Apple recently launched its iTunes radio app providing users with an alternative to Pandora.
The radio app allows users to create customized music stations for streaming by choosing a song, artist and genre, similar to Pandora, but has some unique features.
The app’s unique feature includes the ‘tune this station’ option that allows users to more tightly control the songs that stream in by setting it to ‘hits, variety or discovery’, based on user’s choice of genre.
According to New York Post, the app also uses data from the iTunes library to gauge users’ tastes by examining the songs to which they most often listen and features 300 built-in stations.
The report said that the free version of the app is available with ads and a 25 dollar yearly subscription to iTunes Match is ad-free.
All users’ stations are stored in iCloud, and users can also share their stations via the new AirDrop feature of through e-mail, Twitter or Facebook.