iTunes Radio (three-up, iPhone 5)

Apple has officially launched its streaming music service iTunes Radio in Australia this morning, making it the first non-U.S. country to gain access to the service since it was introduced last fall.

It was reported in October that Apple had plans to rollout iTunes Radio to the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand in early 2014, and this appears to be the first step of that International push…

From Apple’s press release:

“Apple® today announced iTunes Radio™ is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “First Play” premieres from top selling artists, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.”

iTunes Radio is ad-supported but iTunes Match subscribers—Apple’s AU$34.99 per-year cloud music storage service—get to use it ad-free. The feature can be found in the Music app of iOS 7 devices.

  • Patriček Halmi

    Please Czech Republic :/ 😀 iRadio

  • Jason Baroni

    Brazil may get it when iOS 30 come out.

  • Travis Murton

    Not seeing it in the music app? Have restarted the phone and checked for Software update. Nothing. Am in Perth,Australia

    • N&LH

      Try to sign out and sign in again. Because It’s based on Apple ID

    • Jarryd Richards

      Just leave the music app open for a couple of minutes and it should show up.

  • Jacob Stark

    I would love to see a jailbreak tweak that “unrestricts” iTunes Radio so everyone can use it.

    • Guest

      well, whenever you get iTunes radio, there is a tweak called iTunes radio unlimited which you can use for unlimited skips and radio is ad-free. i currently use it and it works flawlessly.

  • rosssimpson

    Still waiting patiently over here in the UK 🙁

  • David Gitman

    What about israel?

    • jack

      I knew you were a jew

      • Alex Miamorsch

        I know you are an idiot

      • David Gitman


  • Alex Miamorsch

    Hello?! GERMANY!?

  • Matt Taylor

    So it was reported to come to the UK but hits Australia and UK is still in the dark! So much for the relationship between the UK and US… Thanks Apple…

  • Rak S

    I’m sure it’ll be coming out in the UK in the next week or so.

  • ConduciveMammal

    Anyone reckon iTunes Radio could be enabled using Flex or something else?

    • N&LH

      You only need US Apple ID.

      • ConduciveMammal

        Yeah, I’ve tried that a couple times. Bit of a pain in the ass tbh. It needed a valid address etc, else it wouldn’t connect.

  • Suraj Mahant

    Hopefully Canada is next

  • Two words.
    ShoutCast radio.

  • Phil Randle

    Love It. Been listening to it for the past hour, it catered to Australia’s music taste too, I have used numerous radio functions on apps like Rdio, Spotify and Pandora, ITunes Radio really seems to get the curated mixes right.

    iTunes Radio will be my discovery music app and Rdio my OnDemand app. Now if someone could make a Jailbreak tweak to open the now playing song in Rdio similar to the way Shazam does.

    • Wait for the multiple repeats and you’ll stop using it as I have.

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        never ot a repeat unless i repeated the station. Or if i played a station today and then played it tomo.. its possible sometimes that i would listen to the same cycle of music… I guess thats how it works for now.

  • on3simpleclick

    Queenslander here, can confirm it’s working for me (:

  • Sandy Cook

    To use iTunes Radio, all you had to do was set your store to US. I’m in Oz and I’ve had it all along. It’s not that good though TBH

  • FuzeDesign

    If you want iTunes Radio, even if it isn’t release on your country, just make a US apple id/account then log on.