I like to do the same, but I am learning I don't get to hear new stuff. My wife loves it and at times it's nice to have it in the background at work. She will have a playlist from a band she likes and then the iTunes Radio also plays bands that are like the the bad she likes. Great way to learn new bands you never heard of.
    So I might give it a try and lear new music also. Since I am paying for iTunes Match, I won't have Ads to worry about.
     

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