The increasingly popular TuneIn streaming-radio service today gets a new feature that helps users better customize their listening experience. Dubbed TuneIn Live, the feature is available now both on the TuneIn Web site and in the updated iPad app.
On TuneIn's homepage, TuneIn Live can be found via a small Edit button atop the featured-content tiles. This button lets you pick up to eight different interests -- anything from Top 40 to Hip Hop to News -- to use as filters for recommendations. Once your interests are marked, the tiles update to show only stations that you might like.
While this sort of filtering isn't exactly a groundbreaking innovation, it is certainly an important addition to an already rich service. With TuneIn Live, users get more relevant recommendations pushed in front of them, which is a lot easier than sifting through the service's more than 70,000 stations manually.