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Stitcher Radio has been serving up podcasts and internet radio for quite some time now on Android but it's been a while since the app was last updated with a new subset of features. Apparently, it was all for good reason as there is a new update available right now that shows off some new features and a slightly redesigned user interface:

  • Smart Station – Never be in the dark about which shows and programs you should be listening to. An industry first for talk radio, the Stitcher Smart Station makes recommendations based on your listening activity. By culling your listening history, favorite shows and thumbs up, the Smart Station recommends shows you’re most likely to enjoy.
  • Lock Screen Album Art – Make your listening experience more visual. See the currently playing show on your phone’s lock screen while you’re listening to Stitcher.
  • Sleep Timer – Set Stitcher to automatically stop playing after you nod off. With Stitcher’s most requested feature, you can set specific sleep settings to have your shows automatically stop. Whether you’re setting it for sleep or for your regular morning commute, your Stitcher app is more in-tune with your listening habits.
  • Easier Sharing on Twitter – Keep the sharing alive. With pre-populated show descriptions and sources, Stitcher is now making it easier and ever to share your favorite shows.

The Smart Station feature is certainly my favorite addition to the app. I find that if I go looking for podcasts on my own, I never end up listening to any. Instead, just look around until I give up. With Smart Station, it shows me stuff I may be interested in based on what I am listening to so there is more likelihood that once I'm done listening to the Android Central podcast on Stitcher I can then move onto something else closely related and just as interesting.

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Stitcher Unveils Redesigned App with Stitcher Smart Station to Help Listeners Discover the Most Relevant Content

New Stitcher for iPhone and Android Complete with Smart Station Recommendations Now Available for Download

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 20, 2012 – Stitcher Smart Radio, the leader in on‐demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio for mobile devices, today announced the launch of several new app capabilities including the Stitcher Smart Station.  Listeners now have a new way discover the best of over 10,000 shows on Stitcher with personalized recommendations. Since launching the ‘Listeners Also Like’ feature last year, over 50% of new users have been using the feature to discover new shows.  On average listeners discover 5 new shows within their first month. Stitcher currently generates over 10 million recommendations a day to help listeners discover the best of Internet radio.

“Stitcher Smart Station is designed to give our listeners more tools for discovery and personalization,” said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. “Our goal is to make talk radio more accessible than ever, and listeners are responding. Since our launch of the Stitcher Election Center in May, we’ve seen an increase in listening by an average of an hour per month.  We’re hoping Stitcher Smart Station gives listeners just as much, if not more, access to new, relevant content within the app.”

The updated mobile app includes several new features including:

  • Smart Station – Never be in the dark about which shows and programs you should be listening to. An industry first for talk radio, the Stitcher Smart Station makes recommendations based on your listening activity. By culling your listening history, favorite shows and thumbs up, the Smart Station recommends shows you’re most likely to enjoy.
  • Lock Screen Album Art – Make your listening experience more visual. See the currently playing show on your phone’s lock screen while you’re listening to Stitcher.
  • Sleep Timer – Set Stitcher to automatically stop playing after you nod off. With Stitcher’s most requested feature, you can set specific sleep settings to have your shows automatically stop. Whether you’re setting it for sleep or for your regular morning commute, your Stitcher app is more in-tune with your listening habits.
  • Easier Sharing on Twitter – Keep the sharing alive. With pre-populated show descriptions and sources, Stitcher is now making it easier and ever to share your favorite shows.

The Stitcher Smart Radio app is available to all iOS and Android users and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

About Stitcher - Stitcher delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to your mobile device. Stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and entertainment anywhere without the need to synchronize web content or depend on traditional radio programing. Stitcher is the easiest way to discover the best of over 10,000+ shows and live stations, with customized recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is integrated with Ford, GM and BMW vehicles and has been downloaded over 6 million times.  Stitcher SmartRadio™ is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Nook devices in the Apple and Google Play stores or at www.Stitcher.com.

 

Reader comments

Stitcher Radio for Android updated with new features, bug fixes

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If one of the new features was to have the app crash every 5-10 minutes, then they did a great job implementing that. Just wish I could disable that feature. I really need to learn to keep backups of apps so when the developers break something I have options.