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Look Out, Apple Music - Spotify is Making Music Recommendations Now

Posted by Rob Rich on July 20th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

It seems as though one of the biggest advantages Apple Music has over Spotify is the way it recoomends music to its listeners. Well, now Spotify is following suit with its new Discover Weekly feature.

ANTENNA Free Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLENTIFUL RADIO
ANTENNA Free is a quick way of discovering new radio stations via your iPhone
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NPR One Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLE RADIO
The content might be good, but the interface for NPR One can be a little too basic for comfort.
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Spotify Launching its Freemium Service for iPad, and a Special "Shuffle" Service for iPhone

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2013
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

TechCruch reports that Spotify is shaking things up a bit. The freemium streaming radio service will now be available in full for the iPad (i.e. it's the same thing you get on your desktop), while a whole new option is available for iPhone users.

The new iPhone-centric plan, dubbed "Spotify Shuffle," serves a similar purpose to other popular iPhone radio apps. However, while there are limited search and listen allotments for freemium Shuffle users, they'll still be able to access their pre-made playlists. Spotify Shuffle will also allow iPhone users a bit more playlist control; for example, it won't simply flood their playlist with songs that are "like" a specific artist.

The new Spotify update and service are both available now.

iOS 7: Slacker Radio Redesigns to Compete with iTunes Radio; Adds My Vibe

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 18th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Slacker has redesigned their iOS app to better fit with iOS 7. Included is a whole new design focused on making navigation of their millions of songs faster and more intuitive. A new feature called My Vibe allows users to find songs that fit any mood or event quickly and easily from a list of playlists hand-curated by Slacker Radio music programmers.

Radio Tuna Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 13th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECORDS AND STREAMS
Listen to thousands of real-time radio stations and record streams to listen to later with this free app.
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iHeartRadio Updated with Better Tools and More Talking

Posted by Rob Rich on September 9th, 2013
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Being able to listen to whatever we want via free radio apps like iHeartRadio is great, but sometimes it's nice to take a break from awkwardly singing along with Justin Bieber in the car or on the bus. That's why Clear Channel is updating their app with more Talk content. Users will be able to add several news, entertainment, and other sorts of radio talk shows to their playlists - including segments from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "The View."

Alongside the increased Talk love comes a couple of minor (but significant) interface updates. An easier-to-navigate pull out screen can be used for quick access to presets and saved favorites, and it's now possible to browse by category.

Hourly News Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on February 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CURRENT EVENTS
Hourly News makes getting frequent audio news simple and easy.
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8tracks Radio Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on November 6th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MUSICAL VARIETY
8tracks Radio is a free to use radio app that allows users to listen to a wide selection of playlists, covering every musical interest imaginable.
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App Update: Stitcher Update Adds Offline Listening

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MUSIC TO OUR EARS :: Read Review »

One of the original radio and podcast apps, Stitcher, has finally added offline listening. With the Stitcher update that was just released you can mark any of your custom stations to allow you to listen to them offline. A great way to ensure you do not go over on your cellphone data plan.

HondaLink Announced - Brings Aha App Integration to Deliver Personal Radio Station to 2013 Accord

Posted by Jordan Minor on July 20th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Plenty of drivers have already discovered how integrating their smartphones with their cars can lead to better driving experiences. This fall, Honda owners will get to try out a new kind of connectivity system called HondaLink. Combined with the Aha Radio app, HondaLink looks to give users a fresh way to enjoy their content on the road.

Aha Radio seems to work like an audio version of Flipboard. Users feed the app with their various personalized media sources like songs, radio stations, audiobooks, podcasts, and social networking sites and are then presented with a custom audio stream for them to listen to while driving. Users can also monitor traffic conditions as well as search for directions to restaurants and other local hotspots. All of this is done through the hands-free voice recognition controls, steering-wheel controls, and in-dash controls that HondaLink provides. That way, users can stay safely connected without even touching their phones.

HondaLink arrives this fall with the 2013 Honda Accord. Meanwhile, the Aha Radio app is available now for free on the App Store.

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Stitcher Radio Adds Personalized Recommendations for Listeners

Posted by Kevin Stout on June 25th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MUSIC TO OUR EARS :: Read Review »

Stitcher Radio, the on-demand talk radio service, has just been updated with several new features. Back in April of last year, 148Apps' Blake Grundman called Stitcher Radio "music to our ears" and stated that "Stitcher may be the cure for the common podcast." Now the popular radio service will include some great new features including a personal recommendation service.

Users will create a Stitcher Smart Station to receive personalized recommendations out of the 10,000+ shows available on Stitcher. According to statistics taken from the app, average listeners discover five new shows within their first month of using the service. Stitcher Smart Station is an easy to use way to get recommendations for those new shows. The recommendations take into account the listeners' history, favorite shows, and thumbs ups.

Other features included in the new update are lock screen album art (like the Music app, listeners will see the shows cover art on the lockscreen), a sleep timer, and the ability to share shows over Twitter easier.

Stitcher Radio is a free app. With these new updates, Stitcher may be the ultimate replacement to traditional car radio.

Radio Comes To Spotify iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 21st, 2012
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Regular users of the Spotify app have just been given yet another reason why the service is the best music product out there. Radio functionality has just been added in the latest update.

It's a feature that's been available for PC/Mac users for quite a while and allows users to create stations based on their favorite artists, albums or playlists, with only a single tap saving the track for future reference.

For those who want faster access, the Radio tab makes it possible to view and listen to other stations. Give a favored song a thumb up and it all goes towards Spotify's personalization system which recommends ideal stations for the user. It should ensure that there's never a time where you'll be stumped for what to listen to next.

The service is currently available for free in the US while other countries will require a premium subscription to access the functionality.

Get the update now and enjoy!

Tivoli Releases Free Tivoli Radio App

Posted by Kevin Stout on May 22nd, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Tivoli Audio has just released an iPhone app, Tivoli Radio, for listening to high quality radio stations chosen by the listeners of their popular audio equipment.

Tivoli Audio's first app, Tivoli Radio, includes an interface based on their most popular selling radio, the Model One table radio. Users can listen to a select number of stations from around the world that were the most popular stations among their customers. The app includes 10 genres with 10 stations in each of those genres. A "Tivoli's Favorites" category is also included.

Tivoli Audio is a multimedia speaker and hifi equipment manufacturer with a wide variety of products including table radios, iPod players, Hi-Fi Systems, portables, and accessories. Tivoli Audio aims to provide high quality audio equipment to consumers at affordable prices.

Tivoli Radio is a free app so it can't hurt to download it and take a look at the Tivoli Audio-curated list of free internet radio stations.

WahWah.FM Lets Users Broadcast Personal Radio Stations

Posted by Kevin Stout on May 17th, 2012

What happens when a location-based service like Foursquare and a radio streaming services like Pandora are mashed together? We end up with something like WahWah.FM. WahWah.FM, a German-based start-up, is a music service that lets users create their own radio stations by picking music on their own iPhones and simultaneously listening and streaming those songs to anyone else who'd like to listen.

Unlike Pandora and other services that may use algorithms and recommendations to pick songs for stations, every user is their own DJ and can choose which songs they will listen to and broadcast to their listeners. Users can tune into to other users all over to world to check out what they're listening to. Stations can be posted to Facebook to let friends know that music is being broadcasted. And there are even ways to interact with the listens to the stations each user has created.

WahWah.FM is a free service and is now available on the App Store. Check it out and start streaming.