If you are a fan of iHeartRadio, you may be wondering if the popular music streaming service would have a Windows 10 app. Luckily for you, the answer is yes as their Windows 10 Univeral app has hit the Store. The mobile version is currently not available – like Twitter and FitBit – but we know that those are on the way, and such is the case here.
The new iHeartRadio app can be played fullscreen, windowed or showing off the universal app abilities made into the phone version for desktop. The app features colossal, bold graphics and is very Pandora-esque with its thumbs up or down for likes. Users also have the ability to share channels with the Share picker (unfortunately, you cannot share to Twitter yet just Mail and OneNote). The app also features the by now familiar hamburger menu for Browse, Sleep and Settings and the app can be connected to Facebook and Google+.
Oh, and yes, there is a Live Tile too that flips to reveal the current 'now playing' station.
As a neat bonus, iHeartRadio is clearly teaming with Microsoft as your streaming channel features a Get it from Microsoft and Get a Groove Pass buttons near the bottom in a nice cross-promotional effort.
From our first impressions, we like the new iHeartRadio app and think it looks great. The app continues to reveal the power of universal Windows 10 app model, and it will look fantastic on any PC or tablet.
No word on when the mobile version will hit, but if we had to guess it should launch right around when Windows 10 Mobile gets official. Microsoft may be planning a wave of new Windows 10 Mobile apps to bolster their re-launch of their phone OS. Stay tuned.
Thanks, Jacob M., for the tip!