Top Android App: TuneIn Radio Pro
TuneIn Radio lets you browse and listen to radio – live, local, and global.
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 1.26MB
- Category: Multimedia
- Price: $0.99 – Amazon App Store (Free version available)
To begin, browse the categories of available radio stations; local radio, music, talk, sports, by location, or by language. The “local radio” category features all of the programming you’re used to listening while in your car. When you’ve found the station you’d like, click it to instantly buffer and begin listening. Save in to your “presets” if it’s a station you’ll be coming back to often. At the bottom, there are controls for play/pause, stop, and even a record button to save a song for playing again later (Pro version). Other links on the station page let you find similar stations, view a complete schedule, choose the stream type (32/64 kbps .aac or .mp3), as well as set a sleep timer if you’re listening to the radio before bed.
The “Music” category lets you find stations by genre (e.g. alternative rock, country, and hip-hop). Similarly, the “Talk” category has topics like business, conservative, news, and technology.
Overall, the quality and functionality of this app is on par with similar personalized music Android apps like Pandora and Slacker Radio. There were no buffering or quality issues while streaming with WiFi/3G.
- Stream local, national, and international radio stations
- Choose categories by music genre, talk radio type, or language/location
- Record live radio for future playback
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Conclusion: Listen to over 50,000 radio stations including your favorite local AM/FM stations.
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