- Sonos features the streaming radio service in its app in Canada
- Google’s Chromecast enables streaming across more listener devices
- Apple Carplay compatibility enhances safety and convenience for listeners
TORONTO, ON (August 4, 2017) Radioplayer Canada, the radio streaming app that puts more than 400 radio stations in the palms of listeners, has just unveiled brand new interfaces for the Sonos home sound system, Google’s Chromecast, and Apple CarPlay.
“Integration on these platforms, reinforces our commitment to make our radio content more accessible, ensuring Canadians can listen anywhere they choose,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio, and Board Chair of Radioplayer Canada.
Sonos homes in Canada can add Radioplayer Canada as a Music Service in the Sonos app, then browse the station list, see recommended, local, and trending stations, and choose on-demand catch-up programming.
“Radio has always been a vital ingredient of Sonos’ home sound system,” said Vincent, Sorge-Titmus, Country Director, Sonos. “We want listeners to enjoy every aspect of music and radio programming which is why we’re so pleased to welcome Radioplayer Canada to the Sonos home sound system.”
In addition to the Sonos integration, Radioplayer Canada also launched integration with Google’s Chromecast platform. Listeners can now ‘cast’ their favourite radio stations from the Radioplayer Canada app to a nearby TV and see a ‘live feed’ montage on the screen including album art (from music stations), recent social media posts (Facebook and Twitter), and other program information. Listeners can also use any other Chromecast enabled device, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook, and most Mac® and Windows® laptops.
Apple Carplay enables in-vehicle listeners to access Radioplayer Canada smartly and safely from their dashboard’s built-in display and their iPhone. Every major auto manufacturer has partnered with Apple Carplay to bring selected apps to the car, including Radioplayer Canada.
Radioplayer Canada brings CBC/Radio-Canada together with the stations of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio, and Westman Communications Group, as well as the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).
About Radioplayer Canada
Radioplayer Canada is a highly collaborative partnership among many of Canada’s finest radio broadcasters to provide listeners with a world-class streaming experience across a variety of platforms and connected devices, on mobile, tablet, desktop and in-car. Radioplayer Canada unites broadcasters, fosters competition on content, and allows radio to compete with other digital forms of audio. For more, see www.radioplayer.ca follow @RadioplayerCa on Twitter.
About Radioplayer Worldwide
Radioplayer Worldwide is a group of collaborating broadcasters across Germany, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Canada, and Peru. They are all using the Radioplayer technology platform, and between them they represent thousands of stations. They work alongside UK Radioplayer to ensure radio stays strong in car dashboards, smart speakers, and on mobile and desktop platforms. For more, see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.
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