Update to iHeartRadio hits Android before iOS; new feature finds tunes for you based on your likes

Update to iHeartRadio hits Android before iOS; new feature finds tunes for you based on your likes
An update to streaming radio site iHeartRadio hit the Android version of the app on Monday, with a new capability in tow. "For You" is a feature that provides you with a curated list of stations that you will love. How does the app know you will love the stations it picks for you? Is it merely based on random guesses? Not a chance. Your favorite genres are examined along with your listening habits, and music you gave a thumbs up to. Perhaps an algorithm is used as well. It is all mixed together like a yummy stew, with the result being a steaming bowl full of streaming stations that your ears are bound to find delicious.

The update also brings a new player, which you can unlock by going to Settings > Player Display. Search also has been rebuilt from scratch, says the changelist. According to iHeartRadio, the new search is "lightning fast." The entire app uses less battery power than prior to the update, which means that you get to listen to more music before your battery crosses over.

The updated iHeartRadio is in the Google Play Store where it is waiting for you as version 5.0. Looking up and down the Apple App Store for the iOS version of the update? You'll have a better chance of finding a happy Miami Heat fan on South Beach. The update for the iOS flavored version of the app is not quite ready for prime time, but should touch down in the App Store in about a week.

source: iHeartRadio via Engadget



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Article title screams troll bait.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

for troll like you everything is troll bait.....

3. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Funny article.. just got the update... haven't played with it yet...looks good though

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I would have liked if they didnt mention it. It sounds like devs are doing a favor for android.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Finding good, relevant music based on "likes" is a very difficult problem and usually gives mediocre recommendations. I like Spotify because I can choose what to listen to and because it allows me to find music I like -- instead of shoving a bunch of crap in my face like many other Internet music services.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.