iTunes 11.1 Download Released, iTunes Radio in Canada Trick Still Works


Apple has released iTunes 11.1 for download which will feature iTunes Radio for USA listeners, which you can download from Apple or via Software Update on your Mac.

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However, the workaround to get iTunes Radio in Canada still works, confirmed by iPhoneinCanada reader Robert: just login with a US iTunes account and you’ll have access, as there does not seem to be geo restrictions on the music service (yet!).

How to setup a US iTunes account? Click here to find out the step by step instructions. Let us know how it works for you!


  • Kirk

    I would do this but one only problem for iTunes Match users is that if your account is registered in canada you won’t have access to your music library through match while logged into USA account

  • Guest

    things would be easier if multiple accounts can be logged in from a single device…

  • Eddie

    very lame that once again we Canadians have to wait for these types of services.. I have iTunes Match on my Canadian account.. not my US account.. very lame!

  • spamroaster

    This worked for me – and unlike other commenters I don’t mind listening to the ad-based version for now because I don’t use iTunes Match. Thanks!

  • Shaun Ot

    Yes lame that we have to wait, I blame the RIAA, ASCAP, and all the music lobby douchbags.

    Why do you need your match library to listen to the radio exactly? Whatever songs you have downloaded in your local library will still be there, from what I can see, your library songs have little to do with iTunes Radio.

    Pick a Genre and go, lame that if you stumble upon a song you like that you can’t buy it.

  • Nightfly

    This classic BS by the Canadian music industry. It just too much of a pain to set up a US account and still have ads when I already have iTune match.

  • Billy Bob

    i makes sense why they didn’t release it with Canada, the contracts with the record labels are for US only, they are not allowed to stream music anywhere else then US, they must re negotiate a contract with every record label for which ever country they want to expand, unless they agree on world wide contract, i doubt it

  • Hani Mourra

    Yup. It worked. Confirmed it here πŸ™‚

  • Awesome!

  • Cody

    Just changed my country, state, zip code and removed my credit card info (didnt match my “new” billing address”) And radio works for me!

  • Patrick Smith

    any ideas on how to get it on your iphone. It seems to work fine on iTunes, but i can’t figure out how to get it on my phone.

  • Does a US iTunes account sign in work on your iPhone?

  • Patrick Smith

    yeah, the sign in part works fine. used to do the same in the uk to get access to spotify.

  • mitlenatch

    This _almost_ worked but not quite. First I followed this site’s excellent
    advice on setting up a US iTunes account with no credit card. So far so good.
    After going back into iTunes using the US account, I got the Radio button and
    selected a station. But when I tried to play it, I was greeted by this error
    message “You are not authorized to access the requested resource” πŸ™ I tried
    it several times, several hours apart, always with the same result. Anybody
    else had this happen? (Screenshot attached for your perusal.)

  • Dixie Rect

    Tried it and just my luck, it ddn’t work. The link just returned me to the library. Had my US iTunes account since 2005.

  • Sissi

    I got the same thing. Started working once I did authorize this computer. Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  • mitlenatch

    Yes, that helped πŸ™‚ Thank you Sissi.

  • Viseir

    I live in Canada and had iTunes Radio show up in my music app for an entire day. I really enjoyed it but then poof, gone. Anyone know why this is happening?

  • Looks sporadic testing prior to the Canadian launch. We’re hearing multiple reports of it appearing on macs now