Featured Android App Review: Internet Radio [Music & Audio]

I just stumbled upon Internet Radio from Ensight Media. The name says it all as it’s all about listening to internet radio stations, approximate 50,000 of them from all over the world. What’s cool about it is the antique or nostalgic look the app has. Remember when the radio was just a dial? Yes that seems so long ago and now it’s easier than ever to listen to whatever you want from wherever you want. Internet Radio successfully blends the two generations in this simple app.

Upon installing the app, you will be able to easily find a station that suits your mood in no time. Maybe it’s that hometown station that you grew up with that you haven’t heard in awhile, or possibly you need to hear about your favorite sports team that resides on the other side of the country. Whether it’s rock, jazz, latin, dance, news, or sports, Internet Radio has it all. Just hit the CH+ button and you will quickly see your favorites along with options to search stations by country, SHOUTcast Radio station, or to add a station manually. You can also type in your search criteria once you select either by country or SHOUTcast radio. When you find a station you want to listen to, just tap it and it will load in no time. If you want to make it one of your favorites, just tap the star to the right of each station.

The other really nice feature Internet Radio offers is that you can easily see what’s popular. For example, when you hit search by country, you can quickly see the top 100 stations from all over the world, and after you tap a particular country, you can see the Top 30 for that country. It doesn’t stop there because you can even get the top 30 by region as well, so if you want to know the top 30 stations in California, USA, or Bologna, Italy, you can see them.

A nice touch is the Sleep Timer function, which is pretty self explanatory. Just tune to one of your favorite stations and set the timer so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep and forgetting to turn it off. They even offer a quick setting for preventing the screen from timing out and you can also set it to only stream when you are connected to WiFi.

Internet Radio is Free with ads that aren’t annoying. Check out my hands on video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always, let me know what you think.

Features

  • Listen to 50,000 radios stations from around the world
  • Antique-style theme provided
  • Search for stations by keyword
  • Display song information (title/singer)
  • Control brightness / Volume
  • Listed stations by country
  • Listed stations by Top 100
  • Sleep Timer Supported
  • #1 App in Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Lithuania and Taiwan
  • #2 App in France, Germany, Italy, Czech, Belgium and Uganda
  • #5 App in Spain, Poland, Austria, Greece, Brazil, Russia, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Netherlands, St. Lucia and Trinidad Tobago
  • #1 Music App in 54 countries

What is SHOUTcast™ Radio?

The SHOUTcast™ Radio Directory is one of the largest directories of professionally and community programmed online radio stations in the world. Today SHOUTcast™ Radio features over 45,000 stations from around the globe. If you’re into popular or indie music, or want to check out local or world programming, you’re sure to find something you like on SHOUTcast™ Radio. SHOUTcast™ Radio also provides audio broadcasting software tools for those who want to create a radio station. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their computer to listeners across the Internet or any other IP-based network (Office LANs, college campuses, etc…)

 

 

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Eddie Rodriguez

    Besides Aesthetics is there any difference between this and tuneinradio ?

    • http://1 Robert Nazarian

      If you are already a user of TuneIn Radio, I would stick with it.

  • http://twitter.com/just_guillermo Guillermo

    not compatible with the Nexus 7