iTunes radio has a mind of its own

iOS & iPadOS
LOL, I noticed that iTunes radio does not play what you tell it to play. I have had trouble when I select a certain artist for a station, it plays totally different music and I like. I'm curious to know if anybody else is had the same experience. Thank you



Submitted by RLH on Saturday, September 21, 2013

I've had it play the selected artist once, then branch into other artists. It seems that the originating artist for a customer station doesn't play nearly as often as, say, Pandora does.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, September 21, 2013

In reply to by RLH

That might be true, how ever the selection is constently growing on itunes ardio and it seems to learn very very quickly. At least it has for me. Good luck.

Submitted by Jen on Saturday, September 21, 2013

I've started two stations, and both times, the originating artist hasn't played. Fortunately, I really liked the music ITunes picked for the station. It was just strange that I tried a "Led Zeppelin" station, and Tame Impala played. It wasn't a "match" I would have envisioned, but it worked.

Submitted by Anthony R on Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm helping a friend as she learns how to use her iPod Touch. She's getting quite unimpressed with iTunes Radio, since every time she creats a station and goes to play it, it tells her that the station is temporarily unavailable. They've been unavailable for 3 days now. Her first one was just an 80's station that she customized, but she also wanted an American Idol station, so she put a lot of work in to it, entering all the Idol artists that she wanted, and now the station is unavailable. She shared it with me and I can't play it. we shared it with another friend of ours, (living in a different city,) and he can't play it either. She's thinking about ditching iTunes and using Pandorah instead.