Radio industry's RadioApp now available on Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto

RadioApp in car (1).jpgThe radio industry's RadioApp is now available via Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto, allowing consumers to stream more than 250 Australian radio stations in the car.

The release of the latest version of the popular free app allows users to easily view and play their favourite radio stations through their car's infotainment system.  

Users will also be able to view a list of nearby radio stations based on their location, making it perfect for road trips.

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Joan Warner, the chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said listeners simply install RadioApp on their Apple or Android smartphones and connect their phone to a compatible car infotainment system.

Says Warner: "Through RadioApp, listeners can easily discover local stations while travelling, access their favourites list, and control the app safely through their connected car dashboard.

"Consumers today expect freedom and connectivity and we want to make sure they can listen to their favourite local radio stations however they want and wherever they are."

RadioApp allows listeners to tune in to commercial, ABC, SBS and DAB+ digital radio stations across the country, create a favourites list and swipe to see what's playing on other stations. An alarm and sleep-timer function allows users to fall sleep and wake up to their preferred station.

The app has been downloaded 140,000 times since it was launched by the industry in November.

Says Warner: "Our aim is to make RadioApp the ultimate go-to for streaming live local radio. Now users will be able to take RadioApp on the road, with a smooth transition from the phone to the car dashboard."

Warner said while the majority of in-car listening will continue to be through broadcast radio, which doesn't require internet connection, there has been strong user interest in being able to access RadioApp on CarPlay and Android Auto.

Research shows radio remains the most popular form of entertainment on the road, accounting for 80% of in-car listening, followed by owned music (12%) and music streaming services (3%).

1 Comments

Reality Cheque said:

Just stop fiddling and twiddling while you drive and concentrate on the road and traffic ahead. FFS, can't you go a minute without audio/visual/social media stimulation?

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