Clear Channel has announced that their iHeartRadio streaming division will be available on Amazon’s new Fire TV set-top box. The Fire TV app will be designed for the living room and give customers access to the the service’s 1,500 digital stations from their TV entertainment system. The app is a free download on the Fire TV.
IHEARTRADIO ANNOUNCES INTEGRATION WITH AMAZON FIRE TV
iHeartRadio All-In-One Digital Music Service Continues To Expand On Its Promise To Be Everywhere Its Listeners Are
New York April 2, 2014 iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service with more than 300 million app downloads, today announced that it will be available out of the box on Amazon Fire TV, a tiny yet powerful way to watch movies, listen to music, and play games in the comfort of your living room. iHeartRadio was also one of the first apps available and optimized on Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire tablets.
iHeartRadio’s integration with Amazon Fire TV will provide consumers instant access from the comfort of their living room to more than 1,500 Live Radio stations from across the country and hand curated iHeartRadio digital only stations, as well as the ability to create their own stations from a library of more than 450,000 artists and 18 million songs all for free. Other optimized features include the ability to save and easily access favorite stations, skip songs on Custom Stations, thumbs up / thumbs down songs and more.
Today’s news comes on the heels of several other integrations already made this year including Apple’s CarPlay, Samsung’s Gear 2 Smartwatch,Qualcomm’s AllPlay and new auto partnerships withAT&T Drive, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia and Volvo. iHeartRadio also just announced theiHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be televised live from Los Angeles, May 1st on NBC with a live audio stream on iHeartRadio.
“iHeartRadio’s launch onto Amazon Fire TV is another key step in our pledge to be everywhere listeners want us to be, whether they want to hear the music and radio stations they love in their living rooms or on the go,” said Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel’s president of digital. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Amazon and be able to extend our reach to even more consumers through Fire TV’s simple and affordable in-home platform.”
“iHeartRadio is a customer favorite, letting users listen to popular live stations or create custom stations from the artists they love,” said Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games. “We think it’s a great addition to Amazon Fire TV, so customers can listen to their favorite music right in their living room, with no hassle.”
The iHeartRadio app, which reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history, delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform: Instant access to more than 1,500 radio stations from across the country, user-created Custom Stations inspired by a favorite artist or song, thousands of curated digital stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, and the new Shows & Personalities feature giving users access to the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet atiHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 300 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. For more information on the company, visit ClearChannel.com.