Top 5 Radio Apps for iOS
Radio and App, is that even a thing? Does an invention that has been in existence for well over a century bear relevance in today’s times? Needless to say, a radio in its truest form has long been obsolete. But the concept of a radio still lives on in its modern form. Since the most effective way of reaching an audience today is through smartphones, this concept has taken the form of a simple smartphone application. But does it make sense?
The simple answer to this question is, yes! Despite the fact that there are numerous other apps for your iPhone that can bring great music, the prospect of having a radio app on your Apple device is simply too good to ignore. Sure, you can load all the songs you want into your music player. You can also explore iTunes. But with a radio app, you can discover new music and subscribe to non-music features like talk shows, podcasts, news, and sports. But most importantly, who doesn’t like the ‘surprise me’ approach to music? We have all had some great days after stumbling onto a beautiful song that happened to be playing on the radio.
If you enjoy podcasts and good music, here are the top 5 radio apps for your iOS device. We promise you are going to love them!
Stitcher Radio brings together the best of podcasts and internet radio. What we like is its magazine-style user interface, as it offers plenty of social networking customizations. Stitcher radio syncs with your playlist and is instantly available on your iPhone as well as iPad. The home screen of the app opens with news stories and suggests popular podcasts. It profiles your listening habits and suggests music accordingly as you use it. You can also see the listening habits of your friends and you can share yours. Stitcher radio is smart, immersive, simple and good looking.
This one is for the quintessential music lover. Not sure what to listen to? Fire up Pandora and let it do everything else. We have good reason to believe that it is loaded with the smartest algorithm of all the apps featured on our list today. Pandora radio learns your tastes by picking up intricate details, like the beats of tracks you listen to, the style of instruments and tone variations. It evolves according to your tastes like nothing else that you may have used before. Pandora is your best buddy if you love a particular type of music. Into heavy metal music, but want songs with clean vocalists? Pandora does it with the finesse of a detective. The best part is, it is free!
A master of curated content, Slacker Radio is what you need if you follow the popular music. Slacker Radio is going to set you up just the way you like it. Its top songs lists are going to keep you engaged. It lets you explore and discover more, based on your choice. Most of the music tracks and artist information you see has further options that take you deeper into the rabbit hole. Once you are done exploring, you can save and access your favorite stations on the live home screen. Slacker Radio lets you fine-tune your station requirements while it plays. You can also create custom stations and catch stations and listen to them offline as well. The best feature of Slacker Radio is the ‘My Vibe’ feature. It helps create playlists based on your mood. This one is an all-rounder. It also sets you up with talk shows and sports content, just as well as music.
Presenting the champion of live radio stations! iHeartRadio lets you choose from more than 1500 live radio stations. You can customize your preferences based on this feed. The best part? The custom stations are all free. This is something which all users of iHeartRadio love about it. It features a simple no-frills design. Simply select a song based on your mood, and let the app take over. From pop to college talk stations, the ‘I heart radio’ covers it all. You just need to drop the song or artist name into the search box and then the app creates a playlist for you! Don’t like it? Skip it. There are no restrictions on how many times you can skip tracks. iHeartRadio does well to match your live radio needs.
Probably the easiest to use radio apps on our list today. It has full podcast functionality and a well-organized database to help you sort through preferences. This is a must-have radio app for iPhone users who like things simple and plain. We think the design of Audials Radio has been given a lot of thought, with smart features like ‘car mode,’ where interface become larger and easier to use. It also uses landscape mode, which isn’t common in radio apps. If you know someone who is not very tech savvy but loves using Audials Radio, that’s because it is so effective in what it is designed to do!
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