TuneIn steps up to fill old-fashioned radio’s shoes with an on-demand coronavirus news channel.
Headlines surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the globe are changing hourly. While major events like Coachella and SXSW are now off – more drastic social distancing is required. Restaurants, bars, schools, and movie theaters are closing across the United States.
As Americans rush to update themselves, TuneIn is bringing all coronavirus news to one place. The podcast aggregator has created a Coronavirus News Channel featuring national, local, and on-demand coverage of the pandemic.
National outlets like CNN, BBC, NBC, and MSNBC are available. TuneIn is also highlighting COVID-19 podcasts for those who want a deep dive into pandemics. Podcasts like Stories of our Times tell modern stories of isolation and tips for how to stay healthy.
Coronavirus news headlines from across the globe are also updating hourly on the radio service. Listeners in the United States can get state-level headlines for all 50 states. TuneIn is also keeping track of the impact of the coronavirus on the sports world. The suspension of the NBA, MLB, NCAA, and more are drawing responses across the globe.
As more and more of America is facing strict social distancing measures, staying informed becomes more crucial than ever. Back in the 1920s, when Spanish Flu was a threat, Americans gathered around their radios for updates. Now we turn to the internet for up-to-the-minute news and podcast coverage of this wide-reaching outbreak.
Spotify listeners are taking the quarantine seriously with coronavirus playlists – some are even public.
A quarantine playlist called “Songs for Pandemics” was created by an Italian artist living in Milan. The artist used a ghostly shot of an empty supermarket shelf as the playlist cover image. The artist says she chose a mix of new releases from the past few weeks, including hits from artists who had gigs canceled during the quarantine.