The Best Apps for Radio on Your Smartphone
TuneIn is perhaps one of if not the best-known app available on your smartphone for radio and it’s no mystery as to why that is. It’s because of its massive library of stations that it’s so well known, I library that doesn’t just include the biggest stations globally but more specific ones like sports radio, local stations and even podcasts too. It has a great interface that’s both clean and really easy to use so you won’t have to worry about navigating it to find what you’re looking for. Its only drawbacks are the occasional advert and the fact that sometimes the buffering for a station takes way too long. Make it past those gripes though and you’ve got a great app with plenty of choice.
If you listen to radio in order to hear the coverage of all the latest news and issues then NPR One is an excellent app that’ll be right up your street. NPR (National Public Radio) are an award-winning journalistic body and they have created an app so that you can access their content wherever you may be. You’ll be able to listen to any of their local stations as well as any of their quality, nationally syndicated programs too. As an added bonus you won’t just be able to listen to their own shows but also podcasts from other quality companies like Gimlet Media. What’s not to love?
Here we have another well known app great for streaming radio from your phone, whether it be Apple or Android. iHeartRadio also has a huge library of stations for your listening pleasure, pop, jazz, rock, sports, comedy, whatever it is you’re looking for you’ll find it here. As you use the app, you’ll find that you can listen to streams that are tailored to your interest so this can be a real personal experience if you choose it to be. The app has a really cool interface, as a song play it’ll also display information about the song and the artist performing it too. You can also approve or disapprove of the songs as you hear them. This app is great for the music lovers amongst you.
The satellite radio company known as SiriusXM have now made their services available on your mobile thanks to their app of the same name. If you already have a subscription to the service for your car then you’ll likely know what’s available, you’ll also already have access to the streaming service on the app as well. Otherwise you can have a look at the subscription plans and choose one that better suits your preferences (such as All Access or Mostly Music). You’ll find more than two hundred different channels that offer everything from news, music and even talk radio like The Howard Stern Show. It has a clean and simple interface with plenty of useful features to help make you listening experience a pleasant one.