CYPRESS, CA – Clarion has announced the addition of the popular iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto) app to its existing array of compatible optimized apps for in-vehicle use in conjunction with their exclusive Smart Access cloud system.
iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free, all-in-one digital radio service, provides access to more than 1,500 radio stations across the U.S. and allows users to create commercial-free custom stations inspired by a favorite artist or song. The iHeartAuto app will give users easy and seamless access their favorite stations in-vehicle on Clarion compatible models.
“We believe that the future of in-vehicle entertainment is closely tied to the way users access their favorite content and activities on their smartphones,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Clarion’s Vice President of Marketing. “That’s why we designed and developed our Smart Access Cloud-based system to provide users easy connectivity to their favorite apps like iHeartRadio through their smartphones and let them control those apps distraction-free with a secure, easy and intuitive interface.”
In addition to iHeartRadio for Auto, Smart Access also includes in-vehicle optimized versions of several other popular apps including TuneIn, Pandora, MotionX-GPS Drive and Clarion’s exclusive Tweet4car, FB4car and DriveSuite4car. Clarion is continuing to work with multiple other app developers with the goal of offering several more apps designed specifically for in-vehicle use via Smart Access.
“Radio is the soundtrack to our lives and listening while driving just got that much easier with Clarion’s Smart Access capable products,” states Brian Lakamp, President of Digital, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “iHeartAuto is designed to provide our listeners quick and easy access to their favorite stations on the road with seamless and safety-minded integration from their smartphone to their in-car audio system.”
Clarion’s iHeartAuto Offering in Cooperation with their Exclusive Smart Access Cloud Server Delivers:
- Quick, intuitive in-vehicle navigation via in-dash touch screens on select Clarion 2013 models
- Access to more than 1,500 stations from across the country and the ability to create custom stations inspired by a favorite artist or song
- Ease of browsing radio stations by genre or location, and the freedom to scan through stations with a touch of a button
- The ability to save favorite and custom stations for quick future access
- Facebook connectivity for social media sharing with friends
To learn more about Smart Access and Clarion’s compatible products, visit www.clarion.com/us.