Indianapolis, IN. – June 15, 2016 – BLU Products, which recently collaborated with NextRadio, has begun activating the NextRadio app. BLU sent out software updates on two legacy smartphones to retroactively make NextRadio the native FM tuner in the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Over the next few months, the Studio series phones – Dash, Energy, Diamond and Neo – will be compatible with NextRadio. These software updates start the process of providing BLU’s millions of current and new smartphone users the ability to use the NextRadio app to gain a more robust FM radio listening experience.

“The addition of BLU to our supported device list continues our ongoing commitment to the radio industry to get all smartphones in the marketplace to offer consumers the benefit of having access to NextRadio and the FM tuner in their phones. We are pleased that BLU chose to take it one step further and make NextRadio their native FM tuner,” said Paul Brenner, President of NextRadio.

“BLU is excited to partner with NextRadio, which will bring the FM radio experience to another level on the latest BLU devices,” said Mariana Ferreira, Sr. Director of Business Development of BLU Products.

BLU Products is an American mobile phone manufacturer founded in 2009 and offers affordable, attractive and innovative mobile pre-paid devices to suit a wide variety of consumer needs.

NextRadio is the free smartphone app which utilizes the activated FM receivers in smartphones combined with the internet to allow you to see, hear and interact with local radio.