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.

An iPhone X with Apple Music open to the Radio tab.

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 or later: 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 device: Open the Apple Music app, tap the 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 artist that you want to create a station from, then follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Tap the More Options icon or use 3D touch, then tap Create Station .
  • On your Mac or PC: In iTunes, click the More Options icon next to a song's name, then click Create Station.
  • On your Android device: Tap the More Options icon , 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 can add the song to an existing playlist or create a new one.)

You must subscribe to Apple Music to add a song to your Library.


An iPhone X with Apple Music open showing the More Options menu on the song "Lucky Escape" by Palo Santo.


On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open the Now Playing screen, then tap the More Options icon in the lower-right corner.
  2. Tap "Add to Library " or "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 the More Options icon .
  2. Choose "Add to Library" or "Add to Playlist."

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 device:

  1. Open the Now Playing screen, then tap the More Options icon in the lower-right corner.
  2. Tap " Add to Library" or "  Add to a Playlist."


Listen to Beats 1 and past episodes

To listen to Beats 1, go to Radio, then tap or click Beats 1. 

Tap or click the first image in the top carousel to listen to what's currently on-air, or scroll through the carousel to find archives of featured Beats 1 shows. Scroll to the On Demand section to find more archived shows or use Siri to play recent episodes.


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