HTC showcases new smartphones' "one-touch" access to in-car web radio

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:35am

Phone maker HTC has released a new video showcasing the company's new Android smartphones' in-car web radio features. The phone connects to a car dashboard via Bluetooth or HTC's own in-car wireless 3.5mm connector (RAIN coverage here).

The phone then enters the "HTC Car" mode, which the company says puts 60,000 web radio stations "one touch away." It appears HTC Car's web radio directory is powered by TuneIn. It features location- and genre-based browsing, plus song searching.

You can find HTC's in-car web radio feature video below.

AutoWeek highlights Livio Internet Radio Car Kit

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:00am

Livio Radio's Bluetooth Internet Radio Car KitJust last week we previewed the many ways new cars can stream web radio (more here). But if your car is a little older, are you out of luck?

Not at all, writes Crain's AutoWeek. It highlights Livio Radio's Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit as a "simple" way to stream web radio to any car radio.

"It's not magic, of course; it's an FM transmitter," writes AutoWeek. "As with many of these aftermarket devices, you'll hear a bit of static in more populated areas. But after years of listening to the same eight radio stations, you'll be so grateful you won't even care."

You can find AutoWeek's full coverage here.

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