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iTunes Radio music streaming service confirmed by Apple

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Apple has confirmed the launch of its music streaming service iTunes Radio.

The free internet radio service features over 200 stations with a large catalogue of music following deals with all the major record labels.

iTunes Radio

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iTunes Radio



Users get access to personalised radio stations based on music they already listen to, as well as Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations.

The service, which had long been rumoured as iRadio, will be built into the iOS 7 Music app. It will also come with iTunes on Mac and PC, as well as on Apple TV.

It will have exclusive premieres of songs and live streams direct from the iTunes Festival in London and other iTunes Sessions.

The service keeps track of all the songs a user is listening to across supported devices, meaning it gets more personalised as time goes on.

iTunes Radio

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iTunes Radio



"iTunes Radio is an incredible way to listen to personalised radio stations which have been created just for you," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

"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 will launch in the autumn with Siri integration. It will be ad-supported and free for everyone.

Users of iTunes Match, the music cloud storage service that costs £21.99 a year, get iTunes Radio ad-free.

Watch an introductory video for Apple's iOS 7 below:


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