CCM+E New Projects: OEM Dashboard Integration, iHeartAuto
Jan 14, 2013 2:32 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Las Vegas -Jan 7, 2013 - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced iHeartRadio's expansion across the automotive industry with its integrations in Chrysler Group and General Motors (GM) vehicles and a new made-for-driving application "iHeartRadio for Auto" (iHeartAuto). iHeartAuto launches with support for select aftermarket auto entertainment products.
Beginning in 2013, iHeartRadio will be featured in GM's new app catalog - available in select 2014 GM infotainment systems. GM drivers will have access to a native and easy-to-use iHeartRadio experience directly from their dashboards giving them the ability to personalize their listening experience by searching for both broadcast and Custom Stations and by using iHeartRadio's exclusive Discovery Tuner to control how much variety they want in their music.
iHeartRadio will also be available in-dash on select Chrysler Group vehicles equipped with Uconnect Access Via Mobile, the company's suite of connectivity features. Once a user connects their compatible Apple or Android smartphone with the Chrysler Uconnect Access App, drivers can control and personalize their iHeartRadio listening experience directly through the dashboard touch screen, allowing easy access for in-vehicle enjoyment of iHeartRadio.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment also announced iHeartRadio for Auto, an application that will offer a simple, safety-minded user-interface designed to provide access to iHeartRadio's 1,500 live radio stations from across the country while in-vehicle. iHeartAuto launched today with support for Clarion Smart Access cloud server products, Pioneer AppRadio devices and Kenwood's connected receiver DNN990HD. The new app will also offer a new developer protocol that provides manufacturers a standardized, easy-to-implement means to connect to the iHeartRadio platform.
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