Apple and TuneIn Join Forces to Bring 100,000+ Radio Stations to Apple Devices

Apple has concluded a deal with TuneIn, the internet radio service, to ” offer listeners access to TuneIn’s more than 100,000 global radio stations on all Siri-enabled devices and Apple Music. This collaboration comes on the heels of Apple’s release of iOS 13, which introduces a new radio experience to Apple devices – including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, CarPlay and HomePod.”

It’s not clear how this is going to work; you’ll be able to launch radio stations via Siri, but will these radio stations show up in the Radio tab of iTunes and the new Music app on macOS Catalina? This would explain why the new Music app no longer supports internet radio stations, which have been part of iTunes for a long time.

And it’s not clear whether these radio stations will be available to people who don’t subscribe to Apple Music, but it’s good to see that internet radio will not be forgotten in the new, split-up iTunes.

1 thought on “Apple and TuneIn Join Forces to Bring 100,000+ Radio Stations to Apple Devices

  1. See, Kirk, some things do work out. You and many other people, including me, were worried we’d get frozen out of listening to our favorite internet radio stations. Sometimes Apple does it right and here’s hoping it will be a smooth mechanism even for those who are not Apple Music subscribers.

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