Saying Hello to 2018 with new announcements

We kicked off yet another year at Streema with a goal in mind: keep expanding our reach by leveraging new platforms, maintaining high levels of quality and empowering radio stations.

At Streema, we’ve been quietly working away on many things during the first month of the year and wanted to share with you some of them:

Simple Radio for iOS now available in 17 languages

At Streema we’ve always had users from all over the world using our applications. We added 13 new languages to our iOS app, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Italian. Our Android app does not stand far behind, currently available in 14 languages.

Improved Search on Alexa skill

Our Customer Support team read and replied to user reviews on Simple Radio Amazon Skill page. With their input, we worked very hard to enhance our Alexa Skill search so it can be easier for our users to find and stream their favorite radio stations. We will keep improving Simple Radio skill as we firmly believe voice-activated platforms are the future of audio listening

More & Better Content at the Help Center and FAQ

We have updated our Help Center to reflect on the new platforms where you can use Simple Radio, such as smart speakers and cars. Take a look!

Called over 10 radio stations and counting…

We would love to hear some thoughts from radio stations and get to know more about their concerns when it comes to online streaming.

You can schedule a call with our team at info@streema.com

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

Simple Radio now available on Amazon Echo

At Streema we want to people to easily access great audio content and that’s why we are taking Simple Radio to every device on every platform. We are happy to share that Simple Radio is now available on Amazon Echo, so go ahead and check it out.

How do you enable Simple Radio on your Echo? The first step is to say: “Alexa, enable Simple Radio skill” or in the store.

Once you enable Simple Radio, can ask Alexa to play any station by just saying:
-“Alexa, ask Simple Radio to play KEXP”
-“Alexa, tell Simple Radio to play BBC Music”
-“Alexa, tell Simple Radio to tune in NPR”

Also, it’s easy to play the last station you listened to by just saying “Alexa, talk to Simple Radio” and Alexa will ask you if you want to resume.

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.

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

Simple Radio now available on the Amazon Store

Hi there again!

As we mentioned previously, we think voice activated platforms will be a big part of the future of radio

Our aspiration is that Simple Radio will be there reacting to your voice commands and our first foray into this space will be Amazon Echo. To that end, we decided to initially make our app available on the Amazon Store. We’re happy to say that Simple Radio is already getting great reviews – as usual, reviews that emphasize that our app is simple and that it is highly valued by users.

At Streema we want to take the simple listening experience that radio offers to every device on every platform, whether voice activated, in the car, or wherever else radio will consumed. Making Simple Radio available on the Amazon Store is another step in that direction.

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

A Voice-Activated Simple Radio

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

Simple Radio Now Available in 13 Languages

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

Our Simple Radio App Now Has a 4.5 Average Rating on Google Play

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. 🙂

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

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

10M Monthly Active Users on our Platform

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

Simple Radio featured on Google Play again!

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

Simple Radio for Android Auto is here!

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