What’s This “Radio” Button Doing Front-and-Centre on iTunes 11?

There has always been a “radio” function with iTunes, but it’s never been prominently featured.  But I noticed something in a screenshot of an iTunes 11 screen in the area below the “what’s playing” window. Look:

That’s interesting, no?  Could this be a harbinger of iTunes’ rumoured Pandora-like streaming internet radio service? We’ll find out when v11 is released next month.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “What’s This “Radio” Button Doing Front-and-Centre on iTunes 11?

  • September 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I listen to Itunes Radio all the time such a good selection of genres and stations to choose from.
    just hope they don't corrupt it and make it a pay service any time soon..


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