beats 1 requests

Apple’s new 24/7 radio station, Beats 1, went live this morning and is now in full effect. Initial feedback on the experiment is mixed—some people really like it, others don’t—but the consensus is that Apple has managed to capture the essence of radio.

Keeping with that theme, Apple has announced that it’s going to start taking listener requests for songs during at least a small segment of its Beats 1 broadcast. From the service’s official Twitter account: “in a few hours, we turn the show over to you.”

The tweet also contains a link to a landing page that reads Request a Song. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like requests can be submitted online (yet), but Apple does provide several phone numbers (well, only a few say ‘toll free’) that listeners can call into.

I called into the service, and was quickly greeted by a recording that asked me to say my name, where I’m calling from, what I’m up to and what song I wanted to hear. I requested Power, by Kanye West (first thing that popped in my head), so listen for it!

I don’t know yet if they are picking requests at random or tallying up all requests, but the fact that they are getting input from users is still pretty cool. Beats 1 continues to be a compelling service for me, and I can’t wait for the shows and interviews to start.

Source: Twitter via 9to5Mac

  • Connecting Mac User 

    Now that sounds like a real life radio experience 🙂 Apple always know how to make it fit just right. Spotify should take note – Tidal (or whatever its call) should close down really..

    • Jayz so much overrated and overhyped.

    • Hot12345

      Good bitrate has tidel

  • kurt

    Correct me if I am wrong but it looks as if you can’t play all the the songs by an artist whether streaming or playing from the library without having to make a playlist. That is frustrating when an artist has multiple albums you want to play.

  • asdlb4

    What is the point of requesting a song on the radio anymore…nostalgia? You have almost every song ever written literally a search away.

    • askep3

      For fun, I mean even before Apple music and spirit we had YouTube for music, but people still called in and requested

    • The Afroman

      Choice. Sometimes you might hear a request of a song you didn’t know. It’s nice to let others likes show up. I get to learn. One o fthe reasons i like SirusXM. DJs influence the music played. So far Beats 1 has really been a good station for a random mix of music.

  • MrJohnBlaze

    i heard codys request here in canada 9:52 pm est