The radio giant and empire iHeart Radio has officially launched their streaming services after a month long beta phase for their subscription services. Starting today, Jan. 5 you can access iHeart Radio music streaming services on your desktop and other devices like Apple TV and TiVo, while being previously launched to iOS and Android.
The vision for these new streaming services is to provide a way to introduce radio friendly devotees to the world of streaming. Much of iHeart Radio’s audience (84 percent) currently do not subscribe to any kind of streaming service (Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc). iHeart Radio believes that by building their streaming services around live radio, while adding additional things to the mix, the company will win people over.
iHeart Plus ($4.99/month) includes offline listening, unlimited song skips and replays, customized stations based on a song or artist, and of course the company’s several live radio stations that are partners. In addition, there is also iHeart Radio All Access ($9.99/month). This portion of the streaming service includes live radio features, while adding on-demand access to millions of songs via partnership with Napster. The listener will also have the ability to add tracks heard on live radio to their personal libraries and playlists.
Starting today, desktop users can begin their 30-day free trial. To learn more about the streaming service, check out iheartradio.com