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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CrazyKnight128, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. CrazyKnight128

    CrazyKnight128 Well-Known Member
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    Is there an FM radio app? I cant fine one any where.
     

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  2. Howie

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    I don't believe the Droid Eris has an FM Radio built in (hardware), therefore no app
     
  3. CrazyKnight128

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    Well theres apps that scan the area for stations and stuff like that. IDK any one else?
     
  4. OfTheDamned

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    Plenty of apps for streaming AM and FM radio over 3G/WiFi. I currently use Radio Time and love it. You can actually listen to stations from all over the world. This plus Pandora allowed me to cancel my XM subscription.

    Here is their website to really look up stations. http://radiotime.com/apps/android.aspx

    App is $2.99, but well worth it for all it offers, IMHO.

    There are other apps available for FM radio as well.

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  5. chefdon

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    iheartradio has fm stations from all over.
     
  6. Howie

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    Oh, I thought you meant FM Radio like the Incredible/EVO have. Over the internet there are a few. Sorry. What device do you have? Perhaps that is why you can't find them?
     
  7. AdrianC14

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    Does it buffer and connect like crazy like iheartradio?
     
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    TuneWiki can do shoutcast too. I need to try this radio time app though.
     
  9. CrazyKnight128

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    Thanks Ofthedamned i went to there site checked if they had a local station, and they did so i bought it and dled it.
     
  10. CrazyKnight128

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    Im looking through there site and its talking about taking code and making a widget with it? Whats the deal with that im really confused lol.
     
  11. monkymate

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    No code or widget needed for use on your phone. You do need to register on the website and then put your user name and password in the settings (Press Menu button while in app). Then just use it. Not all stations are on it but the selection is huge. I got rid of my XM radio because of this app. I can get all of my favorite talk radio shows and it even lets me pick the time (some shows are broadcast at different times on different stations). If you have good 3G coverage it is pretty solid. If you go between 1x and 3G then pick a station that is less than 32k and you should be ok. Anything higher and it will probably skip. 24k is fine for talk stations but not for music. After you find stations you like press the heart button to add that station to your favorites. It doesn't add shows to favorites only the stations. If a station seems flaky try another one until you find one that is good. The app also works great over WIFI if you are connected via WIFI. I just used this on a trip from Roanoke, VA to Jacksonville, FL and it was great. I used to have drop outs and problems on XM also so that is nothing new to me. Hope this helps. The devs of this app respond pretty fast to questions too.

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  12. timmywa

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    Also search for XiiaLive (formerly DroidLive). They have a free Lite version that does pretty much all the paid one does. It ads the nifty feature of putting up ads on every page (For FREEEEE!!!) This is an official Shoutcast partner app. Very nice looking and easy to run.
     
  13. bjanow

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    No it doesn't! I was using iHeart for a while and it was so frustrating. A few months back, on the recommendation of OTD, I downloaded Radio Time for $2.99. Never a buffer issue, always connects, and stations from all around the globe. Easiest way to add presets is on their website which syncs to your phone. And totally agree with the Pandora app too. Between the two you don't need anything else. I bought the yearly for Pandora but you can use the free version with very minimal ads every once in a while.
     
  14. WineJones

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    I used AOnlineRadio for awhile but have recently (3 weeks or so) been really happy using XiiaLive Lite. It doesn't buffer and reset like crazy.

    When I want to listen to a station that isn't found using the search in XiiaLive, I navigate to the website for the station, then click the "Listen Live" button that most stations have. That causes XiiaLive to launch. I love listening to stations from all over - it's pretty fun!
     
  15. CrazyKnight128

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    I dled radio time and tryed it today at work, And i got to say i didnt like it at all. It kept buffering and cutting out. When i got home i dled Xiialive and tried it out and so far no cutting out and buffering problems and i love it.
     
  16. OfTheDamned

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    Well that sucks, I only have buffering problems if I am in a really bad area. Glad Xiialive is working for you though.
     
  17. CrazyKnight128

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    Yeah it kind of did suck, But im glad i was able to get a refund because i only had it for maybe two hours. But yeah ive been listening to Xiialive for about an hour now and it hasnt buffered once, and im listening to the same station i was before. Also im using the lite version of Xiialive.
     
  18. WineJones

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    I'm glad to see someone else liking XiiaLive, too. I think the interface is slick, and it just seems to WORK - which appears to be problematic for a lot of "online radio" applications.

    (I have no connection with the dev, or any interest in the application. I am just a very satisfied customer!)
     
  19. Bswartz95

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    I purchased Radio Time, but it appears that not all of stations are available on the Android App as they are on the Radio Time website. Anyone notice this discrepancy?
     
  20. Bswartz95

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    I received an email back from RadioTime in about 5 minutes! They said that Clear Channel owned stations are restricted on mobile devices. You must use iHeartRadio for Clear Channel stations.

    If you use both RadioTime & iHeartRadio then you have access to virtually every station.
     
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    I noticed the same thing, it was half of the reason why I uninstalled and got my money back. The other half being a horrible buffering rate despite me being in a constant 3G area. :(

    See that's all fine and good but their site is incredibly misleading and that is not right. I went onto it and saw that two channels I really wanted were in their list, bought the program, went to listen to them only to find its not supported. So my question to the developers is why even put them up on their website if they don't support them?

    Back to the drawing board for me as far as an FM app goes. :thinking:
     
  23. Bswartz95

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    I also uninstalled Radio Time for a refund. Their website is very misleading.
     
  24. CrazyKnight128

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    Yeah i didnt like radio time it had the stations that i wanted, But the program kept buffering so i returned it. I dled Xiialive and that has the stations i want its free and almost never buffers after i start to play a station.
     
  25. Bswartz95

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    I agree Xiialive plays well. No buffering. It's kind of hard to navigate compared to others (at least for me).
     

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