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iTunes Radio launches in Australia

By | Published on Wednesday 12 February 2014


Yesterday, Australia became the first country outside the US to have access to iTunes Radio. The ‘on’ switch was flicked down under, commencing the international roll out which we’ve been expecting since the beginning of the year. It’s not clear when the service will go live in other countries, but also in line for access are Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

The service is available for free to all iTunes users, while iTunes Match subscribers will get access ad-free.

Meanwhile, Apple has also added new Beatles content to the iTunes store to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’. Which apparently is still something we’re supposed to be celebrating.

If you head on over to the Beatles section of the iTunes store, you can watch a fourteen minute clip of their Ed Sullivan performance, and you can buy all of the US versions of their albums for the bargain price of £89.99. Plus, should you have already purchased any Beatles music from iTunes in the past, you can now replace the files with newly ‘mastered for iTunes’ versions.