Today is World Radio Day, a fairly long-standing tradition. The first World Radio Day was created by UNESCO and the United Nations in 2011. Since 2012, it has become an international day. Although radio is under pressure from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, many people still want to listen to the “old” medium. We therefore dove into the App Store and Google Play to find the finest iPhone and Android apps for you.
Although radio has lost quite a few listeners these days due to many music and news services, the medium still has a lot of fans. Its charm is still that it combines music (new or otherwise), news and conviviality. You can easily bring that charm to Android and iPhone.
Celebrate World Radio Day with these iPhone and Android apps
We in the West also sometimes like to forget that the medium is particularly important for people who live in places with little or no internet. That’s why this year World Radio Day is dedicated to “Radio and Peace.
So if you want to listen to ‘old fashioned radio’ today, but of course also in the future, we have listed some perfect and impressive apps for your Android and iPhone.
Without a doubt, TuneIn is one of the most widely used radio apps in the world. It is available for both iPhone and Android and offers access to more than 100,000 radio stations. The selection is therefore very diverse, with stations about music, news, podcasts and, of course, sports.
The app is free but does have advertisements. You stop those by using a premium account. You can then also listen to live reports of matches. It is available on iPhone and Android devices.
Gigantic offerings. (Image; TuneIN)
iHeartRadio is not just for iPhone
iHeartRadio is a radio app available for free for iOS and Android users. With iHeartRadio, you can access more than 850 radio stations in the US, as well as listen to podcasts and playlists. The app lets you create your “own radio stations” based on your favorite artists and songs.
Listen to the planet on World Radio Day with Radio Garden
This interesting radio app is also available for iOS and Android users. It is definitely a unique app because instead of a list of radio stations, Radio Garden allows you to interactively navigate the world map and listen to live broadcasts from radio stations around the world. The app also offers the ability to save radio stations as favorites.
RadioNED now also on Android
This is an app that anyone who has a love for Dutch and Flemish radio absolutely must have. The app was developed by Patrick Koning and was initially intended for Apple TV. So now the app can also be downloaded for Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. The selection is huge and includes lots of local stations.
Focused on Dutch and Flemish radio stations. (Image: RadioNED)
myTuner Radio is a free radio app available for both Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. The app gives you access to more than 50,000 radio stations from around the world and also lets you listen to podcasts and playlists. myTuner also offers a premium subscription that gives you access to additional features such as recording and a sleep timer.
So with this app, you can listen to hundreds of thousands of cool, interesting and important radio stations. So you always stay up to date and discover a lot of new music. And of course, in some apps you can also listen to our awesome podcast Freakin’ Nerds.