Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Teams up with Nissan to Bring iHeartRadio to the Dashboard of Select 2014 Vehicles
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach than any other radio or television outlet in the U.S., today announced iHeartRadio will be available in-dash of select 2014 Nissan vehicles via its made-for-driving application iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto), which enables seamless and standardized access to iHeartRadio's more than 1,500 live radio stations and user-created Custom Stations.
Beginning this fall, iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free, industry-leading digital radio service, will be available in select Nissan vehicles equipped with NissanConnect℠, an in-vehicle global smartphone integration platform for Android and iPhone operating systems. Once a user connects their compatible smartphone with the NissanConnect℠ App, drivers can control and personalize their iHeartRadio listening experience directly through the dashboard or via steering wheel controls, allowing easy access for in-vehicle enjoyment.
iHeartAuto is an application that offers a simple, safety-minded user-interface designed to provide seamless access to the most popular live radio stations from across the country right from their dashboard. The iHeartRadio for Auto app also allows users to create Custom Stations inspired by their favorite artists or songs and provides in-dash access to a variety of other iHeartRadio features including its thumbs up/thumbs down, station scan and discovery tuner features.
"Working with Nissan to integrate iHeartRadio into the NissanConnect℠ platform allows our listeners to seamlessly access the stations they love in a way designed to minimize distraction," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Now, Nissan drivers will be able to tune into radio stations from anywhere in the country and keep connected to their favorite on-air personalities without having to worry about driving out of range."
iHeartRadio, the No. 1 all-in-one digital service, reached 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from more than 150 cities, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity and user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. With a library of more than 16 million songs and 400,000 artists, iHeartRadio's Custom Station feature offers listeners more music than any other service available.
iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.
About Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
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