TuneIn is a massively popular mobile streaming service that broadcasts local radio stations, sporting events, niche radio shows from around the world.
The company has a list of over 50,000 + global radio partners which makes it easy for you to find something that suits your listening tastes. With its huge amount of content TuneIn makes discovering great music easy by delivering accurate station recommendations that can easily can easily be synced to your iPhone, iPad, or android devices. Here is a an interview that I had last week with the “mobile super power.”
What inspired the creation of TuneIn?
A love of listening lies at the center of TuneIn. Our founder loves radio and wanted to create a way to share it with the world.
How would you explain TuneIn to someone that is unfamiliar with the service?
TuneIn is a free service, available on over 150 platforms including smartphones, in-car dashboards and online, that lets you listen to music, sports and news from around the world, wherever you are. Whether you want music, sports, news or current events, TuneIn offers the largest array of stations imaginable for you to choose from, bringing you to where you want to be.
How does TuneIn differ from services like Pandora and iHeart Radio?
TuneIn provides the ultimate lean-back experience, with an unmatched variety of content (over 50,000 stations) and on-demand programs (over 1 million). With TuneIn, there is always a real, human taste-maker behind every listening experience. Unlike many other services, TuneIn is international, reaching 270 countries and territories. Beyond just music, TuneIn offers sports (e.g. ESPN and talkSPORT) and national news (e.g. NPR, BBC). These are just a few of the reasons why TuneIn is the most used, highest-rated mobile streaming service in the world.
Can you explain the discovery process on TuneIn?
Radio is still the #1 way to discover new music. If you’re in the mood to discover something new on TuneIn, you can listen to amazing taste-makers like KEXP Seattle, KCRW Los Angeles, or internet-only stations like DMPulse to find out about great new artists before anyone else. You can also browse the “Recommended” section and TuneIn will take you to a new station you’re sure to enjoy. If you know what you want, simply search for an artist, song, show, or team to get a list of stations playing what you’re looking for at that very moment, anywhere in the world.
What is the long-term vision for TuneIn?
TuneIn’s mission is to inspire and delight people by surfacing great content from the widest selection of stations to deliver the best listening experience possible. We’ll continue developing new features, forming new partnerships and expanding our offering to ensure that we keep empowering people to find what they’re looking for and to discover new favorites from all around the world.