When the FlyTunes service was first unveiled at CES, it had only 50 channels to offer users. Now, a few months later, FlyTunes has received an injection of new content bringing its number of channels to more than 160 channels consisting of new sports, talk, weather and a myriad of music genres.
The free service (which pre-loads Internet Radio content onto your iPhone or iPod Touch) now includes programming from Radio Paradise, SmoothJazz.com, RauteMusik.fm, and 53 music channels from 181.fm.
In the talk category, FlyTunes has added on NPR - yes, NPR - as well as sports content from TheScore.com, and even local weather in the top 15 U.S. markets.
FlyTunes says they've signed on "hundreds of thousands" of users since their January launch, and that the average FlyTunes iPhone user listens for about 8-hours per month. Not too shabby since they're still in their infancy. And now with the channel count rivaling that of either satellite radio service, iPhone/iPod owners have yet another reason why they don't need Sirius or XM.