Some international Apple customers are now going to be able to take advantage of Apple’s iTunes Radio streaming service, as Australia has become the first country outside the U.S. to receive the service. Apple launched iTunes Radio in Australia on Monday, kicking off the International rollout that was promised when they first introduced the service. Australian customers will now be able to stream songs through their iOS 7 devices, Macs, and even Apple TV’s.
Like the United States, customers will be able to stream music that is ad-supported, though they can switch to an ad-free version by paying AU$34.99 per year to subscribe to iTunes Match. There were rumors that iTunes Radio began appearing in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. though Australia seems to be the only country that has had a confirmed release.
Apple has had a successful rollout of iTunes Radio in the United States, though I have met a number of people who weren’t aware that such a feature existed. Many who do, however, have already deleted Pandora and replaced it with Apple’s streaming service.