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TuneIn Radio

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Listen to music, sports, news, podcasts and more with this outstanding radio player for Android

Pros

  • Clean, easy-to-use interface
  • More than 100,000 radio stations to choose from
  • High quality sound
  • Follow stations that you like
  • Detailed browsing options for local, trending, music, sports, news, podcasts and more
  • Set up a profile, manage your stations and share them with friends
  • Leave comments, share stations on social media and more
  • Chromecast support

Cons

  • Limited access to stations in certain countries

TuneIn Radio is a free radio app for Android, developed by TuneIn Inc. that lets you listen to all of your favorite radio stations on the go, in one convenient location. The app is available to download in its full version from the review page. 

Staying Informed

The world moves at such an intense pace in modern times. It's often difficult to keep track of what's going on, whether it be in the world of global news, sport, music or whatever else. Radio stations dedicate their time to ensuring that we are kept in the loop, alongside more contemporary options such as social media. With TuneIn Radio, not only will you be able to find the radio stations you want on the go - you'll be able to browse for them in a highly efficient way, organize them and much more. TuneIn Radio is a must-have app for anyone who enjoys listening to the radio and wants to stay informed about their favorite topics. 

Overview and Key Features

TuneIn does not attempt anything fancy with its interface. In fact, its clean, minimalist design is reminiscent of many other social media apps for Android. What it does attempt is a redefinition of what radio ought to be through the inclusion of many unique features. The 'Browse' menu lets you listen to radio in a more directed way, with options for local radio, location filters, recently accessed stations, trending stations (globally), specific topics such as music and sports as well as podcasts. While the general options are always there, these latter options are specified entirely by the user. 

This is unlike an ordinary radio player. You can easily rewind, pause or stop radio stations and come back to them at a later stage. Save particular segments until you have time and take control of how you listen

Through the creation of a profile, you'll be able to engage with stations by liking them and following them. TuneIn's intelligent search apparatus will then find related stations the next time you browse. The database of stations comprises of over 100,000 real radio stations from across the world and the audio quality remains just as good as local listening. Each station has a thumbnail and some other meta information describing it. When you start listening to a station, a separate window will come up with a small player. This is unlike an ordinary radio player. You can easily rewind, pause or stop radio stations and come back to them at a later stage. Save particular segments until you have time and take control of how you listen. Some stations have far more meta information available, however for local stations few modifications are necessary. This player will run in the background if minimized on your device, which is certainly convenient. Find all of your favorite songs or artists quickly and easily or discover new ones using TuneIn's recommendations. 

Connecting with Others

Once you have established a large set of stations to listen to, be sure to follow them. This will alert you whenever an important segment, podcast or other broadcast is released by that station. This includes larger bodies such as CNN or Sky, as well, which have dozens of ongoing broadcasts at any one time. While listening to the radio is a predominantly solitary experience, in line with contemporary social media trends TuneIn Radio offers users the chance to share their favorite stations with other users. The 'Connect with Friends' menu will let you see what your friends are listening to as well as share what you enjoy. 

Engaging with stations goes beyond listening to them and following them. Similar to the likes of YouTube or Vimeo, you'll also be able to share those stations, or a particular song you like, on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter using the familiar 'share' button. You can also leave a comment if you want to share your thoughts on a podcast or other segment. TuneIn turns radio into a much more exciting experience, seamlessly matching the requirements of modern social app design. Finally, as of last year TuneIn Radio is now Chromecast compatible, meaning you'll be able to cast your favorite content straight on to your TV screen for your enjoyment. 

The Verdict

Armed with the ability to engage with the medium of radio in an unprecedented way, TuneIn has become a fan favorite amongst radio lovers. Browse for stations by topic, location and much more. Like and follow your favorite stations and share them with other users. Engage with stations by leaving comments and sharing their content on social networks. Enjoy high quality audio with no drain on processing power. TuneIn is a revelation for millions of users around the world. It allows them to control and ultimately redefine how they listen to the radio - for the better, of course. If you're a fan of the radio and need a player that respects the power of social media, give TuneIn Radio a try. 

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Type Freeware

Version 13.3.1

Size 13.65 MB

Other versions

13.3.1 12.9 11.3 6.6

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