Clear Channel Radio is at CES, spreading the gospel of its iheartradio online service as well as its traffic and navigation offerings.
The mobile iheartradio app will be included in the new Toyota Entune multimedia system and also be phased into more in-dash multi-media navigation systems during the first quarter of 2011 by Rosen Entertainment Systems. That company’s Factory-Look Multi-Media & Navigation systems will include an iheartradio interface for iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices, which will link to Rosen units via Bluetooth data and audio connections.
Separately, CC said that iHome added iheartradio compatibility to its iHome+Sleep app so that “iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users can jump-start their mornings with the sweet sounds of their favorite iheartradio station tunes or talk” at their bedside. iHome has three new app-enhanced clock radios compatible with iheartradio.
A touchscreen portable Internet radio player was introduced by Walnut Media Network. Its W408 player with WiFi features iheartradio.
JVC became the first auto aftermarket device maker to integrate iheartradio, doing so with two new navigation units. “Users will then be able to view song and artist information and high-resolution album artwork, in addition to control channel up or down functions from the navigation unit or from the iPhone itself,” CC stated. For users who want to keep their factory radios but use Internet radio in their cars, there are two iheartradio-capable integration kits from Dice Electronics. And iheartradio shows up as one of the many apps on the Yahoo! Connected TV platform.
On the traffic and navigation side, Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network launched a platform called TrafficNet 8.2. The service includes a Billboard Routing Interface that ties the platform with Clear Channel’s Total Out Of Home Network.
The company also said it has a new partnership with automotive aftermarket device maker Pioneer and expanded the reach of its service to broader audiences in Mexico City via Grupo Acir.