Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) launched its haphazardly named streaming radio service, Google Play Music All Access, in May for a $10 a month subscription price. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) launched its free iTunes Radio in September, although the service requires a $25 annual subscription to iTunes Match. While iTunes Radio has gotten a fair amount of traction, Google Play Music All Access has not, and a rumored introduction of a YouTube-branded radio and video service probably spells the end of the ill-named service
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At WWDC, Apple has finally launched their newest service under the Music app called iTunes Radio. This means iTunes Radio is not a separate app, but a feature included in their iOS devices’ Music app.
Now people cannot help but benchmark it along with other similar related applications like Google Play, Pandora or Spotify. Like those, iTunes Radio has all the makings of a typical cloud-based music streaming service.
You choose from a category like Alternative, Rock, Christian, Pop or Classic Rock. But you can also launch a station from an artist springboard. Say you choose Justin Timberlake Radio, then you’ll a stream of songs similar to the genre that a Justin Timberlake track belongs to. Continue reading When Will iTunes Radio Launch in the Philippines?→