Entercom says its Radio.com streaming service is now integrated with Bixby, Samsung’s voice- activated digital assistant. Samsung smartphone users in the U.S. can download the Radio.com app (they’re known as capsules in Bixby lexicon) to access Radio.com stations by voice request.
They can also discover new audio content from the streaming service by asking Bixby to play a certain genre, such as “sports talk” or “classic rock.” The digital assistant will then search the Radio.com portfolio for content that matches the listener’s request.
The integration makes Radio.com the latest digital audio service to become available on Bixby, joining Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify.
J.D. Crowley, Chief Digital Officer at Entercom, calls the partnership “an exciting integration with Samsung to bring the Radio.com listening experience wherever and however our listeners want it.” The integration will open up Radio.com to millions of listeners, he added, making it easier to discover and engage with its audio content as part of their “daily audio habit.”
Radio.com’s portfolio includes 500 radio stations, including 235 from Entercom, along with thousands of podcasts. In addition to Bixby, the app is available on Amazon Echo, Amazon FireTV, Sonos, Roku, Google Home, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Apple Music and Siri.