Apple today announced that it is bringing iTunes Radio, the company’s free music streaming service, to Australia.
iTunes Radio was announced in June last year, and was only available in the US. With this announcement, Apple is taking the service international.
Apple today announced iTunes Radio is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined with features only iTunes can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “First Play” premieres from top selling artists, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.
iTunes Radio is ad-supported, and works much like Pandora, where you can’t listen to specific songs, but rather listen to stations, which can be curated or interest-based. If you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, you can listen to iTunes Radio without ads, and have unlimited skips.
Previous evidence suggests that the service will next come to UK and Canada.
Note that even if you aren’t a resident of the two countries where iTunes Radio is available, you can still use the service by following the instructions in this post.