Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company with greater reach than any radio or television outlet in the U.S., today announced the launch of iHeartRadio’s Windows Phone 8 app, extending the availability of the digital radio service to yet another platform. Windows Phone 8 users will now be able to access the music and features they love, including 1,500 live radio stations from across the country, mood-related stations “Perfect For” any activity and user-created Custom Stations that showcase more than 400,000 artists and 16 million songs. For two weeks beginning today, iHeartRadio will be featured in Microsoft‘s “Summer of Appiness” campaign, which encourages customers to visit their local Microsoft retail store to experience the latest version of the app.
The iHeartRadio app has already amassed more than 180 million downloads across a variety of its platforms, making it one of the most popular free apps. iHeartRadio’s Windows Phone 8 app will be fully integrated, giving users the ability to pin stations directly to the phone’s Start screen as a Live Tiles for quick launch and will allow users to view what’s playing without opening the app.
iHeartRadio Windows Phone 8 app features will include:
Live Radio ““ Access more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, spanning all genres.
Custom Stations ““ Create personalized stations by entering an artist or song and iHeartRadio will create a station including similar music. Listeners can also “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” music to indicate song preferences and further personalize stations.
“Perfect For” Stations ““ Choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities perfect for any given day and time
Sleep Timer ““ Fall asleep listening to live or Custom Stations. The Sleep Timer can be set in time increments from 15 minutes to 3 hours.
Greater User Control ““ With iHeartRadio’s unique “Discovery Tuner,” listeners can adjust a Custom Station to play familiar songs ““ or select “Less Familiar” to play a wider variety.
Deeper Facebook integration ““ Share listening activity with friends via timelines and choose to share songs and stations to newsfeeds. This deeper Facebook integration serves as a means to further music discovery, making users’ digital radio experiences more personal and relevant.
“We’re excited to showcase the best apps available on Windows Phone 8, said Kelly Soligon, Senior Director of Marketing & Experiences, Microsoft Retail Stores. As part of the Summer of Appiness program, we’re inviting our customers to come into their local Microsoft retail store for the opportunity to experience apps, like iHeartRadio, first hand.”
“Adding Windows Phone 8 to iHeartRadio’s mobile platform portfolio reflects our commitment to be available everywhere our listeners are with the ultimate radio listening experience they expect,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “We are thrilled to have worked with Microsoft in developing a product that capitalizes on Windows Phone‘s innovative Live Tiles and are excited to bring iHeartRadio to even more mobile users.”
iHeartRadio is the fastest digital service to reach 20 million registered users in Internet history “” and registered users are only a percentage of iHeartRadio’s overall listeners, since registration is only required for the Custom Station feature. iHeartRadio continues to be the No. 1 digital radio service and also includes a number of other groups such as Univision, Cumulus, Greater Media stations, WNYC, EMF‘s Contemporary Christian Air1 and KLove stations, college radio, Cox, Emmis, Salem and others.
The iHeartRadio app is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for the complete list of app availability.