iHeartRadio, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service with more than 300 million app downloads, today announced that it will be available out of the box on Amazon Fire TV, a tiny yet powerful way to watch movies, listen to music, and play games in the comfort of your living room. iHeartRadio was also one of the first apps available and optimized on Amazon‘s line of Kindle Fire tablets.
iHeartRadio’s integration with Amazon Fire TV will provide consumers instant access from the comfort of their living room to more than 1,500 Live Radio stations from across the country and hand curated iHeartRadio digital only stations, as well as the ability to create their own stations from a library of more than 450,000 artists and 18 million songs – all for free. Other optimized features include the ability to save and easily access favorite stations, skip songs on Custom Stations, thumbs up / thumbs down songs and more.
Today’s news comes on the heels of several other integrations already made this year including Apple’s CarPlay, Samsung’s Gear 2 Smartwatch, Qualcomm’s AllPlay and new auto partnerships with AT&T Drive, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia and Volvo. iHeartRadio also just announced the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which will be televised live from Los Angeles, May 1st on NBC with a live audio stream on iHeartRadio.
“iHeartRadio’s launch onto Amazon Fire TV is another key step in our pledge to be everywhere listeners want us to be, whether they want to hear the music and radio stations they love in their living rooms or on the go,” said Brian Lakamp, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s president of digital. “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Amazon and be able to extend our reach to even more consumers through Fire TV’s simple and affordable in-home platform.”
“iHeartRadio is a customer favorite, letting users listen to popular live stations or create custom stations from the artists they love,” said Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games. “We think it’s a great addition to Amazon Fire TV, so customers can listen to their favorite music right in their living room, with no hassle.”