|By Business Wire||
|February 4, 2013 12:00 PM EST||
Stitcher, the mobile leader in on-demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio, today released a sweeping update to its Android app for smartphones and tablets. With the brand new Stitcher app, now available for free from Google Play, listeners will enjoy an all-new experience optimized from the ground up to take full advantage of the Android native UI, featuring more intuitive navigation, browsing and discovery features.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the listening experience,” said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. “As Google continues to significantly improve user interface principles for Android, Stitcher will be working in lockstep to embrace usability across the platform and give listeners an even more fluid experience using one of their favorite apps.”
New features on the Android app include:
Complete Interaction and Visual Redesign – Based on intensive user research, the latest version of Stitcher is more intuitive than ever and expresses the visual design set forth by Google’s design guidelines. The app’s core navigation methods now use Android’s Action Bar, dropping the learning curve for Android users in handling the app.
Improved Content Discovery – This update adds a standalone Smart Station, which serves dynamic recommendations based on individual listening activity.
Better Browsing – Listeners can thumb through an infinite list of recommendations without interrupting their current listening, for an uninterrupted browsing experience.
Upgraded Performance and Stability – Stitcher for Android is reengineered using the latest media APIs to best deliver a smooth listening experience, rebuilding the audio player from scratch.
Rich Notifications – Exclusive to Jelly Bean users, listeners can control playback, pausing and tracking without unlocking their phones.
The Stitcher App is available to all Android users and can be downloaded from Google Play.
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 15,000+ shows and live stations, with customized recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is integrated with Ford, GM, BMW and Mercedes vehicles and has been downloaded over 9 million times. Stitcher is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Nook devices in the Apple and Google Play stores or at www.Stitcher.com.
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