iTunes Radio pops up in UK, Canada and Australia

iTunes Radio pops up in UK, Canada and AustraliaAesthetic stuff aside, one of the headline features of iOS 7 is iTunes Radio, a free music streaming service for iDevice users.

The service has remained exclusive in the US until now, and there’s still no official word on an international launch, but we’re hearing that iTunes Radio has starting appearing sporadically across the globe.

Apple Insider has compiled various anecdotal accounts, with Australian iDevice users saying that iTunes Radio popped up during the week, only to vanish shortly thereafter.

Canadian users can see some iTunes Radio functionality, though the actual streaming side of things doesn’t actually work. Yet.

Finally, some guy called Phil has provided screenshots of his UK iPhone seemingly streaming iTunes Radio over O2’s 3G network. He’s cranking things up a notch with a spot of Michael Buble and Leona Lewis. Oh, Phil.

I had iTunes Radio pop up last year at some point, but with a “service unavailable” error message.

Not seeing any iTunes Radio functionality at the moment, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Needless to say, hit us up below if you’re seeing the little Radio icon in the bottom left of the Music app.

iTunes Radio is entirely free with ads, while iTunes Match users get the full service sans marketing.

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perry_mason  Jan. 25, 2014 at 20:37

I didn't realize it had been US only until now.

I am an o2 UK customer and have had access to ITunes radio since I upgraded to iOS7 last year.

I just thought it was available as soon as you updated from iOS6.

Stelph  Jan. 28, 2014 at 12:25

How odd, no radio icon for me on my unlocked iPhone 5 on EE. TBH I even had to google to try and find out how to get it to work (apprently under the "music" icon there should be a radio button, I do not have one)


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