Apple shuts down iAd platform, taking iTunes Radio with it

iTunes Radio is available only in the United States and Australia, so this news won’t affect Apple users in the UK. But for those who did use the service, Apple has stated that Beats 1 Radio, which launched alongside Apple Music, is available to listen to free of charge. Curated playlists and catch-up shows will require an Apple Music subscription.

The news also means people who listen to radio stations ad-free through an iTunes Match account will no longer be able to do so.

Customers in Australia have been told the service will end on 29th January, while in the US it will end on 28th January.

The iAd platform, which lets developers embed interactive adverts within their applications, will shut down on 30th June (opens in new tab). Mac Rumours says there will likely be additional changes to products and services as the iAd platform is revamped.

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Source: Mac Rumours

Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.