Over 100,000 live radio stations, user profiles coming to HomePod with iOS 13

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Apple is bringing live radio from a number of sources to iOS 13 with easy access via Siri.

Over 100,000 live radio stations coming with iOS 13
Over 100,000 live radio stations coming with iOS 13


During Apple's annual developer conference, Apple has announced the support for live radio coming to iOS. With support for iHeartRadio, TunIn, and Radio.com, users will have access to over 100,000 different stations.

Users can easily tune in just by asking Siri to listen to their favorite station.

Apple also declared that the HomePod will support user identification as well.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    Does this mean HomePod will finally support Spotify?
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Very glad to have direct access to radio stations this way...especially for sports and talk radio this will be great.
    ttollerton
  • Reply 3 of 8
    techsavytechsavy Posts: 34member
    The variety of radio options here sounds rather nice to have.
    minicoffeedaven
  • Reply 4 of 8
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,364member
    My HomePod that I bought on day one might actually get used now.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    mobirdmobird Posts: 218member
    The HomePod needs more love from Apple than a bunch of radio stations.
    Apple Music needs to offer CD Quality and Hi-Res audio.
    Let the naysaying begin in 3, 2, 1...
  • Reply 6 of 8
    davendaven Posts: 538member
    This is actually one of the keynote announcements I'm most excited about. I'd love to say, "Hey Siri, play radio station xyz" and have my local station play. 
    AppleExposed
  • Reply 7 of 8
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,373unconfirmed, member
    mobird said:
    The HomePod needs more love from Apple than a bunch of radio stations.
    Apple Music needs to offer CD Quality and Hi-Res audio.
    Let the naysaying begin in 3, 2, 1...

    This IS love from Apple. Don't you remember the iHeartRadio investment from Apple about a year ago?

    Althouygh I wish Apple would just acquire the iHeartmedia as I believe they're more valuable than Spotify or Pandora.


  • Reply 8 of 8
    Jason TJason T Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    I love it but I want to mention that I now have an actual FM Radio on my iPhone X now. I can’t afford a very expensive data plan.
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