The CBC launches music app for iPad, iPhone

| Monday, February 13th, 2012

Canada’s CBC has launched an app for music lovers. The CBC Music app is currently available for free on the App Store, and includes 40 web radio stations, 14 genre-based music communities, as well as a live-stream of CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3.

There are some restrictions, so anyone outside of Canada may not have access to all of the streams available within the application.

According to CBC’s Chris Boyce, Executive Director of Radio and Audio of CBC English Services:

[quote]CBC Music successfully connects Canadians with music when and how they want it, and provides an unmatched experience for music lovers across the country…As a modern public broadcaster, we’re proud to bring this rich digital experience to Canadians, using the knowledge, content and extensive music collection that only CBC can offer.”[/quote]

The application also comes with built-in AirPlay support, so fans can get their favorite radio streams directly to an Apple TV without the need of an old-school radio.

There are a couple of advertisements in-app for CBC television shows, but on the whole, the experience is pretty great. The application even has built-in iTunes support so you can immediately run out and purchase the music you’re hearing on your new age radio. It’s worth checking out, especially if you’re a CBC Radio 2 or Radio 3 fan.

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