General Will INC. be able to stream am radio?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cmantelope, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. cmantelope

    cmantelope Well-Known Member
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    HI,

    I am most interested in changing to a phone w/data pkg - so I can stream am radio when at the gym. (LG Chocolate, two years old - feels like caveman phone now)

    Would the Inc. be able to do this? - And, would I need to download an app with a player? - or is there one standard with Android?

    Thanks for all of your generous sharing of knowledge, this forum has become my secret addiction ;)
     

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  2. NKT

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    I will be able to receive FM broadcasts. The only way it will get AM stations is via an internet stream.
     
  3. TheSultan

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    do AM stations still exist????
     
  4. greggds

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    lol!

    cmantelope, one thing you might want to keep an eye open for is the Sirius/XM app that is supposedly going to be released for Android in the near future. I am not sure what you're interested in listening to on AM, but a lot of that programming is covered on the stations available on satellite.
     
  5. kyler13

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    Don't you have to pay extra to stream XM via internet or mobile app? No thanks. I already pay them enough for the radio in the car. I'll go with Pandora.
     
  6. NKT

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    Yes, you have to pay for their internet streaming/app.

    Pandora/IHeartRadio/Slacker FTW! :D
     
  7. greggds

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    I definitely agree with that! I had just mentioned Sirius/XM as an alternative because the OP mentioned AM specifically. I don't know about you guys, but the only reason I would listen to AM is to find a specific radio show (talk). Here in Tennessee, AM for music garners bluegrass and dueling banjos. Not for me.
     
  8. NKT

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    I use AM for sports broadcasts.
     
  9. FunkyBoss

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    An "old" analog FM tuner doesn't really interest me anymore. I can't believe they still even make them. But a "digital", I guess it's called HD Radio tuner would be pretty neat, since most of the FM stations and quite a few AM stations are broadcasting digitally through HD Radio type signals in the Chicagoland area here. I also still listen to AM local sports talk radio stations.
     
  10. hal1

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    Moodio - 'nuff said. Google it
     
  11. Shadow_Rider

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    Same here. Sports broadcasts, Sports talk, talk radio in general, etc.

    I probably listen to AM as much (if not more) than FM these days. FM just isn't as good as it once was.
     
  12. drhill

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    I agree with that. I wonder if these new HTC phones will have that capability, and if not what is the limitation.
     
  13. Kountry05

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    You can try grooveshark. Grooveshark - Listen to Free Music Online - Internet Radio - Free MP3 Streaming .

    I am a college student and when I don't have my laptop on hand or iPod is about to die, i plug my headphones into the computers at the lib and stream any song i want. With a free account you can make as many playlists as you want that are saved on your account.

    You can upgrade to VIP for 30 bucks a year and get the same service over android. Although Being a poor college kid I probably wont get it, just putting it out there for anyone interested.
     
  14. kyler13

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    The FM tuner in the Incredible is a huge plus for me. I go to Penn State football games and they broadcast play-by-play on a local FM station (used to be on AM). This works out perfectly because I can retire my little radio shack AM/FM tuner. One less thing to carry with me to the games.
     
  15. cmantelope

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    Thanks everyone,

    Yes, I like local am stations for talk shows/news - always about the time I am heading for the gym...have had sirius before - liked it - currently prefer Pandora for music that's not on my ipod

    While at the gym - on whatever machine I am using - I currently have my ipod - and phone - thought about picking up a small radio, like I had when I was nine years old - just to get am when I want to - but then I thought it would be ridiculous to have a cornicopia of gadgets in front of me all the time - yes, I am a 43 year old mom & nerd :D

    It would be INCREDIBLE to accomplish all that with one cool looking device!
    CM
     
  16. ChiTownJim

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    FM Tuner is nice (would use at the gym for there TV broadcast while doing cardio) but I'd love an FM Transmitter. Some phones had them a few years ago and they just seemed to disaper as an option unless I've missed something
     
  17. drhill

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    I agree. I'm tired of using a tape deck to get music to my car since I don't have an aux input jack. If it had that all I would need is the dock to get power to the phone. Though I'm pretty sure you still need headphones plugged in for FM radio reception.
     

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