10 Best Radio Apps for Android

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There are currently an unlimited number of ways to listen to music these days. You can stream them, listen to the radio, watch music videos, and the old ways (like vinyl) keep buzzing like they used to. Sometimes, though, people just like to hit the coin and let it go without having to deal with all the little things like playlists, games, or anything like that. For such people, we want to present the best radio apps for Android!


AccuRadio is not as well known as other radio apps. However, it happens to be good. It has over 1000 radio channels to tune into. Each channel is customizable by the listener. There are unlimited skips, a rating system, and you can ban artists and songs from your station. The result is a music station that ultimately plays only the things you love. There are disadvantages. There is no Chromecast support as of this writing. The servers sometimes sometimes have problems. However, apart from that it is a good experience.


Google Play Music

Google Play Music is a music streaming service. In addition to streaming, Google maintains a metric amount of playlists covering all genres, almost all decades, and even most moods. So if you're looking for 90s hits, music to play on the BBQ, or just a good rock and roll station, Google Play has you covered. Probably more than actual radio applications. People who use the free version can get the radio content, while music streaming and additional features come with the price of $9,99/month. is quite close.



iHeartRadio is one of the most popular solutions for radio apps. There's a great selection of stations to listen to, including FM stations and iHeartRadio stations mixed. You can find playlists for almost any mood, in almost any genre, and seasonal playlists for things like Christmas or Halloween. It's completely free to use (supported by streaming ads) which is another good bonus. For those who want it, iHeartRadio also comes with Chromecast and Android Wear support. You can get a slightly better experience for $5,99 per month. You can upgrade to All Access for $12,99 per month for even more extra features, including on-demand music playback.


Pandora Radio

The venerable Pandora radio is probably the most popular of all radio apps. The app has done random live music and had quite a bit of success over the years. Instead of focusing on specific stations, Pandora allows users to create their own stations. You can make them around your favorite artist, musical genre or even your song. Pandora offers playlists to stream, but most people create their own. You can also get a premium subscription to remove ads for $4,99 per month. You can also go for the full $9,99 per month for Pandora Premium and get on-demand song plays along with other features.


Radio Internet – PCRADIO

Internet radio is one of the most traditional radio applications. The app has hundreds of radio stations that cover all kinds of content ready to stream whenever you want. It includes both internet hosted radio as well as some FM stations that support online streaming. If you pro, you can get additional features including live radio recording, a sleep timer and more. It is an effective solution that does what it says. It's also a good option for those who want something really simple without a lot of extra stuff.



SiriusXM satellite radio was one of the first really big pushes away from standard AM and FM radio services. It has over 150 channels, including music channels, sports channels and the venerable Howard Stern show. There are also three subscription models to choose from depending on the type of content you want to listen to. The app is slowly improving and seems to be stable enough now to be enjoyable. It still has issues, so don't expect a perfect experience on the app. It's also cross-platform with many cars having SiriusXM built-in. It is one of the most traditional radio applications.



Spotify is another music streaming app that has put more emphasis on radio mode streaming over the past couple of years. In addition to having shows by specific genre, mood, and artist, Spotify also offers unique lists like "World Top 50" and playlists with new music you haven't heard yet. The free version gives you pretty much all the features of the radio with the subscription cost of $9,99 by removing advertising and giving you additional features. It's one of the best. It is also apparent from this point that other streaming apps work well. This includes Apple Music, Deezer and others.


TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio contains a more diverse offering of radio stations which includes music of all kinds, sports, comedy, radio, news, and many other types of media. The free version includes over 100 total stations with several million podcasts. If you go for the premium version, you can also find NFL, MLB, and Barclays Premiere League games, audiobooks, and ad removal. The price changes depending on what area you live in, but it's a fantastic general radio service. It's not great for music, but it's one of the great radio apps for other interests.


Radio Internet XiliaLive

XiiaLive internet radio is not as popular as other radio apps. However, it is still full of features. On its own, it has 50 live radio stations which should be more than enough for most people. There are also organizational features that allow you to save your favorite stations. It also includes themes, data management features, and other power usage features like adding your own radio station URL link, equalizer, and Bluetooth options. The application is free or paid, but the service is free.


99.7 Blitz

Many AM and FM radio stations have moved to the Internet and broadcast over both radio waves and the Internet. Many of these radio stations have dedicated apps where you can stream their stories 24/24, and also participate in the radio station in other ways, including social media, giveaway information , podcasts, and all the other promotions the station can run. To be perfectly honest, most individual station apps aren't too great, but they can be pretty good if you just want a radio station without all the additional things to be added.


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