The BMW Group and Stitcher are teaming-up to make the Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone app compatible with vehicles equipped with BMW Apps and MINI Connected technologies. Once completed, folks with BMW and MINI vehicles will be able to access Stitcher’s on-demand streaming service in vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected options.
The prototype in-car Stitcher app, demonstrated at this year’s SXSW conference, offered the following capabilities:
- Integration and control of Stitcher’s services through the vehicle’s infotainment system, enabling easy searches for content as well as the ability to provide feedback (“More Like This” and “Listeners Also Like”), and fast forward and rewind control;
- The ability to create or remove custom stations on demand;
- Album art and show/episode information, such as latest episodes, duration and whether the listener has already listened to the episode.
Sounds cool and I guess other car makers will also be introducing similar functionalities in the near future. Love the whole connected car idea, which makes driving (especially daily commuting) that much interesting…