|[July 30, 2012]
Stitcher Unveils Talk Radio's First Unique API to Further Evolve the Connected Car
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Smart Radio, the mobile leader in on-demand news, entertainment, sports
and talk radio announced the launch of talk radio's first API developed
for the car, Stitcher Connect. The Stitcher Connect platform integrates
all the great features of on demand radio directly into the automobile
and launches in Chevrolet's Sonic and Spark models. Listeners can
seamlessly access and discover the best of over 10,000 shows on Stitcher
in the car.
"Over a third of our listeners are currently using Stitcher in the car,"
said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. "Generally over 70 million users are
using mobile devices while on the road. As we continue to make
advancements, the in-car audio experience is becoming more seamless. The
conected car is poised to eclipse the traditional radio dial."
Stitcher Connect allows for easy integration with Chevrolet's connected
dashboard, including remote control of Stitcher running on both iOS and
Android (News - Alert) operating systems. This allows Stitcher to function through
external controls like voice, touch and steering wheel controls.
Stitcher Connect also enables a full-featured Stitcher integration,
allowing listeners to access the latest Stitcher features and
As a scalable API and platform, Stitcher Connect will allow seamless
integration across any number of auto manufacturers, bringing the latest
features to market faster. Stitcher is currently available on mobile
devices and is integrated in Ford, GM, BMW and Mercedes vehicles.
The Stitcher Smart Radio app is available on iPhone (News - Alert), iPad, Android, Nook
and Kindle Fire devices and can be downloaded from the Apple and Google
Stitcher delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to
your mobile device. Stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and
entertainment without the need to synchronize content or depend on
traditional radio programing. Stitcher is the easiest way to discover
the best of over 10,000+ shows and live stations, with customized
recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is integrated
with Ford, GM and BMW vehicles and has been downloaded over 7 million
times. Stitcher Smart Radio is available for iPhone, iPad, Android,
Kindle and Nook devices in the Apple and Google (News - Alert) Play stores or at www.Stitcher.com.
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