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As we mentioned in the last post of 2016, this year will give us more insight into the changes coming in how people access great audio content.

According to the recently published Infinite Dial report by Edison Research, 7% of Americans 12+ own smart speakers and that number will only go up over time. We’ve even seen it with our own users, some of which buy a Google Home device or an Amazon Echo and want to activate Simple Radio with the sound of their voice.

At Streema we strive to go where people want to go and we firmly believe voice-activated platforms are the future of audio listening - they provide a simple way to seamlessly integrate into someone’s life, without friction, and we want your favorite radio station to make it there.

We are working on it...

 

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

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At Streema we’ve always had users from all over the world using our applications. A few years ago we added multiple languages to our website, and we felt that it was time to do the same for Simple Radio. As a mobile app with a lot of international usage, we felt Simple Radio needed to be more international, so we worked with people from several different countries to add great content and now we’ve added many more languages.

We initially had English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and now we’ve launched the following new languages on our Simple Radio app:

  • Italian
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Russian
  • German

We’re considering adding more languages so, as a Simple Radio user, which ones do you think we should add next?

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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At Streema we’ve always been proud of the products we build, having a culture centered around listening to our users and building for them. This is why the average rating, while an imperfect indicator of quality, is a key metric for us.

Last year we achieved a 4.6 average rating on the App Store but on Google Play for a long time we seemed to be stuck on a 4.4 rating, so we set out to change that. Over the past 12 months we’ve been working hard to improve our product: we added more content, enhanced our user experience, and, most importantly, we continued to listen to your feedback.*

As of this month, we can finally say that, joining our traditional 4.6 rating on the App Store, we now have new 4.5 rating on Google Play - so thank you for all of your feedback!

On a related note, we routinely look at a report that the Google Play platform offers to developers, that highlights the most common words that users mention through reviews. We recently looked at it and these were the Top 5:

Easy to use. Best radio app. Local stations. Great selection. Clear sound.

This is all music to our ears - pun intended!

A big thanks to all of our users for sharing how you feel about Simple Radio. 🙂

 

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

* We always read and respond to every comment, whether it’s via Google Play, Twitter, email, web… or even on the street! So please continue letting us know what you think. 🙂

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Before we realized it, another year has come to an end!

This past year, 2016, has been very exciting year for us as we were featured again on Google Play, we launched an Android Auto integration, and we hit 10M MAUs on our platform, among many other things we never got a chance to write about on our blog.

The coming year, 2017, has a lot in store for us, with emerging changes in how people listen to radio (I’m talking to you Alexa!) as well as the continued growth on car platforms.

There’s a lot of great content to be discovered on radio and we are proud to say that today we have millions of people that access this very relevant content through our different products, from news to sports to comedy to amazing music, and we’ll continue to go where people listen to radio, wherever that may be.

And of course, we didn’t want to finish without wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. 🙂

See you in 2017.

 

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

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Today we’re happy to share with you that Streema recently reached 10 Million Monthly Active Users! We never thought that ten million people would use our service in a single month, but here we are. 😄

It’s difficult to think how big a number 10 million is when referring to people, but given the time we live in and thanks to many products and services we rely on, it’s also great to share that it’s possible to make it happen with a small team like ours.

Streema’s user base has changed in many ways through the years. For a long time our product has been used by desktop users at Streema.com - however, today, of those 10 million, around 7 million are mobile between mobile web and our Simple Radio App in Android and iOS.

Simple Radio has been the main reason for that growth in the last few years. Our app has received positive reviews with an average of 4.4 stars in the Play Store and 4.5 in the App Store, making it one of the best rated music apps out there. To all our lovely users, THANK YOU!

Here we’ve highlighted some of the best reviews we’ve recently read out of the hundreds we receive every day:

Simple Radio Reviews - October 2016

Stay Tuned!

The Streema Team

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Hi everyone!

At Streema we wanted to let you know that our mobile app Simple Radio is being featured right now on Google Play for countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, UK, France and many more.

Simple Radio - Google Play Featuring

This is not the first time the app is featured on Google Play and we're really happy about that. Also, we want to use this opportunity to thank the folks at Google for their feedback and recognition. 😊

Stay Tuned,

The Streema Team

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We’ve been quietly working away on many things during the first few months of the year and wanted to share with you one of our projects: Simple Radio for Android Auto. The connected car is part of a future that is quickly coming to the present, and at Streema we want to be a part of it.

We’re proud to announce that we were selected as launch partners at Google’s Android Auto event last week in São Paulo, Brazil, where Google announced that Android Auto was coming to the South American country in April. Local media picked it up and we can say we’re very excited to contribute to create a more connected (car) world.

Here are some screenshots of the Portuguese language version of Simple Radio for Android Auto:

Simple Radio - Android Auto - Menu

Simple Radio - Favorites Menu

Simple Radio - Android Auto

Thank you Google for selecting us as launch partners and thanks to our team for building such an amazing app! 🙂

Stay tuned for more developments coming up.

The Streema Team

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Before the year came to an end, we wanted to take a little time with you to celebrate some of our milestones in this amazing 2015. 🙂

In particular, it has been an important year for us in mobile. We launched Simple Radio for Android in January and Simple Radio for Apple Watch in April. We also added Chromecast Support, to the delight of many of our users.

We wanted to make a special mention about our Android app: in less than 12 months we reached 1 million Monthly Active Users on that platform and its success led us to be featured on Google Play.

And finally, we have also been listening to you and working very hard to improve our product, a result of which is that Simple Radio now has a 4.4 rating out of 5 on Android and 4.5 over 5 on iOS.

We have big plans for 2016, so stay tuned.

Have a great holiday season. 🙂

The Streema Team

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As you may have noticed, we’ve been very quiet at Streema - no big news announcements nor blog posts over the past few months. The truth is that it’s been a busy time here. We’ve been quietly working on a few different things, the most important being listening to your feedback and improving our Simple Radio application.

Well, we can say that the work is paying off: even though we launched Simple Radio less than a year ago - 11 months ago on October 27, 2014 to be exact - we’re proud to say that we recently hit the 1M MAU milestone. Even more importantly, those are happy users that have sent us thousands of happy messages as well as given us a 4.5 average rating across mobile platforms, making us one of the highest rated radio apps out there.

We’re still hard at work, since the work is never finished, but wanted to take a moment to share the good news. 

Thanks again for being part of our story. 🙂

The Streema Team

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obsession - (noun) (ob*ses*sion)- a state in which someone thinks about something constantly or frequently.


People are so passionate about certain aspects of their life that they become obsessed. Sports fans with their teams. Parents with their kids. Dog owners with their dogs. At Streema, our obsession is solving people’s problems with simple products to make their lives better. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we’re launching Simple Radio for Apple Watch.

apple-watch

Simple Radio on Apple Watch gives simplicity a whole new meaning. It’s another opportunity for us to improve the lives of radio listeners around the world. To deliver on our promise, we’ve created the app so that no user needs to spend longer than 5 seconds to access the station they want. We’ve made critical design decisions to minimize friction based on the limited screen real estate. Here are the the features we’ve decided to include in Simple Radio for Apple Watch:

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We have to make great products in order to solve our customers’ problems. Great products require attention to detail. You have to be extremely passionate to be this meticulous. You need to be obsessed. Luckily for our customers, our obsession only makes their lives easier. Our obsession makes life simpler.

 

Questions or comments? Email us at simple@streema.com

Read more on our press release!

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