The popular Irish Radioplayer service, developed in partnership by RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), today announced the launch of new stations on the app. The addition of the new stations brings to 58 the number of radio stations available on the Irish Radioplayer and will offer brand new, on-demand content to the audience.
The new stations are:
- COAST – Your relaxing music mix
- Classic Hit Bits – the best of Classic Hits
- LMFM Country Express – the home of “just great country”!
- OTB – Sports Radio 24 hours per day
The Irish Radioplayer represents a great opportunity for radio stations to expand their service to the listeners and offer additional choice and listening opportunities that are not currently available on FM.
Scott Williams, Director of the IBI and Chair of the Irish Radioplayer Steering Board said,
“The Irish Radioplayer has expanded its reach and service since it was launched in the Irish market in April 2015. From its initial launch on phones and tablets the Irish Radioplayer is now accessible on all smart speakers, via Apple CarPlay, on Smart TVs and we are gaining a stronger presence on car dash boards. The listener experience is constantly being improved with voice recognition, notifications for show reminders, default wake-up alarm even if the stream fails and a wrong way warning if you’re driving the wrong way on the motorway all included in the latest upgrade.
The availability of 4 new stations ensures that in addition to technological advances we are offering even more great Irish radio content to our audiences to allow them to tune in more and listen for longer.”
The Irish Radioplayer is also available throughout Europe, in the US and Australia so that friends and relatives there can stay in touch with all their favourite new and old radio stations from home.
The Irish Radioplayer is based on technology licensed by Radioplayer Worldwide, which is also used nationally in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.