Luckily, your music stays. Some have waited years for this moment , the day when Apple killed off its iTunes media app for MacOS and split the exasperating tool into individual pieces, each dedicated to a specific purpose. Here's the difference between them all.
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Open Radio, then start listening
Back in June I openly worried about the future state of internet radio on the Mac with the arrival of macOS Catalina and the demise of iTunes. However, now the Music app now gives you access to a very comprehensive selection of both terrestrial and pure-play internet stations across the U. But click on it and you just get more featured Apple Music stations, along with a list of genres that — you guessed it — deliver even more Apple Music stations. Indeed, I was able to find pretty much every station on my local Portland, Oregon radio dial. When I surveyed other Mac internet radio apps earlier this year, I discovered that stations owned by either iHeart or Entercom were often missing. The Music app solves this problem by plugging into the iHeartRadio, Radio. At least in the U. When you search for a specific station, the app displays what directory the result came from. But search has serious limits. Included were ESPN College Football and some other results that indicate the search was only performed on station names.
Tune in to internet stations
Listen to Beats 1 to hear a live global broadcast hosted by the biggest names in music. Or tune in to a local radio station. Tune in to enjoy live shows hosted by renowned artists and DJs, exclusive interviews, and discover new music from around the world.
As of Friday, you will need to shell out for an Apple Music subscription if you want to listen to your favorite stations. Try to launch an iTunes Radio station on your Apple device or your computer, and you'll now be prompted to subscribe to Apple Music. Launched in , iTunes Radio had been a free, ad-supported way to listen to stations devoted to specific artists and genres. But as announced earlier this month, Apple has turned off the free tap as of Friday. There seem to be a few exceptions.