Comcast® Allies With iHeartMedia to Offer iHeartRadio on Xfinity® X1 Platform

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Comcast® has announced a new collaboration with iHeartMedia to make available its digital music, podcast and live streaming radio service, iHeartsRadio on its Xfinity® X1 platform. This new addition is one of the best deals offered by Comcast® that enables Xfinity® X1 customers to directly access more than 1000 live radio stations broadcasted in the country right on their TV sets. The iHeartRadio will be rolled out across X1 set-top boxes shortly. Customers can directly access the iHeartRadio service on their TV using their voice remote.

Meanwhile, it also allows the customers to sort out and select stations available in the Xfinity On Demand service. Michele Laven, President of Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia said, “We are excited to team up with Comcast® to bring iHeartMedia’s massive catalog of live radio stations to the highly innovate Xfinity® X1 platform. We will continue to push boundaries and explore new opportunities for consumers to interact with the iHeartRadio brand.”

He further added, “Our goal is to ensure that the music and trusted personalities our listeners love are seamlessly available whenever and wherever they are, across the products and services they use most. The new iHeartRadio X1 integration is a perfect addition to our platform offerings that we know listeners will love.” iHeartRadio will further increase their music offering to X1 after rollout by integrating several of its curated playlists, custom artist radio stations, podcasts and others.

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IHeartRadio X1 integration

X1 customers can easily access this feature using the voice remote by just saying, “Listen to iHeartRadio.” They can also access this feature by navigating to the apps section of X1 and selecting the iHeartRadio app. Some of the future upgrades to this service will enable customers to tune into a specific station or DJ using voice commands. Customers can also sort out and listen to many of the curated playlists and individual stations located in the Xfinity On Demand menu.

Nancy Spears, Vice President, Digital Media Distribution and Monetization, Comcast Cable® said, “Music continues to be an important part of the X1 in-home entertainment experience, and we are providing X1 customers with even more choice in how, when and where they enjoy it. Whether they are looking for background music or want to entertain a crowd, the addition of iHeartRadio to X1 will add even more value to their Xfinity® TV subscription, and continue to differentiate X1 as the go-to destination in the home for accessing all of their favorite content in one place.”

Besides, the iHeartRadio feature will allow the X1 customers to search for and keep their favorite stations for easy access. Moreover, there is no need of any sign up from the side of Xfinity® customers for accessing the live radio stations offered by iHeartsRadio. There is also the option for signing into iHeartsRadio for enjoying personalized services.

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