TuneIn

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TuneIn
Type Private
Industry Software
Predecessors RadioTime
Founded Dallas, Texas (2002 (2002))
Founders Bill Moore
Headquarters Palo Alto, California
Area served Global
Key people John Donham (CEO)
Services Internet radio
Employees 100 (2013)
Website TuneIn.com

TuneIn is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California founded by Bill Moore as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas in 2002. TuneIn has over 100,000 real radio stations and four million on-demand programs and podcasts from around the world.[1] In May 2014, TuneIn announced that its service had over 50 million monthly active users.[2] TuneIn is available for the web at TuneIn.com, for a suite of mobile apps: iOS,[3][4] Android, BlackBerry,[5][6] Samsung, Windows Phone, and on over 200 connected devices. TuneIn raised over $47 million in venture funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and Jafco Ventures.[7]

Function[edit]

The Windows 8 TuneIn Radio app

TuneIn's website and free mobile apps offer users the ability to listen to streaming audio of over 100,000 radio networks and radio stations worldwide, including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations. Additionally, over four million podcasts are available for streaming on TuneIn. TuneIn's directory carries the most comprehensive list of sports, news, talk, and music from around the world.

TuneIn Radio is available as an app on all smartphones and tablets, online at tunein.com and on over 200 platforms, including over 55 vehicle models, including Ford, General Motors, Tesla, BMW, and many more. [8] such as Sonos, Logitech, Samsung TV, Roku, Google TV, and PlayStation 3 and Ouya[9] game consoles.

TuneIn's website is currently available in 22 different languages. Each language has its own version of the website with content tailored for the specific language or region.

Partners[edit]

Broadcasters: TuneIn has partnered with numerous broadcasters to offer sports, news, talk and music to its listeners. Some examples include partnerships with CBS,[10] ESPN Radio,[11] NPR,[12] Public Radio International (PRI), C-SPAN Radio, Emmis Communications,[13] Hearst Corporation, mvyradio, Wu-Tang Radio (Wu World Radio),[14] ABC Australia, Bonneville International[15] and talkSPORT.[16]

Software: TuneIn Radio is available as a free app on all smartphones and tablets, including iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. There is a one-time pay version, “TuneIn Radio Pro” (USD $9.99), which allows you to record anything heard through the TuneIn service to play back at any time. Recordings made by TuneIn Radio Pro are stored on the device and cannot be played on other devices.

Consumer Electronics: TuneIn is available on numerous Smart Radios (Sonos, Logitech, iHome), Smart TVs (Panasonic, Samsung TV, Google TV) and TV boxes (Roku, Boxee).

Game Consoles: TuneIn Radio is available on PlayStation platforms and on Ouya.

Auto Manufacturers: TuneIn is now available on over 55 vehicle models, and has partnered with auto manufacturers, such as Ford,[17] General Motors,[18] Tesla, BMW[19] and MINI.[20] After-market auto stereo devices made by JVC,[21] Parrot[22] and Clarion[23] also work with TuneIn.

Criticism[edit]

The application can take up hundreds of megabytes of storage on the internal memory of some devices, filling up some lower-end phones and tablets.

Company milestones[edit]

  • January 2002: Founded by Bill Moore as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas
  • 2005: RadioTime directory reaches 44,000 stations
  • September 2009: Launch TuneIn Radio Pro application for iOS
  • June 2010: Rebranded as TuneIn[24]
  • March 3, 2010: Launch first in-car internet radio with BMW[25]
  • March 12, 2010: Launch TuneIn Radio Free application for Android[26]
  • November 13, 2010: Launch TuneIn Radio Pro for iPad
  • November 2010: Launch TuneIn Radio Pro for Android
  • November 2011: Sequoia Capital investment, moves company to Palo Alto California
  • February 2011: Launch Windows Phone application
  • April 19, 2011: Launch TuneIn Radio Free application for iOS
  • August 2011 - August 2012: 267% year-over-year increase in mobile listeners[27]
  • August 2012: Announce 40 million monthly active listeners
  • August 2012: Raise $16 million from General Catalyst Partners, Google Ventures and Jafco
  • May 2013: Raise $25 million led by IVP, with participation from all existing investors
  • October 2013: Announce TuneIn carries 100,000 stations
  • May 2014: TuneIn becomes world's largest audio network and announces it has over 50 million monthly active listeners

Press[28][edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCracken, Harry. "TuneIn’s Revamp Makes Streaming Audio More Social". TIME, 2014.
  2. ^ Hayes, Tyler. "HOW TUNEIN RADIO PLANS TO TURN 50 MILLION PASSIVE USERS INTO ENGAGED FOLLOWERS". Fast Company, 2014.
  3. ^ Tune In Radio at iTunes Preview
  4. ^ Tune In Radio PRO at iTunes Preview
  5. ^ Tune In Radio at the BlackBerry World
  6. ^ Tune In Radio PRO at the BlackBerry World
  7. ^ Strauss, Karsten. "TuneIn Snags $25 Million In Funding, Looks To Grow". Forbes, 2013.
  8. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla’s Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms". TechCrunch, 2012.
  9. ^ Koetsier, John. "Oh, yeah, Ouya gets (even more) media: XBMC and TuneIn". VentureBeat, 2012.
  10. ^ Associated Press. "TuneIn adds 40 CBS Radio stations' programs". Yahoo! Finance, 2012.
  11. ^ Schmitt, Michael. "TuneIn partners with ESPN Audio in time for live streaming coverage of college football Bowl games". RAIN, 2012.
  12. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  13. ^ Maloney, Paul. "TuneIn adds Entercom, Cox, Emmis stations to tuning service". RAIN, 2012.
  14. ^ Radio Online. "TuneIn Forms Alliances With Over 20 Broadcasters". Radio Online, 2012.
  15. ^ Marcucci, Carl. "TuneIn signs Bonneville". RBR.com, 2012.
  16. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  17. ^ Cesa, Dante. "TuneIn Radio comes to Ford SYNC AppLink, brings 50,000 radio stations with it." Engadget, 2012.
  18. ^ Burden, Melissa. "GM pairing its MyLink Radio with TuneIn app on Spark, Sonic RS." Detroit News, 2012.
  19. ^ Stoklosa, Alexander. "TuneIn Offers Streaming Online Radio (Including World Radio) in Vehicles, Serving Up Alternative to Pandora or SiriusXM." Car and Driver, 2011.
  20. ^ Kim, Ryan. "TuneIn Radio takes its streaming act on the road." GigaOM, 2012.
  21. ^ Goodwin, Antuan. "2012 JVC receivers feature App Link for iPhone." CNET, 2012.
  22. ^ Chandrasekaran, Pradeep. "Parrot ASTEROID Updated with Added Support for Steering Wheel and more." Ubergizmo, 2012.
  23. ^ Lutz, Zachary. "Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield." Engadget, 2012.
  24. ^ Wauters, Robin. "RadioTime Buys Successful iPhone App TuneIn Radio". TechCrunch, 2010.
  25. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot. "BMW and RadioTime Unveil First In-Car Web Radio"
  26. ^ Broadcasting World - Radiotime Launches Android App
  27. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile". TechCrunch, 2012.
  28. ^ TuneIn Press Room
  29. ^ Hayes, Tyler. "HOW TUNEIN RADIO PLANS TO TURN 50 MILLION PASSIVE USERS INTO ENGAGED FOLLOWERS". Fast Company, 2014.
  30. ^ McCracken, Harry. "TuneIn’s Revamp Makes Streaming Audio More Social". TIME, 2014.
  31. ^ Van Camp, Jeffrey. "TuneIn is doing for radio what Spotify did for music, and we love it". Digital Trends, 2014.
  32. ^ Strauss, Karsten. "TuneIn Snags $25 Million In Funding, Looks To Grow". Forbes, 2013.
  33. ^ Gannes, Liz. "TuneIn Creeps Up on Pandora, With 40M Active Listeners." All Things D, 2012.
  34. ^ Parker, Jason. "Top streaming-radio apps for iOS and Android." CNET, 2012.
  35. ^ Kim, Ryan. "TuneIn Radio rises to the top among streaming music apps." GigaOm, 2011.
  36. ^ Sisario, Ben. "Aggregators Help Radio Reach Online Audiences." NY Times, 2012.
  37. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Radio App TuneIn Adds 600 New Stations, Reports 267% YoY Listener Growth On Mobile." TechCrunch, 2012.
  38. ^ McCracken, Harry. "50 Best Websites 2012." Time, 2012.
  39. ^ Saltzman, Marc. "TuneIn Radio Pro: One rockin' recorder." USA Today, 2011.
  40. ^ Ludwig, Sean. "TuneIn grabs $16M from General Catalyst, Google Ventures, others to dominate radio apps." VentureBeat, 2012.

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