Streaming radio in iTunes 5.0 now plays over Airtunes.

One of the things that drove me crazy about iTunes 4.x, once I’d hooked up speakers to my Airport Express and started streaming music from my computer using AirTunes, was that I could not get the streaming radio stations listed in iTunes’ Radio section to play out over the remote speakers. I eventually came up with a workaround using Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba, but it always took a couple of seconds to come online and it would occasionally drop the stream with a buffer error.

I’m happy to report that Apple has now fixed this gripe of mine with iTunes 5.0. I tried it out last night, just to see if this particular problem had been fixed, along with the myriad of other new features and interface changes that iTunes 5 introduced, and I was able to get KQED playing out over my remote speakers without a stutter. Thanks, Apple!

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