Apple delivers iTunes Radio to Australia

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, Apple TV or PC, 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.

Source: Apple Inc.

10 Comments

  1. What kind of pisses me off is why Apple allows iTunes Radio to run on even Windows XP yet it’s not supported in Snow Leopard. Having experimented with it, I’m never going to permanently upgrade my older iMac to Lion or Mavericks because it becomes too sluggish overall. I don’t see why Apple couldn’t simply upgrade iTunes Radio to run on Snow Leopard. What’s the big deal besides trying to force people to upgrade. Now I’m forced to stream iTunes Radio running Windows XP in VMWare Fusion on my older Macs. It works fine but why can’t Apple give people using older Macs a break. I guess Apple figured Internet Radio used in older iTunes was good enough and in most cases it probably is.

  2. Hopefully it’ll include plenty of Aussie artists and won’t be just a rehash of the US iTunes Radio feeds. The one big problem with Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, et al has been the lack of local content which either hasn’t been released internationally or hasn’t made it on the international stage.

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