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I just downloaded Tunein radio. You have to be careful and read everything before you tap GET. I noticed that I was taken fo a screen that gave you a choice between 7 days or 30 days for free trial for Tunein Premium but does not disclose amount which is not good business honesty to display in my opinion. I was confused and just clicked on the X to the left and got out. However I went back and read all of Tunein radio description and it DOES tell you the difference between the plain Tunein vs the premium But you need to read carefully. When I don’t understand where I am I look for that X. Anyway I checked to see if I was charged and I wasn’t so I did the right thing. Tunein Radio is free. The radio station I was looking for endorsed Tuneinradio to find their station. I will give it sometime and then probably will change it to a 4 Star because I just got it today. So far I am pleased because I have the radio station I wanted.😊
The app does well for streaming live radio stations. Where it falls flat is podcasts. It doesn’t remember where I left off in a particular one. Instead, it starts me off at the very beginning 19 times out of 20. I have to take screen shots of the time (if I can remember) when I exit, and then I usually have to wait a minute for it to slowly buffer up to, say, minute 47 of an hour long podcast when I come back o finish ... SUPER annoying. They throttle the download rates to conserve bandwidth on their end for sure. Contrast this with iHeart radio, which remembers where I left off in ANY given podcast and starts me off there. Where this gets REALLY bad is if I exit the app for a minute. Unless I exit and come back within about 10 seconds, it will forget where I left off and I have to go through the whole thing again (except I didn’t screen shot it, so I don’t know the time). It’s garbage on this point, good for live radio, and I don’t use the rest of the functionality. Unfortunately, radio stations go for tunein or iHeart, so there isn’t a choice ... but I would use iHeart for podcasts EVERY TIME over tunein if I could.
I’ve been using Tunein for several years. I use it to listen to favorite radio stations from places I used to live. Tunein used to be much simpler and smoother to operate. I have an older iPhone 6, so maybe it’s the phone, but this is my first iPhone, so my comments are based on my experience with Tunein running on the same device. One problem is Tunein stops now when I access a web site. Once the site loads, if I go back to Tunein and hit play, it resumes, but it seems like that should be automatic. Tunein in used to resume on its own when it hit a glitch. If it can play, why do I have to ask it to? This problem may be the station (HFS), but the Tunein screen used to show the name of the song the station was playing, but it no longer does. Tunein just seems more sluggish and awkward than it used to, and over time, it ought to get smoother and more efficient.
I wrote a really bad review before (read it below), and to be fair, I’m back to update. They seem to improve this App. - The random Ads are gone, so no more paid ads during radio programs. - 30 seconds reward/forward function is back The loosing of the track once you receive a phone call, or a video/audio starts playing on another app, still an issue. So if you’d like to reward 30 seconds of missed radio stream, you’re with no luck! Well, hopefully they’ll hire back whoever developer was able to add that feature back in the days! DO NO PAY FOR THIS!!!! Use the free version and save some frustration at least. I’ve been using TuneIn for at least 4 years.... and every “upgrade” this app is getting worse! I listen to a Brazilian radio station, and when they are talking the app thinks its a commercial so a Lowe’s, Home Depot and another ad from TuneIn kicks in and I miss the interview or whatever is happening! And it’s always 2 or 3 ads only.... I don’t remember because all I do it’s curse on the 5th generation of the developers :/ The latest version they got rid of the 30seconds rewind/forward! C’mon developers..... really?!?!?! And the feature I miss the most is that if another audio/video comes up, like a phone call/FaceTime you lose the streaming, having to go back to the app and press play. Back in the days, this wasn’t necessary. Over all, it works, but on the pace this is going, in a near future, you’ll only be able to listen to their paid Ads :/
Many users might not be big Audiobook listeners but I am, and considering the high monthly prices for every other audiobook app out there (like Audible or Audiobooks), TuneIn was the best option! I remember when I started using this app, there were a few users and it clearly needed some app work, but I was positively surprised to find the vast collection of audiobooks in the app (with the premium subscription). TuneIn didn’t require you to pay for every new audiobook you listen to but had free amount of audiobooks for the monthly subscription price, apart from all the other radio, news stations and podcasts available. Since I only listen to Audiobooks and Podcasts, there is really no reason for me to keep paying for this app. This is a hue disappointment! I think that if TuneIn would have advertised their audiobook potential they would’ve received a vast amount of new users and a lot would have preferred it over the established Audible/Audiobooks app. If you decide to bring the audiobook section back let me know! I’ll be happy to pay for the subscription!
LIVE SPORTS. MUSIC. NEWS. PODCASTS.
TuneIn brings together live sports, music, news, podcasts and AM & FM radio from around the world in one free app.
Featuring the world’s largest library of live, on-demand and original audio at your fingertips, hear what matters most to you, discover new moments that move you.
With live sports, exclusive music channels, fast-breaking news, more than 5.7 million podcasts and over 100,000 AM and FM radio stations globally, you’re never without something amazing to listen to.
TuneIn Premium subscribers can listen to the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, commercial-free news from MSNBC,
CNBC and Fox News Talk, and a vast array of nonstop commercial-free music stations.
The Top 5 Reasons To Download the TuneIn App:
1. Never Miss a Live Sports Game
At work, at home, at the gym, on the road. Hear live and on-demand coverage of every NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL game – plus College Football, Baseball, Basketball, talkSPORT & ESPN – literally everywhere you go. Plus the best of sports AM & FM radio stations including: 1089 AM, 98.7 ESPN FM, 1400 AM WSPG & 1010 AM KIQI.
2. Endless Music
Never worry about having to pick the next song with exclusive music stations curated by renowned DJs, influential tastemakers and special guests. Discover the best new songs and artist in every genre, along with all of your favorites. Plus the best of music AM & FM radio stations including: WHUR-FM, 107.5 WBLS, WQXR-FM, 97.9 WSKQ-FM, & Hot 97 WQHT-FM.
3. Breaking News from Every Angle
Experience live 24-hour news from local, national and global sources, including top outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Fox, BBC, NPR, CNBC and Cheddar. Listen to MSNBC, CNBC and Fox News completely ad-free with TuneIn Premium. Plus the best of news AM & FM radio stations including: KQED-FM, WNYC-FM, KCRW, WHYY, WTMJ & WAMU.
4. All Your Favorite Podcasts
From chart toppers to newly discovered gems, immerse yourself in the world of talk. Follow classic shows like RadioLab, Stuff You Should Know and TED Radio Hour, and explore top-rated hits like The Joe Rogan Experience, NPR's Up First, NYT's The Daily, WoW in the World and Stuff You Should Know.
5. The Most Powerful Free Radio App in the World
Your FM radio dial can’t do this! Stream 100,000+ AM radio, FM radio and internet radio stations from around the globe. Simple and Free to use! Radio stations currently trending in the US: CNN, MSNBC, BBC Radio, KQED-FM and WDR 2 Ruhrgebiet. Plus get the top Sports
Not Just on Your iPhone
TuneIn is available for free across 200 platforms and connected devices. Stream music from your Apple Watch while you work out. Tap into TuneIn for CarPlay to catch the game on your drive home. Have your podcast follow you around the house with Google Home, Amazon Echo and Alexa.
Upgrade to TuneIn Premium for the Full Experience
• Live Sports - NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL
• Commercial-Free Music
• Commercial-Free News
• Today’s Best Podcasts
• 100,000 Radio Stations
Subscribe to TuneIn Radio Premium through the free app. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a monthly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew every month at the then-current subscription fee unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the then-current subscription period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the then-current period. The subscription fee will be charged monthly. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.
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