24 Facts About TuneIn


TuneIn is a global audio streaming service delivering live news, radio, sports, music, and podcasts to over 75 million monthly active users.

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TuneIn is operated by the company TuneIn Inc which is based in San Francisco, California.

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TuneIn was founded by Bill Moore in 2002 as RadioTime in Dallas, Texas.

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In November 2020, TuneIn appointed Richard Stern as Chief Executive Officer and Rob Deichert as Chief Revenue Officer, with a new investment led by Innovation Endeavors.

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TuneIn's website is available in 22 languages, each with its own content tailored for the specific language or region.

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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.

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TuneIn launched the subscription-based radio service exclusively for Alexa-enabled speakers and subscribers can prompt Alexa to stream news programs as well as play-by-play broadcasts of MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL games.

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TuneIn Live marked the first time TuneIn premium content was available over a voice platform.

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In January 2022, TuneIn launched TuneIn On Air, a new service for non-profit broadcasters, podcasters and long-tail content creators to access the company's apps and connected devices for digital distribution of their content.

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TuneIn would create an individual station for every NHL team to simulcast their home market broadcasts on.

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Additionally, TuneIn would create a replay channel for each team so fans could listen to the games archived.

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In 2020, it was planned for TuneIn to become the exclusive home of the A's in the Bay Area after the team abandoned radio in the market however the team later stuck a deal with iHeartMedia to have KNEW serve as the team's flagship station and A's Cast moved to the iHeartRadio app.

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The next month, TuneIn removed NFL content from its platform without explanation.

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In March 2022 Major League Baseball content returned to TuneIn's platform giving Premium users access to all games in English and Spanish.

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In December 2017, TuneIn announced that it would remove audiobooks as of January 15, 2018.

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In October 2018, TuneIn partnered with MSNBC to exclusively represent the sales rights of podcast, Bag Man: A Rachel Maddow Original Podcast.

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TuneIn partnered with Adobe Advertising Cloud in June 2018 to integrate targeted audio ads to consumers via smart speakers.

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In January 2019, TuneIn announced a partnership with professional golfer Greg Norman to integrate its audio streaming platform into his line of connected golf carts called 'Norman's Shark Experience.

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In November 2021, TuneIn partnered with News Corp-Owned News UK to bring UK-based news, music and sports coverage to the streaming platform.

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In 2017, TuneIn was sued by Sony Music UK and Warner Music UK, alleging copyright infringement by offering access to international radio stations not licensed for distribution in the United Kingdom.

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In November 2019, the English High Court ruled that despite its arguments that it was merely an aggregator similar to a search engine, the TuneIn service infringed the labels' rights by making streams not licensed in the country available to its users.

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In September 2020, TuneIn began to geoblock all international radio stations for users in the United Kingdom, citing the earlier court order.

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On March 29, 2021, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court decision, ruling that TuneIn infringed the right of communication to the public.

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In May 2022, TuneIn removed United Kingdom stations that were not registered with the music licensing bodies PRS and PPL.

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