Clear Channel announced yesterday its Internet radio service iHeartRadio will be made available to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers on the Xbox 360 game console this winter. Xbox LIVE is Microsoft's subscription-based online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service for its Xbox 360.
The arrangement is part of the companies' "multi-year strategic partnership," which also included the iHeartRadio integration on Windows Phone 7, Xbox HD streaming of the recent iHeartRadio Music Festival, the two-day live music event in Las Vegas that launched the updated iHeartRadio. The new service, by the way, features more than 800 live AM/FM/HD and online-only streams, plus offers users the ability to build "custom stations," a la Pandora. Interestingly, the companies' press release (here) touts iHeartRadio's integration with the Xbox "Kinect," a motion-sensing/voice-recognition system, giving users "the ability to control digital radio in their living room using their voice and body" (to which it may be as much fun to watch as it is to listen).