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Apple is Considering Making iTunes Radio a Standalone App

Apple is Considering Making iTunes Radio a Standalone App

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Apple is considering making iTunes Radio a standalone app in iOS 8, reports 9to5Mac. Currently, the service is accessed through the Music app.

As a standalone application, users will be able to more quickly access iTunes Radio. Psychologically for users, iTunes Radio will be its own app competing with the likes of the Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio apps found on the App Store. The benefit for Apple, however, is that iTunes Radio will be pre-installed. The interface for the standalone iTunes Radio application is said to be nearly identical to the one found inside of the iOS Music app and its Home screen icon is a terrestrial radio graphic atop a red background.

The app would function similar to how iTunes Radio works in the Music app letting users browse history, purchased tracks, listens to Featured Stations, and create their own stations.

Apple has pulled features out of the Music app in the past such as Videos, Podcasts, and iTunes University.

Just yesterday we reported that iTunes Radio has overtaken Spotify to become the third most popular music streaming service in the United States.

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Apple is Considering Making iTunes Radio a Standalone App

EthanBB - March 13, 2014 at 7:14am
atop a red background... Are you sure background isn't white with red icon? :D
Bony - March 13, 2014 at 2:53pm
It's roughly the tmobile color.
Bruce Jenner - March 12, 2014 at 11:56pm
It's about right
OcanEfun - March 12, 2014 at 8:09pm
Agreed. That would be an awesome idea!!!
Potamus2000 - March 12, 2014 at 6:03pm
That would be an excellent idea. I don't like how it is merged with the Music app.
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