DoubleTwist for Mac records your iTunes Radio music to listen to again and again

iTunes users who've dabbled in Android might be familiar with DoubleTwist, which has now brought its latest creation, AirPlay Recorder, to the Mac. Simply put, this app will take your iTunes Radio stream, record it, and leave it for you to listen back to time and time again.

It works by selecting AirPlay Recorder as as an AirPlay device in iTunes. You then just start playing an iTunes Radio stream and let it work its magic recording each track you play. Recordings are then available as an audio file for you to listen to offline. A similar app was recently released for Android, offering the same functionality through the same exact process.

It's unclear how Apple may feel about this, and it isn't available through the Mac App Store – figures it would probably be rejected. But, grab it at the source link below and put it to work if it's something you've been wanting to do. It's a free download with the ability to record 10 second samples to check it out first, with a $9.99 price on the full version. Are you going to use this?

Source: DoubleTwist

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DoubleTwist for Mac records your iTunes Radio music to listen to again and again


No-one is encouraging anyone to do anything. We report the news and that's that. How you feel about an app like this is entirely your right and privilege.

Though if you're talking about buying music...why encourage people to listen to iTunes Radio at all instead of buying music?

I agree with pandren.

Saying that you just report the news implies that you thought this was newsworthy. Would a new app for downloading warez make your front page? Would that article also include no questioning of the ethics behind using it or the impact to app developers? Why do your forums forbid discussion of warez if it's okay to post mechanisms to steal music on your home page?

You noted that "It's unclear how Apple may feel about this", but neglected to consider or mention the artists or the users.

Whatever your intention, this article looks like it's encouraging users to steal music. And, FYI, iTunes Radio does pay royalties to artists for songs played. It's not a lot, but it's something.

As a musician who is struggling to make a living with his music, stories like this are very disheartening.

Hey Richard,

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Keep reporting the news - I'll decide for myself whether like the story or not and where the story fits into my morality :-)

Reports making that decision for me is tantamount to censorship - not a good idea.

Thanks for what you do.

So let's see. Since musicians barely gets any money from their music being played at iTunes Radio (asume the deal with iTunes Radio is similar to Spotify) I'm curious when we can expect an article about a program that blocks ads on Imore? That just seems fair, right?

"Though if you're talking about buying music...why encourage people to listen to iTunes Radio at all instead of buying music?"

Instead of buying music, how blunt!
Would you not like to be able to listen to new music?
I really hope most people do buy (some) music, so music can survive.
Cause the "money" musicians/writers get from the likes of Itunes Radio, Spotify and such is not very much as stated.


I agree that this is an app whose only purpose is stealing copyrighted material. Bad form by iMore to report this as you guys should be supporting the artists.

Seriously, people are complaining about a news article around software that does something possibly illegal? Give me a break... if we censored ourselves that much we'd be stuck with stupid "how many units did Android vs. Apple" ship stories that are so 2007...

Having said that, I fired this up and... The AirPlay device “dT Recorder” cannot be found on your network.

Fail... with apparently no app support available.

Doesn't Rogue Amebas's Audio Hijack Pro do the same thing? And as far as "stealing" goes iTunes Radio doesn't use DRM, so you wouldn't be circumventing any code. Plus how is this any different than using a voice recorder app and recording right off the speaker? Isn't that what we used cassette decks (and VCRs for in the 80s)?

Thanks for the article! I can decide for myself if I want to use it. Yours is not to censure but to report. Besides, this is just the digital way of taping music from the radio. Nothing new here.