If you’re a music lover TuneIn Radio is an app you simply have to have in your collection. With the option to listen to radio stations of different genres from around the world you can really expand your horizons. Have you ever wondered if the top 40 is the same in Switzerland as it is in the U.S.? Tap into TuneIn Radio and find out for yourself. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and it’s completely free.
TuneIn Radio is an app that’s full of choice. Whether you prefer rock, classical, top 40, or you just want to listen to talk radio: you’re bound to find something that appeals to your taste on TuneIn Radio. Sure you can probably find each one of these stations individually on the web, but it’s a heck of a lot more convenient to have them all at your fingertips in one comprehensive app.
The overall look and feel of the app is very polished, and you won’t find it difficult to use. You can choose from hundreds of different radio stations and podcasts. It’s a definite winner, and at 24.5 MB it’s not a space hog for your device.
Using the Player
When you first start up the app you’ll have the option to sign in with Facebook or your Google+ account. It’s not a requirement to use the app, but it will give you a better user experience. After you’re finished with the sign-in screen you’ll be able to start using the app right away.
There are four tabs on the left-hand side that make up the heart of the app. If you tap on the home tab you’ll have easy access to all the radio stations you’re following with a constantly updated feed, which also allows access to some previous shows on your favorite stations. You can use the explore tab to add more stations to your favorites: as soon as you add them they’ll be added to the feed on your home screen. If you want to check which stations you’re following, just tap on the profile tab. You can also use the browse tab to search numerous other categories. Want to listen to a college basketball game? Find your favorite team here.
Probably one of the coolest features of this app is the ability to pause and rewind live radio. Is the dog scratching at the door but you don’t want to miss your favorite song? Simply hit pause, and when you come back you can start off right where you left off! There’s so much choice here and it’s all free, but you will have to put up with the banner ads. Occasionally you may have difficulty accessing a station, or you may lose your reception, but this happens very rarely.
Ability to access both local and international stations
Includes sports, news, and podcasts as well
You can save and follow your favorite stations
Ability to pause and rewind live radio
You have to put up with banner ads
Occasionally you may have difficulty accessing as station or may lose your reception
TuneIn Radio is a fantastic radio app. It gives you access to thousands of stations completely free, and it’s easy to use. No matter what type of music you prefer, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for, and you can follow your favorite sports team as well. This is definitely worth downloading.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.