TuneIn rolls out its immersive map experience for mobile listeners

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TuneIn, the radio service that allows users to live stream news, sports, music and podcasts, today rolled out its interactive map feature, TuneIn Explorer, to iOS and Android devices, giving mobile listeners the ability to tune in to stations from around the world. listen.

With TuneIn Explorer, users can access over 100,000 local AM/FM radio stations from almost every country in the world. The feature has been available on the web since mid-February, but TuneIn is now expanding it to mobile devices.

To use the new feature, users click on the “Radio” tab at the top of the TuneIn mobile app. They are then transported to a world map where they can zoom in to find a specific region or simply type a location or station into the search bar at the bottom left.

There are also filters for users to select, including music genres such as classical, rock, and hip-hop, as well as news, sports, talk, and more. You can also search for channels by language, whether you are looking for English, French or Spanish channels.

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Since launching TuneIn Explorer last month, the company found that listeners who use the feature listen to twice as many stations as other listeners who don’t, CEO Richard Stern and SVP of product engineering Moksha Adyanthaya told AapkaDost. TuneIn has 75 million monthly active users, according to the company.

“Providing TuneIn Explorer in a mobile format makes it easier for our listeners to access TuneIn’s vast collection of audio content in a unique and easy-to-navigate format,” added Stern and Adyanthaya.

The feature will probably come in handy for users who are either homesick and want to listen to the radio station in their hometown, or listeners who are stricken with wanderlust and want to experience new cultures.

TuneIn Explorer is free for all users. However, if you want an “almost ad-free” experience, the company notes, you can subscribe to TuneIn Premium for $12.99/month and get exclusive access to news and sports networks like CNN, Fox News Radio, CNBC, Bloomberg , MLB , NFL, NHL and more.

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