What are the best radio apps?

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21 solutions
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    #1TuneIn

    TuneIn

    TuneIn is a free streamer for Android and iOS device. Stream AM/FM channels from all over the world, listen to podcast and audiobooks offline and vibe with live coverage of your favorite sport's matches of NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Miguel Ángel Barajas
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "This covers a huge range of content. Turn it on and it's hard to not find something or get bored. There's also a premium version, which offers more but makes it easier to search. The premium also gets rid of the ads, which pop up somewhat frequently in the free version. "
  2. 18

    #2Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Every genre at your fingertips. The newest and latest music of your choice. Catch up on the latest Beyonce, Cardi B, or Taylor Swift. You are never limited with Pandora !"
  3. 17

    #3iHeartRadio

    iHeartRadio
    iHeartRadio is a broadcast and internet radio platform that offers music streaming, live radio stations, podcasts, and playlists. It broadcasts AM and FM radio stations both local and international. It has a Premium upgrade that is ad-free.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ishan Malhotra
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The app allows me access to thousands of radio stations. It is without a doubt the best radio app you can get."
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    #4Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Wayne Harper
    Written on October 18, 2017
    "I'm a big fan and a frequent user of Google Play Music. I barely listen to the radio anymore because of the frequent commercials, and playlists that seem to repeat every hour or so. On Google Play Music I get a wide range of music, with diverse playlists, and minimal commercial breaks (using the free version). I love it!"
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    #5radio.net

    radio.net
    radio.net is a free app for Android and iOS devices in which you can tune radio channels from all over the world, with more than 30k available. Filters by lots of categories and many useful features included.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Tammy Carter
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I needed the best radio app for my iPhone. I found radio.net. My friend recommended it to me. It's really easy to use, doesn't crash, and has tons of radio stations available. You can tune radio channels from everywhere in the world; it's super cool! It works great and I've had no issues with it. I love the interface and features. Check it out!"
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    #6Replaio

    Replaio

    Replaio is an app that lets you listen to more than 30.000 different radio stations from all over the world. No matter what your music taste is, you'll definitely find something that suits your fancy.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Alice Baker
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "If you need a radio app for your Android, you should definitely consider downloading Replaio. This app allows you to listen to more than 30 thousand radio stations from all over the world, which would surely allow you to find something that you're bound to enjoy. I loved using this app to explore music from different parts of the world and it allows me to freely travel the world in search of music. "
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    #7Shortwave Radio Decoder App Bundle

    Shortwave Radio Decoder App Bundle

    Shortwave Radio Decoder App Bundle is an iOS App developed by Black Cat Systems. It includes 6 separate Apps such as the ALE App, HF Weather Fax, Godafoss Audio Spectrum Waterfall, Feld Hellschreiber, GMDSS, and NAVTEX Pad.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Adrián Zamudio
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Great for SW radio but you won't be picking up any music stations most likely. Only works for marine radios but works well! Go for it if you need it."
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    #8Jalso

    Jalso

    Jalso is a free app for mobile devices which offers free and unlimited access to Gujarati songs. It has a user-friendly interface for an easy music streaming experience, with a huge selection of songs and a radio too.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alejandro Delgado
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "great work"
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    #9Morse Decoder for Ham Radio

    Morse Decoder for Ham Radio

    The Morse Decoder for Ham Radio is an Android App developed by Wolphi LLC. The App allows users to decode Morse code characters via a built-in microphone. It requires Android 2.3 and up and has a file size of 2.0M.

    Apps

    Android

    $6.85

    Samuel Wade
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "a cool gadget for all enthusiasts "
  7. 8

    #10PalmVE

    PalmVE

    The PalmVE is an Android App developed by Michael Ballbach. It allows users to take simple radio written examination while also allowing for tracking of the users' test history. It requires Android 1.5 and up and has a file size of 345k.

    Apps

    Android

    Evelyn Hudson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Pretty good app, helped me pass my extra exam. Works and don't have to be connected online to study once you download questions. Only problem is that there is no development for apple. I have switched to iPhone therefore I have no more need for this app. "
  8. 6

    #11Ham Test Prep (Android)

    Ham Test Prep (Android)

    Ham Test Prep is an Android App developed by iverson.com. The App is designed to help users pass the FCC Amateur Radio Service licensing exams. It requires Android 2.2 and up and a has a file size of 726k.

    Apps

    Android

    Carl Gutierrez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A good app for HAM radio enthusiasts is Ham Test Prep developed by iverson.com. It helps users prep for the FCC Amateur Radio Service exams, and I can tell you it really works. I found it to be a very efficient and effective way to study the information. "
  9. 5

    #12Tivar

    The Tivar is an Android App developed by Stephen Cooper. It allows users to decode digital modes used on shortwave and other forms of radio including programmes. It requires Android 2.3.3 and Up and has a file size of 2.5M

    Apps

    Android

    Frances Obrien
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This app is perfect for those who work with coding technology, specifically with sound! It's a convenient and standardized way to transfer information as efficiently and accessibly as possible!"
  10. 4

    #13EchoLink (Android)

    EchoLink (Android)

    EchoLink is an Android App developed by Synergenics LCC. It provides access to the EchoLink network from an Android device. It requires Android 2.3 and up and has a file size of 2.1M.

    Apps

    iOS

    Jean Rodriguez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I think that this is a great product. It works really well and I have had no problems with it. It helps me keep in touch with people and stay connected. It's a really useful app and I would recommend it to anyone in its current state."
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    #14RepeaterBook

    RepeaterBook

    The RepeaterBook is an Android App developed by ZBM2 Software. It enables every Ham to find repeaters in over 70 countries for free, and without the need for network connection. It requires Android 2.3 and up and has a file size of 6.1M.

    Apps

    Android

    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I am a guy on the road a lot and like to listen to the radio ham in my car. A good one is RepeaterBook which is a Android App developed by ZBM2 Software. It enables every Ham to find repeaters in over 70 countries for free, and without the need for network connection. It requires Android 2.3 and up and has a file size of 6.1M."
  12. 0

    #15One Stop Radio Silvia

    One Stop Radio Silvia

    One Stop Radio Silvia is a free mobile application which lets you listen to radio stations from around the world in one place without installing every app of the radio stations you want to listen to. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rid Tube
    Written on January 18, 2019
    "Please include the One Stop Radio Silvia application that is free and you can listen to radio all over the world. It's a simple application that does exactly what you need, listen radio. Very simple to use and resource-free."
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    #16Radio FM

    Radio FM

    Instantly tune to any of the +30.000 radio stations available in more than 200 countries and enjoy your favorite radio shows. You will be able to save your favorites, and set an auto on to use radio as an alarm and an auto off to automatically turn it off. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Frances Andrews
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This is the best radio app for Android. I use this all the time. It has so many radio stations available."
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    #17XiiaLive

    XiiaLive

    XiiaLive™ is a free app for Android devices in which you will find a stable streamer for radio stations all over the world. It's a clean app, very focused on avoiding drops. Highly customizable.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jane James
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Users laud it as a near-perfect solution to Android radio, with everyone on board to sing its praises, and for good reason. This is definitely one of the top apps of its class, and fun to use to boot!"
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    #18Stitcher

    Stitcher
    Stitcher is podcast aggregator available for most mobile platforms and as a web application. Stitcher.com. You can listen to 65000 shows, manage them, subscribe and organize your library.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jean Burton
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Not really a radio app. It lets you listen to podcasts but not live radio like you would expect when wanting an answer to this topic. "
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    #19Radio Online - PCRADIO

    Radio Online - PCRADIO

    Radio Online is a radio broadcasting app for Android and iOS devices. It offers hundreds of radio stations across various genres and can steam with slow internet connections. The app also comes with a simple 5-band equalizer.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Zhang Yan
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I use this app daily and it's a great app to use for my morning commute. There are rarely any signal drop outs and the audio is consistently clear."
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    #20NPR

    NPR

    NPR, also known as the National Public Radio,  is a non-profit media organization based in Washington D.C. in the United States founded by Bill Siemering in 2014. It broadcasts news, music, current events, and other informative bits.

    Websites

    Free

    Patricia Lopez
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I like this app as I can get the news quickly on my iphone. It is one of the best apps I have as I am always interested in breaking news. I like to keep informed. The app was free and easy to download. Very high content is broadcast on the station."
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    #21Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio will give you access to millions of hours of your favorite music, providing customized song selections just for you. You will be able to discover new songs of your favorite music genre, as this app will provide songs similar to the ones you like. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Linda Stanley
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "One of my favorite radio station apps! oh how I enjoy this app! I don't get to many radio station where I live, so the excitement I get from using this app and getting so many station is just awesome!"

Summary

Best What are the best radio apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TuneInApps 22 Free
2PandoraWebsites 18 Free
3iHeartRadioApps 17 Free
4Google Play MusicApps 17 Free
5radio.netApps 15 Free
6ReplaioApps 12 Free
7Shortwave Radio Decoder App BundleApps 11 Paid
8JalsoApps 9 Free
9Morse Decoder for Ham RadioApps 8 Paid
10PalmVEApps 8 Paid
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