Apple's iTunes Radio Streaming Music Service Launches in Australia

Apple has launched its iTunes Radio streaming music product in Australia, the first non-U.S. country to get the service after it was launched alongside iOS 7 in September. It was reported in October that Apple was looking to launch iTunes Radio in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2014.

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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.

Apple's Eddy Cue has said that launching iTunes Radio worldwide is a top priority for the company, with Apple ultimately aiming to have the service "in more than 100 countries."

iTunes Radio is ad-supported but iTunes Match subscribers (AU$34.99/year) get to use the service ad-free. The service is available on all iOS 7 products in the Music app.

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stridemat Avatar
135 months ago
Lets hope the U.K., Canada and New Zealand follow shortly!
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Sky Blue Avatar
135 months ago
It's just Kylie Minogue, Men at Work, ACDC and Natalie imbruglia on repeat.
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HackerJL Avatar
135 months ago
Ugh, come on Canada!
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576316 Avatar
135 months ago
So, the UK tomorrow right?





Right?
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AcesHigh87 Avatar
135 months ago
Hopefully it comes to Canada soon. I completely forgot it would be ad free because of my match subscription but that kinda makes me want to try it out more.
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Rogifan Avatar
135 months ago
For us members who haven't used it, will this make me dump my premium Spotify account at £9.99 a month, instead for an annual iTunes match subscription?
Not if you want to listen to whatever song you want on demand. iTunes radio is like Pandora, not Spotify. I use it now and then for discovery but I would never replace Spotify with it.
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