TuneIn adds MBC Radio content, Aha adds CRN Talk streams

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 9:35am

Two online audio content aggregators have announced new partnerships to bolster their offerings this week.

TuneIn has added channels and podcasts from MBC Radio, Korea’s largest radio broadcasting company. TuneIn counts over 70,000 radio stations and two million on-demand programs in its service, which powers over 200 devices (smartphones, car entertainment systems, and other connected devices).

Aha by Harman similarly organizes audio content (live and on-demand) for in-car interfaces as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. Aha has added the CRN Digital Talk Radio network's seven channels to its global offering.

Aha widens its in-car footprint with new Ford, Subaru, Chrysler, Porsche, and Alpine deals

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 12:10pm

More from the world of in-car Internet radio that's been announced at this week's CES... Harman's Aha Radio service (see today's story on Chrysler Uconnect) connects drivers with web-based entertainment and information via its Cloud Platform in a radio-like format.

As the result of some newly-announced deals, by the end of the year, Harman says "Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 auto manufacturers which in total represent more than 50% of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30% in Europe."

Those new deals: In addition to joining Chrysler's new Uconnect system, this week Aha announced its app was added by Ford to its SYNC Applink platform, by Porsche for its Online Services system, and by Subaru in its brand new STARLINK connectivity system. Additionally, Alpine Electronics will become Aha's third major aftermarket partner with new in-dash units. Kenwood is launching 12 cloud-connected head units featuring Aha, with more to follow throughout 2013. Pioneer was the first company to ship an Aha-enabled product back in 2011.

Aha Radio makes more than 30-thousand stations of audio programming available to customers, including new media partners AccuRadio, Deezer, Rdio, and SomaFM. Aha listeners can also tune in to content from OK!, Men's Fitness, Popular Science, Parenting, Shape, Star, TV Guide, Men's Health and more. (That image is from Car and Driver.)

Aha's web radio service coming to Acura dashboards

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:40am

Aha's iPhone appHarman's Aha web radio service will be integrated into the 2013 Acura RLX, the companies recently announced. Aha offers a directory of Internet radio stations (including Slacker), as well as podcasts, social media newsfeeds and other on-demand infotainment content (more here).

Acura drivers will need to connect a smartphone to their dashboard through Bluetooth to use Aha. The service is also coming to Subaru and Honda dashboards, as well as through aftermarket Pioneer and Kenwood head units.

Aha GM and Vice President Robert Acker will discuss in-car web radio at RAIN Summit West, which takes place in less than a week. He'll join Sandhi Kozsuch of Cox, Carl Rohling of TuneIn, Jake Sigal of Livio Radio, Dan Steiny of Live365 and moderator Sam Milkman of knowDigital on "The Connected Dashboard" panel. Find out more here.

Twice.com has more coverage on Aha's deal with Acura here.

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