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Audioburst launches Audioburst Auto, bringing real-time talk-audio to the Android Auto platform

 

If there’s one thing that goes hand-in-hand with the driving experience, it’s audio. From podcasts to the AM/FM dial, drivers love to tune-in while running errands, commuting, and taking road trips. However, right from the beginning, it posed a problem: distracted driving.

In the early days, we had to squint at the dial as we searched for a channel. Today, we have glowing electronic screens with even more information. Radio stations, song titles, episode names, album cover art…it’s a lot to digest.

(Especially for someone who is supposed to be driving!)

At Audioburst, our goal is to make sure that listeners can safely access the world’s talk-audio, anywhere, anytime, which is why we’ve developed our newest consumer-facing product, Audioburst Auto.

Audioburst Auto is an app created for the Android Auto platform, designed to provide expertly curated playlists, a personalized news feed, and search capabilities to the on-the-go listener. All features are built using Audioburst’s innovative short-format approach and are completely accessible via voice command.

A closer look at Audioburst Auto

 

A playlist for everyone

When you’re behind the wheel, your job is to get where you need to be safely.

Our job is to entertain!

Audioburst Auto offers a selection of curated playlists, all hand-picked by our resident team of audiophiles. There are playlists that set you up for success such as BusinessTech, and World News; playlists that aim to delight such our Entertainment playlist; playlists that offer smart, quirky content such as our ‘Off Beat’ mix; and playlists that relay the latest plays and trades, like Audioburst Auto’s Sports feed.

Let’s get personal

While many smart-speakers and voice-assisted apps play a generic ‘news briefing,’ Audioburst allows you to have complete control when it comes to building your very own personalized news feed.

Pick and choose from a wide array of topics, ranging from content from our curated playlists and trending searches to the latest in news and entertainment. Even add your own keywords to the mix to make your playlist uniquely your own.

Whether you just need a quick update on today’s top stories, or you’re desperate for real-time Justin Bieber alerts, we’ve got your back.

  

Ask us anything

Sometimes you want to know what Kanye West has done now, while other times you may need the current traffic report for New York City.

Either way, Audioburst Auto has the answer.

Audioburst’s AI-powered search and discovery platform takes your question and returns fresh, relevant short-form audio results sourced from thousands of podcasts and radio broadcasts.

When you need information on-the-go, “talk to Audioburst” Auto.

Just the facts

The Audioburst Auto experience focuses on our signature audio ‘bursts’ — short-form audio snippets that capture the best moments from long-form talk-audio content. Bursts ensure that the experience delivered to listeners consists only of the content they want with no fillers.

With bursts, drivers don’t need to divert their eyes from the road to fiddle with a radio dial or fast forward to a specific timestamp in a podcast. Audioburst Auto surfaces the content that you want, when you want it, freeing you up for the task at hand.

“Bringing Audioburst’s short-form focus in-car is a no-brainer. No more pressing buttons, no distracted driving, just quality talk-audio content whenever you need it.”

— Rachel Batish, VP of Product, Audioburst

Download + Drive

Ready to take Audioburst Auto for a spin? Download Audioburst Auto from Google’s Android Auto store and “talk to Audioburst” today!

A new way to discover audio content, 100% tailored to you

 

Launched in 2017, Audioburst Search is our search engine for finding, discovering, listening to, and sharing the latest news over audio. Users can search via keyword or topic and tap into our massive, up to the minute library of radio, podcast, and TV audio content. Now, with the introduction of personalized playlists to the platform, you can harness the power of our search engine and truly make the experience your own.

“Our goal at Audioburst has always been to change the way that listeners consume audio. We want to ensure that no matter whenever, whomever, or wherever users are, we’re delivering the most interesting, exciting, and engaging audio content to them at that moment. We believe that the key ingredient to that recipe is personalization. The new personalized playlist feature is going to present a news and talk experience which is much akin to what is available for music apps such as Spotify. Our partnerships with OEMs, content creators, and media companies only strengthen our ability to deliver the ‘whenever, wherever’ portion of our goal,” says Assaf Gad, VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Audioburst.

Sound good? Then rejoice Audioburst Search lovers, as the experience is live now! Simply head over to http://search.audioburst.com, and select ‘Personalized Playlist’ from the menu in the upper left-hand corner to begin the onboarding experience:

 

 

Next, select your favorite topics either from our list, or add custom interests of your own:

 

 

Click ‘I’m done’ and you’ll be ready to roll with a personalized playlist, made to order, just for you!

 

 

It’s that simple!

Over the past year, users have trusted Audioburst to keep them up to date on everything from politics to sports to celebrity gossip, and we know this is only the beginning. We hope you enjoy our personalized playlist feature and can’t wait to show you what we will come up with next!

 

Want more? — If you’re a Web or App Developer, check out Audioburst Studio, the code-free way to integrate the Audioburst Personalized Playlist functionality directly into your site or app experience. Get the details at: https://studio-lp.audioburst.com/