iHeartRadio Announces New Integrations
Jan 7, 2015 4:29 PM
LAS VEGAS� At CES, iHeartRadio announced partnerships with seven different brands that will bring more than a dozen new devices to the marketplace featuring iHeartRadio These latest integrations add to platform''s growing list of supported devices across Web, mobile phones, tablets, automotive, smart TVs, gaming consoles and more.
iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps available on the new Google Cast for Audio, which embeds the same technology behind Chromecast into speakers, sound bars, and A/V receivers. Just like Chromecast, consumers can tap the cast button from iHeartRadio and select a Google Cast Ready speaker to listen. Google Cast Ready speakers pull content directly from the cloud.
iHeartRadio will integrate with Sony Products in February 2015, when the iHeartRadio app will be available on PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 systems, plus select TV and mobile devices.
iHeartRadio will be available on LG connected devices, including the new 2015 LG Music Flow Wi-Fi Series home audio lineup unveiled this week, as well as current and next-generation LG Smart TVs. LG says that iHeartRadio will be natively integrated into the convenient Music Flow Player app, allowing users to access millions of songs and thousands of live radio stations seamlessly.
TiVo users will soon have access to iHeartRadio. The app will appear on TiVo Roamio, TiVo Mini and TiVo Premiere line of devices during a rolling update over the next few weeks.
DISH is announcing a whole-home music system and update that will turn Hoppers as well as their Joey speakers into music streaming �zones� that are controllable from a new Android or iOS smartphone app. The app will enable users to seamlessly stream iHeartRadio throughout any room in their home, giving consumers a whole-home music experience at no additional cost.
Clarion announced their new flagship model for 2015, the NX605, an in-dash navigation multimedia system with enhanced cloud-connectivity capabilities, which will include iHeartRadio. In addition, iHeartMedia''s Total Traffic Network information will be integrated into the system''s navigation, allowing for real-time incident and traffic flow reporting.
QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, unveiled a technology concept car that includes �iHeartRadio Drive Anywhere Radio.� The feature will allow drivers to continue listening to their favorite AM/FM radio station even after driving out of signal range. The QNX-based infotainment system would automatically switch to the digital iHeartRadio station, allowing the driver to stay focused on the road.