Stitcher has redesigned its streaming radio app for iOS and Android, fitting it with a raft of new features to make finding new content easy. Smart Station offers personalized recommendations to let you hop between shows you'll enjoy, while album art will now display on your lock screen as you enjoy the latest Fresh Air. The company has also included a sleep timer to help you nod off and sharing has been redesigned to let you fling shows at your friends over Twitter. Both versions are available right now on each platform's respective app store, ready for the next time you need to be informed about the topics of the day.
Stitcher Unveils Redesigned App with Stitcher Smart Station to Help Listeners Discover the Most Relevant Content
New Stitcher for iPhone and Android Complete with Smart Station Recommendations Now Available for Download
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stitcher Smart Radio, the leader in on‐demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio for mobile devices, today announced the launch of several new app capabilities including the Stitcher Smart Station. Listeners now have a new way discover the best of over 10,000 shows on Stitcher with personalized recommendations. Since launching the 'Listeners Also Like' feature last year, over 50% of new users have been using the feature to discover new shows. On average listeners discover 5 new shows within their first month. Stitcher currently generates over 10 million recommendations a day to help listeners discover the best of Internet radio.
"Stitcher Smart Station is designed to give our listeners more tools for discovery and personalization," said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. "Our goal is to make talk radio more accessible than ever, and listeners are responding. Since our launch of the Stitcher Election Center in May, we've seen an increase in listening by an average of an hour per month. We're hoping Stitcher Smart Station gives listeners just as much, if not more, access to new, relevant content within the app."
The updated mobile app includes several new features including:
Smart Station – Never be in the dark about which shows and programs you should be listening to. An industry first for talk radio, the Stitcher Smart Station makes recommendations based on your listening activity. By culling your listening history, favorite shows and thumbs up, the Smart Station recommends shows you're most likely to enjoy.
Lock Screen Album Art – Make your listening experience more visual. See the currently playing show on your phone's lock screen while you're listening to Stitcher.
Sleep Timer – Set Stitcher to automatically stop playing after you nod off. With Stitcher's most requested feature, you can set specific sleep settings to have your shows automatically stop. Whether you're setting it for sleep or for your regular morning commute, your Stitcher app is more in-tune with your listening habits.
Easier Sharing on Twitter – Keep the sharing alive. With pre-populated show descriptions and sources, Stitcher is now making it easier and ever to share your favorite shows.
The Stitcher Smart Radio app is available to all iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.