If you want to listen to the same corporate pop music as you do on your terrestrial radio, you can do so from the comfort of your couch.
iHeartRadio’s streaming app can now also reside on your Apple TV, assuming you have one of the newer fourth-generation set-top boxes from Apple.
The new Apple TV app will give you all the main elements of the iOS app, including Live Stations, Custom Stations based on songs or artists, and podcasts from the behemoth media network.
You don’t even have to be a registered iHeartRadio user to play live and custom streams as well as For You recommendations. You can also save favorite stations and access the newest iHeartRadio feature, My Favorites Radio, which combines all your favorite stations and artists into one mega-feed. The media company also promises “sleek design elements optimized for the Apple TV viewing experience.” So there’s that.
iHeartRadio used to be called Clear Channel Communications, a media group that all but gobbled up radio stations around the country, making FM stations all start to sound the same with playlists guaranteed to please the lowest common denominator of listeners. It’s a strategy that’s done pretty well, as evidenced by its monetary success.
Now you can get the fun on your Apple TV, giving you a second choice for curated music listening, right next to Apple Music itself.