So video didn't kill the radio star after all. Over the last few years, radio has made a massive comeback via diverse internet streaming channels - leaving the MP3 listening behind. Step forward a much more personalized listening experience, and one that doesn't require you to download whatever you want to listen to.
You're no longer limited by the storage space on your iPod or MP3 player. Thanks to radio streaming apps, you can listen to an endless playlist - so long as you have an amazing data plan (or Wi-Fi connection).
Keep reading to discover our favorite radio streaming apps for Android.
One of the most popular in the list, Pandora is a digital radio app that allows you to create customized radio stations based on artists, genres or songs you like. Although the app is not available everywhere, it is certainly one of the most essential music apps out there, requiring only that you select a first musical input. After that, you'll just need to listen to whatever Pandora suggests.
Spotify is probably the most well-known music streaming app out there. But what many people don't know, is that it also works as a radio application too. If you forget about playlists, you will discover that listening to the radio is pretty fun, especially if you help with your input by saying which songs you like and which ones you don't. To use the radio feature, you just need to choose your starting point (artist, song or genre). As simple as that.
We've already talked about 8Tracksbefore, and it's still one of our favorite music apps. It's available everywhere and even though it's not strictly "radio", it doesn't require you to make any efforts in creating lists, as you can just listen to others' stations based on your tastes.
8Tracks works with keywords and includes a wide variety of user-created playlists that cover everything from mood, genre, activities and even feelings.
SomaFM is an alternative radio streaming application for those who want to listen to underground music stations, with set lists put together by humans.
The app is easy to use and presents a usable interface which allows you to discover new music without even realizing it. As you would expect, you also get to share you favorite tracks via social media - so everyone knows about your good taste.
FIT Radio Workout Music is a radio app for getting your sweat on: one that is especially created to accompany your fitness activities. The app proposes different radio stations based on genre, keeping in mind that these will all be perfect for moving your body accordingly. A helpful radio streaming application to fuel your workout with beats.
TuneIn is a different kind of radio application. This widget works with localization features and detects the most popular radio stations near you, so you can easily listen to what they're broadcasting. The app also allows you to listen to similar stations and search for others that might interest you based on your favorite genres.