Apple just launched iTunes Radio, its highly anticipated music streaming service. It is released as a part of the iOS7 update.
It will be in competition with services like Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and Google Play Music All Access, its main feature is playlists or “stations” that are based on the music that is already in the users’ personal libraries, and is generated by iTunes’ entire index.
The iTunes Radio site says, “the more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more iTunes Radio knows what you like to listen to — and the more it can play music you’ll love.”
It has genre-based stations and if you’re listening on an iPhone, you can make requests using Siri.
The service is free and will be supported by ads, but if you subscribe to iTunes Match there will be no ads.
iTunes Radio is available on all Apple devices and within iTunes on Windows-based devices.