When you enter a participating Starbucks with an iPod touch or an iPhone, you can access the iTunes Store and the Starbucks Now Playing content. To see if iTunes has arrived at your Starbucks, consult our list of participating Starbucks locations.
Connecting with an iPhone or iPod touch
Before attempting to connect to the iTunes Store, be sure that the iPhone or iPod touch software is up to date. Learn how to update your iPhone or iPod touch software.
You will also need to sign in to your iTunes Store account on your iPhone or iPod touch (using iOS 3.0 or later), or (using iOS 2.2.1 or earlier), sync your iPhone or iPod touch with a computer that has an iTunes Store account set up in iTunes. Doing so will sync your iTunes Store account to your iPhone or iPod touch. All subsequent purchases you make with this device via the iTunes Store will be charged to this iTunes Store account.
When you are in a participating Starbucks, select attwifi or tmobile from the list of Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone or iPod touch. To find the list of Wi-Fi networks, tap Settings and then tap Wi-Fi. Then, on the Wi-Fi Networks screen, tap attwifi or tmobile to join the network.
Once you have joined the network, you can connect to the iTunes Store. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen and then tap iTunes. You are now connected to the iTunes Store and will be able to buy and download music. You can read up on how to browse and use the iTunes Store here.
To access the Starbucks Now Playing content, simply tap the Starbucks icon. From this screen you can purchase the currently playing song, any of the last 10 songs played, or songs from featured Starbucks Collections.
Connecting with a portable computer using iTunes 8.2.1 or earlier
When you are in a participating Starbucks, select attwifi or tmobile from your computer's list of Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Mac, you can learn how to join wireless networks here.
Once you are connected to the AT&T or T-Mobile network, you can open iTunes and access the iTunes Store to see the Starbucks Now Playing content as shown below. If you need help with this feature of the iTunes Store, visit our support site.
Note: Starbucks Now Playing is only available with iTunes version 8.2.1 or earlier.