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TuneIn Inc. is an American audio streaming service delivering live news, radio, sports, music, and podcasts to over 60 million monthly active users.[19] The company is based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded by Bill Moore in 2002 as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas. Users can listen to radio on the TuneIn website, use a mobile app, smart speaker or another supported device. As of 2016 TuneIn is also available on more than 55 vehicle models.[20] The company raised over $47 million in venture funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, General Catalyst Partners, and Icon Ventures.[21]

TuneIn Inc.
Private
Industry Software
Predecessor RadioTime
Founded January 2002; 16 years ago (2002-01) (as RadioTime)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Founder Bill Moore
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Area served
Global
Key people
John Donham (CEO)
Services Internet radio
Number of employees
100 (2013)
Website tunein.com
TuneIn
The Windows 8 TuneIn Radio app
The Windows 8 TuneIn Radio app
Initial release 2002; 16 years ago (2002)
Platform
Available in 22 languages
Type
License Proprietary software
Website tunein.com

Contents

FunctionEdit

TuneIn's website and apps allow listening to streaming audio of over 100,000 radio networks and radio stations,[22] including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations. Additionally, over four million podcasts can be streamed. TuneIn's directory lists various sports, news, talk, and music broadcasts from around the world. TuneIn's website is available in 22 languages, each with its own content tailored for the specific language or region.

In August 2015 a premium service was launched which includes audiobooks, sports content from MLB, NFL, NBA, news content from MSNBC, Al Jazeera and other content.[23] The paid version, “TuneIn Radio Pro” allows subscribers to record anything played through the TuneIn service.[24] Recordings made by TuneIn Radio Pro are stored on the device and cannot be played on other devices.

ContentEdit

The service has more than 100,000 broadcast radio stations and four million on-demand programs and podcasts from around the world.[25] TuneIn has deals with various broadcasters of sports, news, talk, and music worldwide like ESPN Radio,[26] NPR,[27] Public Radio International (PRI), CBC / Radio-Canada, C-SPAN Radio, All India Radio, AIR FM Gold, Emmis Communications,[28] Hearst Radio, Radio One, mvyradio, Wu-Tang Radio (Wu World Radio),[29] ABC Radio and Regional Content (Australia), Bonneville International,[30] Sport Your Argument, talkSPORT,[27] and Westwood One Podcast Network.[31]

On June 25, 2018, Entercom announced that it would move online streaming of its stations exclusively to its in-house Radio.com platform, with legacy stations removed July 6, and former CBS Radio stations were removed on August 1.[32] In turn, Cumulus Media joined the platform on August 9, 2018.[31]

SportsEdit

In August 2015, TuneIn announced deals with MLB and Premier League and the Bundesliga for live play-by-play coverage.[33] In October 2015, NFL announced a deal with TuneIn to broadcast live, play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to its premium subscribers.[34]

On December 22, 2015, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that TuneIn would gain radio rights to the NHL. TuneIn would create an individual station for every NHL team to simulcast their home market broadcasts on. Additionally, TuneIn would create a replay channel for each team so fans could listen to the games archived. They would also create a 24/7 NHL Channel, and the NHL would embed TuneIn's player onto the NHL.com website. All TuneIn NHL items would be made available to the public for free. The first broadcasts for TuneIn began Jan. 1, 2016.[35]

AudiobooksEdit

In August 2015, the service launched deals with book publishers including Penguin Random House and HarperCollins to provide an audiobook library.[36] In December 2017, TuneIn announced that it would remove audiobooks as of January 15, 2018.[37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tune In Radio on iTunes Preview
  2. ^ Tune In Radio PRO on iTunes Preview
  3. ^ Tune In Radio at the BlackBerry World
  4. ^ Tune In Radio PRO at the BlackBerry World
  5. ^ Roy Martin. Sony deal agreed for TuneIn streaming app, radiotoday.ie, 2013.
  6. ^ TuneIn App on Xbox Live | TuneIn on Xbox, Xbox Support, 2015.
  7. ^ "TuneIn Radio app for the Xbox One offers access to 100,000 streaming radio stations". Windows Central. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  8. ^ Koetsier, John. "Oh, yeah, Ouya gets (even more) media: XBMC and TuneIn". VentureBeat, 2012.,
  9. ^ "App Gallery - Welcome to mysqueezebox.com!". www.mysqueezebox.com.
  10. ^ "Radio Time Powers Logitech Squeezebox- Technology News, Firstpost". Tech2. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  11. ^ "Music Streaming Apps and Devices for Multi Room Streaming Audio - HEOS By Denon". usa.denon.com.
  12. ^ "TuneIn Radio comes to Ford SYNC AppLink, brings 50,000 radio stations with it". engadget.com.
  13. ^ "Burden, Melissa. "GM pairing its MyLink Radio with TuneIn app on Spark, Sonic RS." Detroit News, 2012". detroitnews.com.
  14. ^ "TuneIn Offers Streaming Online Radio (Including World Radio) in Vehicles, Serving Up Alternative to Pandora or SiriusXM". caranddriver.com.
  15. ^ Kim, Ryan (10 January 2012). "TuneIn Radio takes its streaming act on the road". gigaom.com.
  16. ^ "2012 JVC receivers feature App Link for iPhone". cnet.com. 12 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Parrot ASTEROID Updated with Added Support for Steering Wheel and more". ubergizmo.com.
  18. ^ "Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield". engadget.com.
  19. ^ McIntyre, Hugh. "TuneIn Announces New Premium Tier, Complete With Audiobooks And Sports". forbes.com.
  20. ^ "Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla's Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms". techcrunch.com.
  21. ^ "Strauss, Karsten. "TuneIn Snags $25 Million In Funding, Looks To Grow". Forbes, 2013". forbes.com.
  22. ^ "Music streaming services hit a high note". usatoday.com.
  23. ^ Roettgers, Janko (25 August 2015). "TuneIn Introduces Paid Tier With MLB Matches, Audio Books to Take On Satellite Radio". variety.com.
  24. ^ Martonik, Andrew (2014-07-29). "TuneIn Radio Pro price jumps from $3.99 to $9.99". Android Central. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  25. ^ "TuneIn's Revamp Makes Streaming Audio More Social". Time.
  26. ^ Schmitt, Michael (December 20, 2012). "TuneIn partners with ESPN Audio in time for live streaming coverage of college football Bowl games". RAIN. Archived from the original on August 14, 2013.
  27. ^ a b Andrews, Robert (August 29, 2012). "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent.
  28. ^ Maloney, Paul (June 28, 2012). "TuneIn adds Entercom, Cox, Emmis stations to tuning service". RAIN. Archived from the original on July 4, 2012.
  29. ^ "TuneIn Forms Alliances With Over 20 Broadcasters". Radio Online. 2012.
  30. ^ Marcucci, Carl (September 19, 2012). "TuneIn signs Bonneville". RBR.com.
  31. ^ a b Venta, Lance (August 9, 2018). "TuneIn Announces Addition Of Cumulus Media Stations To Its App". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  32. ^ "TuneIn Tune Out For Entercom: Radio.com Gets Exclusive". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  33. ^ "Are you ready for some football? TuneIn Premium adds NFL games to subscription". digitaltrends.com. 12 October 2015.
  34. ^ "NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn". techcrunch.com.
  35. ^ "TuneIn Partners with National Hockey League® to Bring Content to TuneIn for Free" (Press release). PR Newswire. 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  36. ^ Dillet, Romain. "TuneIn Launches TuneIn Premium With Ad-Free Radio, Audiobooks, MLB Games". TechCrunch, 2015.
  37. ^ "TuneIn Premium will stop offering audiobooks on January 15". androidcentral.com. 22 December 2017.

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