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Global and Local Radio

Published 02/15/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

TuneIn is a unique online radio service that lets users experience sounds from all over the globe. The site offers anything the user could want to hear, from sports to music and news. There are no geographic restrictions so the user can listen no matter where they live. Top live radio stations are highlighted on the homepage with a list for local radio, music, talk and sports. A built in search tool is available so users can seek out audio content by keyword or using the categories found at the very top of the page. Each station includes a player as well as schedule details, program information and similar stations. Links to email the show or update the information are available so users can learn more or improve the site.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

TuneIn was founded in January of 2002. The application offers an appealing service that has earned a number of positive reviews from bloggers and users. Many users found that the application was convenient and provided an enormous number of listening options that suited almost every taste. The playback was excellent so users rarely experienced audio issues while enjoying TuneIn.

What are the differences to other apps?

TuneIn is a rather unique application because it brings users a huge selection of listening options. Rather than stick to music or sport broadcasts or local radio only, the application gives users all of that and more. The user can search by keyword and listen to local stations or see what the rest of the world has to offer even if they are out of reach of the station’s signal.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

TuneIn has a sleek, modern appearance that complements its purpose. Bold black headers create a stunning contrast against the subtle background images. Each station page is well-organized and gives the user a few extra pieces of information that are easy to find. No technical knowledge is required to figure out how to enjoy global or local radio using TuneIn.

How does the registration process work?

New users can sing up for TuneIn by clicking the white “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the following page asks for an email address and password. Users can also click the large blue button to register with their Facebook profile. Those who choose the form are asked to provide a zip code gender and birth year. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can sign up for TuneIn for free. There are no subscription fees and users receive access to all available stations. The price is perfect even for casual listeners. Mobile users should note that two apps are available for both Android and iPhones. One is free while the TuneIn Radio Pro app cost $4.99 to purchase for both platforms.

Who would you recommend the application to?

TuneIn is a convenient application for anyone who enjoys listening to radio. The application has something for everyone, from the sports fan to music lovers. Users can tap into a huge collection of unique stations, even if they do not live within the normal broadcast area. Mobile versions are also available so users can enjoy TuneIn while away from the computer.

  • Search by keyword or browse categories
  • Explore popular stations by category on the homepage
  • Listen to live broadcasts from all over the world
  • Learn more about each station and related stations
  • Save preferred stations or share on Facebook and Twitter

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TuneIn contact details

Telephone: +1 347-921-1150
Postal address:
329 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA, 94301

TuneIn pricing

FREE - Permanently free version

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Iphone app

Android app

Android app

Ipad app

Ipad app




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