If you were to invent your ideal radio, what would you include to make it the best radio ever? Would you want a radio that received stations from around the world, static free? Would you like to listen wherever you go? Would you be able to pause, rewind and fast forward?
Good news! TuneIn is a radio service that can do all this and more.
TuneIn Radio is an online radio service that broadcasts over 50,000 radio stations from around the world. You can listen to AM, FM and HD stations, podcasts, radio shows and police scanners. Search by location, language, genre, or call letters. Listen to live streaming radio or past episodes of shows.
Listen to classical music, public radio, jazz, college, Christian, contemporary, jazz and classic rock stations, whatever suits your mood. You can even listen to NASA Space Missions.
TuneIn also allows you to search for artists and songs so you can see if any one of the 50,000 stations is playing your favorite tune.
You can listen on your computer at tunein.com, on your Roku, or from your smartphone from the TuneIn Radio app. TuneIn apps are available for the iPad and smartphones including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Palm devices.
There is no limit to the number of hours you can listen to TuneIn and the service is free. You can save your favorites, like buttons on your car radio. With TuneIn you can pause live radio for up to thirty minutes, fast forward and rewind, as if you were watching live tv on your dvr.
TuneIn can also operate like a clock radio. You can set TuneIn to wake you in the morning with your favorite station or to help you fall asleep at night with its sleep timer feature.
All of the features listed above are free, but if you’re willing to spend a whopping $0.99, you can upgrade to the TuneIn Pro app on your Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices. With TuneIn Pro, you can record broadcasts for later listening. You can even schedule recordings ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss your favorite show.
Ways to Use TuneIn
If you get static listening to your favorite radio station, use TuneIn for clear reception.
If your child is studying a foreign language in school, check out international radio stations to help her learn to speak the language and refine her accent.
If you’re out of town and want to hear your favorite radio program from home, search for stations based on location.
If you’re out of town on game day and want to hear local announcers call the plays check out TuneIn Radio for local Philadelphia stations. Try ESPN Sports Talk 1050 for sports programming and live games.
If you recently moved away from an area and are missing your old hometown, listen to a local radio station for a virtual trip back. The announcers may seem like old friends, so enjoy listening to them, even if you’re far away. I use TuneIn to listen to my favorite radio show from London, James O’Brien on LBC, 97.3. I can also listen to 34 different BBC stations on TuneIn.
Have fun exploring TuneIn. Radio stations change frequently, so if your favorite isn’t available today, check again later. Or explore and discover another radio station that may become your new favorite!
Mind Your Data
Warning: If you’re listening on your smartphone and away from Wi-Fi, be very careful about your data limits. Listening to live streaming radio away from Wi-Fi can eat up your data allowance faster than a Sumo wrestler at a casino buffet. If you have TuneIn Pro, record your radio programs over Wi-Fi for playback later so you don’t have to use any data to listen.
You can monitor how much data you have used listening to TuneIn under Settings => Cellular.
If you want to listen to static-free radio from around the world, with the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward, check out TuneIn Radio for free. If you want to be able to record shows to listen to later, check out the TuneIn Pro app for $0.99.