Gone are the days of listening to a limited number of radio stations and those awkward, frustrating moments of choppy radio music. Radio is now made more powerful with its access to hundreds or even thousands of stations. It also gives the users a chance to personalize their radio according to their taste in music.
And all of these delivered right to your fingertips. All you need is a good internet connection and your iPhone or iPod Touch.
AccuRadio has devoted its efforts to achieve variety and customizability. It offers hundreds of well-programmed music channels with numerous genres to choose from. It is very user-friendly with its click-and-listen interface and lets you personalize your list by a simple on and off switch for every artist.
The newer versions of AccuRadio offers a unique “Wormhole” allowing you to check the history of the songs you have listened to. AccuRadio also has a specialized search feature allowing you to browse channels by artist, genre, or channel name. This iPod Touch app works best with iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Dive into not only hundreds, but thousands of online radio stations 365 days a year with Live365. It features more than 250 genres of music and a variety of radio stations ranging from mainstream and public radio to independent radio stations.
Artist and radio producers are also showcased by Live365 including popular music names such as Carlos Santana, Pat Metheny, and Roy Orbison. This free iPhone application requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Pandora, a popular social music site, is now available as an iPhone app. Just type in the name of your favorite songs, artists, or genre and Pandora will generate a personalized station tailor-fit to your preferences.
You can also rate the songs through Pandora by simple thumbs up/thumbs down feature. With its retinal display feature, you can enjoy high definition radio wherever you are. Pandora radio is compatible with iOS 3.0 or later.
Public Radio Player
It offers more than 500 public radio streams from the U.S. and has over a thousand on-demand programs. It offers high definition radio with its retinal display feature. It also has additional functions such as being an alarm clock and sleep timer.
It does not only offer music but news as well which received a lot of positive feedbacks from the users. The on-demand programs also made Public Radio Player superior among others since users find it easy to access their favorite programs. Public Radio Players runs with iOS 3.1.3 or later.
TuneIn Radio gives you access to 50,000 radio stations and to thousands of local AM/FM stations right in the palm of your hands. An amazing feature of TuneIn Radio is its capability to pause and rewind as you wish like a home DVR. You can play all stations and podcasts in the background while other applications are opened making multitasking a breeze. Its simple and easy-to-use interface allows listeners to browse stations by genre or location.
It can pause for up to 30 minutes and rewind or fast-forward a live stream for within the last 30 minutes streamed. You can also update your friends with your latest choice of music and favorite stations through Facebook and Twitter. This application requires an iOs 4.0 or later.
One good thing about the apps listed above is that they are all free of charge. So what are you waiting for? Download an internet radio of your choice and access the music you love anywhere.
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