NPR One for Android is Now MirrorLink®-Compatible

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MirrorLink RockScout app delivers a wealth of Android audio to
MirrorLink-enabled cars and smartphones

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, NPR One users can take advantage of easy and ethical
connectivity to their car dashboards via MirrorLink®
RockScout, a simple download that makes participating Android audio apps
MirrorLink-compatible. The Car
Connectivity Consortium
, creators of MirrorLink, made the
announcement as more and more of the world’s most useful apps become
available in the MirrorLink ecosystem.

“Due to its highly customizable nature, NPR One is a great way for
listeners to get public radio national and international coverage and
their local station’s news, as well as their favorite podcasts, wherever
they are on their phones, tablets, wearables and cars,” said Joel
Sucherman, Senior Director of Digital Products at NPR. “Compatibility
with MirrorLink makes NPR One driver-aware and accessible via large
icons that conform to established guidelines in driver distraction. As a
car connectivity standard, MirrorLink offers the added benefit of
wide-scale handset and vehicle interoperability.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to
make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink
compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and
rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled
without further development or integration, and the solution is free and
open-source.

“Access to NRP One is a major turning point for the MirrorLink app
ecosystem,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the
CCC. “RockScout has attracted the attention of some of the world’s most
iconic music and audio brands because, with zero integration, the
platform extends access to millions more potential subscribers.”

MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the
dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the
car is in Park or Drive. Designed for maximum interoperability between a
wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and
OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity where no single
entity has a controlling stake.

To download RockScout, click
here
. To download NPR One for Android, click
here
. For general information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing
MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle
connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the
world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a
who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further
information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

Contacts

Finn Partners for the CCC
Katrina Estrella, 415-692-3058
katrina@finnpartners.com