iTunes Radio to become a separate app in iOS 8

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itunes-radioWith the release of the new iOS 8 platform, Apple plans to provide streaming service iTunes Radio in a separate annex . The purpose of this step – to popularize music service available on smartphones, tablets and media players Apple.

New application debuts iTunes Radio under the operating system iOS 8 , said informed sources. The user interface will resemble the design of existing section in the regular iOS 7 music service client .

Transferring iTunes Radio in a separate application is supposed to allow Apple to increase the audience . Many users are not yet aware of the existence of this music service . The program will allow the company to compete more effectively with other strimingovyh services like Pandora and Spotify, whose clients are downloaded from App Store.

iTunes Radio, launched last fall, boasts 100 unique stations and 20 million users. According to the study , “apple” service already captured 8 % of the U.S. market streaming services. It only popular Pandora and iHeartRadio with market shares of 31% and 9% respectively .

During the year, Apple also plans to significantly expand the geography Radio iTunes. The first country outside the United States , which officially earned music service was Australia .

Recall earlier in the week familiar with the development of iOS 8 sources reported that Apple plans to significantly modify the map in the new platform . Inhabitants of megacities will be available to special viewing modes that allow easy use of public transport . Also likely to occur in the “eight” augmented reality technology .

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