NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service, today announced it has surpassed 80 million registered users. iHeartRadio continues to reach user milestones at a rate faster than Facebook or any other radio or digital music service, having reached 70 million registered users just last summer. The number of registered users do not account for the millions of listeners who tune in to iHeartRadio’s live radio stations, which does not require registration -- meaning that iHeartRadio’s reach is even greater. iHeartRadio has also been downloaded more than 850 million times, has 80 million social media followers and is now available on more than 80 unique device platforms spanning in-home entertainment, wearables, gaming, mobile and auto.
Originally launched in 2011, iHeartRadio is a free all-in-one service that offers listeners instant access to thousands of live radio stations from across the country, custom stations from a catalog of more than 24 million songs and 830,000 artists, on-demand podcasts and its newest feature "My Favorites Radio" which combines all of a listener's favorite artists and thumbed up songs in one station just for them. In addition, last fall iHeartMedia introduced iHeartRadio Family, iHeartRadio's first multi-app brand extension: a standalone app designed specifically for families with kids ages 4-11.
“In just five years, we’ve seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base - a testament to the power of radio and listening,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio. “Our listeners have many new ways to enjoy our stations and programming, and we want to continue to deepen their listening experience and ensure we’re available everywhere they expect us to be."
This milestone announcement marks the latest news during what has been a strong beginning to the year for iHeartRadio. Earlier this month at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iHeartRadio announced integrations on seven new platforms, including AppleTV, offering listeners the opportunity to now enjoy iHeartRadio on platforms spanning in-home entertainment, gaming, mobile and auto. In addition, iHeartRadio also announced the launch of iHeartRadio in Canada and a partnership with Universal Music Group that will bring virtual reality experiences to many iHeartRadio events. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 80 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 850 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 80 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.