Stitcher Today Announced the Release of Its Streaming-Audio App for Android Mobile Phones

Stitcher, the leader in on-demand news and talk radio for mobile phones, is now available on Android’s most popular devices. Instantly download the free app from the Android Market or at www.stitcher.com/dl onto the newly released Droid, the HTC myTouch 3G, the G1, the  MILESTONE and any device running at least version 1.6 of the Android operating system.

Stitcher 1.0 is enabled to play in the background on Android phones, meaning users can access other apps while listening to news and talk radio on the go. Already a top app on the iPhone, Palm Pre and numerous BlackBerrys, Stitcher is now able to extend its reach to the diverse and rapidly expanding community of Android owners.

Android users have been vocal in requesting Stitcher for their phones, so we’re pleased to release the best on-demand talk-radio app to this exciting new platform,” said Stitcher CEO and co-founder Noah Shanok. “The app is blazing fast on Android devices, and we’re exciting about the opportunities Android offers.

The Stitcher app for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Palm webOS allows users to enjoy leading digital content in an audio format, on the go – also known as Smart Radio. Stitcher’s release onto Android’s swiftly growing stable of devices marks yet another stride the company has taken toward making free Smart Radio available to the largest possible audience.

Smart Radio

Smart Radio is a rapidly emerging media category that combines the mobility of radio with the content availability and choice of Internet technology. With Smart Radio, anyone with an Internet connection can stream on-demand audio to their mobile devices, customizing their programming to fit their individual preferences and interests – from music to talk to information.

Stitcher

Stitcher is Smart Radio for mobile phones. With Stitcher’s free mobile phone app, BlackBerry, iPhone and Palm webOS listeners have the ability to access their favorite audio content anytime, anywhere. By streaming the best in news, sports, talk and entertainment straight to mobile phones, Stitcher is the easiest way to stay connected to the world on the go – receiving only the information that’s most important, in a format that fits into people’s busy lives. The company was recently honored with the 2009 “People’s Voice Webby” award for Mobile News and a “Best of ‘09” award from San Francisco magazine. Smartphone users can download Stitcher quickly and easily at www.stitcher.com or at the iPhone, Palm, & BlackBerry app stores.

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