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WWDC 2014: Apple rethinks music with new-streaming radio service

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WWDC 2014: Apple rethinks music with new-streaming radio service

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Apple announces iTunes Radio at its annual WWDC in San Francisco. The new, free, music-streaming service comes with 100 stations built in.

-The music app in iOS 7 is beyond the doubt: The best music player we have ever done. The first thing you'll notice is we provide you with a beautiful artist images right in your library. You just tap an artist and you see the songs. But it's not just the songs on your device. You see all of your purchased music from iCloud right in your library. And if you wanna hear one of the songs, you just tap, and you get a beautiful "Now Playing" screen. But it's not just your purchased music, in the video apps, you get all of your movies and tv shows right from My Cloud, right in your library. It's really, really great. You turn the device sideways you see your albums. You can just swipe to see more and once you see what you like, you tap and zooms right in. Now, the music app is the best way to listen to your music. But today, we're introducing an amazing way to discover new music, and we call it iTunes Radio. And here's what it looks like. It's built right into the music app, but rather than tell you about it, I'd love to show it to you. And we'll launch the music app-- and the first thing you'll notice is we've got a set of featured stations that our programming team have created. So, you can see the songs that are trending on Twitter right now or even the songs that you guys are all gonna hear this week at WWDC. But I feel like summer songs, so you just tap-- and once you have a station you love. You can just tap the "I" and you could share it with a friend or even create a new station based on this artist or song. I can easily skip and see what's the next song. -You and I go hard, at each other like we going to war. You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming the door-- -Oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. -I go back to stations, but it's not just the featured stations that we provide. You can create your own stations. Here are some that I previously created. -Never had much faith in love or miracles. -Well, I feel like doing something new. Now our music team has providing you with hundreds of stations based on Alternative, Country, Classic Rock, but I feel like doing something little more specific. -I never wanna put my heart on the line. But swimming in your world is something spiritual. -I'm born again every time you spend the night. 'Cause your sex takes me to paradise-- -How about some Led Zeppelin? -You need coolin', baby, I'm not fooling-- -So it starts off with a great Led Zeppelin song-- let's go ahead and see what else is on this station. And the great thing is I can always modify the station. I can just tap the Star and I could save played more songs like this or never play this song or add it to my wish list. Now, I like this so let's play some more songs like this. Now, another great feature of iTunes Radio is it keeps track of all of the songs that you're listening to across all the stations, all your devices and you can get to them by just tapping history. You could see them all here. You can preview and buy right from there. And that's iTunes Radio. So iTunes Radio is built-in to iOS 7. It works on your iPhone, your iPod Touch and your iPad. It's also built-in to iTunes on your Mac and PC and even in your living room built-in to Apple TV. iTunes Radio is free with ads and if you're an iTunes Match subscriber, it's completely ad-free. We're starting in the US and will be adding other countries over time, and that's the new music app on iOS 7. It is the best music player we have ever done. Thank you.

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