iTunes Radio plans to make the service part of Apple Music, which costs $10 a month, beginning Jan. 29.
This means that Beats 1, which launched last year alongside Apple Music, will be the company’s only free music streaming offering.
The streaming service is similar to Pandora and other Internet radio services in that you can create custom stations based on genres or specific songs. The service is ad-supported and didn’t allow on-demand access to music.
Once the change goes into affect the only free music streaming option Apple will offer is Beats 1, a curated live 24/7 radio station.
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