A revolutionary development for radio in the connected car
The New Audi A8 with RadioDNS Hybrid Radio® creates an amazing experience of broadcast radio.
Brand new and enhanced functionality is available to all broadcast radio stations, powered by the open technology standards of RadioDNS.
Launching initially in the new Audi A8 in Europe in Autumn 2017, RadioDNS functionality will be available over time in other Audi models and other regions, and in Porsche and VW cars. We’re working with other car manufacturers globally to integrate RadioDNS into their vehicles.
New and Enhanced Features
Automatic Switching between Broadcast Radio and Streaming
When the broadcast signal is weak, the radio switches from broadcast reception to streaming and seamlessly back again when the broadcast signal improves.
Continuous listening even if broadcast coverage is not contiguous.
Universal Station Preset
Recalling a station preset will start streaming automatically if the station can’t be found on broadcast.
Listen to favourite stations, even out of area.
Improved Station Navigation
The single station list shows the full station name and accurate logo, and chooses the best way to receive the station.
No need to switch between analogue, digital or streaming radio.
Enhance your station’s presence
Using RadioDNS is free, as we’re a not-for-profit organisation. If you want your station to have access to enhanced functionality in RadioDNS enabled cars, then you’re free to choose how to do it:
European Public Service Broadcasters
Contact Ben Poor at the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) to access their free service
Broadcasters participating in Radioplayer
Contact your national Radioplayer office to access their free service
Use a Service Provider
Contact one of our partners, many of whom offer free starter services
Do It Yourself
If you’re technically capable, then follow our HOWTO guides to implement RadioDNS yourself