TuneIn, the live streaming audio service, has announced a new automotive collaboration with HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer, and enterprise markets. Together, HARMAN and TuneIn will join forces to create a pre-integrated implementation of the TuneIn app, bringing on-demand live sports, news, music, podcasts and radio to the HARMAN Ignite Store, a leading connected vehicle platform that enables automakers to develop, manage and operate their own in-vehicle app store.

Automotive manufacturers can leverage the HARMAN Ignite Store digital ecosystem to enable drivers to download a TuneIn app tailored to the in-car environment. Through the app, TuneIn listeners can access audio content from around the world, while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. 

“Consumers expect safe and compelling connected media experiences while in the car,” said Albert Jordan, VP of HARMAN Ignite Store at HARMAN International. “By collaborating with TuneIn, a leader in audio streaming services, we’re delivering leading media services tailored for automotive.”

“TuneIn is excited to be partnering with HARMAN to bring a unique and personalised audio experience to drivers,” said Richard Stern, CEO of TuneIn. “This collaboration gives TuneIn and TuneIn Premium listeners access to personalised live and on-demand content while in their cars, providing a more seamless and integrated experience.”

The scalable platform can be customised and added into the automaker’s development cycle, allowing manufacturers to benefit from faster go-to-market timelines and gain the ability to tailor in-vehicle offerings to meet specific customer needs.

Through the TuneIn collaboration, drivers will experience premium connected features, including:

Free trial subscription to TuneIn Premium, giving them exclusive access to commercial-free news from top networks like CNN, Fox News Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as live NFL, NHL, MLB, and college sports programming, and commercial-free music channels 
Personalised content recommendations right from the dashboard app 

In addition to supporting applications like TuneIn, the HARMAN Ignite Store features a variety of additional services, including voice assistant, social media-infused navigation, and near real-time mapping updates that help OEMs deploy and manage applications and services that meet the safety, convenience, and entertainment needs of customers around the world.

For more information on the HARMAN Ignite Store, visit https://car.harman.com/solutions/harman-ignite/store. To learn more about TuneIn, visit TuneIn.com