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Highly-anticipated gaming console OUYA will sport iHeartRadio HTML5 app

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:45pm

Heard of OUYA? It's the still-in-development open source video game console that's set to retail for $99 when it launches in March. And Clear Channel thinks it's so cool it's putting its iHeartRadio HTML5 app on it. Though iHeartRadio will only be available to U.S. OUYA owners, Boxer8 (OUYA's developer) says an "internationally available and equivalent partnership" (hmmm, Spotify?) is also in the works.

Clear Channel says "iHeartRadio’s HTML 5 App is a great fit for OUYA because it’s built for a large screen format and provides an intuitive and engaging audio and visual experience." It'll have all of the standard iHeartRadio features, like live radio streams and user-created Custom Stations.

The OUYA story is pretty fascinating, by the way. While video gaming in the past year seems to have shifted towards mobile devices and away from living room consoles, the OUYA Kickstarter project showed there's still an interest for console games by reaching its fundraising goal within 8 hours (and it's still raising money). Ouya holds the record for best first-day performance of any project hosted on Kickstarter. Within the first 24 hours the project reportedly attracted one backer every 5.59 seconds. Ouya is the eighth project in Kickstarter history to raise more than a million dollars, and the most-quickly-funded to reach one million dollars.

Read more from The Next Web here; Gameverse here; and Kickstarter here.

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