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A Bit Brighter Car Audio Future Forecast by CEA

A Bit Brighter Car Audio Future Forecast by CEA

Amy Gilroy July 24, 2013 1

The Consumer Electronics Association, CEA, predicts car audio aftermarket sales will be near flat for the next four years as demand for Internet Radio control in car radios, keeps the radio replacement market afloat.

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Aha Comes to 2014 Mazda3

Aha Comes to 2014 Mazda3

Amy Gilroy June 27, 2013 Comments Off

PALO ALTO, CA– Aha by HARMAN  announced that the new 2014 Mazda3 to be launched in North America and Europe this fall will offer access to Aha’s free service with the ability to select

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Will Internet Radio & Apps Save the Aftermarket?

Will Internet Radio & Apps Save the Aftermarket?

Amy Gilroy March 27, 2013 2

“Will Internet Radio & Apps Save the Aftermarket?”  is the headline in part of a report released earlier this year from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). It notes that while aftermarket autosound has been

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SiriusXM Releases MySXM Personalized Music Beta

SiriusXM Releases MySXM Personalized Music Beta

Amy Gilroy February 5, 2013 Comments Off

SiriusXM is now showing its Personalized Music service in beta on SiriusXM.com. Called MySXM (and sometimes MyControl), it works on the Internet only.  It’s available on about 40 channels.  Users can adjust a few

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Livio Exits Car Internet Radio Kits

Livio Exits Car Internet Radio Kits

Amy Gilroy January 7, 2013 Comments Off

Livio, which makes Internet car radio kits that have been sold through Hammacher Schlemmer, Amazon, Crutchfield and other retailers said it is exiting the car radio kit market. Livio will phase out car kit

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AM/FM and CD Decline as Internet Music Gains: NPD

AM/FM and CD Decline as Internet Music Gains: NPD

Amy Gilroy November 9, 2012 Comments Off

Consumers who reported listening to music on CDs dropped 16 percent, and the audience for AM/FM radio fell 4 percent over last year, as Internet music listening continues to gain. According to The NPD

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Pandora Listening Hours Up 77% in June

Lynn Shannon July 10, 2012 Comments Off

OAKLAND, Calif.–Pandora, the leading internet radio service, announced today new metrics that were reached in the month of June 2012. Listener hours for Pandora during the month of June 2012 were 1.08 billion, an

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12V Web Radio from HTC

Amy Gilroy May 10, 2012 Comments Off

Phone maker HTC released a new video showing its Car Stereo Clip in action.  An HTC Bluetooth USB accessory automatically flips the HTC phone into car mode where it may access 60,000 web radio

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Livio Connect Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

Lynn Shannon May 9, 2012 Comments Off

 Livio Radio  announced Tuesday hat it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 New Product Innovation Award for the Livio Connect API.  Livio Connect is a protocol that allows apps and devices to communicate

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In-Car Internet Radio Streaming Skyrockets

Amy Gilroy April 12, 2012 4

Your customers are growing more likely to listen to Internet Radio via the car radio. 50 percent more U.S. adults and teens are listening to online radio streamed in their cars by connecting their

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Ford First to Integrate Slacker Radio App

Amy Gilroy November 29, 2011 Comments Off

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — * Slacker Radio joins the lineup of smartphone apps that Ford drivers can control with their voice through available SYNC® AppLink™ Slacker Radio offers users the widest

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BMW Launches First OEM On-Demand Music Radios Today

Amy Gilroy November 15, 2011 Comments Off

Some 2011 BMW and MINI owners can now access the MOG music streaming service that gives you on-demand access to songs from the car radio controls. Pick any of 13 million songs and it’s

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Internet Radio in New Cars on Way with Livio

William Damsky November 10, 2011 Comments Off

Internet radio may soon be commonplace in factory car radios as Livio has struck a deal with chipmaker CSR, the leading supplier of Bluetooth chips for autos. Through Livio software, the chips in the

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Harman: 7 of 10 Want In-Car Voice Control

Amy Gilroy November 3, 2011 Comments Off

A new survey from Harman confirms what most drivers already know: we want talk-to-type emails, voice texts and many of us even want an “outlet for normal plugs.” 7 out of 10 surveyed say

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Radio Shack to Carry Livio Radio Car Kit

Lynn Shannon November 2, 2011 Comments Off

Radio Shack will sell Livio Radio’s Internet Car Kit this holiday, joining  Hammacher Schlemmer, which began selling the Kit in October. The Livio Radio Kit will be available in 4,400 Radio Shack locations. It

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A Quarter Use iPod/MP3 Player in Car

Amy Gilroy September 19, 2011 Comments Off

A new study provides a sweeping look at gadget use in the car. Conducted in July, it found that 24 percent of us use an iPod/MP3 player to listen to music in the car,

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OE App-Radios to Skyrocket

Amy Gilroy August 22, 2011 1

A study by IHS iSupply said sales of automobiles with Internet radio capability will spike by more than 30X over the next eight years through 2018. And it will create an “explosion” of apps

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Livio Radio Gets Funding from Angel Street Capital

William Damsky August 4, 2011 Comments Off

Ferndale, MI – Livio Radio, manufacturer and developer of car Internet radio products and services, today announced Angel Street Capital as a new investment partner. The investment from Angel Street Capital will assist Livio

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How Popular is Internet Radio in Car Radios?

Amy Gilroy July 26, 2011 5

Just how popular are car radios that can control Pandora or Internet Radio? It’s a bit early to draw conclusions, but some indicators are filtering in. Our quick poll of retailers says few consumers

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MOG Music Heading for Cars

Amy Gilroy June 7, 2011 Comments Off

Pandora isn’t the only music service attaching itself to radios in new cars. A new MOG “music juke box service”  has signed a deal with MINI and expects to be in a dozen car

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