|Founded||January 2002 (as RadioTime)|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|John Donham (CEO)|
Number of employees
The Windows 8 TuneIn Radio app
|Available in||22 languages|
TuneIn Inc. is an American audio streaming service delivering live news, radio, sports, music, and podcasts to over 60 million monthly active users. The company is based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded by Bill Moore in 2002 as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas. Users can listen to radio on the TuneIn website, use a mobile app, smart speaker or another supported device. As of 2016 TuneIn is also available on more than 55 vehicle models. The company raised over $47 million in venture funding from Institutional Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, GV, General Catalyst Partners, and Icon Ventures.
TuneIn's website and apps allow listening to streaming audio of over 100,000 radio networks and radio stations, including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations. Additionally, over four million podcasts can be streamed. TuneIn's directory lists various sports, news, talk, and music broadcasts from around the world. TuneIn's website is available in 22 languages, each with its own content tailored for the specific language or region.
In August 2015 a premium service was launched which includes audiobooks, sports content from MLB, NFL, NBA, news content from MSNBC, Al Jazeera and other content. The paid version, "TuneIn Radio Pro" allows subscribers to record anything played through the TuneIn service. Recordings made by TuneIn Radio Pro are stored on the device and cannot be played on other devices.
In March 2018, TuneIn launched another premium live audio subscription called "TuneIn Live," which offers play-by-play calls from thousands of live sporting events, plus access to premium news stations, talks shows and other content. TuneIn Live marked the first time TuneIn premium content was available over a voice platform.
The service has more than 100,000 broadcast radio stations and four million on-demand programs and podcasts from around the world. TuneIn has deals with various broadcasters of sports, news, talk, and music worldwide like ESPN Radio,NPR,Public Radio International (PRI), CBC / Radio-Canada, C-SPAN Radio, All India Radio, AIR FM Gold, Emmis Communications,Hearst Radio, Radio One, mvyradio, Wu-Tang Radio (Wu World Radio),ABC Radio and Regional Content (Australia), Bonneville International,Sport Your Argument, talkSPORT, and Westwood One Podcast Network.
On June 25, 2018, Entercom announced that it would move online streaming of its stations exclusively to its in-house Radio.com platform, with legacy stations removed July 6, and former CBS Radio stations were removed on August 1. In turn, Cumulus Media joined the TuneIn platform on August 9, 2018.
In August 2015, TuneIn announced deals with MLB and Premier League and the Bundesliga for live play-by-play coverage. In October 2015, NFL announced a deal with TuneIn to broadcast live, play-by-play coverage of all NFL games to its premium subscribers.
On December 22, 2015, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that TuneIn would gain radio rights to the NHL. TuneIn would create an individual station for every NHL team to simulcast their home market broadcasts on. Additionally, TuneIn would create a replay channel for each team so fans could listen to the games archived. They would also create a 24/7 NHL Channel, and the NHL would embed TuneIn's player onto the NHL.com website. All TuneIn NHL items would be made available to the public for free. The first broadcasts for TuneIn began Jan. 1, 2016.
In August 2015, the service launched deals with book publishers including Penguin Random House and HarperCollins to provide an audiobook library. In December 2017, TuneIn announced that it would remove audiobooks as of January 15, 2018.