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iHeartRadio Launches Paid Subscription Service

Tyrone Stewart

iHeartRadioiHeartRadio has launched the beta version of its paid subscription service, after announcing its plans back in September.

iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster have both arrived on the iHeartRadio app – rolling out for both in iOS and Android users. The subscriptions cost $4.99 and $9.99 a month respectively.

iHeartRadio Plus gives users the ability to instantly replay a song from the radio, save the songs they like to the ‘My Music playlist’, search and play any song from a library of millions of tracks and, when listening to custom Artist Radio stations, there will no longer be a limit on the amount of skips.

All Access powered by Napster provides all the same features as Plus but also includes the ability to build personal music libraries, reorder, delete and sequence playlists – with no playback cap – and access to offline listening.

President of iHeartRadio, Darren Davis, said: "We didn’t want to build just another subscription service, so instead, we created the first service that uses on demand functionality to make radio truly interactive."

The app is offering a 30-day free trial at the beginning of the subscription and the new services will be fully available across mobile and desktop from January 2017.