Apple announced its iTunes Radio service way back in June at WWDC. After months of rumors, the Internet radio service was finally a reality. Unfortunately, when it launched last month, it was only available for users in the United States, and Apple didn't offer much in the way of details regarding an international launch. Finally, nearly three weeks after its U.S. debut, we have more information on the international roll-out.
According to Bloomberg, several more countries will be getting iTunes Radio in early 2014. The news outlet cites people with knowledge of the situation that say both the United Kingdom and Canada will get access early next year. Those in Australia and New Zealand can also expect access, apparently.
Available across Apple and iOS devices as well as Windows, iTunes Radio is a free, ad-supported music service that allows users to customize stations, listen to pre-determined stations, and purchase songs from iTunes. The service will apparently 'learn' your tastes and preferences based on what you're listening to and skipping. If you're already signed up for iTunes Match, you can get an ad-free version of iTunes Radio. Right now, there doesn't seem to be any other way to 'upgrade' away from the ad-supported version.
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