Radio app developer Clip Interactive says that it has added a feature to its smartphone app platform that allows apps developed through it to interact with onboard embedded FM chips and even activate those chips in many cases.
This will provide users with the ability to listen to FM radio stations through the app and via broadcast rather than over their data plan.
The FM chip has to be available to the software be activated, therefore the chip may not always work in all phones. The company said that the HTC One (M8) is the first compatible phone. It says more manufacturers and compatible phones will be announced.
Clip Interactive develops Android, Apple and Windows smartphone apps for radio stations.