Sumptuous Free Android Internet Radio Apps
Internet radio is an audio service delivered over the
internet. This type of service can offer personalized streams of music
and is often seen as a promising medium for promoting recorded music.
radio should not be confused with podcasting.
The difference between the two technologies is that the former involves
streaming media, the latter focusing on downloaded media. Of course,
some applications offer both internet radio and podcasting
This article focuses on two distinct types of internet
radio. We cover software for traditional radio stations that are
transmitted via FM and AM which are broadcast over the internet, and
dedicated internet stations that are streamed using technology such as
SHOUTcast and Icecast media server programs. The diversity of radio
stations that can be listened to on an Android phone over Wi-Fi and 3G
is mesmerising. For example, SHOUTcast is one of the largest
directories of professionally and community programmed online radio
stations in the world featuring over 25,000 stations from around the
globe. Moreover, internet radio is both personalized and socalized.
There are a couple of streaming music applications that
definitely merit a mention which are not featured in the list below.
The first is Pandora Radio, which is a very popular automated music
recommendation service. Unfortunately, it is
only available in the United States. The same issue affects Slacker
Personal Radio, also an excellent application to listen anywhere to
free personalized internet radio stations. However, it is also
restricted to the United States. Nevertheless, for non-US residents,
there is the option to use
a proxy that is located in the United States.
So, let's explore the 7 internet radio applications at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page,
providing screenshots of the software in action, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews. We give our highest
recommendation to TuneIn Radio and Winamp. In our view, these two
currently are the finest free streaming radio applications available
||Listen to over 50,000 FM and AM radio stations
Android media management solution with SHOUTcast radio
||Allows streaming of multiple audio formats. Easily surf
the SHOUTcast directory
and recorder providing endless streaming of radio broadcasting
||Feature-laden online radio player
online radio player
||Primarily a podcast player but supports AM/FM and live
internet only stations
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Last Updated Sunday, August 28 2011 @ 05:51 AM EDT