It seemed like we were waiting for years for Apple to finally launch what we’d previously dubbed ‘iRadio’. When the company’s execs announced it on stage at WWDC last month, I think we all collectively and simultaneously applauded and sighed with relief, especially when we discovered that the company had opted for the less cringe-inducing moniker ‘iTunes Radio’.
Apple’s Spotify challenger has – thus far – been hidden away with no one able to gain access to it. However, from today, developers in the States can use it. If you have a developer account, head on over to the dev center and download the latest iTunes beta. Version 11.1 beta 1 features iTunes Radio and will allow any American users to stream music for free. It’s ad-supported unless you have an iTunes Match account active, then there are no ads at all.
Sadly, for anyone outside the States, it’s not available. And, if you don’t have a dev account, you can’t get it either. But if you can, you should check it out and let us know what you think. Will it make Spotify redundant?