iTunes Radio launch in Canada might take place soon
iTunes Radio, Apple’s new music streaming service, is currently exclusive to users in the United States. There’s a possibility that the service might soon be launched in Canada.
The iTunes Radio music streaming service was unveiled back at Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. It is similar to rival Pandora, with emphasis being on the discovery of new music. After being available only to developers, iTunes Radio finally went live last month alongside iOS 7. Users in the U.S. can use iTunes Radio through their iOS 7 compatible mobile device or through the latest iTunes version on their Windows and Mac computers.
Apple is now hiring for a new position, titled iTunes Canada Music Programmer, which leads many to believe that the service is going to be launched in Canada soon. The person will be tasked with overseeing the programming of iTunes Radio across the border from the U.S. The person would be working directly under the Head of Music for the Canadian iTunes Store. One of the responsibilities of the job is to keep the product current, making sure that iTunes Radio continues to feature music that is relevant and popular in Canada.
So it appears that Canada is going to be the second country in which iTunes Radio is going to go live. No concrete date is available as yet regarding the service being switched on there. Apple also hasn’t given a timeline regarding international roll out of iTunes Radio.