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BMW launches Stitcher integration at SXSW

Written By Su Hadma on Friday, August 30, 2013 | 7:47 AM

BMW introduced right now at SXSW that it really is teaming up with Stitcher to integrate the well-liked Iphone app's on-demand from customers streaming performance into automobiles equipped with the BMW Apps and Mini Linked technologies.

We ran into BMW's Robert Passaro in the halls of Austin's Conference Middle and he was kind enough to give us an exceptional demo of Stitcher within a wonderful BMW 650i convertible in advance of today's launch.

Most the Iphone app's characteristics are obtainable making use of the vehicle's infotainment method, such as the capability to look for, offer feedback ("A lot more Like This" and "Listeners Also Like"), and create / remove personalized stations -- album art is even exhibited in high-resolution together with display details.

The prototype Stitcher application for the BMW Applications and the MINI Connected platforms will showcase the following distinctive abilities:
  • Seamless integration and handle of Stitcher's solutions through the vehicle's infotainment method, which enables simple lookups for articles, the potential to supply suggestions ("Far more Like This" and "Listeners Also Like"), and quick forward and rewind handle
  • The capacity to generate or remove custom stations on desire
  • High-resolution visual display featuring album art and hassle-free demonstrate/episode details, this kind of as newest episodes, duration and no matter whether the listener has presently listened to the episode
Stitcher gives the following attributes:
  • Customized playlists of listeners' favorite displays
  • Stitcher recommendation of other plans primarily based on listening preferences towards the discovery of new exhibits and content
  • The broadest assortment of podcasts and reside radio on-demand from customers
  • Stitcher SmartRadio enjoys a 4.five star consumer score and #one position in the iTunes Application Store's News group
"As promised, the BMW Team proceeds to produce wonderful, new services like Stitcher to our worldwide customers through the groundbreaking platforms of MINI Related and BMW Apps," mentioned Uwe Higgen, head of the intercontinental BMW AppCenter community, primarily based in Munich, Germany. Improvement of the Stitcher application will start by means of the BMW AppCenter Mountain Check out, California, which constantly scouts for new providers in the Silicon Valley and the increased North American market place.

When integration is total, a basic update to the Stitcher Apple iphone application by means of the iTunes App Keep will permit a host of Stitcher's exclusive amusement features to be integrated seamlessly into the auto, the place they can be easily operated making use of the currently familiar BMW iDrive and MINI Connected systems.

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