In recent years, the Internet has replaced many of the usual things – not just television, but radio. And if “zomboyaschiku” still live so live, FM-radio is already losing ground. However, some interest this class of broadcasting still is, especially for car owners.
Typical applications for listening to FM-radio differ only slightly, but the online offer customers a large number of radio stations and some very interesting features. It’s time to look at them.
According to the tradition in a new review, we consider the three most pressing application. The first in our test comes TuneIn Radio, who have downloaded more than 150 million users (bad?) The following is an advanced PCRADIO. Well, the third program is attractive for its simplicity and predictability, in fact, it is clear from its name – ‘Radio FM ». Naturally, at the end of the test you will have to wait for the results summary.
As the test equipment used tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (CM 12.1 on the basis of OC Android 5.1, the runtime ART, processor TI OMAP 4430 2 x 1200 MHz videosoprotsessor PowerVR 540 384 MHz, 1 GB RAM ) and smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V7 at OC Android 4.4.2, the runtime Dalvik, processor MediaTek MT6592, an 8 x 1700 MHz, videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4 700MHz, 2GB RAM).
TuneIn Radio – the most popular client for listening to online radio, who have downloaded more than 150 million times! What is it so interesting? Let’s look at the application and examine in this together.
TuneIn Radio greets us with a simple and concise splash screen, where we were asked to choose the local wave is already open Listen to the station, view news, fashion trends and to select a radio station for all tastes and languages.
Separately, you can listen to highlight popular podcasts – that is a very good addition to the basic functionality of the program.
But first we will look at the main features of the program. So, we need to choose a local radio station: indicate your region and get a list of matching stations.
Choose any of them and get into a radio profile, which displays information about the popularity of the station, the number of subscribers and broadcasts. Of course, we can subscribe to your favorite wave – this will add a station to your favorites.
Run the station. Before us there is quite a classic menu with a player – not unusual and supernatural. The only thing we can leave comments on the stations, add them to your favorites and share them with friends (TuneIn Radio app there is also mentioned).
You can also view the related stations and recently heard, and quickly switch between all of our subscriptions, which is very convenient.
By the way, depending on the radio we listen to audio streams of different quality. For example, Heart FM offers four threads, three of which are 100% reliable, and two provide high quality – 256 kbit / s, but it all individually.
One of the interesting features that are present in the TuneIn Radio, you can note the “Sleep Timer” and an alarm clock. Regarding the first function I have nothing to say – a normal timer that allows you to turn off the radio after a certain period of time.
But the Service is much more interesting. This function allows you to run our radio and a private radio station in particular, at a certain time and a certain volume. It would seem, why is it necessary?
My fantasy allowed to generate a lot of ideas, but they will stay with me. The most simple and basic – a morning alarm, we will immediately wake up at the voice of a master of the active ester.
Naturally, TuneIn Radio has widgets, there are two types – simple and complex. The first type offers a playback start button, while the second controls are added. In general, nothing unusual, just the widgets, but they are there, and that’s good.
In principle, this could complete the survey and free Internet Radio TuneIn Radio. But in addition to the foregoing, the application is the “auto mode”, which simplifies the interface to a minimum. It provides the user with the shutter of the main functions in a simpler form. Perhaps it will be important for drivers.
As for settings, here TuneIn Radio does not contain anything useful. All that we can fit in three lines of description: to create an application to establish the parameters of buffering, select the stream quality, improve graphic design and enable / disable notification.
TuneIn Radio there for many years on the market applications. The program itself has already reached the 14th revision of eliminating all kinds of bugs and expanding the list of supported devices to the maximum. Personally, I find it hard to find fault with client health – more than excellent, better evaluate the program themselves. The only thing that memory should be over 100 MB.
By the way, depending on the flow and quality of the radio we need web speeds from 25-30 kbit / s.
TuneIn Radio – good customer to listen to online radio. Appendix quite beautiful, stylish and comfortable. It is worth mentioning the simplified mode, which removes all the glamor and glitter, but will make the program easier to use. As for other features and functions, then there is not empty, not a lot. There timer, alarm clock and widgets – that’s all! But it is not so important, the main thing here – the radio station. With this, as well as with sound, everything is just perfect.
The application offers two versions: free, with reduced functionality and advertising, as well as the Pro version without ads and with additional features. It calculated that the user can choose according to your taste. However, the full version is no less, and $ 9.99. Here we can not advise – it all depends on your preference.
|Developer|| TuneIn Inc. |
|Cost|| Free, with ads. |
fee without advertising and with additional functions – $ 9.99.
|Requirements||For OC Android 4.0 and later.|