iHeartRadio PLUS & iHeartRadio All Access Powered By Napster Are Officially Here
January 5, 2017
After previously launching iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access Powered by Napster on iOS and Android smartphones, iHeartMedia has announced at this year's Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that their new on-demand service is now available on desktop and select consumer electronic devices.
What does this mean? Beginning today on desktop, listeners can visit iHeartRadio.com to begin their 30-day free trial of iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster and experience the first-ever combined live radio and music collection service, which includes the unique ability for users to instantly replay and save music from live and custom Artist Radio stations to their playlists, unlimited skips in custom Artist Radio stations, search and play their favorite songs and create personalized playlists – all in one, easy-to-use service. In addition, subscribers will be able to enjoy all their saved playlists on select Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One gaming consoles, TiVo, VIZIO TV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and select Monster speakers, with Sonos and more coming soon.
What you need to know about the two subscription services:
iHeartRadio Plus, $4.99 a month, completely transforms live and custom Artist Radio station listening with the addition of:
· Replay: Giving subscribers the ability to instantly replay songs from live and custom Artist Radio stations and then return to the station in progress;
· Save: Save songs from live radio and custom Artist Radio stations directly to their My Music playlist for playback any time;
· Search: Search and play any song from a library of millions of tracks;
· Unlimited skips: Subscribers listening to custom Artist Radio stations will no longer have a limit on the number of songs they can skip.
iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster, $9.99 a month, combines the interactive radio functionality of iHeartRadio Plus with a complete music collection and library that is linked seamlessly to the radio listening experience. Given that 70 percent of consumers -- which includes users of on demand music services -- have cited radio as their primary source of music discovery, there is finally a service that allows them the convenience and accessibility of merely pushing a button to add a song immediately to their music collection at the same time they hear it on the radio -- something no other music collection service can offer. This new offering is the best of all worlds, combined in one service with the ability to:
· Listen Offline: Subscribers can take their music and playlists with them everywhere where they go, without needing an internet connection or using mobile data;
· Build subscribers’ personal music libraries: Completely create, control and curate playlists from a library of millions of tracks;
· Give subscribers total flexibility to listen to their music the way they want, when they want: With no playback cap and the ability to delete and sequence their playlist experience as well as manage unlimited playlists.
Aside from the two new subscription on-demand services, iHeartRadio will remain free.
With more than 850 radio stations in 150 markets that reach over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners across the U.S, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. In addition, 84 percent of iHeartRadio users do not currently subscribe to an on demand service – and now, for the first time, may be interested in subscribing to a service that provides them with the best of live radio combined with easy-to-use on demand functionality that makes radio programming truly interactive - and that they can connect directly to their music collection, something no other service or company has the assets to offer.