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iTunes Radio could be standalone app in iOS 8

Apple is currently testing iTunes Radio as a standalone app within iOS 8, 9to5Mac reports. At this point, the streaming service is accessible through the iOS Music app. iTunes Radio app functionality would resemble the Music app, allowing users to browse history, purchase streamed tracks, and create stations. Though the report notes the change might not happen this year, moving iTunes Radio into its own app makes sense for a number of reasons — it would be more accessible, and could increase its user base simply by having its own pre-installed icon.

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Hopefully this will mean that in the next iOS when I want to enjoy my music on my iPhone 5 in the car, I won’t get that darn “Cellular Data is Turned Off for Music. You can turn on cellular data for this app in Settings” every single time since iOS 7.1. Quite the mood killer.

Posted by manchali on March 12, 2014 at 8:08 PM (CDT)


Oh please, iTunes Radio works perfectly right now, don’t mess it up!  When podcasts were still handled within iTunes and the music app on iPhones, they worked perfectly.  With the creation of the Podcasts app, listening, syncing, using Airplay, all have been a complete train wreck ever since.  We don’t need the same thing to happen to iTunes Radio.

Posted by wocowboy on March 13, 2014 at 6:15 AM (CDT)

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