iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks FAQ

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  1. What is the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks?
  2. How do I connect to the free Wi-Fi service from my portable computer?
  3. I don't see the Starbucks button on my iPhone or iPod touch.
  4. I can't view the Now Playing song or Recently Played song on my iPhone, iPod touch, or portable computer.
  5. Can I access Internet radio or podcasts at Starbucks?
  6. I'm using a paid T-Mobile account in Starbucks. Is my access to the iTunes Store limited?
  7. Can I access my favorite websites using the free Wi-Fi access?

What is the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at Starbucks?

At participating Starbucks locations, you get free Wi-Fi access to browse, search, and preview millions of songs that can then be easily bought and downloaded directly to your iPod touch, iPhone, Mac or PC. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store also includes a "Now Playing" feature which displays the name of the downloadable song playing in the Starbucks store at that moment.

Click here to find participating Starbucks locations.

How do I connect to the free Wi-Fi service from my portable computer?

Select T-Mobile from the list of Wi-Fi networks on your computer. Refer to the Starbucks in-store documentation for help with T-Mobile or contact T-Mobile Customer Service at 877-822-7768.

Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed in order to view the "Now Playing" section at your participating Starbucks location.

Starbucks also offers AT&T Wi-Fi access.

 

I don't see the Starbucks button on my iPhone or iPod touch.

  1. Make sure you are in a participating Starbucks location.
  2. Be sure that your iPhone or iPod touch software is up to date and has recently synced with iTunes.
  3. Tap the iTunes button. A Starbucks button will appear in the navigation at the bottom of the device.

You can now browse, buy, and download music, including songs that are "Now Playing" at your participating Starbucks location.

Read this article for more Starbucks Wi-Fi connection tips.

I can't view the Now Playing song or Recently Played song on my iPhone, iPod touch, or portable computer.

The 'Now Playing' or 'Recently Played' song may not be available for purchase in iTunes. You may see the following message: "The song now playing is currently unavailable on iTunes."

Can I access Internet radio or podcasts at Starbucks?

Internet radio and podcast content is not available from the free Wi-Fi access at participating Starbucks locations.

I'm using a paid T-Mobile account in Starbucks. Is my access to the iTunes Store limited?

With a paid T-Mobile Wi-Fi connection and a portable computer, you have full access to iTunes Store content. Even with a paid Wi-Fi connection, iPod touch and iPhone will have access to music content.

Can I access my favorite websites using the free Wi-Fi access?

Starbucks locations with free Wi-Fi access allow you to connect to apple.com sites and the iTunes Store. If you want to surf other sites on the Internet, you'll need to use a paid Wi-Fi connection, or the EDGE network from your iPhone.

For general questions about the iTunes Wi-Fi Music store, read this FAQ.

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