iTunes Radio preview hints at surprises (with video)

“Apple’s iTunes Radio received much of the fanfare and press at its developer conference last month,” Chris Ciaccia reports for TheStreet. “Initial reports indicated the streaming service was just a ‘me-too’ effort, but it may be much more.”

“I did notice some subtle differences [from Pandora],” Ciaccia reports. “It has a nicer user interface than what Pandora offers on the initial demo. And iTunes Radio integrates songs you’ve previously purchased from iTunes, which is a nice addition for the hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of songs already in your library.”

Ciaccia reports, “Here’s a YouTube video of the research firm [BTIG] demoing the service.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “jj” for the heads up.]


    1. I believe it’s free with ads, and the ad-free version is $25/year with an iTunes Match subscription.

      I’m not sure how this competes with more fully featured radio apps (Rdio,, etc.) but it’s $15 cheaper than the pro version of Pandora, and offers just about the same features.

  1. Meh — my experience of it was just okay. It’s pretty much the same as Spotify or Pandora and I don’t personally need to spend a lot of time correcting song choices via voice. What I didn’t like was that when you open up the music app now you’re thrown into the radio as the default instead of my own music collection.

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