How to Fix Apple Music Radio Error “Unable to Start Station” on iPhone, iPad

With the release of iOS 8.4 here comes the Apple Music available across 110 countries worldwide. Since iOS 8.4 update release, people are anxious about the latest addition to their iDevice. Apple Music allows users to listen to their favorite music track and records with just push of a button and it included major artists and labels. Apple Music also included Beats 1 and Apple Music Radio, the former being a free for life radio station. Beats 1 is a 24×7 Internet radio station available via the Music app on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 8.4 and higher version. It will be available on Windows and Mac platforms via iTunes 12.2 and also to Android users.Apple Music


Apple isn’t dumping auto generation iTunes Radio stream, instead they have renamed it as Apple Music Radio. In Apple Music Radio which is also available for access via Music app allows users to create custom stations using songs, artist and album. While Beats 1 Radio is working fine without any errors, people are reporting Apple Music Radio error which reads Unable to Start Station which description as There was a problem starting the station. Try again later. The screenshot is given below with the error.Apple Music Radio Error

Why The Error

That typical error happens when you try to play one of the feature radio stations, like one from Charting Now or Pop Hits or the All-City. There isn’t much buzz about this error right now, maybe people are much happier with their favorite artist on Apple Music or they haven’t encountered this error?

That error doesn’t mean that you should be a full Apple Music subscriber for accessing those stations. Infact Music Radio comes with unlimited track skips, so no question that error is due to non-subscription. So why isn’t working? Maybe we might be hearing something officially from Apple about this exceptional Apple Music error.

Possible Fix

We are figuring that this is error is because of that radio track is not available in your country and if you happen to see that error too often, then to rectify the error, follow the process mentioned below –

  • Tap on Settings on your iDevice.
  • Now go to iTunes & App Store.Apple iPhone Settings
  • Tap on your Apple ID and it will ask for password.Apple ID
  • Once you are through you can control your Apple ID.
  • Now head to Country/Region.Apple Account
  • Now hit Change Country/Region.Apple Settings Change Country
  • From current listed country of yours, change the location to United States.Apple Country Listing
  • Follow the on-screen process to apply the Settings.
  • Now Reboot your phone and try running Apple Music Radio services.

It will now work fine.