We’re very excited to announce updates to the KCRW Radio iPhone App (available for $0.99 from Apple’s App Store), which includes our most-requested feature: the ability to bookmark song titles to share via email or purchase later! It also allows you to stream KCRW in the background while using other apps.
We first launched the KCRW Radio iPhone app last summer and it quickly drew critical acclaim from our fans and media. The app was listed as one of Wired Magazine’s “20 Favorite iPhone Apps” in 2009 and recently nominated in the “Mobile Entertainment” category for the 14th Annual Webby Awards. You can vote for KCRW’s App in the People’s Voice Category by going here.
The app streams all three KCRW channels: On Air, News, and Music (KCRW’s All Music Channel Eclectic 24), with real-time track lists. Below are some of the other improvements in Version 1.1:
-Listen within the app or tap on “Play in Background” to hear live streams and on-demand shows via the Safari browser.
-Greater reliability. Improved audio player and smart audio quality selection depending on type of data connection.
-Bookmark song titles from shows for viewing, sharing or purchasing later and “Share this show” option to email links to friends,
Listening On Demand
-Listen to KCRW’s award-winning music, news and cultural programming on demand, with content updated daily.
-Access up to 50 past shows on-demand for most programs. (expanded from 10)
-Events listings display details about the latest music, news and arts happenings around town.
-Automatically updating Twitter feed to stay in touch with all things KCRW.
The app is available for $0.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/