As technology has improved I’ve often found myself listening to internet radio more than the local stations as there’s a wider variety of music available, and it’s pretty damned convenient if you’re on the move. We thought it was about time to take a look at a few good streaming radio Android apps, and there are a lot of them to pick through. We picked 4 Android apps we feel are the best of the best, so without further ado we proudly present you with Sosoactive.com’s Top Streaming Radio Apps for Android.
Unless you’re a cave dweller you’ve probably heard on Pandora Internet Radio as it’s one of the most popular audio services around. Pandora lets you create stations based on artists or songs you like, and it then chooses similar music based on your preferences. You get to skip (some) tracks you don’t like, and can even give the thumbs up to those you do. There’s a full featured free version of Pandora you can use, and if you like it I highly recommend subscribing to the service as its cheap and well worth it. You can checkout Pandora Internet Radio for free on Google Play.
Slacker Radio is another super popular app that’s been around for awhile, and it was a very strong contender for the top spot on our list. Slacker Radio lets’ you “personalize” your listening experience with its selection of over 100 expertly programmed stations. If you prefer to get a little more in-depth with things you can also make your own stations from their library of millions of songs. This one is also similar to Pandora where it’s free to use and full of features, but you can get more if you opt to go with a premium subscription. You can pick up Slacker Radio on Google Play for free.
iHeartRadio is all popular digital music service that gives listeners more than 1,000 live stations to choose from coast to coast. There are more genre’s than you can shake a stick at, and you can create your own customizable stations as well. There are well over 14 million songs to choose from and your custom stations will be commercial free which is a nice change of pace. It’s easy to use, looks great, and does exactly as advertised. If you’re ready to give it a go you can pick up Clear Channel Digital’s iHeartRadio on Google Play for free.
Most streaming radio apps work by choosing similar songs or nationwide channels whereas TuneIn Radio puts an emphasis on the global side of things. TuneIn Radio lets you listen to a wide variety of music from a selection of over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs. The app allows you to search for a song, show or artist to find a radio station that’s playing it anywhere in the world. There are free versions and pro versions of TuneIn Radio available to download on Google Play.