Media Predictions

9 media-tech trends to watch in 2015

It always struck me as odd to see so many predictions about how the technology industry will evolve over the next year without waiting to see what happens at CES — arguably one of the larger tech conventions where companies announced plans for the coming year. That said, I’ve written up a few predictions of my own now that the event is wrapping up.

Stitcher Radio adds offline listening mode

The Stitcher apps already consume a small amount of data, at 0.2MB per minute, but now you can download thousands of radio shows to your iPod/iPhone/iPad to listen offline at your convenience.

Aupeo’s Internet radio comes to the Nokia Ovi store

German startup Aupeo bills itself as “Pandora for the rest of the world”, providing curated Internet radio channels as well as a personal music channel based on recommendations. It just launched a range of free apps for the Nokia Ovi store. This makes the company the main streaming music provider on Nokia’s app store.