Hanoi, Vietnam, October 27, 2022, VinFast, Vietnam’s first EV maker and TuneIn, the world’s leading live-streaming audio service, today announced that VinFast’s VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUV models will be equipped with TuneIn for the US, Canadian and European markets. VinFast customers taking delivery in the first year will be able to experience a six-month free trial of TuneIn’s Premium subscription, helping customers stay up-to-date on any news or exciting entertainment on their journeys with VinFast smart electric cars.
VinFast will pre-install TuneIn in the VinFast Smart Driving package on VF 8 and VF 9 models in its global markets. This free trial ensures that VinFast owners will have direct access to live sports content such as NHL games, college sports programming, over 20 commercial-free music channels and top-tier news networks, including ESPN Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox News Radio, without advertising interruptions. This is in addition to the thousands of simulcast radio stations and other audio content from around the world already included with TuneIn’s free service. After 6 months, customers can choose to continue using TuneIn Premium service at only $9.99/month or TuneIn's free music store.
Sharing the news about the partnership, Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup, CEO of VinFast Global said: “Our goal is to turn VinFast electric cars into a platform that connects all areas of life, from work, shopping and home management to entertainment. Partnering with TuneIn, VinFast will bring a world-class digital audio experience and valuable entertainment time, while keeping our drivers focused on the road, ensuring driving safety and staying connected hands-free.”
“We’re pleased to partner with an innovative EV manufacturer like VinFast to provide customers with live radio, news and sports coverage, as well as over 100,000 top podcasts. TuneIn is committed to ensuring that listeners can access the service from wherever it’s most convenient for them, including in their VinFast vehicles.”, said Richard Stern, CEO of TuneIn.
TuneIn is also accessible through multiple voice assistants, including Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Samsung Bixby to help ensure driver safety on every journey. The service will be available on VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs in the US, Canada and Europe from the end of 2022.
VinFast - a member of Vingroup – envisioned to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.com.
TuneIn, the world’s leading live streaming service, brings together live sports, news, music, podcasts and radio from around the globe. With more than 75 million monthly active users, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world. TuneIn broadcasts over 100,000 owned & operated and partner radio stations. With premier distribution across 200 platforms and connected devices, TuneIn empowers listeners to ‘hear’ what they love wherever ‘here’ might be. TuneIn Premium subscribers get exclusive access to commercial-free news from top networks like CNN, Fox News Radio, CSPAN, MSNBC, CNBC and Bloomberg, as well as live MLB, NFL, NHL and college sports programming and commercial-free music channels. For more information, please visit us at www.tunein.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.