Apple Announces iTunes Radio at WWDC

While the upcoming release of iOS 7 was perhaps the biggest news at Apple's keynote at WWDC 2013 today, the company also announced the fall release of iTunes Radio, a long-rumored streaming music service similar to Pandora. The new service, which will be free for U.S. users with text and audio ads, and free without ads for iTunes Match subscribers, boasts access to the entire iTunes catalog, which includes over 26 million tracks. 

You'll be able to create custom radio stations, pick from Apple's Featured Stations, or choose from over 200 genre-based stations, giving feedback for each track by tapping "Play More Like This" or "Never Play This Song" so that the service learns to cater to your taste over time. 

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You can listen to this personalized radio service on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV. And since your stations and listening history are stored in iCloud, you'll be able to pick up from where you left off on a different device, with no syncing required. You can find out even more details at

What's your take? Are you eager to jump onto the iTunes Radio bandwagon, or will you remain faithful to your current streaming music service? We'd love to hear your thoughts!




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Nina Benjamin is a Contributing Editor for iPhone Life magazine. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Writing and has written and edited articles for several regional magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Once a professional ballet dancer, Nina now enjoys teaching ballet and singing.