TV might have been dwindling Radio's popularity, but it hasn't killed it yet. Improving upon sound quality, Radio changed itself with time. In today's high-tech world, it has gone Internet route. Thanks to smartphones and affordable 3G connection, you can access any Radio channel in this world. Since there are way too many apps in every repository, here are a few recommendations from us. Please note that streaming music can result in exorbitant mobile data bills. We advice you either use Wi-Fi or unlimited mobile data plans to enjoy these apps.
TuneIn Radio Developer: TuneIn Inc TuneIn is one of the most stable online radio app for smartphones. Be it Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device, this app is available on all of them. You can browse through over a 1000,000 live stations of various genres. The programming includes music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Moreover, you get to choose from over a million podcasts. Indian channels are available, but most of them are little known. So it's basically ideal if you're into world music. All this for free. So what are you waiting for?
Gaana Developer: Times Internet Limited Gaana.com streaming service has been very popular among PC users for last few years. With the rising popularity of smartphones, an app was inevitable. The software provides access to over a million songs on the go. It's available on Android, iOS, WIndows Phone, and BlackBerry. The app gives access to music in 21 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu. It's especially great if you like classic Hindi movie songs. It also lets you create playlists or search for a specific song. Other features include a smart recommendation engine to help you find interesting songs.
Saavn Developer: Saavn Similar to Gaana.com, Saavn offers both regional and western music in a single package. Be it, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, or even the annoying kid Justin Timberlake. you'll find them all here. The developer has collaborated with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group to deliver a huge catalogue of music. Saavn is available on iOS and Android. It's still missing on Microsoft's platform.
Rad.io Developer: radio.de rad.io is a user-friendly radio app that lets your sort stations using simple criteria such as top 100, genre, topic, city, country, or language, and find out what is on air at the moment. Much like the TuneIn, this app is fit for exploring world music. It also has an alarm clock function, so you can wake up to good music. Then, there's social network integration to save your favourite stations and get personal recommendations fitting your taste in music. It's available on all major smartphone platforms such as Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Nokia Mix Radio With Pandora and Last.FM being non-functional in India, MixRadio is the best streaming app you can get your hands-on. Like other apps in this list, this service is free. What's more, it's not even serve ads. Listen to the music you want to hear with Play Me. Use Thumbs up and Thumbs down to tell us what you like so that your mix gets better and better every time you play. You can also save these mixes for offline playback. In India, you get 3 to 6 month free download access to around 9 million songs. Once this subscription ends, you can refill it with Rs 283 for 3 months. Unfortunately, the app is Lumia exclusive, which means Android users can't enjoy this service.