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Apple’s iTunes Radio Has Been Released Early

Apple’s iTunes Radio Has Been Released Early

 

By: Corey Tate
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July 30, 2013

 

iTunes Radio might not have been released to the public yet, but it's out in the wild for the people that create apps. CNET is reporting that a beta version of iTunes 11.1 was released yesterday via Apple's developer's site, which means you could give iTunes Radio a spin if if you're willin’ to do up a beta version of iTunes. Beta versions are early releases with minor bugs in them, released to get feedback from users before the official release.


iTunes Radio was initially announced last month at Apple's WWDC conference in San Francisco, and is part of the new iOS7 coming this Fall for the iPhone and iPad, but the new iTunes and iTunes Radio will available for anyone who uses iTunes, PC or Apple. They went through a lot of licensing challenges, and it will compete with Pandora Radio and Spotify primarily, but even Rdio and Rhapsody.


Richard Greenfield of BTIG Research did a video walkthrough of iTunes Radio, using Siri to interact with it and play music. Check out the video here, it looks pretty rad and will add a new dimension to streaming radio with the use of Siri, which is bound to change the way people listen to music in their cars. The other potential game-changer here is the interlocking with the all-powerful iTunes Music Store, so the try-before-you-buy world of streaming music services will be leveraged in a combined ecosystem that hasn’t been done before. the iTunes Music Store is the biggest online retailer of downloaded music purchases.

 

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