How to share a radio station in iTunes Radio




How to share a radio station in iTunes Radio

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iTunes Radio

While streaming music service from Apple has not yet officially opened in our country, there are some simple ways to fill up a standard application “Music” tab cherished “Radio”, without having a U.S. account App Store. About one of them , we wrote back in July of this year , and the corresponding page , allows you to quickly switch between Russian and U.S. app store, still work properly .

However, apart from the usual playing music Apple introduced its service in social elements to entice customers with existing Spotify and Pandora . This tactic paid off : at the end of October, Apple reported a buffering reaches 20 million unique listeners, and the total number of songs in iTunes Radio exceeded one billion songs.

But back to the very “social elements”. In iTunes Radio, you can easily share the radio you like with friends, colleagues and relatives. To do this, press the «i» on top of the application, and then in the menu that appears select the tab “Link to the station.” The program will prompt you to immediately send a link to AirDrop, iMessage, email and even on “Twitter”. I chose one of the most proven ways – iMessage.

Since iTunes Radio is one of the major innovations of iOS 7, presented in June this year, the recipient of your links should be the owner of iPhone, iPad or iPod with this version of the operating system on board. Otherwise, from it just would not be any good – the recipient can not open it.

Unfortunately, you can iRadio many users now significantly reduced. For example, the service limits the number of rollbacks tracks, and periodically makes listening to 15-second commercials in English. You can call all this “cost of production”, but I would like to use as a handy application without restrictions. There is a solution – buy a subscription to the service of storing music in the “cloud» iTunes Match, but it applies only to the store that you assigned to your credit (debit) card.

Delays Launch iTunes Radio in Russian experts cause problems with Russian music copyright owners who do not want to start up service to our market without the appropriate “bonuses” . At the moment, the majority of Russian artists are skeptical to promote their albums through the Internet.


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