iHeartRadio for iOS review: The best streaming radio app I've seen yet

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CNET Editors' Rating

4.5 stars Outstanding
  • Overall: 9.0
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 9.0
  • Interface: 9.0
  • Performance: 10.0
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The Good iHeartRadio lets you stream radio from over 1,500 live radio stations or create custom stations based on a song or artist. It also offers features not found in competing streaming radio apps.

The Bad There are no play, pause, or record controls.

The Bottom Line If you're wondering which free streaming audio app to pick from the ocean of apps at the App Store, iHeartRadio is a great way to break in to the genre, with several useful features not found in other apps.

CNET Editors' Choice Feb '13

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iHeartRadio is an old favorite of mine that lets you stream radio from over 1,500 live radio stations or create custom stations based on a song or artist. The best thing about it, though, is that your custom stations are completely ad-free.

Live radio stations from all over the U.S. are available, including everything from pop, country, rock, electronic, and urban, to talk and college stations. You can browse by genre or location and listen to music until you hit a song you don't like, then hit the Scan button to move on to another radio station (no matter the location) that offers similar music. If you like a particular station, you can save it to listen to again later.

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iHeartRadio (iOS)

Part Number: id290638154

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  • Category Music and audio
  • Compatibility iOS
About The Author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.