Welcome to Tap that App, I�m Jason Parker and this is
the show where we cover the hottest apps in the mobile
This week we�re showing off a streaming radio app for
the iOS that just might be the best in its category.
It's called TuneIn Radio, and it works on both your
iPhone and iPad with an easy to navigate interface
that makes it a snap to find stations you like.
Powered by the RadioTime Web site, TuneIn Radio offers
more than 40,000 stations to choose from around the
globe AND you can even use your iPhone's GPS to find
your favorite local stations.
With all this audio content, it's fortunate that the
interface offers a number of ways to drill down to
exactly what you want to listen to right from the
launch page. You can browse local stations, choose
categories like Sports or Talk radio, and you can
browse by language to name a few.
Like other radio streaming apps, browsing the music
category gives you an enormous list of genres to
choose from, each with a long list of options around
the world, with your local choices at the top.
Once you find a few stations you like, you can easily
bookmark them from the station page so they show up in
your bookmarks list for later listening. The station
page also gives you album art for the current song,
the ability to play the Last.FM radio station for the
band, and numerous options to view more information
about the current station.
While listening to a station, if you like a particular
song, you can pause and rewind live radio (like a
DVR), then record the song from the beginning. TuneIn
Radio keeps all your recordings in a special section
so you can listen to recorded favorites later.
One of the best things about TuneIn Radio is that it
works in tandem with RadioTime.com. This means that,
once you sign up for a free account, you can save
favorite station streams on your home computer then
access them from your iOS device. You can even
schedule RadioTime to record a morning show, for
example, that you'll later have access to on your
TuneIn Radio costs $1.99 at the iTunes App Store, but
with 40,000 streaming radio stations, the ability to
record music, and handy tools that work with the
RadioTime Web site; it's pretty easy to recommend you
tap this app.
That�s it for this weeks show, if you have any
suggestions, send them to Tap That App at cnet.com.
I'm Jason Parker and we�ll see you next week.