CBS Interactive Music Group today announced the Radio.com App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app was created exclusively for iPad to make it easier than ever for music, sports and news fans to immerse themselves in their mobile media experience while navigating through and engaging with an expansive array of high quality content.
The Radio.com App for iPad is the ultimate online destination for radio listening. The app brings together best-in-class programming from CBS RADIO and it’s streaming partners, including Yahoo! Music, among others, with Last.fm’s proprietary scrobbling technology, artist pages, photo galleries, charts, and event listings backed by a community topping more than 40 million monthly users. Users will be able to intimately interact with in excess of 550 professionally programmed music stations and at least three dozen news, talk and sports stations from across the nation.
Utilizing iPad’s Multi-Touch interface, the Radio.com App provides access to CBS RADIO’s over the air, HD multicast and digital only stations, along with more than 400 stations from leading online radio providers, including 150 plus from Yahoo! Music. Key features of the application include:
► The ability to read the latest news and editorials on a favorite artist; follow local, national and breaking news, and get updates on the latest scores and highlights from all the major sports teams and events;
► Once registered with Radio.com, users can scrobble music listening to a Last.fm profile to enable personalized music recommendations and allow friends to see what’s being listening to. To date, Last.fm has scrobbled almost 40 billion pieces of music currently coming in at peaks of 800 scrobbles per second;
► Users can view contextual content via Last.fm, including millions of artist pages and event listings, and photos that can be viewed as a slide show when the iPad is turned on its side;
► A multi-media functionality that gives users the ability to follow Twitter feeds, watch original videos created by CBS RADIO stations, and listen to podcasts.
Additionally, the app gives users the choice to search stations by location or genre, or visit any one of their 20 preset “favorites,” as well as toggle seamlessly between stations. Among the diverse lineup of choices are some of the most listened to stations of their kind including KROQ (alternative rock) in Los Angeles, WXRT (Triple AAA) and WUSN (country) in Chicago, WCBS-FM (classic hits) in New York, and WVEE (urban) in Atlanta, coupled with radio’s leading authorities on sports and news, such as WFAN and 1010 WINS in New York, respectively.
Since July 2008, apps powered by the CBS Interactive Music Group have been downloaded on the iPhone or iPod touch nearly 11 million times providing users with free mobile access to hundreds of professionally programmed stations, and the ability to discover new music, stream unlimited tracks, and create personalized stations based on individual music preference.