7digital Brings High Quality Music into the Dashboard Through the Pioneer AppRadio Platform

  7digital Brings High Quality Music into the Dashboard Through the Pioneer
  AppRadio Platform

  *Users can browse and purchase new music, and listen to their existing
    collection, directly from their dashboard.

Business Wire

LONDON -- December 05, 2012

7digital, the leading open digital music platform, today announced the
integration of its popular music app for Android with Pioneer’s advanced
AppRadio™ SPH-DA100 multimedia smartphone receiver.

The Pioneer AppRadio 2 enables users to fully access and control the app
directly on its large 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. With the 7digital
Android™ app installed on a compatible Android smartphone, and connected to
the Pioneer AppRadio 2 via CD-AH200C Android kit, users can access 7digital’s
music store and their cloud locker directly from the vehicle’s dashboard.

From the AppRadio 2 screen, users can browse, preview and purchase new music
from 7digital’s 22 million track catalogue. Purchased music is automatically
synced from the user’s cloud locker onto the smartphone device for instant
playback in the car through the AppRadio receiver.

The 7digital Android app has been customised specifically for use on Pioneer’s
AppRadio to take advantage of its large 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and
multi-touch interface. The app was built using 7digital’s API (application
programming interface) and expands on the company’s existing presence in the
automotive and in-car entertainment sector.

“Our Android app has been integrated into all kinds of devices, including
smartphones, tablets and connected TVs, and this version of the app for
AppRadio provides a way to safely expand its use in the car environment”,
comments Ben Drury, CEO at 7digital. “Working with a well known audio brand
like Pioneer increases our reach to music fans, and brings more exposure to
our music service in the automotive space.”

“With 7digital, consumers can easily discover, buy, download and listen to
music anywhere and, with the AppRadio 2, enjoy it on their car audio system
while driving to their favourite destinations,” said Ronan McDonagh, General
Manager Car Multimedia Technology Planning, Pioneer Europe.

The 7digital app is now available for users to download for free in the U.K.
(www.pioneer.eu/advancedappmode) and U.S.
(www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradio).

NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in
any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving
rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be
illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

PIONEER and APPRADIO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pioneer
Corporation.

Contact:

Racepoint Group UK
Roberta Main-Millar / Nahidur Rahman
Tel: 020 8811 2132 / 2129
Email:7digitaluk@racepointgroup.com
 
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