We’re starting to see more audio services take advantage of Apple’s laptops, and today iHeartRadio is the latest to launch streaming support with an Apple Watch app. It also provides library synchronization and more.
During February last year, we saw Pandora launch streaming support for the Apple Watch app, and Spotify began testing the same in September. Now iHeartRadio has debuted its Apple Watch app, and it works independently of the iPhone with streaming support and more.
iHeartRadio detailed its debut on the Apple Watch app in a press release today:
The IHeartRadio Apple Watch app provides an easy way to access all of your listener̵7;s favorite content anytime, anywhere. Features that users can access via the app include Search, Recently Played, Your Library (which includes your stations, podcasts and playlists), Add to Playlist and more.
The app can be used with the iOS companion as a remote control, but will also work alone when the iPhone is not nearby. So if you leave your phone, you can still listen to your favorite music and podcasts.
No mention of offline playback, but you get your playlists synced with the new clock app. For now, the iHeartRadio Apple Watch app is available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. This is how iHeartRadio describes the user interface of the Apple Watch app:
When we talk about favorites, the Your Library tile on the home screen shows listeners “Your Stations”, “Your Podcasts” and “Your Playlists”, which consists of all the stations, podcasts and playlists they have followed or created themselves – all their favorite content. Fans can also thumb up their favorite songs and enjoy more of the same features of the iOS app.
iHeartRadio is a free download from the App Store with in-app purchases for premium features starting at $ 5.99 / month.
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