NextRadio Announces Live Guide

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NextRadio Announces Live Guide

Sep 10, 2014 3:56 PM

Indianapolis, IN � Emmis Communications and TagStation unveil updates to NextRadio smartphone app at RAB/NAB Radio Show.

NextRadio is a smartphone app that connects over-the-air FM broadcasts with the internet to give users an enhanced radio listening experience including album art and program information as well as station feedback and other interactive features. The NextRadio app is currently available for use with 27 different devices on the Sprint Network, as well as new HTC smartphones on all major wireless carrier networks.

New to the app is a feature called Live Guide; a visual tuning interface that displays local station choices by real-time album art or custom schedule content. This is one of several major improvements to the NextRadio app which will be available to the public in mid-to-late October.

Other enhancements include a streamlined navigation interface, as well as in-app tutorials. Dynamically-driven related content �cards� will accompany station songs and programming events to provide the listener with more information about the live broadcast content. Frequency locating accuracy and the overall user experience have also been improved.