TuneIn Secures a Spot on the Apple


Apple-WatchThat would be the Apple Watch. And Apple CarPlay, too. And that means that radio stations carried by Tune-In are also available on the Apple products. Of course, that puts radio stations in a very competitive pool.

Each radio station on the service will be striving for attention amidst some 99,999 competitors.

There are also some 4,000,000 on demand programs listeners can pick.

The company said, “TuneIn for Apple Watch makes listening on the go even easier, allowing you quick access to your most recently played streams and list of followed stations and programs. The Now Playing screen offers controls for playing, pausing, and skipping through content quickly, and a special feature will allow you to follow or quickly jump between TuneIn stations, allowing you to get to breaking news, live play-by-play sports, and music, effortlessly. The TuneIn Radio App will also feature a Glance, allowing listeners to see artist, track, and program information and artwork of the currently playing stream.”

“We’re constantly innovating to ensure we are on the newest devices,” said Kristin George, VP of Product at TuneIn. “Our TuneIn Radio App is now compatible for CarPlay giving users another way to leverage the best streaming radio option in-vehicle. We’re also on Apple Watch which gives users more control and takes advantage of predictive knowledge for quick access to recently played streams and a list of followed stations and programs.”

RBR+TVBR observation: This is, of course, no substitute for either an activated FM chip of a prominent place on the automobile dashboard.