Stitcher Connect API launches in Chevrolet Sonic and Spark models
July 30, 2012 by John Day
News, entertainment, sports and talk radio content aggregator Stitcher Smart Radio has launched Stitcher Connect, described as talk radio’s first API developed for the car. The Stitcher Connect platform integrates the features of on-demand radio directly into the automobile and launches in Chevrolet’s Sonic and Spark models. Listeners can seamlessly access and discover over 10,000 shows on Stitcher in their car.
“Over a third of our listeners are currently using Stitcher in the car,” said Stitcher CEO Noah Shanok. “Generally, over 70 million users are using mobile devices while on the road. As we continue to make advancements, the in-car audio experience is becoming more seamless. The connected car is poised to eclipse the traditional radio dial.”
Stitcher Connect allows for easy integration with Chevrolet’s connected dashboard, including remote control of Stitcher running on both iOS and Android operating systems. This allows Stitcher to function through external controls like voice, touch and steering wheel controls. Stitcher Connect also enables a full-featured Stitcher integration, allowing listeners to access the latest Stitcher features and improvements.
As a scalable API and platform, Stitcher Connect will allow seamless integration across any number of auto manufacturers, bringing the latest features to market faster. Stitcher is currently available on mobile devices and is integrated in Ford, GM, BMW and Mercedes vehicles.
The Stitcher Smart Radio app is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire devices and can be downloaded from the Apple and Google Play stores.