iHeartRadio for Windows Phone 8 was released in error, not quite ready yet

We recently covered the disappearance of iHeartRadio from the Windows Phone 8 Store. The app was suddenly pulled from listing, but remains available for those running Windows Phone 7.x. We found this to be slightly odd, but believed an updated version would be in the pipeline.

After contacting iHeartRadio, turns out our assumptions were correct:

"The iHeartRadio application was released to the Windows Phone 8 markeplace in error. It hasn't yet been tested for compatibly with the Windows 8 phones. We will keep you updated when an iHeartRadio application for Windows 8 phones is released."

There you have it, folks. iHeartRadio was released for Windows Phone 8 in error (fancy the chances of that, eh?). This may explain why some users were experiencing issues. We'll await further details from the team as to when we can all expect to see the app return to the store for those with latest Windows Phone hardware.

If you're running Windows Phone 7, you're in luck as the app is still available for your smartphone. Should you be packing the latest devices from the manufacturers, we'll have to wait until iHeartRadio is comfortable with the app and release it once again.

QR: iHeartRadio

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • A few other apps on WP8 are apparently having issues as well. Becoming disappointing.
  • Nokia Music FTW!!
  • Its not as good as Amazing Music app. Try it out, you may like it.
  • Is this NOT available in the UK? I only ask as I had to get the xbox version through my US acc to use on my UK acc
  • I thought wp8 can run wp7 apps? But there's no way to dl the wp7 version amirite?
  • True, but there are two sides to this coin. Enabling a WP7 app to run on WP8, and producing a native WP8 app. Apparently its the former rather than the latter and they seem to be working a dedicated WP8 app.
  • IHeartRadio is working just fine for me..... Lumia 920.
  • +1 ditto
  • Yeah, I have no issues with the app whatsoever.
  • I use this app on almost a daily basis and I haven't had any issues with it since getting my Lumia 920 in November.
  • Same here, these write ups have me confused, since this app works better now then when I use my NL900.
  • I agree with you. It way faster then when I used it on my old HTC HD7.
  • I had an issue of it taking like 30 seconds to start a radio stream on my 920 with it, but I used it anyway, that is until I found the npr app, which works much better (assuming you just wanted to listen to various public radio stations)
  • I still have it on my lumia 822 and havent had any problems yet
  • I have it on my 822 and use it with no problems
  • BS. It was working fine on my previous 920.
  • Its not bs. The app doesn't work on my Lumia 920. I don't know why but it doesn't
  • Wonder if its app side, carrier side, or what? I see the comment that its not working for some users, but it works on my Verizon 8X
  • I just wish this was available in Canada.
  • Stop teasing
  • Good thing, although it hasn't been working on my iPod either.
  • Another app that was promised but not quite ready... Seeing a pattern here. So far we have sizeable tiles on the home screen, that's about the only thing that has changed for me.
  • Seriously?  Do your research on WP8 before posting that nonsense.
  • What research do I have to do? The operating system is dull to me, no app support either. Instead of commenting on my opinions realize that I may have different tastes and different experiences than you have.
  • Yeah , I have problems now. I can't go to some areas of the AP. I can't get to the commercial free mix lists.
  • Lol
  • I had the app on my 8X until recently.  It mostly worked finr but I was having problems creating a custom radio station in it so I decided to a uninstall/reinstall.  I was surprised to find it had been pulled from the marketplace.  Hopefully we see it back soon or the Pandora apps gets released!
  • I have mines still on my 8x and never had any problems with it.. I listened to it just the other day..