TuneIn

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TuneIn
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware
Predecessor(s)RadioTime
FoundedDallas, Texas (2002 (2002))
Founder(s)Bill Moore
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California
Area servedGlobal
Key peopleJohn Donham (CEO)
ServicesInternet radio
Employees100 (2013)
WebsiteTuneIn.com
 
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TuneIn
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware
Predecessor(s)RadioTime
FoundedDallas, Texas (2002 (2002))
Founder(s)Bill Moore
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California
Area servedGlobal
Key peopleJohn Donham (CEO)
ServicesInternet radio
Employees100 (2013)
WebsiteTuneIn.com

TuneIn is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California founded as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas in 2002. TuneIn offers over 100,000 live global radio stations from every continent and has over two million on-demand programs from podcasts to concerts to interviews.[1] In August 2012, TuneIn announced that its service had 40 million monthly active listeners.[2] RadioTime’s database is updated from automatic feeds, content management staff, and user contributions. TuneIn's primary product line, dubbed TuneIn Radio, uses the Radiotime engine in a suite of mobile apps for iOS,[3][4] Android, BlackBerry,[5][6] Samsung, Windows Phone devices and for future console Ouya. TuneIn raised over $47 million in venture funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Jafco Ventures, and ICCP Venture Partners.[7]

Function[edit]

The Windows 8 TuneIn Radio app

TuneIn's website and mobile apps offer the user the ability to listen to streaming audio of thousands of radio networks and radio stations in the United States and worldwide, including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations. Additionally, a selection of podcasts are available for streaming. TuneIn's directory carries approximately 100,000 live stations and 2,000,000 podcasts.

TuneIn Radio is available as an app on all smartphones and tablets, online at tunein.com and on over 200 platforms[8] such as Sonos, Logitech, Samsung TV, Roku, Google TV and the forthcoming Ouya[9] game console.

TuneIn's website is currently available in 22 different languages. Each language has its own version of the website with content tailored for the specific language or region.

On November 7, 2013, TuneIn Radio introduced v5.0. Promoted as being "redesigned and optimized ... for iOS 7,"[10] version 5.0 is the first release of TuneIn radio to insert advertising before playing a live audio stream. Called "preroll advertisements," many paid users are unhappy[11] with being presented advertising in a paid app.

Partners[edit]

Broadcasters: TuneIn has partnered with numerous broadcasters to offer sports, news, talk and music to its listeners. Some examples include partnerships with CBS,[12] ESPN Radio,[13] NPR,[14] Public Radio International (PRI), C-SPAN Radio, Emmis Communications,[15] Hearst Corporation, mvyradio, Wu-Tang Radio (Wu World Radio),[16] ABC Australia, Bonneville International[17] and talkSPORT.[18]

Software: TuneIn Radio is available as a free app on all smartphones and tablets, including iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. There is a paid version, “TuneIn Radio Pro” (USD $0.99), which allows you to record anything heard through the TuneIn service to play back at any time. Recordings made by TuneIn Radio Pro are stored on the device and cannot be transferred.

Consumer Electronics: TuneIn is available on numerous Smart Radios (Sonos, Logitech, iHome), Smart TVs (Panasonic,Samsung TV, Google TV) and TV boxes (Roku, Boxee).

Auto Manufacturers: TuneIn has partnered with auto manufacturers, such as Ford,[19] General Motors,[20] Tesla, BMW[21] and MINI.[22] After-market auto stereo devices made by JVC,[23] Parrot[24] and Clarion[25] also work with TuneIn.

Company milestones[edit]

Press[29][edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannes, Liz. "TuneIn Creeps Up on Pandora with 40M active listeners". All Things D, 2012.
  2. ^ Ludwig, Sean. "TuneIn grabs $16M from General Catalyst, Google Ventures, others to dominate radio apps". VentureBeat, 2012.
  3. ^ Tune In Radio at iTunes Preview
  4. ^ Tune In Radio PRO at iTunes Preview
  5. ^ Tune In Radio at the BlackBerry World
  6. ^ Tune In Radio PRO at the BlackBerry World
  7. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Online Radio Service TuneIn Raises $16M From Sequoia, General Catalyst And More, Hits 40M Monthly Active Listeners". TechCrunch, 2012.
  8. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla’s Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms". TechCrunch, 2012.
  9. ^ Koetsier, John. "Oh, yeah, Ouya gets (even more) media: XBMC and TuneIn". VentureBeat, 2012.
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunein-radio-pro/id319295332
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/search?q=tunein%20ads&src=typd
  12. ^ Associated Press. "TuneIn adds 40 CBS Radio stations' programs". Yahoo! Finance, 2012.
  13. ^ Schmitt, Michael. "TuneIn partners with ESPN Audio in time for live streaming coverage of college football Bowl games". RAIN, 2012.
  14. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  15. ^ Maloney, Paul. "TuneIn adds Entercom, Cox, Emmis stations to tuning service". RAIN, 2012.
  16. ^ Radio Online. "TuneIn Forms Alliances With Over 20 Broadcasters". Radio Online, 2012.
  17. ^ Marcucci, Carl. "TuneIn signs Bonneville". RBR.com, 2012.
  18. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  19. ^ Cesa, Dante. "TuneIn Radio comes to Ford SYNC AppLink, brings 50,000 radio stations with it." Engadget, 2012.
  20. ^ Burden, Melissa. "GM pairing its MyLink Radio with TuneIn app on Spark, Sonic RS." Detroit News, 2012.
  21. ^ Stoklosa, Alexander. "TuneIn Offers Streaming Online Radio (Including World Radio) in Vehicles, Serving Up Alternative to Pandora or SiriusXM." Car and Driver, 2011.
  22. ^ Kim, Ryan. "TuneIn Radio takes its streaming act on the road." GigaOM, 2012.
  23. ^ Goodwin, Antuan. "2012 JVC receivers feature App Link for iPhone." CNET, 2012.
  24. ^ Chandrasekaran, Pradeep. "Parrot ASTEROID Updated with Added Support for Steering Wheel and more." Ubergizmo, 2012.
  25. ^ Lutz, Zachary. "Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield." Engadget, 2012.
  26. ^ Wauters, Robin. "RadioTime Buys Successful iPhone App TuneIn Radio, Hires Its Creator". TechCrunch, 2010.
  27. ^ Broadcasting World - Radiotime Launches Android App
  28. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile". TechCrunch, 2012.
  29. ^ TuneIn Press Room
  30. ^ Gannes, Liz. "TuneIn Creeps Up on Pandora, With 40M Active Listeners." All Things D, 2012.
  31. ^ Parker, Jason. "Top streaming-radio apps for iOS and Android." CNET, 2012.
  32. ^ Kim, Ryan. "TuneIn Radio rises to the top among streaming music apps." GigaOm, 2011.
  33. ^ Sisario, Ben. "Aggregators Help Radio Reach Online Audiences." NY Times, 2012.
  34. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile." TechCrunch, 2012.
  35. ^ McCracken, Harry. "50 Best Websites 2012." Time, 2012.
  36. ^ Saltzman, Marc. "TuneIn Radio Pro: One rockin' recorder." USA Today, 2011.
  37. ^ Ludwig, Sean. "TuneIn grabs $16M from General Catalyst, Google Ventures, others to dominate radio apps." VentureBeat, 2012.

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