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Industry Software
Predecessor RadioTime
Founded Dallas, Texas (2002 (2002))
Founder Bill Moore
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Area served
Key people
John Donham (CEO)
Services Internet radio
Number of employees
100 (2013)
Website TuneIn.com

TuneIn is a privately held company based in San Francisco, California founded by Bill Moore as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas in 2002. TuneIn has over 100,000 real (broadcast) 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 Icon Ventures.[7]


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,[8] including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations. Additionally, over four million podcasts are available for streaming on TuneIn. TuneIn's directory carries a very 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.[9] Other platforms supported include Sonos, Amazon Echo, HEOS by Denon, Logitech, Samsung TV, Roku, Google TV, ChromeCast, Nexus Player, Ouya[10] and PlayStation 3 game consoles. Support for PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive in 2015.[11]

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.

In August 2015, TuneIn launched a premium service at $7.99 per month and includes audiobooks and sports content from MLB, NFL, Premier League and the Bundesliga.[12]


Broadcasters: TuneIn has partnered with numerous broadcasters to offer sports, news, talk and music to its listeners. Some examples include partnerships with CBS,[13] ESPN Radio,[14] NPR,[15] Public Radio International (PRI), Radio Canada (CBC), C-SPAN Radio, Emmis Communications,[16] Hearst Corporation, mvyradio, Wu-Tang Radio (Wu World Radio),[17] ABC Australia, Bonneville International,[18] Sport Your Argument and talkSPORT.[19]

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, Amazon Echo, HEOS by Denon,[20] Logitech, iHome), Smart TVs (Panasonic, Samsung TV, Google TV) and TV boxes (Roku, Boxee).

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

Auto Manufacturers: TuneIn is now available on over 55 vehicle models, and has partnered with auto manufacturers, such as Ford,[21] General Motors,[22] Tesla, BMW[23] and MINI.[24] After-market auto stereo devices made by JVC,[25] Parrot[26] and Clarion[27] also work with TuneIn.

Audiobooks: In August 2015, TuneIn launched content deals with book publishers including Penguin Random House and HarperCollins to provide an audiobook library.[28]

Sports: In August 2015, TuneIn announced partnerships with MLB and Premier League and the Bundesliga for live play-by-play coverage. [29] In October 2015, NFL announced a partnership with TuneIn to broadcast live, play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to its premium subscribers.[30]


  1. ^ McCracken, Harry. "TuneIn’s Revamp Makes Streaming Audio More Social". TIME, 2014.
  3. ^ Tune In Radio on iTunes Preview
  4. ^ Tune In Radio PRO on 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.
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  9. ^ Lardinois, Frederic. "Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla’s Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms". TechCrunch, 2012.
  10. ^ Koetsier, John. "Oh, yeah, Ouya gets (even more) media: XBMC and TuneIn". VentureBeat, 2012.
  11. ^ Roy Martin. Sony deal agreed for TuneIn streaming app, radiotoday.ie, 2013.
  12. ^ Roettgers, Janko. "TuneIn Introduces Paid Tier With MLB Matches, Audio Books to Take On Satellite Radio". Variety, 2015.
  13. ^ Associated Press. "TuneIn adds 40 CBS Radio stations' programs". Yahoo! Finance, 2012.
  14. ^ Schmitt, Michael. "TuneIn partners with ESPN Audio in time for live streaming coverage of college football Bowl games". RAIN, 2012.
  15. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  16. ^ Maloney, Paul. "TuneIn adds Entercom, Cox, Emmis stations to tuning service". RAIN, 2012.
  17. ^ Radio Online. "TuneIn Forms Alliances With Over 20 Broadcasters". Radio Online, 2012.
  18. ^ Marcucci, Carl. "TuneIn signs Bonneville". RBR.com, 2012.
  19. ^ Andrews, Robert. "Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization". paidContent, 2012.
  20. ^ HEOS by Denon app for music streaming
  21. ^ Cesa, Dante. "TuneIn Radio comes to Ford SYNC AppLink, brings 50,000 radio stations with it." Engadget, 2012.
  22. ^ Burden, Melissa. "GM pairing its MyLink Radio with TuneIn app on Spark, Sonic RS." Detroit News, 2012.
  23. ^ Stoklosa, Alexander. "TuneIn Offers Streaming Online Radio (Including World Radio) in Vehicles, Serving Up Alternative to Pandora or SiriusXM." Car and Driver, 2011.
  24. ^ Kim, Ryan. "TuneIn Radio takes its streaming act on the road." GigaOM, 2012.
  25. ^ Goodwin, Antuan. "2012 JVC receivers feature App Link for iPhone." CNET, 2012.
  26. ^ Chandrasekaran, Pradeep. "Parrot ASTEROID Updated with Added Support for Steering Wheel and more." Ubergizmo, 2012.
  27. ^ Lutz, Zachary. "Clarion Next Gate brings iPhone apps (and distractions) to your windshield." Engadget, 2012.
  28. ^ Dillet, Romain. "TuneIn Launches TuneIn Premium With Ad-Free Radio, Audiobooks, MLB Games". TechCrunch, 2015.
  30. ^ Perez, Sarah. "NFL Games, Including The Super Bowl, Come To TuneIn". TechCrunch, 2015.

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