During Apple’s iOS 7 unveiling, the company announced it will be taking on streaming radio services such as Pandora with its own iTunes Radio. The service not only allows iOS users to listen to stations based on their favorite artists, but can also buy music tracks from iTunes directly within the service. iTunes Radio is expected to be released on iOS devices this fall along with iOS 7, but it looks like Apple is already looking to expand the service as the latest Apple TV beta now features iTunes Radio.
The Apple TV beta release labeled iOS 5.4, which is only available to registered developers, not only brings iTunes Radio as a number of other minor features and improvements to Home Sharing have been introduced to help make the feature more reliable. iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match are also being released with this beta version, and “Photo Stream” is now being renamed to “iCloud photos.”
One of the last, more interesting features Apple is rolling out with this beta is “Conference Room” mode, which allows users to set custom backgrounds along with an overlay of instructions on how to connect devices to the provided network. iCloud playback of stored presentations, videos, photos and music can also be selected.
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