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The 'RADIO APPS' thread (for mobile devices - Apple iOS, Android, etc.)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard


    UK STATIONS: (APPS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

    BBC Radio (UNOFFICIAL)
    Listen to over 200 BBC radio stations. Features record and favourites functions.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/bbc-radio/id393282245

    LBC & 95.8 Capital FM (London)
    Tune into the stations live, see what's on now/next, browse the web sites or check out the latest stories from London. Apps also have access to a large library of stations throughout the UK including The Big Top 40 Show, Choice FM, Classic FM, various "Galaxy" branded stations, Gold, various "Heart" branded stations, LBC News, Leicester Sound, RAM FM, Red Dragon FM (Wales), Trent FM, Xfm and Xfm Manchester - browsable by name, area (including nearest to your location) and genre.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/lbc-97-3/id297700808
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/95-8-capital-fm/id297652751

    Magic 105.4 (London)
    Check the schedule, see show info, listen live or listen again to shows you've missed.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/magic-myplayer/id366052071

    Absolute Radio (formerly Virgin Radio)
    Listen live to Absolute Radio, Absolute 80s, Absolute Classic Rock or the vote driven dabbl.co.uk.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/absolute-radio/id308966633

    Ministry of Sound Dance Radio (Internet only) (FREE/€5.49)
    Live dance radio app with sleep timer and adjustable settings.
    Free version: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/ministry-of-sound-radio/id360154580
    Full version: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/ministry-of-sound-dance-radio/id313376870

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    To suggest additions or changes to this list, please send a PM to Bard (or another Radio moderator) or post as a reply below.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard


    OTHER STATIONS: (APPS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

    iheart radio (U.S. iTunes Store Only)
    Features over 750 of America’s FM and digital radio stations with a wide variety of genres from rock. Bookmark stations, tag songs for purchase, view lyrics and play stations at random with a shake. Now also features video.- Recommended by Bard
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/iheart-radio/id290638154

    102.9fm THE BUZZ (Nashville, TN, USA)
    Tune in to "everything that rocks" - rock radio live from Nashville, Tennessee.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/nashville-rock-radio-102-9/id300777844

    96rock WBBB (Raleigh, NC, USA)
    Live rock radio from Raleigh, North Carolina. Tune in, set the station as your alarm clock, or buy songs you hear played.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/96rock-wbbb-everything-that/id363177130

    New Country 98.7 KUPL (Portland, OR, USA)
    Read the lyrics, or check out the recently played, most played and most popular songs on the station. Also you can listen to podcasts, or tune in live to Portland, Oregon's country music station, KUPL!
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/new-country-98-7-kupl/id348680501

    98.7 The Peak (AZ, USA)
    "The Best of Everything" - A wide mix of contemporary hits, live from Arizona. Tune in to "The Peak" or "The Peak 80s", buy the songs you hear, or set The Peak as your alarm clock.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/98-7-the-peak-the-best-everything/id351111896

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    SHOUTcast
    FREE app that allows you to tune in to a massive array of stations worldwide including AM, FM and Internet only stations. - Recommended by Bard
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/shoutcast-radio/id299647180

    ActionRadio (iPad Only)
    Listen to over 10,000 streaming SHOUTcast radio stations for free and check out available video clips matching the songs that are playing.
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/actionradio-for-ipad/id367112850

    Reciva iRadio (€1.59)
    50,000 streams plus podcasts - just like on an Internet Radio. - Recommended by tbh
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/reciva-iradio/id354665944

    TuneIn Radio (€1.59)
    Listen to over 40,000 radio stations including thousands of local AM/FM stations, including BBC stations. Also includes a recording feature. - Recommended by Bard and byte
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/tunein-radio/id319295332

    TuneIn.FM iCar Radio (€2.99/FREE)
    Specially designed to be used while on the move, reaching a wide audience travelling by car, bus, bike or train - use it to listen to digital stereo audio of excellent quality, anytime and anywhere. Sophisticated compression technology enables this service even at very low bandwidths.
    Full version: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/tunin-fm-icar-radio/id308260654
    Free (lite) version: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/tunin-fm-icar-radio-lite/id300684064
    Free (lite) Irish version: http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/radio-ireland-lite-by-tunin-fm/id367420340

    Wunder Radio (€5.49)
    A bit more expensive than most apps but reportedly well worth it - a hugely comprehensive app and one of the few ways of listening to BBC radio stations (along with over 30,000 others) on your iPhone. Can also enter your own URLs with many formats including mms, asx, m3u, pls and rtsp supported - making the number of stations the app can play practically limitless - Recommended by byte
    http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/wunder-radio/id292233889

    Hi-Def Radio Pro (€1.59)
    Over 30,000 music, talk, comedy and news stations from around the world. Also features the ability to add custom audio feeds, listen in the background and save your favourites.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hidef-radio-pro/id347329411


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    To suggest additions or changes to this list, please send a PM to Bard (or another Radio moderator) or post as a reply below.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 162 ✭✭Elli-May


    when im listening to radio on apps such as today fm or spin 1038, is this using up my internet minutes/using 3G?
    Just wondering sorry if its been asked before, im only new to the iphone


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard


    Elli-May wrote: »
    when im listening to radio on apps such as today fm or spin 1038, is this using up my internet minutes/using 3G?
    Just wondering sorry if its been asked before, im only new to the iphone

    Unless you're connected to a wifi network, yes it is using up your internet allowance on your phone... and not by the minute, but by the megabyte.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 139 ✭✭mar1us


    Elli-May wrote: »
    when im listening to radio on apps such as today fm or spin 1038, is this using up my internet minutes/using 3G?
    Just wondering sorry if its been asked before, im only new to the iphone

    same me i'm new in iphone no more than a month and a ready to go costumer,but sometimes my call credit is gone,sometime not a cent missin i know there is an 50mb/day for 99cents deal ,question is how do i know when i go over them 50mb ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,807 ✭✭✭robo




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,194 ✭✭✭squonk


    Rather than downloading apps for each radion station, you could use TuneIn Radio on the iPhone. It has streams built in for a lot of stations. Far less clutter than all separate apps though I do know that some of the apps have added features but if youjust want to listen, TuneIn is great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard


    squonk wrote: »
    Rather than downloading apps for each radion station, you could use TuneIn Radio on the iPhone. It has streams built in for a lot of stations. Far less clutter than all separate apps though I do know that some of the apps have added features but if youjust want to listen, TuneIn is great.

    Agreed. While TuneIn is my favourite also, there are a number of apps like that - which are mentioned in the 3rd post in this thread.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 Bladez23


    These are apps from Life FM in Cork. Was pleasantly Surprised.


    Android : http://www.appbrain.com/app/93-1-lifefm-cork/sc.MusicPlayer
    Iphone : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifefm-cork/id409368718?mt=8


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭mconigol


    I've installed TuneIn but can't access too many Irish stations. 4FM is the only one so far.

    Any one know how to get RTE and TodayFm working?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,705 ✭✭✭serfboard


    squonk wrote: »
    Rather than downloading apps for each radion station, you could use TuneIn Radio on the iPhone. It has streams built in for a lot of stations. Far less clutter than all separate apps though I do know that some of the apps have added features but if youjust want to listen, TuneIn is great.

    Based on either this, or another recommendation on boards, I downloaded TuneIn and it's absolutely fantastic. Streams for just about any station you'd want (including local and community radio in Ireland).

    To thank the developers for developing it, I even upgraded to the Pro version (spending a whole 80 cent :eek:).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,460 ✭✭✭decies


    mconigol wrote: »
    I've installed TuneIn but can't access too many Irish stations. 4FM is the only one so far.

    Any one know how to get RTE and TodayFm working?
    Never any problem with me, try deleting and readding did you do a local search on the app and they should be there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭mconigol


    decies wrote: »
    Never any problem with me, try deleting and readding did you do a local search on the app and they should be there.

    They're all there and show the current show name but the streams just won't load. I'm using an epad transformer so maybe it's something to do with that...some apps for mobiles don't work too well...

    I'll try reinstalling


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,163 ✭✭✭✭Liam Byrne




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭Sergeant


    Tunein is a fantastic app. However I can never use it to listen to the RTE stations. I need to use the RTE Pocket app, which isn't bad, but has some unusual quirks in the android version. Anyone else having the same issues?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,630 ✭✭✭✭Welsh Megaman


    Can anyone find me an app so I can listen to RTE radio on my Blackberry?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭chalkitdown1


    Sorry to bump a really old thread but is anyone else having trouble listening to 2FM on android? It's really odd, I can listen to every other station perfectly, either on the official RTE app or Tunein but 2FM is nothing but silence on both.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭Fuzzy Clam


    Sorry to bump a really old thread but is anyone else having trouble listening to 2FM on android? It's really odd, I can listen to every other station perfectly, either on the official RTE app or Tunein but 2FM is nothing but silence on both.

    No problem on Android at this time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭chalkitdown1


    Fuzzy Clam wrote: »
    Sorry to bump a really old thread but is anyone else having trouble listening to 2FM on android? It's really odd, I can listen to every other station perfectly, either on the official RTE app or Tunein but 2FM is nothing but silence on both.

    No problem on Android at this time.

    Yeah, it seems to have righted itself. Working fine for me now, must have been a temporary problem with the stream or something. Thanks for checking anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,692 ✭✭✭✭callaway92


    Does TuneIn Radio use up much data?

    My Dad loves the app but is afraid to use it away from WiFi because he only uses PAYG topping up about €20 once every 6 weeks or so.

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 Zauka


    Why to install app if you can listen all irish radio stations online at website. Example: liveradio.ie (with mobile support)


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    callaway92 wrote: »
    Does TuneIn Radio use up much data?

    My Dad loves the app but is afraid to use it away from WiFi because he only uses PAYG topping up about €20 once every 6 weeks or so.

    Thanks
    Depends on the bitrate of the stream. As a very rough guide, a 128kb/s stream will use just under 1MB of data per minute.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,692 ✭✭✭✭callaway92


    Karsini wrote: »
    Depends on the bitrate of the stream. As a very rough guide, a 128kb/s stream will use just under 1MB of data per minute.

    Thanks, I'll tell him to only use it when in a WiFi area so.


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