LiveOne is giving its podcasters another way to reach drivers. The company has launched LiveXLive on Google’s Android Automotive platform. The move means that the 235 podcasts that are part of PodcastOne’s catalog will be available for download in-dash from Google Play as a native Android Automotive application. In addition to podcasts, users of the LiveXLive app will have access to a library of over 30 million songs and more than 500 curated audio stations.
Android Automotive is an open source, customizable software platform powering the vehicle’s numerous safety, environmental, and infotainment systems, enabling implementers to differentiate and tailor the content experience specific to a brand’s identity. Android Automotive continues to see wide adoption from virtually all the major automakers including Ford, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Volvo, Polestar, Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi.
LiveOne also has a deal that makes its Slacker Radio pre-installed as the default radio in every Tesla car sold in North America.