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http://radiomagonline.com/managing_technology/broadband_to_car_0411/

 

Do you guys see this as being a good thing or a bad thing for internet radio?

 

On the one hand it can open our internet radio stations to a far larger audience (those that don't rely on the smarthphone for their in car entertainment anyway)

 

but on the other it can also open up the floodgates to EVEN more competing stations out there...

 

SO i just want to know what you guys think of this??

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I guess in a lot of ways its a good thing ......

 

Ive been messing around with a Page for smart phones and so far in testing its worked flawlessly.

 

I guess the way tech is going its going to give Car drivers a lot more choice Providing they aint tuning in when driving tho Coz using a mobile while Driving is Illegal in the UK!

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To be quite honest i doubt it would work. It would most likely be wireless and i doubt councils are going to be putting wireless hot spots on the moterway or in the country side as there is no point, so you will have points where your internet just dies , so if your hosting a radio show and your internet just drops off, you've had it
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so if your hosting a radio show and your internet just drops off, you've had it

 

 

I think he means People listening to a stream Rather than Broadcasting one.

 

I watch BBC Click in the most weekends and this subject has cropped up about media on the go.

 

Mobile operators need to improve thats for certain!

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I dont even look at it for Internet Radio purposes. I look at is as this: "How many more jackasses will cause accidents because they now have wifi for their laptop and are using it while driving?"

 

People drive bad enough with texting and emailing...what about youtube?

 

Just my opinion....

 

HOWEVER, when looking at it in terms of internet radio I think it would be good. It allows stations to be taken with you no matter where you go...vastly increasing the range that your station carries.

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To be quite honest i doubt it would work. It would most likely be wireless and i doubt councils are going to be putting wireless hot spots on the moterway or in the country side as there is no point, so you will have points where your internet just dies , so if your hosting a radio show and your internet just drops off, you've had it

 

I think the way technology is going wifi signal is going to be accessible like satelite signals.. as far as connection issues are concerned as well u have those issues with fm radio too..so i dont think that would be a hinderance...plus with AAC streaming you can broadcast at low bitrates and still have good quality audio..

 

 

as far as idiots driving while using wifi I do agree with that..

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Internet connected devices are definitely on the rise. Smart phones, I Pads and tablets provide access to multimedia for the Internet user in many environments. Unlimited multimedia access will continue to drive the demand for online content - either audio or video.

 

Many terrestrial stations realise the trend of portable media consumption and provide listeners with the ability to download "smart apps" for their phone or other mobile device.

 

The Internet Radio service for vehicles would probably be provided by a 4G (Wimax) provider. It would not make use of "wifi hotspots".

 

As a side note, I use my Black Berry to listen to Internet Radio in my vehicle - I have an unlimited data plan so I am no longer forced to endure the local radio stations. I love it !

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I dont even look at it for Internet Radio purposes. I look at is as this: "How many more jackasses will cause accidents because they now have wifi for their laptop and are using it while driving?"

 

People drive bad enough with texting and emailing...what about youtube?

 

Just my opinion....

 

HOWEVER, when looking at it in terms of internet radio I think it would be good. It allows stations to be taken with you no matter where you go...vastly increasing the range that your station carries.

Instead of having internet in the car which is most lilekly , as you said cause accidents etc, why not have internet radio embedded into a normal car stereo, so you have your usual FM/AM , CD etc and why not have a Internet Radio aswell, you enter the ip of the stream or whatever and it plays

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Internet connected devices are definitely on the rise. Smart phones, I Pads and tablets provide access to multimedia for the Internet user in many environments. Unlimited multimedia access will continue to drive the demand for online content - either audio or video.

 

Many terrestrial stations realise the trend of portable media consumption and provide listeners with the ability to download "smart apps" for their phone or other mobile device.

 

The Internet Radio service for vehicles would probably be provided by a 4G (Wimax) provider. It would not make use of "wifi hotspots".

 

As a side note, I use my Black Berry to listen to Internet Radio in my vehicle - I have an unlimited data plan so I am no longer forced to endure the local radio stations. I love it !

 

Agreed and I do the same with my iphone and i love it..But do you think this is good or bad for Internet radio..Good being easier access to our station and bad being more internet stations opening up for competition...

 

and Moonpeach....Im sure that would be part of the "CONNECTED CAR" package..

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This will be a benefit to Internet Radio. This will allow the typical user to have access to unlimited possibilities for entertainment.

 

Just like websites, radio stations that want to have a large audience MUST provide quality content. Content and programming are king, which is what will make or break an online radio station.

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