Skip navigation

Station changes while iTunes 11 Plays Internet radio

1176 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2013 3:21 PM by g-pulido RSS
13orPkooBcaM Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 25, 2013 6:04 PM

I have found an annoying problem with iTunes 11.0.1(12) when playing an internet radio station - unpredictably and with seemingly no specific repeatable timeframe, the channel moves to the next channel in the playlist and begins to play it.


I am listening to the Alternative Therapy Music station under the Ambient section for background music in my house, and it will change to the next channel and start playing it.  This seems to happen after about and hour or two - I'm timing it now to see if there is a predictable pattern and will follow up if I have further info.  Internet connection is rock solid - but even if it were to drop or become congested, the channel should not change.


It's annoying.



MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iTunes 11.0.1 (12)
  • rudewoman Calculating status...

    This just started happening to me too in the last few days (different station than yours but changes after a few minutes and then changes again) and I haven't been able to find any information why... I've restarted iTunes and my iMac and it's still doing it. Have you been able to solve it?

  • Andrew White2 Calculating status...

    All of a sudden, I'm experiencing a similar problem. I created a Radio Favorites Playlist and every now and then, without warning, iTunes will start playing another station. For me, it's not necessarily one that's adjacent the one I'd selected. It will play anyone of them in my playlist. i never had this problem until about a week or two ago.

  • rudewoman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I restarted my router and the problem has gone away. My ipad wasn't connecting to wifi either every time I woke it up but it connects no problem now.

  • g-pulido Calculating status...

    This is a bug (or feature, depending who you ask) in iTunes. It happens when iTunes loses connectivity to the station for a brief second. Try this: start listening music and then switch your wireless network to another one. On my laptop, when doing this, iTunes will start trying all the stations below my current one until the laptop connects to the new wireless and iTunes stays on a radio station. It should retry the connection for some time, not switch to the next station Apple!!




More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.