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The best Android applications to listen to the radio

22 mayo, 2021

There are mobiles with FM radio and mobiles without it. Why some manufacturers decide to add it and others do not still have a clear answer, but it seems that the trend of the mid-range is to keep the radio, while in high-end smartphones this element is strangely lost. Today’s article is aimed at all users, but above all, at those whose mobile does not have native FM radio.

There are all kinds of radio applications that, instead of working through FM radio, take advantage of mobile data to connect to the network and, from there, to the radio station we are looking for. If you are at home with WiFi or you just want to connect for a while to your favorite radio, here is a compilation of the eight best Android apps to listen to the radio.

FM Radio – Free Stations

FM Radio

FM radio has more than 30,000 different radios distributed in 190 countries, with a minimalist design, compatible with Chromecast, local stations and classified by music genres. In this application you can save the chains, tune them quickly and program when to turn off. Its use is as easy as choosing the radio we want and giving it to play.

FM Radio - Free Stations

FM Radio – Free Stations9.2.5

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: FM Radio
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Music and audio

Pocket Casts

Pocketcasts

Pocket Casts is undoubtedly one of the best applications to listen to podcasts, although Pocket Casts lives not only from podcasts: you will also find radio stations. Pocket Casts stands out for its design Material Design very careful with tons of playback control options, compatibility with Chromecast, Wear OS, Auto and the possibility of downloading the programs. If you are lucky enough to find your favorite radio on Pocket Casts, you are in luck.

Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts6.4.6

  • Android version: from 5.0
  • Developer: Shifty jelly
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: € 2.99
  • Category: News & Magazines

Radio Spain FM

Radio Fm Rock

Its creator has versions for different countries; from Spain to Colombia, passing through Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador or Peru. The design and operation of all is similar. It is one of the simplest but it is free and allows us easily access the top 20 of each country. If you want something simple and uncomplicated, here is a good option.

Radio Spain FM

Radio Spain FMV4.858

  • Android version: from 4.1
  • Developer: RadioFMApp
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Music and audio

Radio Online – PC Radio

Pc Radio

We move on to PC Radio, a more complete radio application, with a dark design and optimized to consume little battery and bandwidth. It also has auto power off and equalizer to adapt the sound to the style of music we want to listen to. It is more intended for generalist stations, as it does not have such an optimized local station classification.

Radio Online - PCRADIO

Radio Online – PCRADIO2.4.6.2

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: PCRADIO
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Music and audio

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Simple Radio

Simple Radio

Under a seemingly simple radio application is hidden the Streema database and its more than 70,000 stations around the world. It is a simple but very stable radio application with a surprising search engine. You just have to insert your location and it will propose quite precise recommendations.

Simple Radio - FM & AM Live

Simple Radio – FM & AM LiveVaries by device

myTuner Radio FM Spain

Radio

Despite being focused on Spain, MyTuner Radio also has access to radio stations from other countries. We have a simpler interface but with large logos and outstanding options among which we will find the most classic radios: Los 40 Principales, Cadena SER, Onda Cero, Máxima FM, Cadena Cope, Cadena Dial, Kiss FM, Europa FM, Catalunya Radio, Cadena 100, RAC 1, Radio Marca, RNE … and many more.

myTuner Radio FM Spain

myTuner Radio FM SpainVaries by device

TuneIn Radio

Tune Radio In

And if we talk about radios we cannot forget TuneIn, which contains the largest selection of sports, music and news of all the world. It is a classic with a very complete interface, compatibility with Chromecast, scheduled playback, local radios, podcasts and much more. If you are a regular radio listener, TuneIn has been the most complete for years.

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn RadioVaries by device

Audials

Audials

Our radio app recommendation ends with Audials and its dark design that is far from Material Design but has multiple sections. There is a classification of radios by countries, genres, local radios … but we also have an equalizer, the possibility of saving music on the SD card or the cloud and the always useful alarm clock with radio and sleep timer, perfect for those who use the radio to fall asleep or wake up in the morning.

Audials Radio Player

Audials Radio PlayerVaries by device