How to Listen to Radio on your Android Phone
A FM Radio in mobile phone is found on 80 % the handset and there are internet radio providers too. So whats the difference between internet radio and an embedded FM radio channel on your mobile? It’s clear that FM Radio radio reception is limited to your region but internet radio on your mobile can stream worldwide radio channels and various podcasts.
TuneIn Radio is a free and great way to enhance the radio reach of your Android mobile phone. You can enjoy reception of more than 50,000 channels of music, news, sports and various podcasts by people. Apart from that you can hear the national networks like BBC, NPR, SWR and includes HD stations too. You can also search the radio stations by its genre of music, location wise, language wise and also includes a search bar for a quick search. Once you have found a channel click on it and station will automatically stream. So what does this app takes from you? This app will make sure that you don’t need to plug-in your earphones all the time when you want to listen to the radio.
If you have Wi-Fi or 3G then it would be great to use this app with no interferences or disturbance but in 2G receptions on your mobile, you would get buffering and so can hear stop and play reception through slow browsing speed. However you would be happy to hear that you can stream with lower quality streaming standards and eliminate buffering.
The following are the features of using TuneIn Apps on your Android –
- Schedule – The apps lets your schedule each station for the day. Suppose if you are listening to a channel and your favourite RJ comes on another channel, then the schedule option will automatically change listening as per schedule at preferred time setting done by you.
- Recommendations – This app gives you a standout features “You may like” just like related channels which will display similar channels that you are listening now. This would help you in exploring new channels.
- Alarm – You can wake up with your alarm which can directly play the radio station for you. With TuneIn Radio its possible to set standard alarm with alarm volume, repetition of alarm and alarm time.
- Access your location – By knowing the location of yours, its gives your favorite local radio stations easily accessible.
- Low Quality Streaming – Not all the mobile phone has faster browsing speed, so you can make use of low quality streaming and avoid buffering all the time.
- Thousands of Radio Channel – The greatest advantage comes in accessing thousands of radio channel.
It’s a great and free alternative to Pandora internet radio, Sky.FM and XiiaLive lite Online Radio.
TuneIn Radio Download
TuneIn Radio app for android mobile can be download from marketplace. The file size is 1.3 MB and has installs between 0.5 million to 1 million until now. It works for all Android OS higher than 1.6.
You can download it through the QR Code with barcode scanner application pointing to the following image –