iTunes Radio Confirmed


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Launches in Autumn

At Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference,Apple confirmed the rumours of iTunes Radio, which will be a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and a catalogue of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features tied in to iTunes’ functionality.

Those tuning into iTunes Radio on their iDevice, Mac, PC or Apple TV, will be given access to stations inspired by the music they already listen to, using Apple's own recommendation engine.

iTunes Radio evolves based on the music users play and download. According to Apple, the more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalised your experience becomes.


Of course this is not a new idea but the captive iTunes audience will probably see lots of benefit from the functionalities built-in, including Siri integration.

“iTunes Radio is an incredible way to listen to personalised radio stations which have been created just for you,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “It’s the music you love most and the music you’re going to love, and you can easily buy it from the iTunes Store with just one click.”

The service is scheduled to be launched in autumn this year and will offer a personalised experience on day one, based on a user’s iTunes history. There's two tiers of service - one free and ad supported and the other, iTunes Match, will be free of promotion.


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