Ouya adds streaming partners iHeartRadio and U4iA

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Ouya, which has raised more than $6.5 million in Kickstarter pledges, today disclosed two additional and very different content partners: game studio U4iA’s 'Offensive Combat' and ClearChannel’s iHeartRadio.

Ouya, the connected device that has raised more than $6.5 million in Kickstarter pledges, today disclosed two additional and very different content partners: ClearChannel’s iHeartRadio and game studio U4iA’s Offensive Combat. The one thing they both have in common is that they’re streamed, while Ouya has been better known for its plans to offer downloadable games.

With iHeartRadio, Ouya makes its first move beyond games. The music service, which features both interactive and professionally programmed radio, said its HTML 5 App provides an interface built to be viewed on a large screen.

“We are excited to be the first radio app on an up-and-coming platform like Ouya, and we share their enthusiasm for offering users an innovative and customized product experience,” said Brian Lakamp, president of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Digital.

With Offensive Combat (pictured), Ouya gets to confirm its initial multiplayer first-person shooter. U4iA was formed by industry veterans known for their work on games like Guitar Hero and Call of Duty, so there is a lot of interest in their quirky take on the genre.

“Given that consoles are so expensive and face an uncertain future, Ouya stands out as the perfect example of an affordable home-entertainment platform created specifically for core gamers like us,” said U4iA founder and CEO Dusty Welch.

Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign closes on Aug. 09, 2012. It originally sought to raise $950,000.

Related links:

Ouya blog – iHeartWeekends

Offensive Combat – http://www.offensivecombat.com

U4iA Games – http://u4iagames.com

Ouya – Kickstarter page

 

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