Listenting To Radio Stations With the Music App On Your Apple Devices

You can listen to regular worldwide and local radio stations using the Music app in macOS Catalina and iOS 13. Thanks to agreements with streaming radio services, you can find these stations by searching or askign Siri. At the moment the streams don't seem to require an Apple Music subscription.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Listenting To Radio Stations With the Music App On Your Apple Devices”

    Ulrich Maasmeier
    5 years ago

    Great tip!

    I just wondered if I could get around the unfavourable music stations, and I got it!
    You just need an which stores links - and follow these steps:
    • search for your station
    • tap-and-hold the station entry
    • in the share menu, tap on the Link-saving app, e.g. in "Gladys"
    • store the item and organize (tag) it in the app, e.g. in "Gladys"
    • open any of these links, which will bring you to the  MUSIC App.

    ✔️ Done.

    Ulrich Maasmeier
    5 years ago

    Mistyped this:

    * You just need app an which stores links *

    Carlos Ramos
    5 years ago

    I'm in Puerto Rico. When I looked up radio stations they all stated "From TuneIn". Right now I do listen to them through TuneIn, in Safari. I was just curious about Apple Music as a portal, which seems to be its purpose.
    But when I selected the stations in Apple Music, I got the message "This radio station is not currently available in your country or region". Maybe Apple should review this, since my country is USA and region is a USA territory. I've been using MAC since 1993, and still iPod.

    5 years ago

    Carlos: I'm guessing that it is the "or region" that is the problem. I don't think Apple has much say in this, as it is probably TuneIn's licensing agreements that are the issue.

    John Vertolli
    5 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    I am in Canada, and not an Apple Music subscriber. In the Music App, left column it does show "Apple Music" above "Library". However under Apple Music there is nothing, no "For You", "Browse", or "Radio" listed. Is this a region issue or is there a preference indicator I am not opening?

    5 years ago

    John: So you see Apple Music on the left and right under that Library? That's odd. Apple Music is in Canada too. Can you click on it? Is there a Show/Hide that appears when you move your cursor over it? In Music, Preferences, General, does it appear as a checkbox under "Show?" Are you signed into your Apple ID account in the Music app? Maybe try a restart and see if that helps.

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