BMW Approves Rhapsody, TuneIn And Other Apps
March 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM (PT)
BMW added four new partners to provide BMW Approved Apps for BMW Apps option for APPLE's iPHONE. The latest BMW Approved Apps include AUDIBLE (downloadable audio books and other spoken-word content), GLYMPSE (location sharing), RHAPSODY (subscription music service) and TUNEIN (Internet radio). These newest integrations broaden the flexibility and usability of the industry’s most comprehensive smartphone integration.
"We regularly identify apps that our owners rely on as part of their everyday life, and adapt them for an in-vehicle experience they’ll find safe, useful and engaging," BMW Group Apps Platform Product Manager PHIL JOHNSTON said. "AUDIBLE, GLYMPSE, RHAPSODY and TUNEIN were natural additions to the family of BMW Apps Ready Apps.
"Integrating access to digital spoken-word content from AUDIBLE was the next logical way to expand audio entertainment for drivers," JOHNSTON said. "The ability to use the GLYMPSE app from the existing vehicle controls enables drivers to share their whereabouts and ETA in a much safer way. Music is key to vehicle infotainment, and by partnering with RHAPSODY, we are delivering music to our owners in user-friendly formats they prefer. With TUNEIN, BMW drivers will not only get thousands of music radio stations, but also live sports, news and talk shows from around the world."