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New iHeartRadio feature adds local news content to Custom Stations

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:10pm

Clear Channel today introduced a feature to iHeartRadio that allows listeners to add local news, weather, and traffic content to their "Custom Stations" streams.

The new feature is called "Add-Ins," and uses content from Clear Channel broadcast properties.

"Custom Stations" is the iHeartRadio feature that allows listeners to generate personalized audio streams based on their personal music preferences (a la Pandora).

Once the listener has enabled the feature in Account Settings, "Add-Ins" will automatically pinpoint their location -– or users can set an alternate location by entering a zip code under the manual "Add-Ins" settings.

Samsung to launch on-demand service Music Hub, including custom online stations, in U.S.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 12:15pm

News broke yesterday that electronics giant Samsung will launch its own on-demand music service in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

The service, called Music Hub, boasts a library of 15 million tracks, and includes the (ever-more-popular among on-demand services) custom radio stations. Music Hub will also include a "storage locker" feature a la Google Music and MP3Tunes, and a download store.

The Los Angeles Times reports the service will only be available on Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphones, at least for now. Samsung won't reveal what they'll charge in the U.S., but the service already operates in the UK, France, Germany, and Spain, where it's 9.99 GBP/9.99 EUR.

Read more in The L.A. Times here.

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