iTunes Radio no longer free, requires Apple Music subscription

One of the main reasons Apple was able to eventually make the deals with music publishers to create Apple Music was that Apple promised there would be no free version of the service, like there is on competitors like Spotify. For a while, Apple let that idea slide a bit (to get people hooked, as good companies do), but now iTunes Radio is no longer free...
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40 Comments

20. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I woulwouldn't generalise if I were you

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I say what the hell I want bruh. That's why so many fandroids get pissed at me, but I'm cool with the android users. Now generalize that.

25. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

streaming any song you wish at any time from 35 million songs for half of the price of a CD that holds 10 songs is dumb? Using the free services to these radio apps is like a radio, however when you pay for the premium membership, it becomes a unlimited MP3 player every nearly every song at your finger tips

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

i drooped apple music last month and went back to google play music, SOOO MUCH BETTER and the app is butter smooth

36. AlikMalix unregistered

Joevsyou, it all comes down to preference and selection of music. Not Google nor Apple will have everything you're looking for - but one may be better in selection than others. Either way - I prefer to own it.

29. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Nice move Apple Will someone pay for radio??

40. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple has over 6,500,000 paid subscribers now, I think. I dont think this move will have much more signing up, (not me), but the number is still growing... Spotify is enjoying even more paid subscribers, and Pandora which has a different (remove ads) system - which I paid into before iTunes Radio, and coming back to that. And I'm not sure where Google's Radio is at, but I bet that's in the millions as well. Internet radio on demand has been received well by consumer... so, Yes! Not all, but many...

34. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I am glad that I never used Is**t

37. snatchlax17

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Prime Music is another viable alternative if you happen to already have an Amazon Prime account...

39. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I bit the bullet finally and got a Prime account, so glad I did. Lots of music and video content (binge watched The Wire shortly after getting the account) and most physical items have free 2 day shipping to boot. Best money I ever spent.
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