iHeartRadio release full service + app

Staff Writer

ARN have announced the release of the full service of iHeartRadio plus the launch of its app for iPhone and Android in Australia.

With the iHeartRadio Music Festival happening in Las Vegas next week, they will be looking to maximise take-up of the app in time for the coverage of the music event on the 20th and 21st. The concert will feature Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Elton John, Muse, Keith Urban, fun., Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Queen + Adam Lambert, and Robin Thicke.

The iHeartRadio app has already had more than 210 million downloads in the US, making it one of the country’s most popular free apps.

ARN's CEO Ciaran Davis says:

“iHeartRadio is a free, incredibly easy to use service and the mobile app extends this experience allowing us to be everywhere our listeners are. This is our next step in bringing the world’s leading digital music service to market."

ARN’s National Director for Digital and iHeartRadio Kate Beddoe adds:

“We’ve made it a priority to develop the iHeartRadio app as quickly as possible so that Australian users can now access the music, stations and exclusive US content they love on their phones anywhere, anytime.”

Features of the app include:

  • Live Radio – Access more than 1,000 live stations from Australia, New Zealand and the US, including digital only stations spanning all genres
  • Custom Stations – Create personalised stations by entering an artist or song from a library of over 16 million songs from 400,000 artists and iHeartRadio will create a station including similar music. Listeners can also ‘Thumbs Up’ or ‘Thumbs Down’ music to indicate song preference and further personalise stations
  • 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
  • “Perfect For” Stations – Choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities that are perfect for any given time of day
  • 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.


The iHeartRadio mobile app is available for download today in the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

The web version of iHeartRadio is here.

Read Daryl Missen's chat with the ARN CEO about iHeartRadio in our earlier story here.

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