Apple Announces iTunes Radio Service

Posted on Jun 11 2013 - 12:25am by Editorial Staff

Apple today at its WWDC keynote announced iTunes Radio service to compete with Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music, Google Play Music All Access, along with others. This new service is built right into the Music app on iOS devices and is free with ads but sans ads for iTunes Match users.

Starting in the US today, with the application, users can create their own station. It can keep the tracks of all the songs which you are listening across all devices and stations and made easily accessible for later on use also via history. It works on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and in Apple TV, Macbook computers, and more.

To catch WWDC 2013 updates, click here. 

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  • Prasad Palacharla

    Nokia Music (http://www.nokia.com/us-en/apps/app/nokia-music/) unlimited ad free, subscription free, both online and offline streaming is not only available on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone8 but it is also available on all Windows8 PCs/tablets and can also be played using any HTML5 browser on any platform http://music.nokia.com/

  • Prasad Palacharla

    With $3.99 per month you can also subscribe for premium Nokia Music+ for
    listening to High Quality Audio with unlimited skips and unlimited
    downloads of offline music mixes for offline music steaming without any
    data connection

    • karenn1617

      Quite An Obvious Thing That Yes There Are Other Players Already Stands In The Market And Now If Someone New (Although Its A Huge Brand Itself) Comes In Market, The Whole Thing Do Dazzled. Nokia Do Offering One Of Its Best Service But Since Now Apple Too Trying To Make Its Place, Have To Check On What Will Be The Next – Apple Vs Nokia Over The Music Service War.

      • Prasad Palacharla

        iTunes Radio on few millions of iOS7/iPhones/iPads/Macs (only in uS at least for now) vs. Nokia Music on half a billion Windows 8 PCs/Laptops/Tablets/WP8 (worldwide). It will be interesting to watch music streaming space. Remember Apple Macs have only 10% of global PCs market share.

        • karenn1617

          Point To Be Noted Prasad As Yes The iOS 7 Are Just In Few Of Numbers As Of Now, But We Also Have To Remember That Windows 8 Current Market Share Too Is Not More Than 5.36%, This Means That Nokia Have The Time To Raise Its Voice (In The Form Of Market Share Via Its Nokia Music) Till The Time Apple Reaches At That Percentage OR Secondly Unless And Until If Nokia Comes Out With Some Really Big Marketing Plan And Hit The Market And Win This Race. The Coming Months (A ‘First’ Maximum OF 30 Days, Followed By A Quarter Period) Which Will Tell Itself That How Fair Apple’s iOS 7 Is Going While If We Go With Current Media Reports (Including Ours, http://www.i2mag.com), Currently Its A Mix Reaction For iOS 7. All The Things Now Depends Of Few Major Points:

          1. What Would Be Nokia’s Next Marketing Plan To Be At Par?
          2. How The Users Will See And Make iOS 7 A Part Of Their Life?
          3. What Apple Overall Will Plan To Do To Make Its Stand In The Market? With Its New iOS 7.

          With These Questions And Like Others More, The War Between Apple’s iTunes Radio Service And Nokia Music Can Come To ‘Some’ Conclusion Only.

          • Prasad Palacharla

            All good points Karan. I agree that current WP8 market share in the mobile OSs is around 6% in the US and may be around 10% worldwide. Since Nokia music not only runs on Nokia Lumia WP8 devices but also on all Windows8.x PCs/Laptops/Tablets I hope people realize what Nokia music is offering on 90% of global PCs market share (which eventually all upgrade to Windows 8.x compared to 10% market share of iOS) not including all Nokia Asha phones that it runs on all over the world.

          • karenn1617

            Although I believe What Nokia Is Doing Good But I Still Feel That Nokia’s Decision To Opt For WP Is Not A Right Choice – Offering Or Bringing Huge Services In The Market (Including Its Music Service) All Are Good, Even For A Lot Of Crowd They Are Simply Amazing, But If The Base – The Core Is Not Of That Standard i.e. WP – A Whole New Mobile OS – How Can It Make It BIG!!! Nokia If Still Have To Win The Race Have To Play More Harder On Its WP Partnership With Microsoft Else Its Long-Time Hard-Earned Mobile Empire Will Definitely Come To Either A Hault Or An End. Link For Ref: http://i2mag.com/nokia-investors-ask-ceo-to-reconsider-his-decision-over-opting-for-windows-phone/

          • Prasad Palacharla

            It is WP8 not just WP. It is a step above the crowd and the most innovative Mobile OS to date. Android is bloated and too fragmented and takes too many resources to run as smooth as WP8. Even iOS7 is still playing catch-up just an incremental update over its old outdated iOS. Technologically WP8 is a superior platform. In terms of number of useful apps and innovative apps on these platforms WP8 is catching up. Currently we have almost all essential, useful and even more apps on Lumia WP8 like Nokia Music+ (including offline music streaming), HERE Drive+, Maps (both online and offline maps), CityLens, Wireless charging, NFC, PureView Camera w/OIS, and not to mention complete Microsoft Office, Outlook, Lync, XBox games, Skype HD and Skydrive.

          • Prasad Palacharla

            Now speaking financially and/or in terms of market share yes Nokia has
            lot more ground to break. But that is just part of growing pains it has
            to go through to reach where it needs to. Yes it is also true that few
            companies like HTC makes phones on both Android and WP8 but it sucks on
            both. Samsung also makes on both platforms it sucks on WP8 but sets
            itself apart on Android and it is the only company that is profitable on
            android (besides google of course; every other OEM manufacturer on
            android is losing money). Hence Nokia is poolng its limited resources
            and putting all its bets on WP8 where it has chances to set itself apart
            from competition and in the long run succeed. http://seekingalpha.com/article/1496842-nokia-continues-to-dominate-windows-phone

          • karenn1617

            Prashad, Sharing Honestly I Really Like (Even Strongly Like) On What You Also Mentioned. Your Words Are Totally True As Till Now NO Other Company Able To Come Up With Good Windows Phone As They Are More Interested In ANDROID. And, Really If One Look At Up On Longer Terms And Really If Things Work In Favor Of NOKIA As It Planned Initially, It Will Make It. The Point That I Raised In Last Point Is That See – For Mango People – The Consumers – What They Want Is Some Real Good Product – And Yes, With Lumia Range Nokia Bringing In Something Really Good – But See What About Investors – As If We See In Any Company, For Investors Their Priority Comes As Different. You, ME – We All Want Great Products And Yes, Nokia Is Building The One (With Combining Microsoft’s Partnership) But I Hope And Believe That Investors Too Understand The Thing Pretty Well.

            Nokia On Limited Resources,Struggling Period – It’s All The Path For Success And Yes, Nokia Is On That Step But The Only Condition Will Make Sense That If This BET Really Make A Longer Sense. And, Fingers Really Crossed For That.

          • karenn1617

            Prashad, Sharing Honestly I Really Like (Even Strongly Like) On What You Mentioned. Your Words Are Totally True As Till Now NO Other Company Able To Come Up With Good Windows Phone As
            They All Are More Interested In ANDROID. And, Really If One Look At Up On Longer Terms And Secondly If Things Work Out In Favor Of NOKIA As It Planned Initially, It Will Make It BIG. The Point That I Raised In Mine Last Reply Is That See – For Mango People – The Consumers – What They Want Is Some Real Good Product – And Yes, With Lumia Range Nokia Bringing In Something Really Good –
            But See What About Investors – As If We See In Any Company, For Investors Their Priority Comes As Different. You, ME – We All Want Great Products And Yes, Nokia Is Building The One (With Combining Microsoft’s Partnership) But I Hope And Believe That Investors Too Understand The Thing Pretty Well.

            Nokia On Limited Resources And Its Struggling Period (The Things You Mentioned) – It’s All The Path For Success And Yes, Nokia Is On That Step But The Only Condition Will Make Sense That If This BET Really Make In Nokia’s Favor, Then No One Can Stop Nokia To Be
            A Leader Again.