Faurecia Aptoide and Castbox announce a partnership, enabling vehicle users to discover a new podcast experience.

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October 5, 2021 – Faurecia Aptoide Automotive announces a new partnership with Castbox, allowing vehicle users to search and listen to their favorite podcasts in just one place. Through this partnership with Castbox, Faurecia Aptoide Automotive is expanding its audio and entertainment portfolio to vehicle users worldwide.

Faurecia Aptoide is a joint venture between Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, and Aptoide, one of the largest independent Android App Stores. Faurecia and Aptoide joined forces in 2019 to develop and operate Android App Store solutions for the global automotive market.

Faurecia Aptoide’s solution offers carmakers and their customers a secure, connected, and upgradeable App Store managed through an intuitive HMI and covering a range of needs and use cases, including navigation, fuel, and parking information; music, video, and audiobook streaming; and gaming, weather, and point-of-interest recommendations.

OEMs can select the apps on offer to suit their customers’ priorities in different regions.

“It’s important for us to be available for users of connected cars and this partnership with Faurecia Aptoide is a great opportunity to expand our presence in this segment”, said Renee Wang, founder and CEO at Castbox. “Our mission is to simplify users’ access to endless content in multiple languages, anywhere, through any device. Now, OEMs across the globe can choose to add our app to their offerings and we hope this enhances the experience of existing users, as well as help new users, discover this medium.”

Castbox is the largest independent podcast app with over 259 million volumes of content available, making it easy to find more of what you love. Pioneering the world’s first automated transcribing and indexing tool for podcasts that powers their In-Audio Search, Castbox is providing users around the world a new podcast-searching and listening experience. Available in over 70 languages, this service is now integrated in the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive App Store, enabling users to discover their favorite podcasts through the Castbox app.

“We are excited to partner with Castbox. Through Castbox’s extensive content library, we bring a wealth of choice to vehicle owners. Podcasts are growing in popularity worldwide and are a must-have for drivers of today’s connected vehicles, says Thijs van Herkhuizen, General Manager at Faurecia Aptoide”.

Castbox is now joining 200+ apps that are already part of the Faurecia Aptoide Automotive portfolio, contributing to the development of the best in-vehicle experience. With Faurecia Aptoide, the apps are updated over-the-air and the ecosystem is tailored to the driver’s needs, security and comfort.




About Faurecia Aptoide

Faurecia Aptoide is a joint venture between Faurecia and Aptoide.

Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 266 industrial sites, 39 R&D centers, and 114,000 employees in 35 countries, Faurecia is a global leader in its four areas of business: seating, interiors, Clarion Electronics, and clean mobility.

Aptoide is the 3rd largest Android App Store in the world and is the game-changing Android App Store. With over 300 million users, 7 billion downloads, and 1 million apps, Aptoide provides an alternative way to discover apps and games, with no geo-restrictions and one of the best malware detection systems in the market.

More about Faurecia Aptoide: www.faurecia-aptoide.com

Press contact: communication@faurecia-aptoide.com


About Castbox

Castbox is an award-winning global podcast platform that enables anyone to easily find, access, create and enjoy spoken audio content. Castbox gives users access to endless content in multiple languages, anywhere, through any device. Castbox’s proprietary technology includes features like curated podcast recommendations and in-audio deep search to customize the listening experience. Since its launch in 2016, Castbox has $45 million in funding, more than 40 million users globally and 5 million monthly active users.

More about Castbox: https://castbox.fm

Press contact: contact@castbox.fm

Tags: Automotive; Android; Faurecia Aptoide; Castbox; Infotainment System; App Development