Australian radio unites to create one app that plays all stations

In a rare fit of collaboration the biggest players in the Australian radio industry have come together to launch a single app to allow people to choose from more than 250 radio stations across the country.


The RadioApp was launched this morning at the annual National Radio Conference in Melbourne, bringing together the commercial players with ABC and SBS, as they look to make listening on connected devices easier.

“Listening habits are evolving and RadioApp will ensure radio remains easily accessible no matter what platform or device our listeners choose to use,” said CRA CEO Joan Warner.

“While radio station and network specific apps exist, this will put live and local Australian radio stations into one easy-to-access app, so listeners can see what’s playing on air and tune in wherever they are.”

The app, which will launch in late November, follows the lead of a similar scheme in the UK.

It will allow people to listen to live stations, search for stations by genre while geo-location tracking will recommend which local stations to listen to.

Other features include the ability to view ‘just played’ playlists and purchase songs, as well as snooze functions, with more features to come, including the ability to subscribe to podcasts, social media integration and emergency services warnings.

“We operate in a highly competitive industry, so it’s great to have strong collaboration across both commercial and public broadcasters on a platform that will serve up live Australian content to radio listeners everywhere,” she said.

The app is being developed by All in Media (AIM).


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