“In case you missed the news, Apple has now officially ended the free streaming of iTunes Radio,” Rob Griffiths writes for The Robservartory.
“To listen to these stations now, you have to subscribe to Apple Music, which isn’t something I want to use,” Griffiths writes. “(If they offered a “use but don’t integrate into library,” I’d subscribe in a heartbeat… but they don’t.)”
“There are any number of other radio services out there – Pandora, Spotify, etc. But I wanted something that existed in iTunes, as I didn’t want to have to run another app, nor (shudder) use my browser as a radio station front end. Then I remember iTunes has a huge — as in tens of thousands — assortment of Internet Radio stations,” Griffiths writes. “I hadn’t looked at internet radio in a long time, as I’d been quite happy with my selection of iTunes Radio stations. But Apple’s move inspired me to take another look, and so far, I like what I’ve found. If you’d like to explore the world of Internet Radio in iTunes, here are a few tips…”
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MacDailyNews Take: iTunes Internet Radio contains a huge number of terrestrial stations. If you’ve moved about over time, it’s here you can continue listen to your favorite radio stations via the Internet. Of course, most of the stations are ad-supported.
If your favorite radio station isn’t shown in iTunes, if you know the stream’s URL, you can enter it in iTunes via File>Open Stream.