Even though iTunes Radio wasn’t exactly what we all expected for Apple to launch along-side iOS 7, it wasn’t bad either. Instead of being a paid-subscription service, all iOS devices have the ability to stream music for free (with ads for non-iTunes Match customers) in case you want to go beyond your current list of paid or synced songs. Its only problem was that the service was locked to only US customers, but that problem is starting to come to an end.
Apple has just officially launched iTunes Radio internationally, and the first country to benefit from the service is Australia. According to the press release: “Apple® today announced iTunes Radio™ is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. 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 also gives you access to exclusive “First Play” premieres from top selling artists, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click.”
Sadly the company hasn’t confirmed which countries will follow with the launch, but one of the closest ones rumored is Canada, so keep a look out.