TuneIn Radio for iOS review: TuneIn isn't perfect, but it's pretty close

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4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

1.5 stars 2 user reviews

The Good TuneIn Radio lets you listen to more than 50,000 radio stations, both local and international. You can also just search by genre to get the exact type of music you like.

The Bad Performance bugs sometimes affect track and station info.

The Bottom Line TuneIn Radio is one of the best streaming-radio apps available for when you want to listen to local or national radio. Most will be able to get by with the free version, but for DVR-like recording capabilities in the Pro version, you'll need to decide just how much you use the app.

Free

8.3 Overall
  • Installation and Setup 10.0
  • Features and Support 8.0
  • Interface 9.0
  • Performance 8.0

Editors' note, July 8, 2015: See CNET's guide to Internet radio services for a more up-to-date evaluation of this service, along with an analysis of how it compares to competitors.

TuneIn Radio has an intuitive interface that makes it a snap to listen to streaming radio while you're on the move. It offers more than 50,000 stations and 120,000 shows from around the globe, plus, with the help of your iPhone's GPS, it can even serve up all of your local favorites.

Upon launch, TuneIn lets you drill down to exactly what you want to listen to. You can browse local radio, recommended stations, stations for different languages, and even podcasts. You can also choose from categories like sports or talk radio.

Like other radio-streaming apps, TuneIn gives you an enormous list of music genres to choose from, each with a long list of options from around the world, with local choices at the top.

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