INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Colombia joins Mexico and Peru as the next Latin America country where consumers can tune to their favorite local FM radio stations using the NextRadio app. The app was turned on in the Google Play Store on March 15th and now works on all compatible phones.
Continued expansion of the NextRadio app in Latin America is a natural fit since the smartphone market is rapidly growing and almost all phones sold in Colombia for 2016 were Android. Later this year, additional expansion is planned to cover more Latin American countries by offering NextRadio within the Google Play Store in Brazil and Argentina.
"We continue to focus our efforts on working with handset makers to turn on the FM Chip and since most have said yes to US phones, it is an easier transition to ask for LATAM activation. We see a big opportunity to serve the broadcast community with rich data insights into their radio listeners which can in turn be offered to their advertisers," said Paul Brenner, President of TagStation, the power behind NextRadio.
The NextRadio app lets you experience FM radio on your smartphone in a brand new way. Get a real-time view of what's playing on-air and interact live with your favorite local radio stations. Real FM radio is now in your smartphone so you can listen wherever you go.
About NextRadio® powered by TagStation, LLC
TagStation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation. TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStation® service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners. With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio® hybrid radio smartphone app which uses TagStation® cloud services to provide a rich FM radio listening experience on smartphones and tablets by combining the devices' built-in FM tuner and the internet. NextRadio, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TagStation, LLC and serves as a principle distributor of the NextRadio App. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC and NextRadio, LLC are headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. For more information, about TagStation®, visit TagStation.com. For more information about NextRadio®, visit NextRadioApp.com.