Apple announces iTunes Radio, a streaming music service to compete with…everyone

From The Verge:

At its WWDC keynote event today, Apple announced iTunes Radio, its long-rumored streaming music service to compete with Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music, Google Play Music All Access, and others. It’s built right into iOS 7’s Music app. When you first open the iTunes Radio tab, you see a list of Featured Stations curated by Apple. When you tap, songs start playing immediately. You can share the station with a friend, or start a new station based on that song. You can star a track, ask for “more like this,” and even listen to Led Zeppelin, a first for streaming music services.

The service is free, with “text and audio ads,” but if you’re an iTunes Match subscriber ($24.99 / year), it’s completely ad-free.

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