TuneIn Partners with Native Voice

TuneIn, a live-streaming audio service provider, has partnered with Skullcandy and Native Voice in launching the "Hey TuneIn" Voice Assistant for hands-free access to the TuneIn service using voice control.

The Hey TuneIn service is available in Skullcandy's Skull-iQ devices, including the Grind, Grind Fuel, Push Active, and the new Crusher ANC 2, Rail and Rail ANC devices. TuneIn is globally accessible in more than 100 countries and across more than 200 devices and vehicles.

Simply by saying "Hey TuneIn," listeners can access their favorite music, news, talk, and sports content. The voice controls for TuneIn on Skullcandy will also allow listeners to adjust the volume, get information about the station, and stop and play content.

"Skullcandy devices are known for giving users the intimate experience of escaping into the world of sound, making them among the best ways to really experience audio content of any genre," said Rich Stern, CEO of TuneIn, in a statement. "The Hey TuneIn voice assistant aims to take that listening experience to the next level. Listeners can easily switch back and forth between a college football game and music during halftime without missing a beat."

"Skullcandy is happy to add TuneIn to the portfolio of assistants leveraging our hands-free voice technology. This is available out of the box to new customers and as a simple app update for our existing customers, delivering on the promise that your earbuds get better over time," said Skullcandy Chief Information Officer Mark Hopkins, in a statement.

"TuneIn's catalog of over 100,000 local AM/FM stations, plus live news, game-winning sports coverage, and music for every mood is unparalleled. We welcomed the challenge of designing and building a voice interface for TuneIn that embraces the incredible diversity of the catalog and makes it fast and easy for people on the go to find their perfect stream," said Native Voice CEO and Founder John Goscha in a statement. "Hey TuneIn harnesses the power of voice and AI to help users explore everything TuneIn has to offer and enjoy it, hands-free, on the incredible range of Skullcandy Skull-iQ devices. We're particularly excited about bringing live MLB, NHL, Premier League, NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula 1 to sports fanatics with TuneIn Premium subscriptions."

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