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iTunes Radio will no longer be free as of January 28th

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jan 2016 1:05 User comments (4)

iTunes Radio will no longer be free as of January 28th Apple has confirmed that its popular ad-supported iTunes Radio (Apple Music Radio) service will no longer be free as of January 28th.
Moving forward you will have to pay $9.99 a month for Apple Music to have unlimited access to iTunes Radio. The continiously running Beats 1 radio station will remain free, however.

The company says only that "Beats 1 will be the premier free broadcast so you'll continue to get all the best music and culture there with world-class DJs like Zane Lowe and specialty programming from artists like Dr. Dre, Drake, Pharrell Williams, and more."

iTunes Radio launched in 2013 to rival Pandora and has been part of iOS ever since.

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4 user comments

117.1.2016 01:38

Used it once. Guess that was the first and last time.

217.1.2016 02:19


This is a boneheaded move by Apple, in my opinion. If I'm going to pay monthly, it's going to be to a better-run service, for damn sure.

319.1.2016 12:59

I completely block as much of the Apple Music crap from their music app as possible. Drives me crazy that, by default, I can't easily access MY OWN music. One day this will bite them in the arse for sure!

420.1.2016 06:50

Fiio mp3 player is looking better and better.....

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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