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How to request a song on Beats 1 (Updated)

Certain shows on Apple’s Beats 1 will accept requests from listeners. You can submit a request into one of three ways. 

First, pick up the phone. That’s totally old school, but so is listening to the radio. Just point your browser to  to find a list of numbers for customers in 13 countries, including the US, Canada, France, Japan and Germany.

Second, send a tweet. If you’d rather not place a call, simply post a tweet with the hashtag #Beats1Requests

Third, send a text via iMessage. You can reach the Beats 1 request queue by sending a text to 

Earlier today I was wondering why a person would place a request when she has millions of songs available on demand. I asked Twitter and got a few interesting answers. 

Mark Dagon said: It’d be nice to set up a playlist for others to hear. Live365 did that.

Joshua Schnell said:  I think it’s more about other people finding new tracks that way.

Kirkland Reynolds said: Another form of discovery. I can listen to a song I think is good, all by myself. Or I can share it with everyone.

Good thoughts. What do you think? 

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!