"Did video really kill the radio star?"
TuneIn is one of the most popular radio streaming players due to its long service and the amount of features it's been including throughout time. First off, TuneIn Radio allows you to search and browse online radio stations by applying filters of all kinds (genre, artists, country, etc.). You can even play real radio stations from around the world, live sports and news and a great collection of podcasts and audiobooks.
The content is cloud synced and can even be mirrored to Chromecast and other connected devices.
The design, the amount of features, the huge catalogue of radios stations, podcasts and audiobooks and of course, the sound quality, are its strongest points.
Still needs to improve regarding localized content.
Original review from Nov 28, 2014:
There was a time when many phones came with a built-in radio. It was the time when listening to mp3 on your mobile was the coolest thing ever. It wasn't a just a craze but for some reason manufacturers stopped incorporating radios in their new devices.
TuneIn is a complete widget that detects where you are and locates the nearest and most popular radio stations around. If you get bored of your favorite station, it suggests other similar stations. You can list your most listened to stations, look for international ones, podcasts or even themed stations.
There are no buffering issues, at least while you use a wifi connection. RadioTime Inc has done a very good job and this app has become a must-have since its release.
This is the free version, without ads. The Pro version helps the developer and introduces a new recording feature.
Original expert rating: 9/10
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