The Radio.com app, Entercom’s answer to iHeartRadio, is getting a big in-dash boost thanks to Xperi-owned DTS
As of today, Radio.com is now integrated into DTS Connected Radio.
The new in-dash product recently came to market in the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and more vehicle launches are on the way.
DTS Connected Radio is a global hybrid radio platform and has been “purpose-built to deliver consistent and reliable services in all countries while ensuring control of the broadcaster’s content and secure content delivery,” Entercom notes.
“DTS Connected Radio continues to build on its mission to give today’s car-owners the visually rich, immersive listening experience they expect from the digital dash, while ensuring broadcaster editorial control,” added Joe D’Angelo, Xperi’s Radio SVP. “Radio.com’s integration is another example of global broadcaster support of DTS Connected Radio and our commitment to deliver today’s most modern and robust in-cabin infotainment experience to OEMs around the world.”
DTS Connected Radio allows continued station listening from local Entercom broadcast stations via streams provided by Radio.com when the vehicle drives out of broadcast range.
In addition, the integration means “significant economies of scale” for Entercom and its broadcast partners, as stations “can easily integrate and manage their services, station information, and streams in one place.”
In addition to DTS Connected Radio, Xperi’s automotive technologies include DTS AutoSense, and HD Radio.