With the release of iOS 7, all Apple apps received a makeover.
However, in the case of the Music app, it was far more than that, as the
Apple’s native music player got a new feature in the form of iTunes
Radio, which also released on iTunes.
Having iTunes Radio on iOS 7
though is an entirely different matter. It means Apple’s entry into the
streaming music business on the platforms where that business is really
successful and that are full of strong competitors.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at iTunes Radio on iOS 7,
as well as at a couple of tips to help you make the most out of it.
iTunes Radio on iOS 7
To use iTunes Radio, you have to open the Music app on your iPhone or other iOS device and look for the Radio
icon at the bottom of the screen. Once there, iTunes Radio shows you a
series of featured radio stations curated by Apple at the top of the
screen and your stations at the bottom.
If you use iTunes Radio on your computer, your stations are synced
with your iPhone, so you have instant access to all your radio stations
across all devices. When playing any song you can purchase it from the
iTunes Store if you like it. Additionally, you can also create new
stations from any song using either it or its artist as the base.
Something that is also worth noting (especially for users of other
radio services like Pandora for example), is that iTunes Radio also
learns the music you like from your behavior using the app, and uses
that information to better tailor its results when creating radio
stations for you.