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22 Free Radio Apps for Android & iOS

The era of electricity has given us many wonderful discoveries, but one of the most important – is the radio. For many decades in a row, it was the only mean of communication, but also the most affordable entertainment for the masses. Today we will tell about a few radio apps for Android and iOS devices, with the help of which you can listen to thousands of online radio stations that broadcast music, reports, thematic programs to suit every taste.

Radio FM

Radio FM Radio FM

Radio FM is a free mobile application for listening any online radio station on your smartphone. FM Radio allows you to listen and enjoy a variety of genres like news, music, songs, talk shows and comedy, concerts and other various programs available live on various Internet radio stations. You will find the number of radio stations that play the music of different types, including rock, country, rap, hip-hop, jazz, pop, reggae, metal, Gospel, House, Classical, Christmas, etc.

You have several ways to enjoy your favorite radio stations:

a. Add a radio station to Favorites to listen to the station later
b. You can listen to a radio station at any time finding it in the recent list
c. Add radio shortcut on the home screen and listen to it just with one touch
d. Set radio station to automatically turn on when the application starts

In the app, there are more than 10 000 radio stations which are grouped by countries. The interface is simple and intuitive. Enjoy the modern design while listening to the chosen radio station.

Price: free

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iHeartRadio Free Music & Radio

iHeartRadio Free Music & Radio iHeartRadio Free Music & Radio

This app is a great way to get unlimited music on your phone. There are more than 1 000 radio stations for every taste. You can listen to the best radio stations of different genres like comedy shows, pop music, sports, talk shows and more. You can search for radio AM and FM stations which are close to your location or find radio stations from other cities.

One of the benefits of iHeartRadio is that you can save and replay any songs from the radio. There is also an offline mode

Price: free with in-app purchases

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TuneIn Radio – Radio & Music

TuneIn Radio - Radio & Music TuneIn Radio - Radio & Music

Perhaps the most popular radio app to date. TuneIn service began its work back in 2002 as a regular web aggregator of radio stations. During this time it has grown, and currently, it is a great social network with an audience of millions of users. TuneIn contains over 100 thousand radio stations and more than 4 million podcasts from all over the world completely free of charge. The application can be seen on almost all mobile platforms.

Since TuneIn – is primarily a radio, here the catalog of various online and offline stations is respectively represented, conveniently sorted by genre, region, language, etc. The application has the ability to search for a station by name or by an artist. In playback mode, the program offers additional options. For example, you can select the quality of the Stream, watch radio playlist, buy the current song, turn on sleep timer, or set an alarm reminder. TuneIn remembers the history of listened stations and offers similar variants.

Social functions of the application are available after registration when there is a support for Google and Facebook. The user is able to subscribe to radio stations and tracks, add friends and monitor their activity. Based on subscriptions the news feed is created. Despite the impressive functionality of the free version of the application, there is a paid version of TuneIn Pro without advertising and with the audio stream recording function.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Pandora® Radio

Pandora® Radio Pandora® Radio

Pandora Radio is one of the best apps designed for those who appreciate good music. The program is designed for iPhone and Android-based devices, providing excellent tracks to the owners of smartphones and tablets. The application has a nice design and user-friendly interface.

To find your favorite music became much easier with Pandora Radio app. You just need to enter the artist name or song title, genre, or composer preferred. This action will provide you with at least a personalized radio station, which will play your favorite songs. What could be more desirable?

On a personal account, you can create about 100 individual stations, what helps to make the selection of music for 450 parameters. This is – the ultimate dream of true music lovers. So take advantage of such a unique opportunity.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Google Play Music

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Section “Radio” in Google Play Music allows you to listen to music similar to a particular artist or genre. Here, the system collects the recommended tracks to you. The lists are made on the basis of the information collected about what you often listen. Accordingly, the more time you use the Google Play Music, the more accurate the system will work and the more suitable tracks, it will collect in the lists. But if you listen to a selection and some tracks you do not like, you can put a bad mark to it (on a five-point rating scale), and the track will be removed from this collection, and this rating will be counted by the system in the preparation of future collections. All in all, radio stations are extremely flexible.

Price: free

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Apple Music

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Radio on the Apple Music includes several main components:
Beats 1. It is radio, which works 24 hours per day. It is available in more than 100 countries. Here you will hear free exclusive interviews and the best contemporary music. A detailed program guide is also available.
Other stations to live broadcast. Apple Music also lets you listen to live radio stations such as Bloomberg Radio, ESPN News and Sports, and NPR News and Culture. To listen Beats 1 and other radio stations live on the Apple Music subscription is not required.
Radio stations that are broadcasted in a record, and custom radio station. With Apple Music subscription you can listen to recommended stations that are broadcasted in a record, or create your own custom stations. These stations do not broadcast advertisements and allow you to skip any number of songs while listening. One more positive thing is that you can also add your favorite songs to your library in Apple Music.

Price: free

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Simple Radio – Live AM & FM Radio Stations

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Simple Radio app is the easiest way to listen to your favorite FM-, AM- and online radio stations.

With a choice of more than 40,000 stations, you can listen to those you love, or to discover new stations from anywhere in the world. Simple Radio is the first app that combines numerous advantages of online radio with simple radios of the past.

To find any radio station is very simple. You are to use the search by genre: pop, rock, news, sports, etc., or search by country (eg, US radio stations), by genre, by format, by city or state (eg, radio in New York or Los radio Angeles). The main goal is to facilitate listening to the radio on the Internet and on mobile devices. These efforts resulted in Simple Radio application.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Radio Online – PCRADIO

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It is very popular Internet radio, which offers thousands of radio stations of various genres. Here you can find channels dedicated to individual artists (discography), channels for children, for people who is fond of yoga and meditation, and even audiobooks. All the essential information is displayed on the main screen, including the function buttons and the player controls. The radio catalog is divided into several sections, but it is possible to show a list of all available channels. You can also filter them by country.

The interface of the application can not be called outstanding. It is poorly optimized for small screens, and looks a bit alien at all mobile devices – it is rather a hello from the past of a desktop music player. The free version includes ads and the timer and stream recording are not available.

The advantage of the application is stable and fast operation system, low system requirements and availability of discographies performers. PCRADIO can be advised to fans who like to listen to online radio without too much tinsel and additional functionality.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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XiiaLive™ – Internet Radio

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XiiaLive contains more than 50 000 radio stations. Depending on the source of the broadcast, the directory display changes. For example, the SHOUTcast offers to sort channels by hits and genre, while UberStations shares radio stations on speaking, music and local. In the SHOUTcast mode filters of the sound quality, audio format and bitrate are available to the user. The application has a list of radio stations where you can find a needed one by tapping its name. You can search for separate channels, and artists, and songs that are currently playing on the radio. If the radio is not in the catalog, there is an opportunity to add its URL.

The interface of the application looks unusual for a radio station and even more complicated. The interface is made in the form of tabs, and on the home screen, there is the main menu for quick access to the functions you need.

Price: free

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radio.net

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This is one of the few well-made applications for listening to Internet radio. There you will find a lot of interesting things, except the radio. It is designed in the style of the music player. Only now the lists of tracks is replaced by the list of radio stations with the relevant information.

Radio.net is a free app with a large catalog (more than 30,000 online radio stations) and a standard basic set of functions. The integrated system of filters allows you to sort the radio stations by genre, language, country, and even cities. There are a search function and a possibility to save favorite streams to your favorites. For lovers of listening to the radio before going to bed, there is useful built-in sleep timer. You can use Radio.net well as an alarm clock, choosing the time you want to get up and the radio station you want to hear at that moment.

There is also an integration with social networks.

Price: free

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Radio Player by Audials

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Radio Player by Audials is one of the most popular apps among iPhone and Android users nowadays. This program is able to play over 63,000 online radio stations, which although not a record, but still a very decent rate. Of course, in such an extensive catalog you can be confusing, so all stations are sorted by country, genre, subject areas. For the busiest ones, there is a handy feature of automatic selection of radio stations, similar to the one you are currently listening to. In addition, the program includes a built-in equalizer, what will wake you up with the sounds of your favorite stations, and even able to keep the broadcast stream to your device in MP3 format. Even many paid programs can not boast of the availability of the last function.

Price: free

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AOL Radio

AOL Radio AOL Radio

AOL Radio is a free radio station program available as for Android as for iPhone users. More than 200 radio stations are included. You are able to choose what to listen: pop, rock, jazz, classical music, electronic and much more… Also, there are sports and news programs.

You can manage your lists and radio stations in a whole. Add favorite stations to your favorite list for easy access them when you want. You can skip through songs while listening to any radio station (you are given 6 skips per station, per hour) or add them to your favorites to listen to them again.

It is possible to share your favorite stations with friends via social networks.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Live365 Radio

Live365 Radio Live365 Radio

This radio app includes more than 1000 radio stations from all over the world. It is the largest Internet radio network. Live365 app allows its listeners to find an ideal radio station for each taste easily. There are more than 250 different genres: rock, classical, jazz, pop, country, R&B, and others.

This radio differs from other radio apps. As Live365 provides each broadcaster with the platform and tools they need to create their own online radio station and reach a global audience. So, the listeners of this radio will get more unusual, quality and unique music content over other standard radio apps.

Price: free

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AccuRadio

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AccuRadio is a radio client, which includes about a thousand radio stations, categorized according to genre and language of broadcast. A distinctive feature of the app is that it allows you to listen to music of the very rare genre. For example, there are entire “sets” of stations on which jazz of the eighties, Christmas music, a traditional folk music of different countries, island music and so on plays 24 hours a day.

Of course, all this is presented along with the more usual ordinary music for the listener. The program also contains advanced tools to create a personal library of favorite stations. In addition, this radio app, as well as many other ones of this kind, able to recognize the composition, playing live and offers to store them in a separate list.

In general, the interface of the application is very stylish and comfortable, designed in accordance with the “requirements” of recent versions of iOS and Android.

Price: free

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myTuner Radio – Free FM Radio

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myTuner Radio is a great app for those who are on the road or just likes to listen to the radio. This radio is listened in more than 100 countries and supports a huge range of radio stations. This way you can choose any radio if it is even the usual local radio.

This application lets you listen to about thirty thousand radio stations which are broadcasted on a variety of languages. No other program of this kind today offers anything of this sort. To find a station that you are interested in from all the variety, they are broken down by country of broadcasting. There are more than a hundred countries here.

Immediately after the release, myTuner Radio took top place in the charts and today remains incredibly popular and in demand. The local interface, although is not very usual for this kind of program, and doesn’t “fit” to the design of the latest versions of smartphones but it is very convenient and practical. Moreover, the program provides users with a number of very useful features such as the possibility of recording, listening to the radio in the background and so on.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Mixcloud – Radio & DJ mixes

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Mixcloud – Radio & DJ mixes is a music service for Android and iPhone devices, which contains a large number of radio stations from around the world. This application allows you to listen to various radio shows, podcasts, as well as the latest DJ mixes. All the content is divided into convenient categories and includes both music and spoken recordings. Club, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Funk, House, Jazz, Pop, Rock – this is only a part of genres available in 24 hours a day. In addition, you will always be aware of the major world events from the field of economy, education, politics and sports. It is only necessary to subscribe to the needed podcast! Using Mixcloud – Radio & DJ mixes is absolutely free, but only after registration.

The main menu has a light and modern design, which is replete with graphic elements.

Price: free

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8tracks playlist radio

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If you are tired and bored of all stations and with your own playlist – open 8tracks playlist radio! Usual radio stations are not available, but it has a lot of streaming stations. Just tap a tag into a convenient search (a genre, era, artist, a celebrity, a kind of activity) and we are immediately given a few stations with suitable tracks. Each station has a list of artists who performed on it. While listening to music, you can pause or rewind to the next track.

The originality of 8tracks  is that you will be always aware of the latest news of the music world. Developers have created a great DJ database by subscribing to whom you’ll be the first to know about the output of their new songs.

Price: free

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NextRadio Free Live FM Radio

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Now you can listen to your favorite local radio stations with NextRadio. This is an FM-radio available on your smartphone for free! You can save your favorite local radio stations to your Favorites. In the app, you can follow the recent news, latest tweets, album releases, concerts and more other information based on your Faves. You can also view your listening history or browse a station’s recently played list. It works even without an Internet connection.

Price: free

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SiriusXM

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Listen what you want wherever you are with SiriusXM radio app on your phone! The app offers free music, sports, talk and comedy shows. One of the main positive things is that if you are unable to link to the internet or cell networks you can still listen to things you have downloaded to your device.

The interface is user-friendly and the design of a new version of the app is stylish and bright.

Price: free

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Slacker Radio

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Slacker Radio – this is an application that opens access to the carefully selected, high-quality music every day. Hundreds of stations and personalized recommendations from reputable music experts are always at your service. You can always choose from hundreds of channels transmitted through a careful pre-selection. With Slacker Radio, you will never run into the problem of music monotony. This app will be your experienced guide to the wonderful world of music. Day after day you will discover new artists.

Intelligent music recommendations of the application will offer a lot of variations in a given style, or on the basis of the artist, you liked. You can customize the information programs, sports news, weather and more. Slacker Radio will become your personalized radio station with a unique program guide and music, perfectly corresponding exclusively to your preferences. Automatically generate playlists for all occasions from new and popular songs to suit your tastes will make any activity more fun and productive.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Spotify Music

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Spotify is a set of online services and desktop client for listening to music. Spotify offers listening to more than 10 million tracks of various genres, as well as many other features. So, Spotify Radio allows you to listen to the radio, based on your preferences.

Spotify Radio is a great choice for all music lovers, offering to listen to a huge catalog of songs for free. Well, except for a certain amount of advertising, of course.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Stitcher Radio for Podcasts

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Stitcher Radio for Podcasts is a mobile app for listening to the radio in online mode. It allows you to connect to your favorite online radio stations from your mobile devices. You can listen to your favorite music, news, shows and much more, from anywhere and at any time. You can even combine your favorite radio stations to create unique ones.

Thanks to the recommendations, Stitcher enables you to find a lot of new and interesting radio stations, based on the recommendations of people who listen to the same station as you. In addition, Stitcher enables you to leave the application and listen to new releases of the show immediately, as soon as they appear on the network. You can also add the most important news on the main screen of the app and receive sound notifications of fresh news. You can also share the most interesting broadcasts with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Price: free with in-app purchases

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Surely each person has a personal media library on his smartphone or tablet or at least some kind of music. Sometimes, of course, you want something new and radically different. In this case, an important role can play an Internet radio. Do not rush to think that the radio – it’s something boring and terribly annoying. Today it is quite a popular source of music and spoken genres, a good option for background noise and is still one of the best ways to discover new music. Take in mind these the best apps for listening to online radio.

The above applications are worthy candidates for the role of the mobile client to listen to online radio. To date, the Internet connection speed is not a critical consideration when selecting a radio. All of the applications stably transmit the selected broadcast stations in one way or another have similar capabilities.

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