updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon March 12, 2012
BMW brings Stitcher to in-car infotainment system
At the SXSW conference, German luxury carmaker BMW revealed that the BMW Apps and Mini Connected systems in its vehicles now support the popular Stitcher smartphone app. The podcast-focused streaming app can be controlled from the infotainment system, including searching, providing feedback, and creating custom stations. Any cover art is also displayed on the vehicle's screen and is controlled over the iDrive interface, Engadget learned.
Stitcher is available for Android, iOS, and webOS devices. Beyond podcasts, the streaming audio service can also access radio stations and radio. It has been a relative veteran of the industry, having launched in 2008.