“Today, we’re introducing an amazing way to discover new music. We’re calling it iTunes Radio,” said Eddy Cue about the anticipated music-streaming platform.
iTunes Radio will be built into the music app on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and into iTunes on the Mac and AppleTV. Users can tap on a station or create their own. Songs can be skipped, replayed, added onto a wish list, bought, or never played again. The radio is free, with ads, but ad-free if the user is an iTunes Match subscriber.
iTunes Radio will arrive in the fall in the US and will be available in other countries “over time.”