eginning today, drivers of BMW models equipped with BMW Apps and MINI drivers with MINI Connected can enjoy a fully-integrated Stitcher SmartRadio app experience in the vehicle. Stitcher SmartRadio is the mobile leader in onâÂ?Âdemand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio, delivering over 10,000 radio shows and live stations to customers around the globe.
BMW and MINI drivers can create a personal talk radio station experience with fresh, up-to-the-minute episodes of news, entertainment, sports, talk and live radio programs streamed directly to the vehicle’s infotainment system via the Stitcher SmartRadio App on the iPhone.
In addition to creating stations that run the programs users already know and enjoy, a special Smart Station feature helps users discover new content. This feature recommends other programs listeners may enjoy based on personal preferences which are automatically identified.
“Our app concept allows customers to download the same services to their car that they use on their smartphone – simply by downloading the free app,” said Dimitri Meulaping Feyou, Product Manager, Entertainment at the BMW Group AppCenter.
“More people than ever are listening on the go,” said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. “Over a third of our users are listening in the car. We’re proud to partner with BMW to deliver the best listening experience for drivers everywhere”.
The Stitcher App can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and can be used worldwide in BMW models equipped with the BMW Apps option, and MINI models with MINI Connected.