AOL Radio App Now Delivers Radio Streams in CD-quality
By saint | Posted December 18, 2009 in 1
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today, AOL announced that the AOL Radio
App on www.aolradio.com, now has the ability to deliver radio streams
in CD-quality and has also surpassed 6 million downloads from the App
Store. The AOL Radio App offers free access to more than 400 online
radio stations including 250+ AOL stations, programmed by the AOL Radio
team, plus 150 local CBS RADIO stations. The app also leverages Core
Location features of the iPhone OS to detect a user’s location and
automatically display CBS RADIO stations nearest to the user.
“In developing the AOL Radio App, we listened to our consumer’s
feedback and created an application that would engage them in a way
they couldn’t find anywhere else,” said Lisa Namerow, general manager,
AOL Radio, SHOUTcast and Winamp. “Our partnership with CBS Radio has
allowed AOL Radio to continue to grow, and having more than 6 million
downloads and counting is further proof that AOL Radio continues
to innovate in the Internet radio space. We are thrilled it’s being so
well received by consumers and is a testament that the hard work of the
AOL Radio and Mobile teams is really paying off.”
AOL Radio was one of the inaugural apps available from the App
Store at launch and accolades include being awarded with a 2008 Apple
Design Award for the Best Entertainment Application, being named one of
the iTunes Best of 2008 Top Free Music Apps, and being listed as one of
Gizmodo’s 50 Essential iPhone Apps.
The AOL Radio App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
In addition to the AOL Radio iPhone App, AOL currently has more
than 25 iPhone, iPod touch and Web applications available
including AOL.com, AIM, Moviefone, MapQuest4Mobile, and DailyFinance.
AOL apps for iPhone and iPod touch have been downloaded over 30 million
AOL Radio is part of the AOL Radio Network, which includes AOL
Radio, SHOUTcast and their product extensions within Winamp. Globally,
the AOL Radio Network is No. 1 in the Entertainment/Radio category
according to comScore Media Metrix Worldwide October 2009 data.