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TuneIn adds new interface and significant social network features

TuneIn is rolling out a new update that brings a new look and several social features, they are referring to this effort as their new "audio network".
May 7, 2014

TuneIn is receiving a pretty significant update today, bringing several new social-oriented features into the mix, as well as an updated look and feel.

As you may already know, TuneIn is an audio service that lets you listen to podcasts and radio stations, but the new interface now includes a personal feed that will update in real-time and shows the user what’s playing and if there’s a new episode to a particular podcast in a single view. Additionally, every content provider has their own “follow” page on TuneIn. According to Engadget, several content providers and brands will even list their programming on their pages such as ESPN Radio, NPR, the BBC, CBS Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Sky News and CNN.

You can also follow other TuneIn users and see what programs they’re listen to, and send them what you’re listening to on Facebook and Twitter. You may also follow a music genre instead of a particular station. That’s not all, another key addition to TuneIn is a new Explore page that shows recommended shows, stations and genres. TuneIn claims that this is their “audio Netflix.”

As always , there will still be two versions of the app, a free app with ads, and a pro version that ditches the adds for $3.99. For those interested in trying the “new” TuneIn experience, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play to grab the latest update.