RadioTime, developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, announced the immediate availability of its mobile app for the Android smart phone operating system. The application is the first Internet radio Android app that supports the Windows Media streaming format, which the majority of terrestrial broadcasters use for their online streams. Users can search for and tune to more than 30,000 AM/FM and Internet-only stations, the broadest and most varied selection of any Android web radio application.
“We drew 45 million listening sessions in March, our most-ever, and that growth has been driven in large part by users increasingly accessing the RadioTime guide via a number of third-party apps for the iPhone and Blackberry that are powered by RadioTime,” said Bill Moore, RadioTime CEO. “We’re providing Android users with the same enormous selection of stations and making it easy for them to browse and tune to favorite programs and discover all the great content that streaming music services just cannot offer.”
The app leverages a device’s GPS capabilities to automatically identify a user’s location to display local stations and programs, and makes it quick and easy to set presets for faster tuning.