We are pleased to announce that TuneIn, the leading live global streaming and on-demand audio service, is now fully integrated in our Linkplay companion app. A new high-profile addition to our suite of offerings, users worldwide with Powered by Linkplay products are now able to listen to their favorite audio from TuneIn.
From local to national radio, to stations across the globe, TuneIn delivers all your favorite radio, anywhere, any time. You can also listen to breaking news from top news networks like CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Talk. Plus, TuneIn takes you in-depth with all your favorite podcasts from the voices you trust.
Premium subscribers can listen to live play-by-play of every NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL game, commercial-free news from MSNBC, Fox News Talk, and CNBC, and commercial-free music stations for every mood and activity. Linkplay’s integration with TuneIn also supports listeners who already have Premium TuneIn accounts.
"We are ecstatic about the TuneIn integration as users can now enjoy their favorite live sports, music, news and podcasts from preferred streaming service, TuneIn via Linkplay devices. " said Linkplay chief business officer Jade Wu in a statement, "As one of the lead turnkey solution providers, our goal is continuing to integrate new streaming services to offer users various options to listen to audio from. Integrating TuneIn was definitely a critical step towards our mission."
If you would like to add TuneIn into your app, please fill out this form below.
Feature your product on the Spotify Everywhere page
Spotify is inviting brands who have passed Spotify Connect certification to be featured on their new Spotify Everywhere website.
When you receive a "Passed Certification" notice for your product, you will also receive a link to apply to be listed on their Spotify Everywhere site. Some of the categories include Smart Speakers, Wireless Speakers, Wearables, TVs and more.
After months of hard work, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new Linkplay website! We’ve added information about our turnkey solutions, modules, technology, white label products and more.
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We provide solutions for various markets to meet your voice and smart product needs.
LINKPLAY VOICE BUILT-IN SOLUTION
Our Voice Built-in Solution (VBS) simplifies product development.
We provide you with a reference design, helping you to reduce the cost and risk of product development and maintenance - making it easy to bring your product fast into the market. We also offer post-launch cloud services for your products.
Benefits of Our Voice Built-in Solution
We provide an array of technology and services to meet your product development needs.
We bring you quality, optimal performance, security and real value on our SoMs.
Our SoMs are highly optimized, fully certified for the AI speakers, sound bars, smart home appliances and voice enabled products.
CONTENT INTEGRATION & CERTIFICATION
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WHITE LABEL PRODUCTS
We have you covered with an array of white label products to choose from. Just choose the design, solution you want, and launch it into the market.
PRODUCTS POWERED BY LINKPLAY
Our solution currently powers over hundreds of brands and smart products in multiple regions around the world, in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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Our partner, TuneIn GmbH has recently changed their company name to airable GmbH. If you are using the TuneIn logo and trademark on your products and publications, please make sure to replace it with the new airable logo and trademark before the end of 2020.
Please find the airable GmbH logo and branding information below.
We are excited to partner up with Chirp, a pioneer of data-over-sound technology, to deliver a turnkey solution for frictionless, audio-based provisioning of smart-enabled consumer applications.
By combining Chirp’s data-over-sound capabilities with our cornerstone Wi-Fi audio technology, we bring to you a software-defined connectivity solution which removes any device set up, pairing or configuration requirements to facilitate secure, and seamless network provisioning for third party OEMs.
To learn more about our partnership with Chirp please click here
We are beyond excited to be a part of Amazon's Voice Interoperability Initiative, a new program with the goal of offering multiple voice services on a single device. With this program, customers can enjoy various skills and capabilities from different voice services including Alexa, Cortana, Djingo, Einstein, and etc.
We are eager to be a part of this program and are dedicated in helping companies develop innovative products supporting multiple simultaneous wake words. At Linkplay we offer high-quality and affordable turnkey solutions for companies looking into building these kinds of products.
To learn more about the Voice Interoperability Initiative program, here
The T01 module is our latest IoT/Thin Client product to enter our range of module offerings. The T01 module is based on Realtek RTL8711 and RTL8761, combining ARM Cortex M3 MCU, IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, and also Bluetooth 4.2. It supports Amazon Dash Replenishment, which enables connected devices to automatically reorder physical goods such as coffee pods, electric toothbrush heads, printer ink, air filters, and more when supplies are running low. With the new T01 module, customers can build, customize, and launch their very own IoT device into the market quickly and efficiently.
The A97 module is our 4th generation smart audio module with improvements in its
performance and cost effectiveness. This module is integrated with the low power Broadcom BCM43438 Wi-Fi/BT chip and dual-core Cortex A7m processor. It supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, BT4.2 with EDR and BLE, SW EQ, SW AEC, Analog MIC, with Hi-Fi support of 192k/24bits. Customers can use the A97 module to build out high-quality speakers, sound bars, and other connected audio devices.
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Amazon Alexa, your personal voice assistant just got better. Now, you can take Alexa everywhere you go with Alexa Auto. Whether you are commuting to work, traveling to your favorite vacation spot, or simply driving to the grocery store, Alexa Auto can help you with your day to day tasks. Ask Alexa to play music, make phone calls, get directions, control your smart home devices, and more all while keeping your eyes on the road.
To learn more about Alexa Auto please click here: Alexa Auto
As the lead turnkey solution provider, we can help you build out a high quality auto product integrated with Alexa Auto. Our highly optimized turnkey solution includes software, hardware, audio front-end, multi-room, end-to-end tech support, leading content streaming services integrated in one central mobile app, and more.
In addition, our white labels are ready for Alexa-enabled auto products.
If you are interested and would like to learn more about integrating voice solutions into your brand's auto product, please contact email@example.com
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Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today announced that it has developed a new hands-free reference solution to enable OEMs and ODMs to build headphones, headsets and wireless earbuds that allow users to talk directly to Alexa. The Knowles AISonic™ SmartMic Headset Development Kit for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) brings users natural access to the service’s capabilities by simply saying the “Alexa” wake word. This means customers can play music, place calls, access skills, and more – hands-free. The solution is fully compliant with the Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) protocol for Bluetooth accessories, and enables the industry’s lowest power which is necessary for wake-on-voice functionality in a small battery operated device.
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Almost 400 guests attended our annual Linkplay Alexa Summit in Shenzhen, China on April 17th, 2019. Many Linkplay strategic partners including Amazon, Spotify, Samsung, and Futuresource took the stage to present compelling topics centered around this years theme, "Voice Everywhere".
Everyone was eager to learn about various interesting topics presented, including our vision for 2019, Alexa voice everywhere, the benefits of Spotify ACP Program, Market trend & industry insights, and more. Another highlight from the day was our interactive showroom. In the showroom guests were able to check out our latest Linkplay solutions and Alexa-enabled products including white-labeled devices across many verticals.
A big thank you to our brand customers, ODMs, the Amazon Alexa team, and all our featured speakers for making this day possible. This was definitely a successful show and was a wonderful time reconnecting with our customers and partners.
As the lead turnkey solution provider, we are looking forward in making 2019 the year of "building together" to help you develop and bring differentiating products to the market.
Voice assistant has become a part of our daily lives. To keep up with the popularity in voice assistant, Motorola has launched its first ever Alexa-enabled wireless home phone. This phone enables users to use Alexa voice service (AVS) to perform daily tasks such as make phone calls, control other Alexa-enabled smart home products, add items to the shopping list, and more.
We at Linkplay have been branching out into new verticals and is excited to go into the DECT phone market to enhance traditional landline phones with our Linkplay solutions.
We are pleased to announce that popular streaming music service, Amazon Music is now integrated in our Linkplay companion app. This Amazon Music integration gives users with products Powered by Linkplay access to Amazon Music within their product companion app.
With Amazon Music, Prime members enjoy more than 2 million songs and thousands of stations and playlists at no additional cost to their membership. Listeners looking for even more music selection can try Amazon Music Unlimited, a premium subscription service that provides unlimited access to more than 50 million songs including all the latest new releases. In addition to today’s news, we will also offer a 30 day free trial for Amazon Music Unlimited for listeners who are not yet enjoying the subscription service.
We are beyond excited to integrate Amazon Music into our solution. With this new integration, users will be able to listen to ad-free music with unlimited skips and offline playback. Users can also create their own playlist or choose from a selection of thousands of playlists and stations. Please stay tuned for more exciting updates in the coming months!
SoundPEATS Alexa-enabled earbuds is a great on-the-go product powered by us, Linkplay Technology. These earbuds have an amazing battery life, enabling users to listen to music or make phone calls up to 8 hours and has up to 100 hours of standby time. Its customizable earbuds, ergonomic design, and sweat resistant feature is perfect for any kind of active lifestyles such as running, cycling, hiking, gym exercise, and sports. And on top of that, these earbuds are Alexa-enabled, allowing users to use their voice for a variety of tasks including playing music, answering questions, setting alarms, and controlling their smart home all while on the go.
We are excited to go into the hearables market and are looking forward to help more brands develop high-quality hearable products. To learn more about our solutions, please visit our Solutions page here: https://collie-alpaca-fpry.squarespace.com/onthego
Our partnership with iHeartRadio started out with coming together to fully integrate iHeartRadio into our app back in 2015. From there, we have continued to work together and have built a strong and lasting partnership. As proud partners, we would like to share some exciting news regarding iHeartRadio!
iHeartMedia, the leading audio and media company in the US, made an agreement to acquire Stuff Media, one of the leading podcast publishers with well-known podcasts like Stuff You Should Know and Atlanta Monster.
iHeartMedia is already partnered up with big podcast publishers and offers over 20,000 podcasts to all listeners. Since its acquisition of Stuff Media, it is now the biggest global commercial podcaster!
For more details on the partnership between iHeartMedia and Stuff Media , please refer to the press release here: iHeartMedia To Acquire Stuff Media
iHeartRadio has also teamed up with Amazon Alexa for Hospitality, which brings Amazon Echo devices to hotels and vacation rentals.
Guests can use Amazon Echo in their room to request guest services, play music, turn on the lights, and more using Alexa. They will also have easy access to iHeartRadio without the trouble of signing in to an account. Simply ask Alexa to play music and it will automatically launch iHeartRadio.
Alexa for Hospitality can be beneficial for OEM brands who are looking into the Hospitality market and could be a potential partnership in the future.
Check out the article for more information: Listen to iHeartRadio in Your Hotel Room with Alexa for Hospitality
We have partnered up with Intel to develop the first ever voice service, the Ross Creek, specifically designed for PC products like desktops and notebooks. With this new technology, consumers can depend on their PCs to perform everyday tasks, like turning on the kitchen lights, playing music, and calling friends with just their voice. When working with both Linkplay and Intel, you can expect easy integration and high quality performance.
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Ringing in the New Year with exciting news! At Linkplay Technology, we are one of the first to join the Spotify ACP (Authorized Certification Partner) Program. This means we can self-certify products for Spotify Connect. Being part of this program will significantly shorten the certification timeline, and will overall lead to a smoother process from here on out!
Here is the new certification process:
1. Two sample products will still need to be shipped to Linkplay offices
2. Brand customer still required to fill out Spotify Connect info sheet and provide marketing materials as before
3. Linkplay will do the full certification for the device in-house
4. Spotify will verify Linkplay QA's testing results (Note: occasionally Spotify will spot check and do a fuller evaluation of a device)
5. Spotify will issue the final Certification Pass notice to the end customer
6. All brand customers are required to have all legal documentation in order before launching any products.
Audio Pro partnered up with us to launch their Addon Pro C10 speaker a little over a year ago and has now been awarded the best Wi-fi speaker of the year in UK’s What Hifi magazine. This is all exciting news for Audio Pro as they also have been awarded best multi-room speaker system, ahead of big time competitor Sonos. What makes the Addon C10 speaker unique is that it is multiroom, meaning users have the ability to play different songs in different rooms at the same time or the same music in all the rooms. And this is all controlled on one central app as a way to make it convenient for the users. By adding the multi-room feature, we hope to empower users the ability to control their music the way they want.
To be awarded the best Wi-fi speaker is an accomplishment, but to also be awarded the best multi-room speaker system is a big deal. “It is our highest hope to help brands build out products that will stand out from the rest of its competitors,” says Chief Business Officer Jade Wu. Moreover, we are beyond excited to see how the brands we partner up with will succeed in using our Linkplay smart solutions.
Silo, a revolutionary vacuum-sealed container system is about to change the way you store your food. This vacuum-sealed container has the ability to keep your food items fresh for 5 times longer than the normal sealed container. Not only does it keep your food fresh, but this product also has Alexa-built-in to fulfill your day to day tasks and or needs like listening to the news, streaming music, adding to your grocery list, and more. Silo has partnered up with us to enable Alexa Voice Service on Silo.
As technology is evolving, we notice the growth and dependence of voice assistant in our world today. By offering Alexa Voice Service, brands have the ability to build out their smart products with voice recognition. Customers are able to experience the convenience and power of using just their voice for a variety of tasks.
“It’s always been our goal to meet the needs of our brands and to provide the best technology to help build out their next smart products” says Chief Business Officer, Jade Wu. We will continue to look out for the current trends of our world and the latest in technology to enhance our smart solutions for our customers.
We have been working closely with Amazon to enable brands to add Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) into their products. The Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) allows for brands to order physical goods from Amazon when customers’ supplies are running low. With this new service to add to your product, customers don’t have to worry about ever running out of supplies. Some examples of brands that use DRS are listed below:
DRS is not limited to just these products, but is made available for all types of consumer products. At Linkplay, we take care of the entire process of adding DRS into products lifting the burden off brands. To learn more about how to add DRS to your products through our Linkplay smart solutions, please check us out here: https://linkplay.com/dash-replenishment/
Adding DRS into your products also allows you to better understand consumer behavior, like how often do they use their product and how often do they need to replenish it? We offer this kind of insight and analytics to our brand customers through the Linkplay cloud. Brands can use this data to make improvements to their products for greater user experiences.
We have worked with Kohler to develop the first Alexa-enabled mirror, the Verdera. With this mirror, you can simply use your voice to ask Amazon Alexa to turn on the lights, play your favorite tunes, receive traffic and news updates, and more. Additionally, this mirror gives you the ability to control all other Kohler Konnect products like the toilet, shower, and bathtub through just your voice.
This launch has been exciting for us as we are expanding into new verticals including the smart home, automotive, video, bluetooth, and AI toys market. It is our goal to offer our smart solutions to all brands to build out their own unique products. The Kohler Verdera is already available in multiple sizes and can be purchased on the Kohler website here: https://www.us.kohler.com/us/browse/bathroom-bathroom-mirrors-frames/_/N-2elzZ1z0unec
Look out for more powered by Linkplay products, as we are working with many brands to launch their products into the marketplace. We are looking forward in helping brands develop and launch devices quickly to the market while ensuring high-quality performance.