TuneIn Radio - Radio & Music Review
TuneIn Radio – Music and Radio is an aggregator app delivering streams from lots of radio stations, broadcasting music, news, sports events coverage, talk shows, and more. Download TuneIn Radio app for iOS or Android and enjoy
The app is meant to deliver you the best radio experience, giving you easy access to your favorite radios from most countries. You can control the playback, download podcasts, select your favorite music, stream it via Bluetooth to other devices. The service provides decent quality even if your bandwidth is far from perfect, say, good old 3G is enough to stream audio. The catalog is rich enough to find your favorites.
It seems dull at the first launch, but then, as you try various stations, it gets more personalized, with your favorites on the first page. The white background tints the square logos of the stations, and it’s enough to tap one to switch to it. If you like to listen to the music while behind the wheel, you will appreciate Car Mode, with only the key elements on the screen, large and easily readable. For the office there is a clock display, showing a large clock with brightness control and nothing else – great with dock stations!
It’s easy to start the app; it doesn’t even take registration to get started. Just select the station you want to listen to from the menu and press Play. When using it on a phone, any new station will be preceded with a video ad; then the music (or any broadcast you want) starts immediately.
The controls are quite easy: play/pause, 30 seconds forward or back, and a special options button. With it you can select the stream, choosing the quality, set up your sleep timer and alarm clock right within the radio, or activate the clock display. Of course, there is a built-in search system that requires just a fragment of the station’s name.
In theory, you could have controlled TuneIn with a connected wearable. In fact, there are issues, probably because of recent iOS 13 or Android 10 updates. But we hope it will be fixed soon, and you’ll be able to control TuneIn from your WearOS, Samsung, or Apple Watch the way you control your regular player.
Cross-Platform Use 5/5
The app is available for iOS and Android (with tablet and phone views), as well as for various device classes. Its web interface is perfect for desktops. It’s also compatible with various smart speakers (and thus with voice assistants, like Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, or Cortana), with wearables that can be used for streaming via Bluetooth, with TV consoles, and even with cars.
Though you can listen to TuneIn for free, premium account brings lots of advantages. For example, if you are a sports fan, you’ll be able to track all NBA, NFL, NHL and MBA game on air, in real time, with professional comments. It will also remove ads, both in the app and on air if any.
The Bottom Line
TuneIn is more than a radio station, it’s an aggregator that delivers streams from lots of radio stations all over the world, including your country.Collapse
No matter what radio you prefer: if you like any station at all, download TuneIn Radio, and it will deliver your favorite stations and some more for your pleasure.
Pros : Lots of radio stations from all over the world;
Good sound quality;
Free streaming available (with ads);
Various genres (music, sports, news, talks, and so on);
Cons : Ads unless subscribed;
Wearable control works poorly.
Cross-platform use 5
Average : 5.0
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Why do I need comments in the TuneIn app?
They let you share your opinion on the radio station, program, audiobook, and other content you're listening to. There's a comment button at the top of the Now Playing screen. Tap it to leave your comment.
What is the Car Mode in the TuneIn Radio app for?
This mode has a simplified UI with large buttons and fast access to the most popular features like Favorites, Recents, and Recommended. You can also use the Voice Search on your Android smartphone or tablet. To start Car Mode, tap the Menu icon on the top-right corner.
How to edit my profile information in the TuneIn app?
Tap the "Favorites" > "Edit Profile" button. You will be able to edit your name, change the password and photo, manage or add a new profile, etc.