1. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Like the title says am I missing something here? ... my first impression of iTunes Radio (based on the IOS 7 keynote) is that it's just an Apple branded Pandora. Please somebody tell me I'm wrong, and that it's more like Google Play All Access Music, or Spotify.
    08-26-2013 10:40 AM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    That's the same mental image I have of it from what I've heard about it
    08-26-2013 10:46 AM
  3. finn5975's Avatar
    I would be curious to hear others' thoughts about it. Being a premium Spotify member, I don't give iTunes Radio a second thought. If I was not, then perhaps I would choose it over the likes of Pandora but that is not a given either.
    08-26-2013 10:55 AM
  4. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I mean if it is just "another" Pandora why did they even bother. If they wanted to rehash something, then why not their 7 year old keyboard design? Hello Apple it's called Swype, and predictive text. Perfect that Apple style ... Oh well getting off topic.
    08-26-2013 11:17 AM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    I would be curious to hear others' thoughts about it. Being a premium Spotify member, I don't give iTunes Radio a second thought. If I was not, then perhaps I would choose it over the likes of Pandora but that is not a given either.
    It will be ad supported - unless you subscribe to iTunes Match - then it's ad free...
    08-26-2013 11:25 AM
  6. applefanboi's Avatar
    It is more like Pandora than Spotify. It's an internet radio service, but it does have some features that I prefer over Pandora. It seems to be much more customizable over the music you wish to or don't wish to hear.
    08-26-2013 12:37 PM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    It is more like Pandora than Spotify. It's an internet radio service, but it does have some features that I prefer over Pandora. It seems to be much more customizable over the music you wish to or don't wish to hear.
    That's a little promising, but obviously not what I was wanting to hear.
    08-26-2013 01:50 PM
  8. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple's promo page about Radio: Apple - iTunes Radio - Hear where your music takes you. -- a good overview...
    08-26-2013 01:59 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It is a version of Pandora. Which is fine with me. I don't use Spotify. I don't like to think about what I want
    to listen to. I just like to set a station and have what I specified and related content be played. When Spotify
    came out with radio I used it and didn't want to really pay $10 a month anymore. Pandora has really been
    playing a lot of ads the past two months. I mean, it's gotten really annoying. And if I'm going to pay to remove
    ads then I want unlimited skipping, too. I sincerely hope iTunes Match subscribers get that in addition to no-ads.
    08-26-2013 02:21 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    It seems iTunes Radio allows 6 skips per hour...
    08-26-2013 02:27 PM
  11. sanc333's Avatar
    It will be ad supported - unless you subscribe to iTunes Match - then it's ad free...
    there will be 1 audio ad every 15 min and 1 video ad every hour for the people who are not subscribed to iTunes match.
    08-26-2013 02:32 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    It seems iTunes Radio allows 6 skips per hour...
    Even on iTunes Match?
    08-26-2013 02:33 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    iTunes Radio has a much larger catalog of music compared to Pandora. Not sure how it compares to Spotify but in my case I prefer radio type services to having to pick my own music.
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    08-26-2013 02:34 PM
  14. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It seems iTunes Radio allows 6 skips per hour...
    Per channel, I think?

    When I get tired of what I'm hearing, I change the station.
    08-26-2013 02:35 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    Even on iTunes Match?
    So far, yeah... I have yet to need 6 skips in an hour...
    08-26-2013 02:36 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    Per channel, I think?

    When I get tired of what I'm hearing, I change the station.
    Dittos... and as I noted above, I haven't needed 6 skips in an hour yet...
    08-26-2013 02:37 PM
  17. rlacrossjr's Avatar

    Cool I'm enjoying it compared to other services. Ads are only apple.


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    08-26-2013 02:43 PM
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    08-26-2013 02:45 PM
  19. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Can someone with iTunes Match try to skip more than six songs on a station to test out if there
    are indeed unlimited skips or not, please?
    08-26-2013 02:50 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    Ads are only apple.
    Maybe for now... Apple's iAD staff is said to have arranged ad deals with multiple, high profile partners for the public debut in September.
    08-26-2013 03:13 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    Can someone with iTunes Match try to skip more than six songs on a station to test out if there
    are indeed unlimited skips or not, please?
    6 skips per hour, per channel...
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    08-26-2013 03:14 PM
  22. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    6 skips per hour, per channel...
    Thank you.
    08-26-2013 04:07 PM
  23. Alik Malix's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to iTunes Radio as with Pandora it's a chore to purchase music you're listening to sometimes. What I have experienced is: you're listening to a song, you like it, you click to purchase and it takes to iTunes, you purchase the song displayed to find out you got something else. iTunes Radio - instant access. But my main reason for looking forward to iTunes Radio vs Pandora is the amount of music iTunes has - specifically music from my native country that I can now add to my list, hopefully we get international iTunes markets as well soon - that would absolutely compete my desired list. I will get Music Match as soon as I have iOS 7 for other benefits then just skipping commercials. I tried spotify - was not my thing. Oh mixing in your own songs into radio list is a nice feature too.
    08-26-2013 04:56 PM
  24. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Googles Music All Access lets you upload your personal library, has a on demand artist data base like Spotify, and a genre based radio. Just no decent app for the iDevices.
    08-27-2013 08:48 PM
  25. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Apple's promo page about Radio: Apple - iTunes Radio - Hear where your music takes you. -- a good overview...
    Thanks for the link.
    I really hadn't thought much about iTunes Radio since WWDC 2013.
    As I was reading up about it on the Apple site, I became interested again.
    Until I got to the very bottom.

    "iTunes Radio is only a available in the US". BURN! I'd forgotten about that.


    Eddy Cue, wtf guy?
    08-27-2013 09:12 PM
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