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NextRadio expands into Canada

telecom | 07/06/2016 3:31 pm EDT

NextRadio LLC is bringing its FM radio app across the border into Canada. The Indianapolis-based company said in a press release Wednesday that its app has been live in the Google Play store since the beginning of the month. The company added in the release that it expects to reach over a million consumers in Canada with FM radio compatible smartphones. “The expansion is the next step in growing handset support for FM radio across North America,” the release said. It claims that the app allows for radio playback with “significantly” less battery or data use, emergency updates if cell coverage goes down and the ability to purchase songs that are playing, among other features. It is touting the app’s efficient use of battery and data, at 75 per cent less of the former and 20 times less of the latter...