Apple announced the international launch Radio iTunes. The first country outside the United States , which officially earned music service was Australia . Access to the service users are iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 7 , Apple TV , and Mac and PC with iTunes media player 11.
Own radio Apple introduced at WWDC 2013 . For users of the iPhone and iPad service became available with the release of iOS 7. The company has made iTunes Radio smart enough : it changes by learning more about the preferences of the user based on listening and downloadable music . The more often a person turns to iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more accurate the service adjusts musical repertoire . You can create and configure a preferred music station .
Although iTunes Radio late enough entered the market , we now have more than 100 service stations and a few tens of millions of users.
Starting today , you can listen to iTunes Radio in Australia. Sources at Apple say that the service should soon start in Canada and New Zealand. Spring is expected to launch services in the Nordic region , but there is no significant clarity due to licensing restrictions .
This extension is to create a more serious competitor current market leader Pandora Media and Spotify. It is known that the implementation of the global expansion of Apple is moving faster than the competition , as the first already has agreements with major international rights record labels , in particular Warner and Universal Music, while the rest of the service providers , these local law .
“One of our top priorities – do it iTunes Radio available worldwide. We plan to launch the service in at least 100 countries, ” – he said.
Previously Eddy Cue , senior vice president of Apple’s Internet services and software , said the company expects to make it available worldwide as soon as possible .