Listen To Live Radio On Your iOS Device With TuneIn Radio [iOS Tip]



One of the best things about Apple’s iPod nano is its radio app that allows you to listen to live radio anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, we don’t get that feature with the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad… unless we use third-party apps.

TuneIn Radio allows you to listen live to over 50,000 stations around the world, pause and rewind your favorite shows, share stations and songs on social networks, and a whole lot more. Here’s how to get started.

First of all, download the TuneIn Radio app from the App Store. There’s a free version which will be perfect for most of you, but if you’d like to record radio shows on your device, you’ll need to get TuneIn Radio Pro which is $0.99.

Now that it’s installed, open up the app and tap on the ‘Browse’ tab at the bottom. Here you can search for local stations, check out the stations you listened to recently (though you won’t have any if this is your first time), browse stations by music genre, sports, and more. Alternatively, simply type the name of your favorite station into the search box at the top to find it.

Once you’ve tuned into a station, you’ll want to save it so that you have quick access to it next time you use TuneIn. To do this, simply tap on the favorite icon in the top corner. To share a station with your friends, tap the mail icon, and to rewind a show by 10 seconds, tap the rewind icon.

If you’ve got the Pro version on TuneIn and you’d like to record a show, tap the record button in the tray at the bottom. You’ll have to leave the station playing to record it, but you can close the app and do other things while it records in the background. You can then access your recordings using the ‘Recordings’ tab at the bottom.

Finally, if you’d like to use TuneIn Radio in the car, there’s a handy car mode that provides you with extra large buttons for easy control. Simply tap the car icon within the ‘Browse’ menu to activate it. (And of course, remember to be safe if you’re using TuneIn in the car, and don’t attempt to control your device while you’re driving if local laws don’t allow it.)

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  • Sonal Khodiyar

    I am confused. Why illustrate iOS app with screenshot of android app??

  • AngryOldMan

    This is a great app. I use it for out of town sports. Worth every penny.

  • Oscar Vazquez

    I’ve got it and works excellent with the most important radios of Argentina. The best app of its kind.

  • KillianBell

    That’s the iOS app. I don’t have an Android device. 

  • al friede

    thanks killian. now i can listen to my fav ibiza station with ease – this rox!

  • al friede

    how/where did you get the space invader icon then kb?

  • Santi Hervella

    Its a tweak from cydia that changes your carrier logo called Zeppelin.

  • rogifan

    This app would be perfect if Clear Channel stations were allowed on it. Unfortunately for CC you have to use their iheart radio app. Why can’t iPhones and iPod touches have FM receivers? My POS HTC phone did. I could plug in any headphones and get FM radio.

  • bankerrahul

    I love TuneIn! Well mostly because I’m a great follower of Cricket and there is one channel named MBC where I can you know, listen to the live commentary. . it saves life sometimes :D

  • iDaveG

    I use this App every day and It’s great, a must buy and the best radio App out there.

  • Sebastian Fernandez

    Yeah! Been looking for ages for an app to stream Radio Continental from Argentina, and this one does the trick! Txs!

  • César Salgado

    there is a better app, BOSE internet radio. I thinks it’s the best.