Here are 7 Android apps to listen to online radio anywhere in the world
Radio is not as popular as it used to be. However, it’s still a great way to discover new music, listen to the news, talk shows, and all the other entertaining stuff. Personally, I listen to the radio every morning to keep up to date with the news before I leave.
Most smartphones come with a built-in FM radio app, although these apps can only play local FM stations. There are many other great radio apps available for online radio streaming. Here are seven.
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It is one of the most popular when it comes to streaming radio online. TuneIn comes with over 100,000 radio stations as well as over one million on-demand programs and podcasts worldwide. Besides music, it can broadcast news, sports, comedy programs, radio lectures, etc. You have the luxury of choosing to listen to any genre of music.
The TuneIn app has a free and premium version. With the premium version, you can live stream NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as streaming music without ads. You can also use the app on Android Wear, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, or Android TV devices.
It is a lightweight android radio app that can work even at low internet speed. The app has a user-friendly interface and all the radio stations are well sorted according to different genres. It contains hundreds of radio stations and you can also search for any radio station you want from the search bar. You have the option to bookmark certain stations and access them later. It also has a built-in equalizer and sleep timer. It’s available for free with in-app purchases and contains ads.
Just like TuneIn, it is also one of the most popular solutions for radio applications. It offers a wide range of stations to listen to, including FM stations and iHeartRadio’s own stations. You can find playlists for almost any mood, in almost any genre, and seasonal playlists for things like Christmas or Eid. It offers a free plan, streaming ads, and premium plans with additional features including on-demand song playback. iHeartRadio is also compatible with Chromecast and Android Wear.
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This app is not very popular, but it comes with a wide array of cool features. It has about 50,000 live stations, which is about a pretty good number. You can also feature your favorite stations and access them easily. The interface of the app includes themes, data management features, and other advanced user features, such as adding your own radio station URL link, equalizer, and Bluetooth options. The application is free or paid.
This is another not so popular app but with amazing features. It has over 1000 radio channels to listen to. You can easily customize the app according to your needs. There is a ranking system and you can ban artists and songs from your station.
This app is a bit unique from others. Instead of focusing on specific stations, Pandora lets you create your own stations. You can create them around your favorite artist, musical genre or even song. Pandora offers playlists to stream, but most people just create their own. You can also get premium subscription to delete and get on-demand song plays along with other features.
It’s basically Google Earth for radio. You click and drag a 3D globe and zoom in on local stations around the world. Each dot represents a feed that you can connect to, and using the options, you can switch between live feeds, historical content, jingles, and recorded interviews. Live broadcasts are the most engaging, and within minutes you can be browsing everything from ugandan pop To Japanese J-pop to only cite a few. It has over 10,000 stations available.
Your local radio applications
Many local FM stations are now adopting live streaming through an app. You can download their app from the App Store and listen to all of their programming live.
Do you broadcast radio online? What app are you using? Share with us in the comments below.