Radio is becoming old-fashioned, and streaming has taken over with high-quality audio-visuals being transmitted over the internet. Still, some love to listen to radio and developers have taken some interest in it. With your Android smartphone, you can listen to radio stations shows, podcasts, and music via a radio app. Most of these apps have playlists of music you can listen to, and some can allow you to create your own playlist. Here, we are going to see the five best Radio apps for Android...
Best Radio Apps for Android
The radio app called TuneIn has more than 100,000 internet radio stations to stream. The radio gives you access to over a million on-demand programs and podcasts curated from around the world. Not only does TuneIn play music, but you can also listen to comedy programs, radio talks, sports, and news. There are various genres of music available from the stations such as classical, blues, rock, pop, and so on. Getting the paid version gives you access to stream live NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB. TuneIn works with Google Assistant, and you can launch it by just giving the command, "OK, Google listen to TuneIn.” The app is also compatible with Android Wear devices, Google Chromecast, Android Auto, and Android TV.
2. Pandora Radio
Pandora Radio is very popular among all the other radio apps. The app holds the record for making streaming random music popular. The successful radio app does not focus on specific stations like other radio apps but gives users the opportunity of creating their own stations. Your station can curate content around your favorite artist, music genre, or even song. Not that Pandora doesn't have playlists you can stream from, most people prefer to create theirs. The Pandora app can be gotten with a premium subscription that removes ads for $4.99 per month.
With its well-designed interface, it commands an impression of good functionality. The impressive thing about the app is the range of radio channels which we like. The app features over 80,000 stations with numerous podcasts and recordings of exciting radio programs included. It is possible to transfer your music from Audials to your TV by using Chromecast. You don't have to worry about copyright issues when recording and saving music with Audials. You can move the data to an SDcard, and Audials is supported on PC.
4. Radio Online - PCRADIO
The app PCRADIO is light in weight and works at low internet speed. The app has in it hundreds of stations and you can use the search bar to find a particular station. You can add stations to the favorite list to access them later. PCRADIO interface is user-friendly and the radio stations are sorted in a good way based on various genres such as metal, classical, pop, rock and so on. There's a built-in in equalizer and a sleep timer present in this Android radio app. It also lets you control playback from your headset. The power-efficient radio as claimed by the developers, is free with in-app purchases and contains ads.
iHeartRadio is well known as a great radio app for Android. There are many stations available on the app and these include FM stations and iHeartRadio’s own stations. Playlists are present in the app that covers almost any genre and there are seasonal playlist for ceremonies like Christmas. You can download the app and use it at no cost though there are in-streaming ads. Chromecast and Android wear can work with iHeartRadio.