Radioplayer Canada Elevates Radio Listening Experience with New Version 5 App Release


RADIOPLAYER CANADA ELEVATES RADIO LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH VERSION 5 APP RELEASE

  • Radioplayer Canada has 1.1 million downloads in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, combined

  • There are more than 500 Canadian radio stations on Radioplayer

  • New in-app features include a new user interface, “Favourites” carousel, voice control, and ability to share what you’re listening to with friends

  • Radioplayer is available via iOS, Android, Sonos, and Amazon Echo-enabled devices

TORONTO, ON (June 11, 2020) Radioplayer Canada, the radio streaming app that delivers more than 500 radio stations to Canadian listeners across multiple platforms, has introduced upgrades, including a revamped user interface and additional features to optimize the Radioplayer experience.

Version 5 of the Radioplayer Canada app has a new look and feel and added features like a“Favourites” carousel to make finding presets easier; improved search functionality; and new tools to enhance the in-car experience, including simple voice control (stop, pause, play) and deeper Apple Car Play integration.

Elsewhere in the app, listeners can now get notifications on their phones or tablets when a new episode of their favourite podcast or program is published. They can also share what they’re listening to with friends by sending a link which automatically opens the Radioplayer app and immediately streams that station.

“Radioplayer has always been about elevating the listening experience,” says Julie Adam, Board Chair of Radioplayer Canada and Senior Vice President, Radio & Audio, Rogers Sports & Media. “This latest version makes it even easier for listeners to navigate to their favourite stations and discover new one, plus it’s fast and free.”

There are now more than 500 Canadian radio stations available on Radioplayer.

In an era of rapidly changing listener habits, Radioplayer has expanded from being available on iOS, Android devices and online, to a growing number of streaming platforms and smart speaker devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Sonos, BOSE, Google Chromecast, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, among others. Radioplayer maintains a core focus on the in-car experience, with a growing number of automotive partnerships, including Audi, VW, and Porsche.

“There has never been a more important time for radio. During a crisis, people need information, entertainment, news, and a human connection,” adds Michael Hill, Managing Director, Radioplayer Worldwide. “Radioplayer has always been proud to showcase the amazing content produced by our industry.”

The new Radioplayer Canada app is available now in the App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Radioplayer Canada is Radioplayer Worldwide’s largest participant with more station involvement than any other country, including CBC/Radio-Canada and the stations of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Radio, Durham Radio, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rawlco Radio, Rogers Sports & Media, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Stingray, Vista Radio, and Westman Communications Group, as well as the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC), among others.

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About Radioplayer Canada

Radioplayer Canada is a collaborative partnership that brings together a consortium of Canadian radio broadcasters to provide listeners with a world-class streaming experience across a variety of platforms, connected devices, and in-car. Radioplayer Canada unites broadcasters, fosters competition on content, and allows radio to compete with other digital forms of audio. For more, see radioplayer.ca or follow @radioplayercanada on Twitter.

About Radioplayer Worldwide

Radioplayer Worldwide is a group of collaborating broadcasters across 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and more to follow. They work alongside Radioplayer UK to ensure radio stays strong in car dashboards, smart speakers, and on mobile and desktop platforms. For more, seeradioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.

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