At CES 2020, iHeartMedia announced seven new upcoming integrations with General Motors, Android Automotive, Panasonic, SoundHound, and others. To optimize and enrich the in-vehicle experience for drivers, iHeartRadio is rolling out a series of automotive integrations and concept demonstrations all designed to bring iHeartRadio’s library of audio content to listeners in a seamless way.
…By integrating with the most innovative automotive companies on the market, iHeartRadio enables consumers to access the music, podcasts and personalities they love, whenever and wherever they are, on any device. iHeartRadio is currently available on 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, and smartphones as well as on virtual assistant, small speakers, TVs, gaming consoles and more.
Details on iHeartRadio’s new integrations can be found in:
Android Automotive OS: iHeartRadio is releasing a new, stand-alone version of its app for vehicles powered by Android with Google Play Store built-in. The app will be distributed via the Google Play Store and available in the first Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge vehicle launches in 2020.
BMW ConnectedDrive: Building upon iHeartRadio’s existing BMW ConnectedDrive experience, the company is releasing a new app version that will be available in both Flagship Mobile clients, iOS and Android.
HARMAN Ignite: The new HARMAN Ignite Marketplace is supported through a strong partner ecosystem of in-vehicle apps and services. iHeartRadio announced it is an early ecosystem partner for the HARMAN Ignite Marketplace.
LG webOS Auto: LG’s webOS platform is now supported by the car. IHeartRadio on webOS Auto is based on its TV design and is available for rear seat use.
Panasonic: Panasonic Automotive built SkipGen – which is powered by Android 10. It features the iHeartRadio app designed for Android Automotive.
SoundHound / Houndify / Hound App: iHeartRadio and SoundHound are working together to bring iHeart Radio’s content to SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify voice AI platform and Hound app. Through this partnership, developers and partners using Houndify and Hound app will have access to iHeartRadio’s free suite of offerings through Live Radio (U.S. only), Artist Radio (U.S. only) and Podcasts (available globally except the U.K.), no login or authentication required.