iHeartRadio for Auto

iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.

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Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 2.2.0 Jan 08, 2013 Mar 27, 2018 95.8 MB iOS 9.0 or later 12+
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New in version 2.2.0

We're coming out of winter hibernation with a bunch of awesome updates:

• iHeartRadio for Auto is now compatible with all versions of the BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment system. If you drive one of the newest BMW vehicle models, you'll be able to stream your favorite stations anywhere on the road!
• Even if you have an older BMW vehicle, we didn't forget about you! We've squashed a bunch of bugs and improved the listening experience of the iHeartRadio app.
• For our listeners with iPhone X devices, we've made sure iHeartRadio for Auto looks great on that amazing edge-to-edge screen. Enjoy!

If something's not working right, you have an idea you'd like to share, or just want to say hello, contact us anytime at facebook.com/iheartradio or help.iheart.com.

Description

Get the best of iHeartRadio on-the-go with the app specially designed for use in your car, truck or SUV: iHeartRadio for Auto.

Stream your favorite Live Radio stations, create Custom Stations inspired by your favorite musical artists, and listen to on-demand Podcasts, featuring episodes from the best in news, sports, and entertainment.

Simply connect iHeartRadio for Auto to your car using Bluetooth Audio, an Auxiliary cable (AUX), or USB to get started.

If you own a BMW, Ford, Honda, MINI or Nissan vehicle, or have a car stereo from Alpine, JVC, Kenwood or Pioneer, iHeartRadio for Auto has been designed to work with the extended abilities of your radio. For a full list of supported car stereos, or if you need assistance with connecting your iPhone to your vehicle, please visit http://help.iheartradio.com.

The Best of Live Internet Radio
• Listen to more than 2,000 of your favorite live radio stations from coast-to-coast including pop, country, hip-hop and R&B, rock, talk, news, comedy, sports, and more.
• Browse radio stations by music style and location, then hit the scan button to move from radio station to radio station within a format.

Create Your Own Stations
• Simply pick a song or artist to create your own commercial-free Custom Station featuring free music from that artist and similar ones.
• Choose from our catalog of over 24 million songs and 830,000 artists. Use iHeartRadio's exclusive Discovery Tuner to control how much variety you want in your music.

Anytime, Anywhere, Always Free
• Take your favorite radio stations and music wherever you go. Log in to iHeartRadio for free through email, Facebook, or Google+ to make iHeartRadio uniquely yours.
• Create, save, and share your internet radio stations from wherever you access iHeartRadio.

iHeartRadio for Auto, iHeartAuto for short, is enhanced to work with: Ford SYNC AppLink, HondaLink, NissanConnect, Alpine Connect, JVC Receivers, Kenwood eXcelon Receivers, and Pioneer AppRadio. iHeartAuto is also BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected ready.

Looking for more iHeartRadio? Download our award-winning mobile app hailed by c|net as "the best streaming radio app."

To stay completely up to date, be sure to follow @iHeartRadio on Twitter and Instagram, where you'll always get the latest music news, contests and access to your favorite artists.

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Reviews
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another one bites the dust
Wegiel on 3/29/2018
Yep, this beautiful team of developers keeps on failing, again and again. I gave up on using main app, but friend advised to try this. Oh, boy, it is really terrible: -horizontal format these “stable geniuses” came with means only one thing-not for car drivers, but if you are a passenger-perfect choice! -app has problems connecting to car via Bluetooth. It fails 50%, and I am generous. -if you are lucky to get connected, be prepare to listen to random stations, it doesn’t remember your last or favorite choice. -and to choose your favorite station, you need to login to main app first, of course. -if you still want to listen to your favorite station, better stop and park. Finding favorite stations in awkwardly positioned phone, while digging into totally not intuitive menu, is no-no. Unless you are drive-n-text professional... Thank you very much and bye, Felicia! P.S. Dear developers, please don’t contact me asking for private chitchat, I am not interested.
Neat App
RABIDHOG on 3/26/2018
Downloaded the app today & really like the idea behind it but couldn’t get it to work. I have a 2016 Chevy Malibu. Is it Compatible with GM Vehicles?
iHeart Awesome! BMW NOT!
Energize79 on 2/8/2018
iHeart as usual is an awesome app however, if you are looking to use it in a BMW I got news for you.. as always the greedy auto maker locks down most of their technology so plan to experience A TON of issues. By that I mean if you own a BMW, then I am sure you know what I am talking about. BMW is so behind when it comes to the infotainment dynamics’s among many other things. Rather me telling you the 2 1/2 mile list of reasons NOT TO BUY A BMW, I will keep it short & sweet.. DON’T EVER BUY A BMW NO MATTER WHAT DEALS COME YOUR WAY!! THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS, THEY ARE OVER-PRICED VW JETTA’S, THEY WILL LEAVE YOUR FAMILY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR EVER WHILE THEY “ATTEMPT TO SEND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE,” and I HAVE NEVER HAD A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE IN THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENTS. EVER!! and NO MATTER WHAT YEAR, MODEL, OR MILEAGE COUNT YOU HAVE , PLAN ON the CAR ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING AS IF THE WHEELS ARE SQUARE and THE AXELS TO FEEL AS IF YOU WERE DRIVING DOWN THE WORST POTHOLED STREET YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE and THAT IS HOW MY BMW FEELS WITH 9kmi (NINE THOUSAND ORIGINAL MILES) on it. BMW “TWEAKED” THE CAR ABOUT 36 DIFFERENT ‘SEPARATE TIMES’ and STILL CAN NOT EXPLAIN WHAT THE ISSUE IS and to make it even WORSE, THEY PLAYED ME REAL GOOD BY SCHEDULING THE LAST APPOINTMENT JUST DAYS AFTER THE PROBLEM WAS A FEW MILES/DAY’S OUT OF WARRANTY.. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT PUTTING YOU OR YOUR FAMILY INSIDE THE KEURIG COFFEE MAKER PIECE OF S#%T! TRUST ME!! YOU WILL THANK ME ! Just go on line and look at the FORUMS.. SOMETHING I REALLY WISH I DID BEFORE MAKING MY BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER! I came from Mercedes, and thought that was a nightmare.. NOPE! BMW is THE WORST GERMAN CAR MADE!!! BUY A FORD, CHEVY, HONDA, even a VW.. they have really come around as CUSTOMER LOYALTY and ACTUALLY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS UNLIKE BMW.. GOD Bless you on your journey..🤘🏻🤷🏻‍♂️🌎🇺🇸🥂🤝🤓
So many bugs...
VforVASIL on 2/4/2018
And whoever thought that landscape mode only is a great idea must not be very bright, or maybe they just never used a smartphone. Who knows
No longer works
jaredonair on 2/1/2018
This app no longer works for me on my Nissan. I’m not sure what has broken if it’s iOS or the app either way it does not work with Nissan connect. The Neath on successfully opened the app in the app think it is connected however the stereo says it’s not connected and kick me out.
Doesn’t work
Super cell 1234 on 1/4/2018
Just downloaded this because my regular iHeartRadio app does not work anymore. Long story and already took action on that. Anywho upon opening the app all it says is client config JSON file missing. I just downloaded it so I’m not sure what’s wrong.
Toyota Support Please
Turdeous on 12/30/2017
I actually love this app, and I use this in all my friends’ cars, but my car is a Toyota brand car, so since this is not supported, this app becomes no different than the regular iHeartRadio app. I would like to use this app for my car, so please add the Toyota support soon.
Hate having 2 apps for iHeartRadio
McLoving1991 on 12/24/2017
Would be easier if iHeartRadio just merged into 1 app rather than have 2 apps to listen in car
Wish it wasn’t landscape only
TimInSc on 12/20/2017
Makes it very annoying to use when I need the phone in portrait to see stopped traffic far enough ahead on navigation.
Landscape only? Really
Sydfloyd44 on 12/15/2017
Why would you lock it in Landscape? Makes ZERO sense. The only reason I even downloaded the Auto app was the original iHeart app would override my phone calls. As I answer a call and try talking, I have iHeart blasting thru the call. I then have to ask the person to wait until I can close the iHeart app so I can talk them. Not sure which app is more annoying?
BMW Connected issues
Gragorin on 10/9/2017
While I really like the idea behind this app and the different channels you can select there is a huge annoying bug. Namely, for the past several versions you have been unable to skip a song at all on custom channels. It used to work just fine but now the Skip icon in the BMW interface is greyed out and does nothing. Very, very annoying to not be able to skip songs.
Totally Disappointed
afrocentricity3 on 9/9/2017
I downloaded it, and it won't even open. Once it does, it says, "unable to connect to iHeartRadio at this time.
Junk!
Weather pain on 8/23/2017
App doesn't even open!
Difference?
crh83 on 7/30/2017
Same functions as regular iHeart app but in the car it is just displayed horizontal and my 2013 Ford Sync doesn't do anything special with it.... any help?
Love Commercial-Free Music
Jas.Smith on 7/23/2017
Software integration into 2014 Honda Civic Coupe is a little complicated, requires, a few expensive cords, but is very functional and satisfying. I doubt I'll ever use local radio much anymore. Probably only for local weather updates in inclement weather situations.
Iheart radio auto
Sorta Walmart on 7/15/2017
I think this might be a good app but the issue I'm having is this. I have this on iPhone. As long as the screen on iPhone is on it works , but as soon as screen goes into black or saver mode it stops. If I use the normal iheart app it works fine.
Why locked to landscape orientation?
Z1701 on 7/13/2017
I really wanted to like this app but the phone mount in my car is a fixed portrait orientation mount and it works really well. It's a shame I can't use this app in Portrait mode.
Great
qsix999 on 7/7/2017
This app is much easier to use. I love it. Nothing more.It is very convenient to listen to music in the car.
Review
Tspaddock on 7/6/2017
The new updated version is not that good I can't even listen to my music
If you have a 2014 Honda don't bother
Crimson killer on 6/15/2017
Was excited to see this I was like cool auto version that works with Honda and if you have a 2014 Honda you know Honda link is terrible and getting anything to work on it is a feat... was very disappointed when it was downloaded and set up just to find out that this app is worse then pandora nothing works can't add a station or even connect
Please STOP breaking your apps.
*STW* on 6/8/2017
The new app stops playing when it is in the background. So if you have a car navigation app and want to listen to Iheartradio in the background while using the navigation app it ain't gonna work. Now I have to jump through hoops to redownload the old app. Thanks for NOTHING
Finally!!
aldace on 6/7/2017
Been waiting so long for an update, I almost gave up. Really liking the improved look, everything is easier to read now while driving. Looking forward to more updates this year!
Mounted to my dash
NYRanger Guy on 6/1/2017
I have it mounted to my dash and it works great
Please update
Flemon Fam on 5/18/2017
Please update this app. My car's app requires this app to stream iHeart through the car's system.
No Happy
Chumley1963 on 4/26/2017
As I started playing the original IHeartRadio a suggestion box pops up for new upgrades. I downloaded the new IHeartRadio Auto app. As I try to sign up I could not get it to take information I gave it. If it is this difficult I don't want it. I deleted it and went back to the Original IHeartRadio.
Why have an app?
Heatmiser73 on 4/14/2017
So today after using this app for a couple of months, it now tells me to park my car to look at more of my favorited stations. Why have an "auto" app that you can't fully use while in the auto? You guys are jacked up.
Still freezing
MR TARLETON on 3/28/2017
Still freezing after call interruptions and after reconnection when in and out of automobile. Now it just randomly freezes...
Too bad it didn't work
iNasu1 on 3/22/2017
This app never work with my Apple CarPlay, it either show up a blank black screen or just crash. Hardly ever works. 🙁
Landscape mode only
landro33 on 2/3/2017
Why would you force users to use only landscape mode?
Not too bad needs portrait mode
Uddin on 1/16/2017
Looks like app only Support landscape mode but not portrait mode.My phone is almost always in portrait set up in the car. I have no complain but just one, no portrait mode.
USB No Connect
Rb5235 on 1/13/2017
Can not get it to connect using USB data port on Honda Ridgeline 2017 CarPlay. Would connect using Bluetooth.
Missing google login!
aaron_iphone on 1/7/2017
Please add! Also not fully comparable with my Kenwood. Music plays, but can't control app through head unit. DNX890HD
Meh
the_Bat on 1/6/2017
Still no option to change from landscape to portrait? If I didn't have to have the I heart app to get WLS & WHO, I'd dump it without a second thought. What really annoys me is when it starts suggesting stations. If I want suggestions, I'll ask for them.
Nothing but adds
the auto ninja on 12/18/2016
No matter what I did, the app on the plane adds.
UI bugs
bebop and rock steady on 12/9/2016
Good music app in conjunction with HondaLink. Big images and big basic buttons makes it easy to use while driving. But when there's a "like" the acknowledgement bubble is oriented for portrait and can't be easily or quicky dismissed.
Requires Bluetooth or Cable
NinjaJeff on 11/28/2016
Doesn't work if you can't connect to Bluetooth or aux cable.
No Google + Login???
IRideNHLine on 10/19/2016
I use my Google Plus to login to iHeartRadio but for some reason the only options are to use an email or Facebook. After attempting to use my google login for email and being rejected I've resorted to just skipping login completely. Please fix so I can use Google Plus to login to this app Sony stations and other features can show.
Authenticating with Facebook issue
BeyondtheTech on 10/16/2016
If you have an app called Symbolab (math app) installed, it won't authenticate to Facebook properly as it will launch that app instead.
Still works without an account!
FM_M on 10/9/2016
This is stupid that the regular iHeartRadio app is not able to work without an account anymore, but this one works just fine. Maybe it's just waiting for an update to cripple this one too, but so long as the other won't work without forcing me to log in for zero benefit to me, I'll just use this one. If this one follows suit I'll be done with iHeartAuto too. "Free" means no cost: we're being required to give over our privacy to listen to radio with ads. I don't think so, iHeartRadio.
Needs a pref to operate in portrait mode
Retushjdirirndpfnsndhehebxjfnfjr on 10/6/2016
The forced landscape mode makes this app unusable as I o my dock my phone in portrait mode.
JVC KW-V50BT
Focal06 on 8/15/2016
Works perfectly on the above head unit.
ZERO STARS. I don't have Bluetooth so it doesn't let me use it
New apple on 6/7/2016
It doesn't work unless you have Bluetooth.
Terrible
Cristin Brock on 6/6/2016
I got this app to listen to Kiss 108 Boston for the morning show. That is the only station that won't work without a wifi connection. Useless to me
Can't show anything on my Ford
Tom de Tiny on 6/6/2016
My car can find the app, but after connected the main page is empty. Why???
Update broke it
Envarch on 6/5/2016
The last update (5-24-16) no longer works with Nissan Connect.
Forced phone into landscape.
Io333333 on 5/31/2016
I have never run across an app that does this. Complete fail.
Need some improvements on Greek radio
sickgreek69 on 5/24/2016
Iheart radio is good but we need some Greek radio stations ,you know the stations that play Greek music,? What the f--k !!!!!!!!!
Sign-up Issues
Limeygril on 5/19/2016
Can't sign up.
Complete Garbage - Avoid
TommyCA_ on 5/19/2016
This app is trash. It has pop up telling you to upgrade even when there are no upgrades available. If you try to tap "cancel" - it just pops up again, so you can't ever actually use the app. I also tried connecting it to HondaLink but it's impossible to click "Accept" on the UserDisclaimer that tells you to drive safely when using he app in the car. That's right, the app is forever stuck on a useless safety disclaimer. The help desk people are cool though - they try to troubleshoot the problems but nothing can save this piece of crap app. Just use Pandora instead - don't waste your time with this
It does what it suppose to
dunchoau on 4/24/2016
I must be VPN connected to US in order to proceed registration and setup. Afterward it works also without VPN unlike Pandora which must be connected to US servers in order to work.
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