iTunes Radio reportedly working for some UK users

By , Jan 25, 2014

iTunes Radio (three-up, iPhone 5)

Good news for all of you folks across the pond. There have been reports coming in for the past several hours that [some] iTunes users in the UK and other countries have been able to access and listen to iTunes Radio on their iPhones.

Since its launch last fall, iTunes Radio has been limited to users in the United States. But Apple has said that it is a top priority to get the streaming music service into other countries this year, and it looks like they’re preparing a roll out…

MacRumors was first to report on the matter:

“As of today, MacRumors has had a few reports from U.K. and Australian users that have been able to access and listen to iTunes Radio on their iPhones. While some MacRumors forum members in the U.K. have been able to access the service, others say that it is not yet available for them. Similar reports are coming in on Reddit and Twitter.

It appears that most of the users that are able to access and use iTunes Radio had recently wiped and restored their devices, which suggests that iTunes Radio may be accessible after an iPhone reactivates.”

Now, obviously you don’t want to go restoring your device in hopes that it’ll activate iTunes Radio. Reports are still very sporadic at this point, and it’s unclear if this is just a glitch or Apple is testing the waters. It definitely isn’t the launch.

It shouldn’t be too much longer though. In October of last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple was looking to roll out iTunes Radio to the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by early 2014. And it eventually wants to be in 100+ countries.

Are you outside of the US and able to access iTunes Radio for the first time? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Justin Mahone

    Finally

  • Rak S

    How am I supposed to access iTunes Radio? Where is it?

    • Justin Mahone

      Through iTunes, it should be at the bottom

      • Rak S

        When I go into my “Music” app, the “radio” option doesn’t appear. Is that how you do it?

      • Justin Mahone

        No, not the Music app but the ‘iTunes Store’ app

      • Rak S

        Nope, don’t have it in the iTunes Store app… Damn!

      • Justin Mahone

        Hopefully it will come to everyone’s devices soon. Keep checking!

      • abc

        you sir are very wrong.

      • Justin Mahone

        Yes, Sorry you are correct

      • Lady GAGA

        Hi justin how’s your music ;)

      • Lady GAGA

        I have it and it’s not in the iTunes app it’s in the music app …. You know nothing

      • abc

        well sometimes human make mistake.

      • Lady GAGA

        And you better correct him rather than just saying you’re wrong …. Bitch please

  • Zod

    Hi, off topic but does anyone know how to bring back the slide to unlock bar from iOS 6 to iOS 7? Perhaps like the one in Ayra

    • Justin Mahone

      Is Ayra for iOS 7?

      • Zod

        No it’s incompatible with iOS 7

  • aphunex

    Since my iPhone is jailbroken, the music.app randomly shows the iTunes Radio manu at the bottom in germany as well, but the service it “currently not available”

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      This happened a while back on my iPad but too said “currently not available”…

  • josuead92

    This is true! I live in Sydney, Australia and yesterday I went to the apple store because I had a problem with my iPad, so they gave me a new one and when I restored it I was able to use iTunes Radio. This was this morning, however now I can’t. I mean I can still enter to the iTunes Radio section but I cannot play anything. Looking forward to using iTunes Radio soon!

    • Noaaahh

      Hopefully us Australian users (and everyone else!) get iTunes Radio before this time next month! :)

  • JomanJi

    lol, here in Sweden a few days ago, I noticed that I had iTunes Radio. But sadly, it could not connect :-( After a few tries, it disappeared

  • czbird

    Still no go in CZ :-/

  • pokaprophet

    Did anyone that cared about iTunes Radio really not just create a US iTunes account? Was very easy. I have several accounts. US for radio, NZ for early games (usually get soft launched there)

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I have a US account but the ads are annoying. If it’s possible to block them (perhaps with a tweak) then I’d definitely use iTunes Radio…

      • suttonmontreal

        Try iTunes Radio unlimited on Cydia

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Thanks! I have an iTunes Match UK account so it’s not fair that I have to listen to ads and have a limited amount of skips

  • Duarte Serrano

    I noticed I had iTunes radio around two nights ago. Seems to be working fine on my iPhone 5 7.0.4 but funny thing is my girlfriend has the same phone and running same firmware but she doesn’t have iTunes radio. We live in the UK.

    • Tom

      I think its started to rolling out and will eventually come on each phone.

  • Janis Balcers

    I live in Latvia and have an US account. Since the launch of iRadio I have able to listen to radio. But if log out of that account then that option disappears…

  • Alex Fruen

    I wiped and restored my ipad last night and iTunes Radio appeared and worked for a couple of hours, it then disappeared without a trace! Launch must be very soon!

  • Lemos

    I’m brazilian and it’s been working for a while already.

  • -= J$@ =-

    I live in Australia & I noticed this happened when I first jailbroke my 4S just before the new year. However, it didn’t work & it mysteriously disappeared, so I didn’t think much of it! Then when the unlimited iTunes tweak came, I jumped on it in hope that it would bring me iTunes Radio…but unfortunately, it still didn’t work : (

  • Tom

    What is the betting that it will be included with iOS 7.1? It’s jailbreak or Radio… tough choice.

  • Siri Tim Cook Holness

    I just make an american apple id to use it in UK

  • Vckmkr

    Bit late to the party but fwiw, any iphone i have restored from 4-5s on ios 7 has presented me with the itunes radio tab upon the first initiation of the music.app, i have no radio interests to speak off so i just hit the tab that i need and the radio tab dissappears, so i guess if at that point one were to investigate further you may get to the stage my brother is at, i hear him mention his itunes radio often, we’re in the UK and radio is rubbish imo (except oTr ;) )