Listen to Radio in Apple Music

With a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, anyone can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for every genre or create their own.


Start listening to Radio

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Open the Music app and tap the Radio tab  at the bottom of the screen.
  • On your Mac or PC: Open iTunes. In the upper-left corner, choose  Music. Then, from the navigation bar at the top of iTunes, choose Radio.
  • On your Apple Watch Series 3: Open the Radio app .
  • On your Apple TV: Open the Music app, then select Radio at the top of the screen.
  • On your HomePod: Ask Siri to play Beats 1 or an artist, genre, mood, or activity.
  • On your Android phone: Open the Apple Music app, tap Android menu icon in the upper-left corner, then tap Radio.

You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID.

Create a custom station with Apple Music

Find a song or album that you want to create a station from, then follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Tap pink circle with three white horizontal dots or use 3D touch, then tap Create Station.
  • On your Mac or PC: In iTunes, click blue circle with three white horizontal dots next to a song's name, then click Create Station.
  • On your Android phone: Tap pink circle with three vertical white dots, then tap Create Station.

On all of your Apple devices, you can also ask Siri to "Start a station from …" and then say the name of a song, album, or artist.

Your new station will be added to your list of Recently Played stations. Recently Played stations are in order of most recently played and can't be deleted.

Save a song that you hear on Radio

When you hear music that you like on Radio, you can add it to your Library or just add it to a playlist. You must subscribe to Apple Music to add a song to your Library.


On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open the Now Playing screen, then tap iOS More Options icon to the right of the song.
  2. Tap "Add to Library " to add the song to your Library or tap "Add to a Playlist   ."

On your Mac or PC:

  1. Hold your pointer over the song's name at the top of iTunes, then click  .
  2. Choose "Add to Library" or "Add to Playlist." You can add the song to an existing playlist or create a new one.

On your Apple Watch Series 3, tap the  on the Now Playing Screen.

On your Apple TV, hold down on the Touch surface of your remote, then select "Add to Library" or "Add to a Playlist."

On your Android phone:

  1. Tap Android More Options icon to the right of the song, album, or playlist.
  2. Tap  Android add icon to add the song to My Music or tap "Add to a Playlist."

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