The platform features a mix of curated pre-programmed stations as well as listener created stations based on artists and songs. Features involve song skipping, Siri integration, and playlists of every song listened to with ability to purchase with one click. Apple is also highlighting that they will have exclusive “first listen” premieres from top selling artists and live streams from the iTunes Festival in London and other exclusive iTunes Sessions.
The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes.
iTunes Radio will launch this fall as part of iOS7 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well as iTunes for Mac and PC and AppleTV. The service will be free with ads for all users and ad-free to subscribers of ITunes Match. It will be available only in the United States at first before expanding internationally.
Let Siri make your listening experience even more fun. Ask Siri “Who plays that song?” or “Play more like this” and Siri will make it happen. Say something like “Play Jazz Radio” or ask for any of your existing favorite stations and genres. Shape your stations by telling Siri what you like and don’t like, or tell Siri to pause, stop or skip. You can also have Siri add songs to your Wish List to download later.