With its frequent concert events, free-to-stream stations and celebrity endorsements, iHeartRadio is a strong contender in the music-streaming arena. The company announced today that the service has now surpassed 80 million registered users. This is up 10M users since hitting 70M last summer.
The number of registered users do not account for the millions of listeners who tune in to iHeartRadio’s live radio stations, which does not require registration — meaning that iHeartRadio’s reach is even greater. iHeartRadio has also been downloaded more than 850 million times, has 80 million social media followers and is now available on more than 80 unique device platforms spanning in-home entertainment, wearables, gaming, mobile and auto.
It’s been a bust five-years for the company, which launched back in 2011. iHeartRadio is a free all-in-one service that offers listeners instant access to thousands of live radio stations from across the country, custom stations from a catalog of more than 24 million songs and 830,000 artists, on-demand podcasts and its newest feature “My Favorites Radio” which combines all of a listener’s favorite artists and thumbed up songs in one station just for them. In addition, last fall iHeartMedia introduced iHeartRadio Family, iHeartRadio’s first multi-app brand extension: a standalone app designed specifically for families with kids ages 4-11.
“In just five years, we’ve seen continued powerful growth in our registered user base – a testament to the power of radio and listening,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio. “Our listeners have many new ways to enjoy our stations and programming, and we want to continue to deepen their listening experience and ensure we’re available everywhere they expect us to be.”
This milestone announcement marks the latest news during what has been a strong beginning to the year for iHeartRadio. Earlier this month at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iHeartRadio announced integrations on seven new platforms, including AppleTV, offering listeners the opportunity to now enjoy iHeartRadio on platforms spanning in-home entertainment, gaming, mobile and auto.
In addition, iHeartRadio also announced the launch of iHeartRadio in Canada and a partnership with Universal Music Group that will bring virtual reality experiences to many iHeartRadio events. To see all available platforms and to download the app, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps.