iHeartRadio offering now includes Australia’s largest podcast library

1.4 million episodes available from 12,000 podcasters globally. 

The digital music, live radio streaming and entertainment platform now includes the largest podcast library in Australia, with more than 80% of the top 100 US podcast available, and nearly half of the Australian top 100 podcasts, according to ARN. 

The library includes ​ S-Town, Slow Burn: A Podcast About Watergate, and Atlanta Monster. 

The past 12 months have seen significant growth for iHeartRadio Australia, following the launch of its global app in February 2017, integration into Google Home and Amazon Echo home smart speakers, and clocking up 1 million registered users in December.​

Geraint Davies COO of iHeartRadio Australia said“2017 was a huge year for iHeartRadio in Australia. We have achieved the incredible milestone of 1 million users and the integration into smart speakers like Google Home, the second most commonly used audio streaming device after smartphones, will further drive listening hours via streaming and will mean further growth of our audiences across Australia.
“With the ongoing addition to the platform iHeartRadio has the most comprehensive podcast library in Australia with 1.4 million episodes.”

ARN CEO Rob Atkinson said: “2017 was a year of unprecedented investment in iHeartRadio by ARN, as part of ongoing implementation of our strategy to lead the industry in creating the future of audio entertainment.
“Leveraging our radio assets – including audio and digital content – has been key to the innovative new content we offer across the iHeartRadio platform including live radio and show podcasts, as well as customised and curated stations.
“Since launching AdsWizz ARN, through iHeartRadio, has given advertisers a significant new digital audio market to engage with and strategically reach online listeners of our radio brands with targeted messaging.

“A key focus for iHeartRadio Australia was to become the leader in podcasting, which we have achieved with the launch of the largest library in Australia.”