iTunes Radio: Where did it go?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by KenB123, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. KenB123

    KenB123
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Am I going crazy? I had the new iTunes Radio icon in the Music application. Had setup a few stations and was enjoying it. Now I open the Music app and there is no iTunes Radio icon. Was this a temporary thing?
     
  2. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,005
    Thanks Received:
    8,637
    No, it shouldn't be temporary.
    Force close all apps. Then open Music again. It should reappear.
    (Double press Home button to reveal multitask bar, then swipe thumbnails towards the top of the screen.)
     
  3. KenB123

    KenB123
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    28
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Yes, thanks. I was trying that as you were posting. First thing I tried was running the iTunes App Store application and selecting iTunes Radio from there (there is a Quick Link at the bottom of the Music page). It ran. Then I also did the reboot. Sure enough it is back under the Music application. Odd, but at least resolved for now.
     
  4. J. A.

    J. A.
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    17,005
    Thanks Received:
    8,637
    This was happening to other iPad users as well, and afaik it always seems to help. Glad it worked for you also.
     
  5. Somerled

    Somerled
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    522
    Thanks Received:
    25
    The biggest thing I have noticed about the iTunes Radio is the sound quality is much lower than when I am streaming from my Match music. It is like the difference between the in-dash car radio and in-dash car CD player.
     
  6. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,087
    Thanks Received:
    5,403
    Sounds the same to me, then again I'm not exactly the pickiest or most observant listener. But it could be. Match actually downloads the 256kbps (if memory servers) version of the track, though it starts playing before the download completes.

    I don't know what iTunes Radio does for streaming, but even a high quality stream is likely to be more compressed than an actuall download. And it might adjust for bandwidth, so that quality could vary.


    Edit: Checked. Yes iTunes Match uses 256 kpbs quality files, even if the ones you had on the computer were of lower quality. The only exceptions would be those lower quality files that Match could not match, and had to upload to iCloud.
     
    #6 twerppoet, Oct 10, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
i tunes where did my radio go
,

where did itunes radio go

,
where did itunes radio go?
,
where did itunes radio stations go
,
where did my itunes radio go
,
where did my itunes radio go?
,
where did radio go in itunes
,
where did the itunes radio go
,
where did the radio app go.
,
why where did itunes radio go