It’s here. Finally.
Radioplayer Canada–a new high-powered aggregator of more than 400 stations across Canada–was officially launched today. Virtually every radio company in the country is part of this (Bell isn’t; they have iHeartRadio), allowing users to listen to any participation anywhere. You can listen live and to past radio shows (I particularly like that feature.)
What’s the point? Don’t we already have apps that do this? Yes, but Radioplayer is far more more robust that what we’ve had up until now. And the utility of Radioplayer will become even more apparent when it starts appearing on the dashboard of connected cars. There’s a huge push to make this a standard part of the infotainment stack of vehicles sold in Canada.
They’ve been using a version of Radioplayer in Europe for a while now and it’s been very popular and very successful. And once you start using it, you’ll understand why.
This is a seriously big deal for the Canadian radio industry because we want to make it as easy as possible to listen to radio anywhere. Give it a whirl and tell me what you think, okay?
Read the official press release here.