TuneIn Radio is the latest addition to Apple’s short list of App Store apps that work with the iPhone’s CarPlay feature. The service streams “over 100,000 real radio stations from around the world, including sports, news, talk, and music.” The latest version of TuneIn for iPhone brings radio station streaming to the CarPlay interface and includes Apple Watch support for controlling stations from your wrist.
Once you install the latest version of TuneIn Radio on your iPhone, the app will appear on any CarPlay-compatible in-dash receiver when connected. The CarPlay version of TuneIn Radio is designed to make finding something to play quick and easy. Similar to iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio brings real radio stations with online streaming to CarPlay (if only the iPhone could play FM stations).
The main view presents sections for local radio stations near you, recently played stations from the app, trending stations among all TuneIn Radio listeners, and genre sections including music and sports. Each station is within a few taps from the main screen and can be controlled from the Now Playing section within the app or the main CarPlay home screen.
The update also includes support for the Apple Watch ahead of its release on Friday. TuneIn says listeners will be able to “change stations, jump to recent & related stations, follow stations and shows, play, pause & skip through content, and see what’s playing” from the Apple Watch.