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How to Get iTunes to Show Internet Radio Songs

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    I know HTF isn't the best place to ask this, but I've searched and can't find anything. When I play internet radio on iTunes at home, it shows the current song, but none of the computers at work show it. I've been trying to find a setting somewhere, but I can't find anything. My main computer at work is the same model Late 2018 Mini (the home ond is an i7 and work is an i3), running the same OS as the one at home, so it's not that. To spell it out, the top window in iTunes at home shows the station on the first line, and the current song on the second line. The computers at work only show the station, the second line is blank.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Mouse over the song. 3 blue dots pop up. Turn on song info.
     
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    Are the work ones listening to talk radio?
     
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    No worky. I'm not sure you understood my question. There is no song info. When I do what you said, there is no song info.

    Here's an image of iTunes at work... no song info. I'll post an image from home later today.

    Screen Shot 2019-06-27 at 11.28.13 AM (2).
     
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    No, music stations. Nothing shows up for either computer at work, but at home most stations give the current song.
     
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    Tune to an Apple station like Beats One on both, post that please
     
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    I don't even know what that is. I'm just using stations under "Internet Radio" in iTunes. Sorry to be dense, but I've never used this much before.
     
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    @JohnRice Beats One is the most popular internet radio station.
     
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    Why I am saying this: Not all Internet Radio stations live publish song links. The ones you are listening to at work might not where your home one is. If you listen to Beats 1 or Apple Hip Hop you are sure to get track details.
     
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    I don't have Apple Music. I'm talking about the (mostly free) internet radio stations that you can find in iTunes under "Library". Again, iTunes on my computer at home shows the song titles on most songs playing

    Beats 1 appears to have one channel that I can play without a subscription, and it DOES show the song title.
     
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    Sam, to clarify again, playing the same stations on the different computers. Nothing, absolutely nothing shows the song on the computers at work, but they used to several months ago. On my computer at home, playing the same stations, most of them show the songs. No, not all of them, but at least 3 out of 4.
     
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    BTW, the one Beats 1 station I can play without a subscription... I have absolutely ZERO interest in listening to.
     
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    Sam, again, this is not the problem. I already had Internet Radio visible in the library. Just as you stated that the song titles show up for you, they show up for me at home, but for some unexplained reason they DO NOT show up on either computer at work. They used to, but they disappeared several months ago, after an update I suspect.

    The problem is, I can't for the life of me find any way to turn the song display off, so I have no idea how to turn it back on. I don't know why they stopped showing up in the first place.
     
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    Right, what I am saying is that on a clean install of iTunes on a PC run through a pretty agressive firewall, we get track listings. I don't see any preferences to turn them off. see the only playback preferences I have above. I'd uninstall and reinstall iTunes and check firewall if that fails.
     
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    Oh and turn on listening history see if that helps.
     

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