Android to get Clear Channel’s ‘iheartadio’ by Christmas

iheartradioOne of the more popular mobile music and radio apps to come out these last few years is Clear Channel’s iheartradio. Long available for Blackberry and iPhone, it’s about to land on Android in the next few weeks. According to iPhone Developers Journal, the app is slated to arrive in time for Christmas.

Clear Channel is also announcing that this new version 2.2 adds music videos and other on-demand content. As part of this upgrade to the app, Clear Channel and Verizon worked in conjunction to integrate the carrier’s V Cast Music services as well as and enable mobile purchases of song downloads, ringtones and ringback tones. Droid owners on Verizon can expect a special version of iheartradio specifically designed for their network.

Applications like iheartradio are a big part of the future of mobile entertainment. It offers video, audio and embedded data over both real-time streams and on demand. And with this release, it integrates V CAST Music with the app, giving customers easy access to ringtones, ringback tones and full-track OTA downloads. It’s the ultimate in user choice and convenience, and it takes advantage of our advanced 3G network. – Ed Ruth, Verizon Wireless