Yesterday Apple officially announced iTunes Radio during their WWDC conference. This service is going to be a personalized radio based off the user’s existing music library. Pandora and Slacker are now going to be some of their competitors, and they’ve both issued statements in wake of the announcement made by Apple. Take a look below the jump to read the statements from both companies.
iTunes Radio will be released on the upcoming ios7 software update. What do you think of iTunes Radio? Let us know below!
Apple’s new feature is an evolution of their iTunes offering to bring it on par with other streaming music services that have added radio into their feature sets. We have spent the last 13 years singularly focused on redefining radio and benefit from unrivalled intellectual property, deep experience in delivering personalized playlists, and ubiquitous product availability across every platform. We make it effortless for our more than 200 million registered users to connect with the music they love anytime, anywhere.
Maybe people do want to rent music, after all.
Apple finally jumping into the streaming music space validates the work we’ve been doing at Slacker since 2010, offering anytime, anywhere access to the world’s music library on any device. Apple creates great products, but unless you’re in the Apple ecosystem you’re out of luck. Walled gardens don’t benefit listeners and Slacker believes in the importance of giving users true freedom to access their content, whether they’re on iOS, Android, Windows, a smart TV, Xbox or in-car infotainment system.
Slacker also takes a uniquely human approach to content programming, mixing in news from ABC, ESPN sports, and updates from The Weather Channel for uniquely personalized entertainment that goes well beyond music.