Here’s How to Request a Song on Beats 1 Radio

Here’s How to Request a Song on Beats 1 Radio

If you’re like us, you’re enjoying listening to Apple’s new Beats 1 radio station. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make song requests like you do on your local stations? Well, you can, there are just a few more things to remember…

Here's How to Request a Song on Beats 1 Radio
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First off, you can use the Messages app for iOS or Mac to send a request to: 

For those of you who want to kick it old school, you can request a song the same way people have done it since Marconi invented the radio and Bell invented the phone, (not necessarily in that order), you can call it it in.

AppleInsider notes that Apple has set up a special Request a Song page on Tumblr, with lists of phone numbers covering regions like Canada, the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Australia. The U.S., Canadian, and U.K. numbers are toll free. For everyone else, sorry, it’s your dime. (Look the phrase up, kids!)

The full list of numbers includes:

  • US AND WORLD: +1 (310) 299-8756
  • US TOLL FREE: +1 (877) 720-6293
  • CANADA TOLL FREE: +1 855-648-0703
  • UK TOLL FREE: +44 800 802 1238
  • FRANCE: +33 9 75 18 21 60
  • JAPAN: +81 3-4589-5123
  • GERMANY: +49 1573 5982361
  • BRAZIL: +55 11 4950-1098
  • MEXICO: +52 81 4170 3626
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: +1 829-956-5158
  • AUSTRALIA: +61 2 8294 5836
  • ITALY: +39 02 9475 1288
  • IRELAND: +353 76 680 5749
  • NEW ZEALAND: +64 9-887 8360

When you make a request, you’re asked to leave a short, recorded message with your name, location, and the name of the song before hanging up. (If you need to know how to use an iPhone for a real phone call, ask someone over 40, they’ll be glad to help if you ask nicely.)

The messages may be played on the air, or they may not. In any case, be sure to use your best diction and proper enunciation of words. Or just scream into the phone and giggle a lot. That worked for the Wolfman Jack show. (Again, look it up kids…)