1. bazn's Avatar
    Why can't people of the uk get iTunes Radio when I'm sure behind the US uk brings apple a lot of revenue !!!! Is this something apple will look at or not ?

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    03-12-2014 07:26 AM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I'm sure they will look at it sooner or later. This is just the way Apple always has been.
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    03-12-2014 07:32 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Unfortunately licensing deals need to be worked out with music labels on a country by country basis. That's why these sorts of things always have a staggered rollout.
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    03-12-2014 08:04 AM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Unfortunately licensing deals need to be worked out with music labels on a country by country basis. That's why these sorts of things always have a staggered rollout.
    Good point...
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    03-12-2014 12:37 PM
  5. bazn's Avatar
    Thanks guys I just find it very unfair ! As we have to pay through our noses for apple products in the uk and dont get the same service as in the US, if apple are going to sell the product they really need to make sure it's the same worldwide ! There big enough and it's not a little company we are talking about here they have the money to make sure. People of the uk can get iTunes Radio at the end if the day we've paid for it!


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    03-12-2014 01:21 PM
  6. avmsam's Avatar
    Relax. You're not the only country. Most tv/video/music services from American companies start off as US only and eventually make it to lots of others like UK, Canada etc. in fact Apple has one of the better track records for just this. Take a look at how many countries the iTunes Store is in compared to google play and amazon. I'm in Canada and patiently waiting for iTunes Radio as well. I've become very accustom to waiting for things Americans already have. Apple said they're expanding it this year. I believe it's already made it's way to Australia.

    Also, there's very legitimate reasons for why this happens. There's lots of legal/copyright things to do and deals to make. Btw, there are always unofficial workarounds but I'll leave those up to you to figure out (google it).

    It has nothing to do with money. Apple would welcome the greater revenue but it's not a matter of money. I feel your pain though. In Canada we're right next door to the US and always end up waiting longer, paying more or not getting services/products at all. It's been like 5 years since Google said google voice is coming to canada. Pandora is still non existent here. Still waiting on Spotify. We've got Netflix but our library of content is a fraction of the US one. A lot of it has to do with the politics of the studios/record companies and the horrible copyright laws.

    Again, many have resorted to DNS/VPN workarounds. Explore at your own risk as legality may vary in your country and I'm not even sure about the forum rules on discussing DNS/VPN workarounds. For iTunes Radio specifically I believe you don't even need to go that route. I think you just need a US iTunes account which is easy to get even if you're not in the US. Google it.
    Last edited by avmsam; 03-12-2014 at 07:06 PM.
    03-12-2014 06:55 PM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't get iTunes Radio officially here in Singapore as well, but like iTunes Match came here, I have no doubt Radio will follow.

    It's only a matter of time.


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    03-12-2014 06:58 PM
  8. iBright's Avatar
    I'm in China yet I use iTunes Radio. It a matter of changing your address to USA which I think it's not so hard to do. Please google


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    03-22-2014 06:14 PM
  9. rayz336's Avatar
    Thanks guys I just find it very unfair ! As we have to pay through our noses for apple products in the uk and dont get the same service as in the US, if apple are going to sell the product they really need to make sure it's the same worldwide ! There big enough and it's not a little company we are talking about here they have the money to make sure. People of the uk can get iTunes Radio at the end if the day we've paid for it!


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums ( baz )
    It boils down to music companies, which are not the quickest to embrace change. Negotiations with major labels can take a lot longer than expected.
    03-22-2014 06:18 PM

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