The Internet has led to a revolution in our consumption habits regarding means of communication. Printed press or TV have been affected by the arrival of new paradigms, but if there's one that hasn't received a negative impact, that has to be the radio.
Together with Twitter, it's still the most immediate channel to spread the news and to keep us company at any time of the day wherever we are: we just listen to it whilst we do other things. Furthermore, the Internet has managed to bring it even closer to the user: on the one hand, it allows us to listen to any station from anywhere around the world, and on the other, it lets us download podcasts just in case you couldn't listen to your favorite program live.
The best application to listen to online radio
We won't be wrong if we say that TuneIn Radio for Android is precisely that, an app that allows us to do exactly what we mentioned a few lines above: listen to the radio via streaming and download podcasts. It offers us access to over 100,000 stations from all over the world, both professional and amateur, sorted according to different criteria: topics, location, language... An app that offers you access to any radio station with just one screen tap and provided that you're connected to the Internet, preferably via WiFi if you don't want to use up all your data plan in one afternoon.
A very useful application for people who live faraway from home to study or work reason.
So now that you know, if you want to listen to BBC Radio while you're driving around in your car in some remote place far away from home, you can make the most of the following features and functions:
- Tune into radio stations that broadcast in AM and FM.
- Over 100,000 stations from all over the world.
- Find stations with the search tool using keywords or browse through the categories available.
- Stations sorted by topic: music, news, sports, varieties, religion...
- Section of podcasts to be downloaded and listened to offline.
- Car mode.
- Functioning similarly to music streaming services of the likes of Spotify or Deezer.
The application offers us a Pro or Premium version that broadcasts without adverts (apart from those included by the stations themselves) and that also gives us the chance to record contents.
Remember that the radio is a channel that brings you closer to your region if you live far from it. If that's your case, download the APK of TuneIn to your smartphone, or the versions offered for Windows PC and web browsers to feel like at home.
What's new in the latest version
- General bug fixes and Android TV fixes.