TuneIn, the radio service that enables customers to livestream information, sports activities, music and podcasts, right now rolled out its interactive map characteristic, TuneIn Explorer, to iOS and Android gadgets, giving cell listeners the flexibility to hearken to stations from throughout the globe.
TuneIn Explorer lets customers entry greater than 100,000 native AM/FM radio stations from almost each nation on the earth. The characteristic has been accessible on the internet since mid-February, however now TuneIn is increasing it to cell gadgets.
To make use of the brand new characteristic, customers click on on the “Radio” tab on the prime of the TuneIn cell app. They’re then transported to a world map the place they will zoom in to discover a particular area or just kind a location or station into the search bar on the backside left-hand aspect.
There are additionally filters that customers can choose, which embody music genres like classical, rock and hip-hop, in addition to information, sports activities, speak and extra. You may as well search stations by language, whether or not you’re searching for English, French or Spanish-language stations.
Since launching TuneIn Explorer final month, the corporate discovered that listeners who use the characteristic hearken to twice as many stations as different listeners who don’t, CEO Richard Stern and SVP of product engineering Moksha Adyanthaya advised TechCrunch. TuneIn has 75 million month-to-month energetic customers, based on the corporate.
“By providing TuneIn Explorer in a cell format, our listeners have simpler entry to TuneIn’s huge assortment of audio content material in a singular and easy-to-navigate format,” Stern and Adyanthaya added.
The characteristic will seemingly be useful for customers who’re both homesick and wish to hear their hometown radio station or wanderlust-stricken listeners who wish to expertise new cultures.
TuneIn Explorer is free for all customers. Nevertheless, in order for you a “almost ad-free” expertise, the corporate notes, then you’ll be able to subscribe to TuneIn Premium for $12.99/month and get unique entry to information and sports activities networks like CNN, Fox Information Radio, CNBC, Bloomberg, MLB, NFL, NHL and extra.
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