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      08-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 6, 2012 … Beginning today, drivers of BMW models equipped with BMW Apps and MINI drivers with MINI Connected can enjoy a fully-integrated Stitcher SmartRadio™ app experience in the vehicle. Stitcher SmartRadio is the mobile leader in on-demand news, entertainment, sports and talk radio, delivering over 10,000 radio shows and live stations to customers around the globe.

BMW and MINI drivers can create a personal talk radio station experience with fresh, up-to-the-minute episodes of news, entertainment, sports, talk and live radio programs streamed directly to the vehicle’s infotainment system via the Stitcher SmartRadio App on the iPhone.

In addition to creating stations that run the programs users already know and enjoy, a special Smart Station feature helps users discover new content. This feature recommends other programs listeners may enjoy based on personal preferences which are automatically identified.

“Our app concept allows customers to download the same services to their car that they use on their smartphone – simply by downloading the free app,” said Dimitri Meulaping Feyou, Product Manager, Entertainment at the BMW Group AppCenter.

“More people than ever are listening on the go,” said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. “Over a third of our users are listening in the car. We’re proud to partner with BMW to deliver the best listening experience for drivers everywhere”.

The Stitcher App can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and can be used worldwide in BMW models equipped with the BMW Apps option, and MINI models with MINI Connected.

BMW and MINI Apps.

The BMW Apps option offers extensive application-based integration of the iPhone for BMW models allowing “BMW Apps-ready” apps to be seamlessly downloaded into the car, where they can be operated easily and intuitively using BMW’s iDrive system.

In MINI models, the iPhone can be integrated into the vehicle’s existing infotainment system using MINI Connected. Thanks to extensive functionality and flexibility, “MINI Connected-ready” apps like Stitcher are easily updated. MINI customers stay connected with the latest and greatest services to enrich the driving experience.

About Stitcher

Stitcher delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to your mobile device. Stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and entertainment without the need to synchronize content or depend on traditional radio programming. Stitcher is the easiest way to discover the best of over 10,000+ shows and live stations, with customized recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is integrated with Ford, GM and BMW vehicles and has been downloaded over 7 million times. Stitcher Smart Radio is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle and Nook devices in the App Store and Google Play stores, or at www.Stitcher.com.

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Looks good to me. I love throwing on Pandora quick mix, smart customized content is the way to go!
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Awesome! Another good reason why I'm not renewing my sat radio subscription.
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Already downloaded now I just have to wait till I get back in the country to try it in the MINI....
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Is this working with pre July 2012 idrive systems or is it like the recently released "ECO PRO Analyser" that works only with the new idrive sys?
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No update to the BMW Connected app via the US app store.
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Booooooo! The title should read:


Personalized Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App Introduced for BMW and MINI. Gosh BMW, please get out of bed with Apple. The world is bigger than the iPhony Thanks.
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Booooooo! The title should read:


Personalized Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App Introduced for BMW and MINI. Gosh BMW, please get out of bed with Apple. The world is bigger than the iPhony Thanks.
My guess is the Android version will be coming as well.

They recently got the MyRemote app for Android, so they are probably working on this as well.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725256
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No update to the BMW Connected app via the US app store.
It's the stitcher app not the connected app.
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It's the stitcher app not the connected app.
So the Stitcher app will now show up in Connective Drive, if I launch the app from the handset while connected? Basically like Pandora?
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doman I need to go back to iPhone from android. Any hope for android users.
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It's the stitcher app not the connected app.
So the Stitcher app will now show up in Connective Drive, if I launch the app from the handset while connected? Basically like Pandora?
Correct. Should work like pandora and mog.
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Don't give in to Apple. That's what they want.
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Satellite radio will be dead in less than 5 years. Why would anyone pay for it when you can get better, customized content through your phone? I haven't tried Stitcher yet but Pandora works pretty well. The only downside is that it's not worth it to me sometimes to connect my iPhone for shorter drives.

I don't get the people that are anti iPhone. You get to make a choice and you made yours. Nuf said. Saying "don't do Stitcher, that's what Apple wants". Huh? Don't you understand that you can take advantage of the hundreds of companies like Stitcher that are trying to get access to monetize Apple's customer base? If one of these companies offers enough value and you decide that you want to pay for a premium service or allow access to your personal information then you can let them...if you want. Eyes wide open. If you like it you buy and if you don't you pass. There isn't a conspiracy.
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I downloaded this and used it on my ride home. Pretty nice.

As for satellite, it still has content I like. Also, using your smartphone for listening content means it's not available to play with at stoplights.
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As for satellite, it still has content I like. Also, using your smartphone for listening content means it's not available to play with at stoplights.
That is the worst part of these BMW Apps. The minute you close the app (to respond to a text, or check your email while at a stop light) the connection is terminated. I don't understand why this occurs since these apps can run fine in the background.
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As for satellite, it still has content I like. Also, using your smartphone for listening content means it's not available to play with at stoplights.
That is the worst part of these BMW Apps. The minute you close the app (to respond to a text, or check your email while at a stop light) the connection is terminated. I don't understand why this occurs since these apps can run fine in the background.
Agreed. This may be addressed with iOS6...will need to test it out.
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Does anyone know how to make this work?? I downloaded it and it's not showing on my car...

I hope this isn't a US only thing.... Ugh... Stupid Canada
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