RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced its users listened more than 45 million times in March 2010, a 40 percent increase over February 2010. The increase reflects more users visiting the RadioTime.com Web site and accessing the RadioTime guide from more than one hundred different connected home audio devices, mobile smart phone, and other applications.
“For 100 years, radio has been an important source of news and entertainment because it offers unique live, local and free content thatâ€™s simple to access globally, a combination that streaming music services cannot deliver,” said Bill Moore, founder and CEO, RadioTime, Inc. “With our many partners, RadioTime is turning computers, home entertainment devices and smart phones into worldwide radio tuners, helping radio better compete with online music services for listeners and advertising revenue.”
New User Interface
The growing base of RadioTime users is not limited to North America, as the RadioTime guide features programming from all over the world broadcasting in 140 languages. So RadioTime has updated its Web site to include support for 22 languages, and to automatically detect and render the interface in the appropriate language based on the user’s Internet browser settings. The new interface also features a Recently Tuned menu option that provides quick reference to a user’s most recent station and program selections.
Mobile Apps for Android and Palm
RadioTime provides the Internet radio tuner to an ever-growing number of its partners’ connected audio devices and mobile applications for the iPhone and Blackberry. RadioTime also recently released its own applications for the Android and Palm webOS smart phone platforms.
“We’re particularly proud of the fact that we are the first to support the Windows Media streaming format for the Android operating system, which is the most common for terrestrial broadcasters,” added Moore. “The RadioTime Android app makes it easy for users to search for and tune to more than 30,000 stations airing around the world, offering the most selection of any Internet radio app for Android. The RadioTime apps are the among the highest-rated radio applications with users in both the Android and Palm app stores.”
The Android app is available now for $2.99 on the Android Market store, the Palm webOS app is free and available in the Palm App Catalog accessible via a webOS phone.
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and devices by connecting them to radio broadcast DJs, talk personalities, and sports programming. Listeners easily access free, live, local, and global radio programming through RadioTime service. Its service enhances other products and services by powering them with thousands of radio channels and programming. RadioTime, founded in 2002, is based in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at www.radiotime.com.