iTunes Radio

Apple has finally taken its iTunes Radio streaming music service internationally: starting with Australia. The service, which launched in the United States late last year, works on iPads, iPhones, iPods running iOS 7, the Apple TV, and on iTunes 11 on the Mac or PC.

Apple® today announced iTunes Radio™ is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “First Play” premieres from top selling artists, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.

Like in the United States, iTunes Radio in Australia is supported by advertisements. However, iTunes Match subscribers can listen to iTunes Radio without ads. Apple is yet to announce any other international iTunes Radio countries, but evidence and reports suggest that Canada, New Zealand, and some European countries will be gaining the feature soon.

SYDNEY—February 11, 2014—Apple® today announced iTunes Radio™ is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “First Play” premieres from top selling artists, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.iTunes Radio offers music fans access to thousands of new songs every week, as well as serving up exclusive music from new and popular artists before you hear them anywhere else. Whether it’s an exclusive single from an up-and-coming band or a pre-release stream of an entire album, iTunes Radio has it all. iTunes Radio is home to special events including live streams direct from the iTunes Festival in London and other exclusive iTunes Sessions.

iTunes Radio is ad-supported and free for everyone. iTunes Match® users get iTunes Radio ad-free, so instead of hearing the occasional ad on iTunes Radio, iTunes Match makes your listening completely ad-free. With iTunes Match, all your music—even songs you’ve imported from CDs—are stored in iCloud®. iTunes Radio can use information about your entire music collection to make your stations even more personalized. iTunes Match costs AU$34.99 for a year.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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14 Responses to “Apple’s iTunes Radio launches internationally, starting with Australia”

  1. There are so many “®” in the press release that it gets hard to read at one point

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  2. Seems like a odd choice,
    Hopefully it will roll out to more areas

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  3. Paul Schram says:

    Sometimes I get so sick of being Canadian because of our ridiculous copyright laws. We get left so far behind everyone else with this sort of thing. I’ve been waiting patiently for iTunes radio since it first launched in the States, and now even Australia gets it before we do. WTH?

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  4. So how do play these songs on my Nexus?

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  5. shm1ck83 says:

    We’ll so far I give it the thumbs up!

    Great stations available, and as I have iTunes Match it’s perfect. I was under the impression that it was ad free for iTunes Match subscribers. I have had 1 advert pop up, I can deal with that though.

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  6. tjbrown165 says:

    This is awesome!!! Finally… Although I have a feeling that it will be a little while until we see iTunes Radio in other Tier 1 countries. Probably because of copyright holdups etc. If Apple was on the verge of launching in multiple countries, even in the space of a few days, they would likely put out a “group” Press Release for all the countries at once, rather than just one. Hopefully I am wrong!

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  7. Itunes radio does not show up on my iPhone 5 running ios7,does work on my computer.

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  8. If you want to get your music onto iTunes Radio and iTunes for Free then check out RouteNote.com … also deliver to Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, YouTube and more.

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  9. Greetings from London,It’s a great service from Apple.I’m considering a move to Australia for studies,and to work on our Creative Europe project with The EU Commission.We are promoting and encouraging emerging talent from EU member states and beyond,and look forward to discovering Australian Talent.With respect to ITunes radio,is it possible to link our ITunes radio station to an Apple afillate account-and generate funds through listeners purchasing music?Thanks for your understanding,kind regards,your Christian brother,Patrick Buckley.

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