iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio Channels Now Require Apple Music Subscription

As expected, Apple has today discontinued free access to ad-supported iTunes Radio channels and merged the channels into the subscription-based Apple Music service. The merge had been announced by Apple earlier this month. The company has notified customers that its free, ad-based radio feature will be discontinued starting January 29 and will be exclusive to...

Apple Aims High for Music Streaming Service: 100 Million Subscribers

Citing an anonymous source, the Associated Press reports that Apple is aiming high with its hotly-anticipated music streaming service: 100 million subscribers. That’s more than double the 41 million paying subscribers for music streaming services provided by Spotify, Pandora, Dezeer and others combined, as per data coming from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry....

Apple to Debut a $10/Month Music Streaming Service Next Week: WSJ

Apple will announce its highly anticipated on-demand music streaming service for $10 per month, people familiar with the matter whispered to the Wall Street Journal. The announcement is timely, since Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference next Monday with a keynote scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Apple is expected to offer unlimited on-demand...

iOS 9 Said to Enhance iMessage, Keyboards and Support for Apple Pay in Canada

As we approach the highly anticipated annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference scheduled to start on June 8 this year, the rumour mill is spilling information about the possible tweaks Apple plans to include in the forthcoming mobile operating system. Sources speaking with 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman repeated ("confirmed") earlier rumours and mentioned some other minor improvements...

iTunes Radio Starts Appearing in Canada Randomly Again [PICS]

iTunes Radio has appeared in Canada this morning on some iOS devices, as shared by iPhoneinCanada.ca readers Vince and Anthony, which saw the streaming music service appear on their iPads at around 6:20AM EDT. http://twitter.com/turn1/status/516533011740114944 Almost a year ago, Bloomberg reported Apple was set to expand its iTunes Radio service to Canada in “early 2014”,...

Apple and U2 Said to Be Working on a New Digital Music Format

The Apple–U2 partnership neither started nor ended with the latest U2 album, Songs of Innocence, release: the two are busy preparing a surprise for you, reports the Time. Four members of the legendary Irish band revealed to Time that they are working on a new album. Although this might sound trivial, the catch is in...

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers to Now Run Apple’s iTunes Radio

(L-R) Recording artist will.i.am, Beats Electronics President Luke Wood, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers and Beats Electronics Founder Dr. Dre — Getty Images This morning the $3 billion Apple-Beats deal became official, as both companies acknowledged the deal on their respective websites. With teams now merging, Beats Music chief Ian Rogers will now be in charge of...