Radioplayer launches new apps and announces Google deal

Radioplayer has announced some updates to its service including a new deal with Google for voice-activated devices.

The two companies will work together to allow Radioplayer client stations to be available easier on Home Assistant.

A refreshed app will also be made available, and an app that works on Apple’ new Vision Pro product.

The announcements were made at Radiodays Europe, where Yann Legarson, CEO of Radioplayer, emphasised the collective strength and innovative spirit of the radio industry: “This partnership with Google represents a powerful testament to the unified voice of radio.

“Through Radioplayer, we are demonstrably driving positive change and delivering exceptional radio experiences to audiences everywhere, while empowering broadcasters with groundbreaking data insights, enabling them to fine-tune content strategies, drive innovation, and seize new opportunities like never before.

“This product launch represents a significant milestone for Radioplayer and the entire radio industry.

“We are committed to driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in radio technology. Our aim is to create products that not only meet the evolving needs of our listeners but also empower broadcasters, car manufacturers, and tech giants to deliver exceptional radio experiences.”

OJ Torvmark, Radioplayer’s Head of Product added: “Our apps boast a fresh user interface, offering a completely new user experience.

“With intuitive designs and enhanced functionalities, listeners can expect a seamless and engaging interaction with Radioplayer’s services. Imagine: You start listening in your car, seamlessly continuing on the phone and finish at home on your TV. It’s a little piece of radio magic.”

NIO, the smart electric vehicle manufacturer, has also partnered with Radioplayer with its new cars in European markets integrating Radioplayer’s radio data and technology, featuring official broadcast metadata and artist images.

Sebastian Salera, Senior Product Experience Manager at NIO said: “NIO is dedicated to providing our users with personalized and seamless experiences, and our partnership with Radioplayer ensures we can achieve this through radio’s enduring appeal.

“By integrating Radioplayer’s technology into our smart EVs, we can offer a more intuitive and visually appealing interface together with a broad spectrum of official radio content. We recognize radio’s importance to our users as part of an immersive entertainment experience. We are excited to continue collaborating with Radioplayer and deliver further in-car audio innovations.”

Laurence Harrison, Head of Automotive Partnerships at Radioplayer added: “The partnership with NIO further solidifies Radioplayer’s position as a leading provider of hybrid radio solutions in the automotive landscape.”

“We offer car manufacturers a unique platform, granting them access to cutting-edge technology, comprehensive official radio content, and industry-leading expertise. We are proud to support NIO in creating an exceptional listening experience for its users and are already working together on developing new radio features.”

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