Sharon Khare Dec 12, 2006 15:02:29 IST
Radio Time, a radio tuner that powers Internet services and connected devices will now make it easy to tune live and local on-air personalities, sports games, favorite DJs and global radio through Logitech's Squeezebox home audio player.
By powering connected devices like the Squeezebox, Radio Time continues to extend traditional radio to new connected devices and services.
Radio Time organizes over 55,000 radio stations and more than 70,000 daily broadcast programs from 129 countries. Squeezebox users can simply browse by genre or location and enjoy unlimited talk, sports, public radio, and music from their hometown or around the globe — for free.
"The Squeezebox now enables Radio Time listeners access to their favorite radio shows anywhere in the home without a PC, said Sean Adams, Director and General Manager of Logitech's streaming media systems group. "Internet radio is one of our most popular features with locations based streams representing 7 of our top 10 categories."
"Radiotime.com listeners enjoy easy desktop access to their favorite live stations and programs, but the service is designed to power any connected device," said Carl J. Rohling, Vice President of Business Development for Radio Time. "With Radio Time, the Squeezebox can now replace your AM/FM tuner."
"More people are listening to the online broadcasts of terrestrial radio stations than are listening to Satellite Radio and Podcasts combined," said Tom Webster Vice President of Edison Media Research. "Our most recent Arbitron/Edison Media Research Internet and Multimedia study found people who have listened to internet audio within the past month reported an average of eight hours of weekly online radio listening. With a dizzying array of content available, Radio Time is a welcome service for listeners to easily tune the radio they want."
Radio Time is available now through the SqueezeNetwork, a free service for the Squeezebox. The service works with an optional free account to search and save favorites using a browser. Click here http://radiotime.com/logitech for details.
Radio Time is also offering RedButton, optional $49 Windows software accessory that automatically time-shifts radio for DVR-style playback on the Squeezebox or any MP3 player. Time-shifted talk radio is automatically named and available for browsing by program title, host, or station.
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