First launched in April 2011, the free app now includes custom stations, support for Retina display, improved Facebook integration, and other new features.
Custom Stations allow users to create their own personalized stations by simply entering an artist or song. From there, iHeartRadio will then create a station of similar music.
Using the appâ€™s â€œdiscovery tunerâ€ feature, users can tune their custom station to play familiar songs, or adjust the tuner to â€œdiscovery modeâ€ to play a wider variety of artists and songs from iHeartRadioâ€™s music catalog.
Each custom station is commercial-free.Naturally, iHeartRadio for iPadâ€™s new Retina display capabilities work with the new iPad, which was first released in March. Because of this, youâ€™ll notice the appâ€™s visual clarity is improved considerably.
Finally, deeper Facebook integration, lets users share listening activity with friends via their timelines and tap into each otherâ€™s musical tastes by listening to songs and stations that they like. This deeper Facebook integration serves as a means to greater music discovery, making usersâ€™ digital radio experiences more personal and relevant.
According to Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment:
With this update to the iHeartRadio for iPad App, weâ€™ve focused intently on user feedback. We wanted to make sure it was the experience our millions of users wanted and expected from us â€“ and weâ€™re thrilled with how it has all come together.Brian Lakamp
Full Version 4.0 features include:
- More Live Stations: now includes Univision and college stations
- Custom Stations: create your own artist- or song-based stations, from a catalog of over 11 million songs
- More Control: â€œDiscovery Tunerâ€ lets you decide how much variety you want in your Custom Stations
- Auto-sync: easily access your Favorite Stations across the Web, your iPad and mobile apps
- Retina Display Ready: Crystal clear, high resolution display on the new iPad
Currently, iHeartRadio users on the iPad can listen to more than 800 broadcast radio and commercial-free digital-only stations from 150 cities, streamed in high-quality AAC format. The app now also includes a number of other stations, formats and programming such as Univision, Greater Media stations, WNYC, EMFâ€™s Contemporary Christian Air1 and K Love stations, college radio and, coming soon, more than 500 Cumulus stations.