NextRadio Cites Enhancements As Its App Gets Millionth Download
October 13, 2014 at 10:48 AM (PT)
NEXTRADIO will release major updates available to the public on OCTOBER 17th in conjunction with the release of the latest NEXTRADIO-enabled SPRINT phone, SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 4. NEXTRADIO has also reached a milestone by achieving one million app downloads.
The updates include Live Guide, a visual tuning interface that lets listeners see what radio stations are playing at any moment in time. Live Guide enables listeners to choose a station based on the artist or on-air program. You can check out a video featuring the major updates to the NEXTRADIO app here.
Other enhancements include a streamlined navigation drawer that puts all user options in one place as well as in-app tutorials showing listeners how to interact with their local stations. A new feature available to stations utilizing the TagStation cloud-based service is dynamically-driven related content “cards”. The cards will accompany station songs and programming events to provide the listener with more information about the live broadcast while providing the station with extended advertiser and promotion options. These may include upcoming concerts, record release dates, recently played, next up on-air, and more.