Lizhi integrated with Huawei smart cockpit OS

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The online Chinese UGC audio community and interactive audio entertainment platform Lizhi has been integrated into Huawei’s HarmonyOS ecosystem and will soon be launched on Huawei’s HarmonyOS smart car cockpit operating system.

The launch coincides with Lizhi Podcast’s newest app update, which rolls out new audio functions such as voice search and voice-activated control, which provides car users with an enhanced, interactive audio experience. The collaboration also marks the debut of Lizhi Podcast’s ‘one-click seamless connectivity’ feature, which supports the cross-screen connection and use of Lizhi Podcast between HarmonyOS-equipped devices.

“Lizhi aims to provide an excellent user experience, with a focus on in-car scenarios,” said Jerry Li, VP of technology at Lizhi, during a speech at the recent Huawei Developer Conference.

“With the capabilities and developer support of the HarmonyOS smart car cockpit operating system, Lizhi Podcast can more optimally integrate into vehicles in a short time. The integration of HMS-A (Huawei Mobile Service Acceleration) technology also enabled us to realize Lizhi Podcast’s ‘one-click seamless connectivity’ feature, which offers users greater ease in using the app between mobile phones and in-car entertainment systems.”

In February this year, the company announced that its audio product has been launched in Mercedes Benz S-Class cars through Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) for Car. Lizhi Podcast later received the ‘Certification of Intelligent Vehicle Field’ from the Huawei Yaoxing (Shining Star) Program in August.

Jinnan (Marco) Lai, founder and CEO of Lizhi, added, “The successful launch of Lizhi Podcast on Huawei’s HarmonyOS smart car cockpit operating system brings us great pleasure as it gives full play to Lizhi’s technological ingenuity, providing users with a uniquely interactive in-car podcast experience. We also hope to leverage the technological capabilities of HarmonyOS to reach a wider user group and provide them with a more extensive variety of in-vehicle audio content and services.

“Looking forward, Lizhi will explore partnerships with more end users and for more usage scenarios. With our innovative spirit and pioneering audio technology, we aim to offer consumers a high-quality podcast platform that boasts superior audio experiences.

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