by Brent Dirks
February 10, 2014
Apple has just announced that iTunes Radio is available for the first time outside of the United States. Users in Australia can now take advantage of the free streaming music service.
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.Music lovers down under should also consider paying the AU$34.99 per year subscription fee for iTunes Match. Along with listening to iTunes Radio without any advertisements, all of your music is accessible via iCloud. And with information about your entire music collection, iTunes Radio can also provide even more personalized song choices. Originally launching for U.S. users with the introduction of iOS 7 back in September, iTunes Radio has left other streaming music services scrambling to keep subscribers. After Apple's service launched, competitors like Spotify and Rdio fought back by annoucing their own free options. Apple has said iTunes Radio will expand to a number of other countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada, in 2014. For other news today, see: H.H. Gregg Is Offering Discounts On Apple iPads, Ladies and Gentlemen …The Beatles Are On Apple TV, and Scotland Yard Has Bought 600 iPad minis As Part Of A $360 Million Tablet Investment.