TuneIn Review

Free access to thousands of live radio stations from around the world

TuneIn is a free music streaming website that's like a radio on steroids. You can find any radio station that's broadcasting an artist that you want to listen to, in addition to local radio stations, sports stations, news stations, talk radio, and more from locations all around the globe.

It also serves as a free music app so you can bring the radio with you wherever you go.

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What We Like
  • Over 100,000 radio stations.

  • Save your favorite stations for easy access.

  • All the music is free to listen to.

  • Also includes podcasts.

  • Mobile app is free from picture ads and pop-ups.

  • Listen instantly, without a user account.

What We Don't Like
  • Just a radio service (can't listen to specific songs).

  • Premium is required for less ads and additional features.

More About TuneIn

In addition to using TuneIn through a web browser, you can listen to internet radio in your car and dozens of other devices, including smart speakers, phones, tablets, gaming consoles, and wearables. See TuneIn's Devices page for all the details.

Here's some more information about their website and mobile apps:

  • You can find local and remote FM and AM radio stations, stations that are trending worldwide, and stations by music, sport, news, and talk genre.
  • The mobile app lets you find stations by the above methods as well as by language, trending stations, and top podcasts.
  • The locations you can browse by include Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and more. There are also dozens of languages to choose from.
  • Favorited stations show up in your library for quick access.
  • Explore podcasts in categories like Comedy, Philosophy, Music, News & Politics, Science, and Food & Cooking.
  • Selecting a station shows various details like its location, genres, networks, language, upcoming shows, and contact information.
  • Custom stations can be added by their URL in the app.
  • Stations can be shared over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
  • Most if not all stations show the last several recently played songs.
  • Comments can be left on stations.
  • An alarm and sleep timer are supported on the mobile app.
  • A Recents page lists all your recently accessed stations for quick access again.
  • The app has Car Mode to turns it into a much simpler and cleaner interface with four large buttons to easily find recent and recommended stations, pause and play the station, and open the stations you're following.
  • Your user profile can be made private so no one can see the stations you follow.
  • A paid app can be purchased if you want to record audio from the radio stations.

Thoughts on TuneIn

It's one thing to have simple access to local radio stations from around your current location, but TuneIn expands this by letting you listen to music from around the entire world, as well as find stations by many genres, which is really nice.

We also love that you can log in from a computer as well as from the app so that all your favorite stations follow you wherever you go.

Most music apps will display advertisements at the top/bottom of the app. TuneIn doesn't have such ads (besides promoting TuneIn Premium), which makes the whole experience even better.

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