Music is an integral part of many people’s daily routine. From driving to work to walking between classes, we always seem to be listening to music. There are tons of streaming services available and the option to purchase songs and albums, but what about the good old radio?
Audials Radio is a marvelous app that features live radio streams and podcasts. It has a ton of features that even the most popular streaming apps do not have, which is truly amazing.
Concept and Functionality:
Even though I subscribe to a music streaming service, I still like to listen to the radio. Audials Radio by Audials AG isn’t the first app of its kind to let you listen to live radio on your phone, but it’s definitely one of the better apps I’ve come across.
This app is super easy to navigate and understand. Finding radio stations to listen to is a breeze and I really like the fact that you can search for stations by songs, genre or country of origin. The built-in media player is also great and includes the standard navigation features you’ve come to expect from a music app.
Where Audials Radio really shines is podcasts. Unlike many other streaming apps, Audials Radio includes full podcast functionality and a massive organized database for you to sort through.
The only drawback to podcasts is the inability to subscribe to them (from what I could find), but it’s great for those who want to listen in now and again.
Audials Radio is loaded to the brim with awesome features. My favorite feature is “Car Mode”, where the interface becomes significantly larger and easier to see.
It’s also worth mentioning that this app features landscape support, which is something that is noticeably absent in rival apps like Spotify and Pandora.
Lack of landscape mode is my biggest gripe with the aforementioned apps and I’m really glad that Audials Radio didn’t overlook this simple yet awesome feature.
Audials Radio is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. I couldn’t find any in-app purchases or ads, which is even more incredible.
If you listen to the radio on a regular basis, I can’t recommend Audials Radio enough. It’s even great for podcasts and recording audio for later listening.
Audials Radio requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedited fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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