iHeartRadio’s two subscriptions emerge from beta in wide launch

iheartradio canvasiHeartRadio has officially launched its two new streaming audio services, rolling them out widely after a month of testing. The two subscription plans emerging from beta are iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access Powered By Napster. Both were introduced in December; RAIN News conducted a review of the new features.

Listeners can get a 30-day free trial of the services before committing to the monthly fees. The All Access program will also be available on the iHeartRadio desktop app for the first time — important for convenience, and also for signing up outside of the Apple and Android app stores which impose a higher subscription price.

The two plans are also available in a range of consumer electronics devices, iHeart announced today from CES. These include¬†Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One gaming consoles, TiVo, VIZIO TV, Samsung Smart TV, and LG Smart TV — with Sonos integration coming soon, the company promises.

“In the beta phase alone, we have already seen an incredible response from our users and have experienced our best month of listening since our official launch of iHeartRadio in 2011,” iHeartRadio President Darren Davis said. “iHeartMedia is the only media company that has the assets, platform and reach to drive massive consumer awareness and successfully introduce two new subscription services, built around real radio, so rapidly. iHeartRadio has truly differentiated itself by offering features that no other services can.”


Anna Washenko