iTunes Radio is the new music streaming service by Apple. iTunes Radio lets users create custom radio stations based upon the artists, genres, or songs you enter. It also has ‘Featured Stations’, which are suggested playlists – great for discovering music.
iTunes Radio was first announced in June 2013 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. However, it was just released to only the American public on Wednesday, 19 September, along with Apple’s new mobile operating iOS7.
That’s right, this is another tech product which is regionally restricted and not available outside of the United States. However, there is a way for people in Malaysia to access iTunes Radio.
How to Access the New iTunes Radio in Malaysia
This is a simple trick, which doesn’t require a proxy, and comes from the site BGR India. You just need to create an American Apple ID, which you can do by following the steps below.
First, make sure you update your iTunes to version 11.1. (iTunes Radio wasn’t accessible for us on iTunes 11.0)
Second, inside the iTunes app, click the button that takes you to the App Store. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and you’ll see an icon representing your country. Click this, and change the country to the United States.
Third, go download a free app in the app store. When you are prompted to sign in, click the option to create a new Apple ID. Follow the instructions of setting up the account. When it asks for payment type, select “none”. For billing options, enter a fake USA address. Then click “Create Your Apple ID” and confirm your email address.
Note: after these steps, if you open the iTunes Radio and it doesn’t load, try signing out and re-signing in. (It worked for us.)
You’re now ready to start listening to iTunes Radio in Malaysia.
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