iTunes Radio

Christmas-themed stations come to iTunes Radio-ho-ho-ho

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Brush up on your Christmas carols ahead of the holidays, thanks to iTunes Radio. Photo: Mike Renland/Flickr
Brush up on your Christmas carols ahead of the holidays, thanks to iTunes Radio. Photo: Mike Renland/Flickr

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Apple is getting into the holiday spirit by activating a number of its festive-themed curated iTunes Radio stations — ranging from collections of country Christmas songs, to stations featuring the kind of Christmas standards we all know and love.

The ten stations include Children’s Christmas Holiday Sing-Along, Country Holiday, Classical Holiday, Holiday Classics, Holiday Hits, Latin Holiday, Rockin’ Holiday, Soulful Holiday, Swingin’ Holiday and The Sounds of Christmas.

To find the stations in question, users should search for the words “holiday” and “Christmas,” at which point they can add the stations to their My Stations’ selections. Anyone not signed up to Apple’s $24.99 iTunes Match service also gets to hear Christmas themed adverts between songs.

iTunes Radio’s holiday stations are available for both the Music app on iOS, and also iTunes for Mac and PC.

Certainly, the Christmas stations should provide an appropriately cheerful soundtrack for Apple employees leading up to the holidays — where Apple is expected to sell a whopping 71.5 million iPhones. Apple device activations are always at record highpoints during the holidays, and 2014 doesn’t look likely to change that.

Via: Apple Insider