Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio will be a featured app on Samsung’s new Gear 2 line of smartwatches. The app will interface as a remote for the iHeartRadio app on the parent Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet. From the wrist app, you’ll have functionality such as saving favorites, accessing custom stations, as well as skipping and rating songs. The app will available with the Gear 2 in April. For the full details, see the release below.
iHeartRadio App Featured on New Samsung Gear 2
Digital Radio Service Enters Wearables Market and Continues Focus On Consumer Access
New York, N.Y. February 23, 2014 Today iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one streaming music and live radio service, announced its entry into the rapidly growing wearables market with a new app for the just announced Samsung Gear 2. As the first digital radio service available on the Samsung Gear 2, iHeartRadio continues its focus on being everywhere consumers are including wearables, TVs, cars, connected devices and virtually all smartphones and tablets. The anticipated Samsung Gear 2 will be available to consumers in April.
The Samsung Gear 2, announced today at Mobile World Congress, features an exclusive demonstration of the iHeartRadio smartwatch integration. This integration allows Samsung Gear 2 users to remotely control their iHeartRadio smartphone app easily from their wrist.
The app will be compatible with more than 30 devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note and S series smartphones, as well as Galaxy tablets. It will give users easy access to more than 1,500 live radio stations as well as the ability to create their own stations from more than 450,000 artists and 18 million songs. Optimized features available at the user’s fingertips include:
- Access favorite Live and Custom Stations
- Save Favorites
- Scan Live Stations
- Skip songs on Custom Stations
- Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down songs
Today’s news comes on the heels of several other integrations made during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, when iHeartRadio announced it would be available through new partnerships with Qualcomm, AT&T, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia and Volvo.
“iHeartRadio is dedicated to providing even more access to the music, news and entertainmentthat our listeners love,” said Brian Lakamp, Clear Channel’s President of Digital. “Wearablesare an emerging access point for music fans, and Clear Channel continues to make iHeartRadio available everywhere our users are listening. The sleek design and interface of the Samsung Gear 2 lends itself well to the iHeartRadio user experience and we believe it will be popular among our listeners.”
The iHeartRadio app reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and delivers everything listeners want in an all-in-one platform. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from across the country, professionally curated stations “Perfect For” any mood or activity, user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs, and the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. For a complete list of iHeartRadio apps available across all platforms, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 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 at iHeartRadio.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.