The web-based music streaming site and iPhone App, iHeartRadio released a few new updates at the 2013 International CES conference in Las Vegas this week, which enables users to find and create play stations and playlists based on activities, moods and situations.
iHeartRadio is another great way to discover and listen to new music for free off the web. The live Internet radio offers more than 1500 live radio stations throughout the U.S. including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and college.
In the latest 4.6.0 update, users can choose stations based on their mood and activity for a particular day. For example, “perfect stations” for a Monday afternoon include such activities as “Surfing the Web”, “Working”, “A Midday Slump”, and “When I Still Had Hair”.
Choosing one of these activities, say “Working”, presents several different categories of songs, e.g. “Coffee Break”, “In the Zone”, “Hitting Happy Hour”, and the “9-To-5 Grind”. Each of these categories consists of a playlist of songs that supposedly fit a selected mood and/or activity.
While the songs are playing, you can let the app know which songs you like and dislike, as well as tell it to play more, or less popular songs, or a mix of the two. You can also share your listening activity to your Facebook timeline.
The update also includes an alarm clock, which can wake you up to your favorite station. There is no subscription fee for using iHeartRadio, and you can play anywhere, over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks.