London-based developer TV App Agency has created a new Smart TV app for national radio station Absolute Radio that enables the user to control the radio station being played by their TV simply by using their voice, or from their smartphone.
The new app is available now to download for free from the Samsung Smart TV app store, and provides Samsung Smart TV owners with direct access to live streamed HQ audio from the Absolute Radio Network (which includes Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio extra).
The Samsung Smart Hub interface allows voice access to all Absolute Radio audio streaming in High Quality, with tabbed navigation that enables the user to easily switch between stations and shows using their TV’s remote control, or by using their voice.
Real time ‘Now Playing’ and ‘Up Next’ information is included in the TV app, alongside track artwork and Twitter messages from the on-air presenter. The mobile app also makes it much easier to share thoughts with friends, using a smartphone to navigate or post updates on Twitter.
IP&TV News spoke recently to Bruno Pereira, founder of the TV App Agency – for the full video interview, please click here.