Radioplayer extends partnership with CARIAD for hybrid radio

Radioplayer has signed a new partnership agreement with Volkswagen Group’s software company CARIAD.

The new agreement extends the partnership that Radioplayer has had with Audi since 2017. Radioplayer and CARIAD will provide customers of Volkswagen vehicles with a high-quality radio experience by seamlessly switching between DAB+, FM, and internet streaming.

Radioplayer provides official broadcaster data such as station logos, descriptions and streams from the Worldwide Radioplayer API. This data is already being used by hybrid radios in over 2 million cars across Europe and Canada from brands including Audi, VW, Porsche and Lamborghini.

In addition, Radioplayer will also work with CARIAD on the development of the future radio experience in connected cars.

Radioplayer is increasingly focusing its work on developing better radio experiences in cars. Its streaming app will also be available in the Volkswagen Group Application Store.

From this month, the Application Store is available in new Audi production models of the Audi A4, A5, Q5, A6, A7, A8, Q8, Q8 e-tron and e-tron GT in Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico and Overseas markets.

Radioplayer CEO Yann Legarson said: “We are very proud of this new partnership with CARIAD. The infotainment systems offered by CARIAD match the high-quality standards we offer in our Radioplayer products.

“As the official radio partner in Europe and Canada, Radioplayer will continue to work with CARIAD to bring many innovations to Volkswagen Group customers. I would like to thank the entire CARIAD team for their support since our first partnership in 2017.”

Philipp Rabel, Head of Development, Entertainment at CARIAD said: “The renewal of our partnership with Radioplayer validates the great collaboration we have had over many years. Radioplayer’s continuous expansion to more countries fits perfectly to CARIAD‘s ambition to bring our technologies to more and more Volkswagen Group customers around the globe.“