Apple announces iTunes Radio music streaming service

iTunes Radio also remembers all the songs you’ve listened to, and can create personalised genre-focused stations for you too. “iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download,” says Apple.

In addition, iTunes Radio will give users access to “first listen” premeires, Siri integration and the ability to tag or buy anything you listen to.

“iTunes Radio is an incredible way to listen to personalised radio stations which have been created just for you,” said  Cue. “It’s the music you love most and the music you’re going to love, and you can easily buy it from the iTunes Store with just one click.”

iTunes Radio is built into iOS 7, and works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It is also built in to iTunes on your Mac and PC, and on your Apple TV.

It’s free with ads, however, if you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, then it’s free without ads. iTunes Match costs £21.99 per year.

It looks like iTunes Radio will just be available in the US to begin with, starting in autumn, but will expand to the rest of the world (including us here in the UK) later.

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