Streaming music, news, podcasts and more
- Tons of radio stations
- Local broadcasts from major cities
- Well organized interface
- Intelligent search
- Podcast support
- Radio station icons are hard to read
- No skipping
- No recording features
TuneIn Radio for Windows 8 is a internet radio app that allows you to listen to a ton of different radio stations from around the world
TuneIn Radio takes a different, more conservative approach to streaming music. There are no customizable playlists nor can you choose what artist to listen to at the moment. You can search for artists that are currently playing on a current radio station but you can't choose what song to listen to. This makes TuneIn Radio great for music discovery but won't please those looking for something specific.
The library of radio stations that TuneIn Radio provides is truly staggering. It can look up local radio stations if you allow it to access your location. You can also search by city for local radio stations. There are sections in TuneIn Radio for news, music, talk shows, sports, talk shows, and even podcasts.
The interface of TuneIn Radio is intuitive. Music is broken up into different genres so you can choose a radio station that will play music you're vaguely in the mood for. There's no intelligent playlists so you can't vote or favorite songs. It's also a little disappointing that TuneIn Radio doesn't have any scheduling or recording features, which would be handy for those who can't listen to a program at the moment.
Overall, TuneIn Radio offers an extremely impressive library of radio stations but won't satisfy those looking for on-demand content.