TuneIn Radio for Android adds quick-access custom bitrates, URL streams

Daniel Bader

February 26, 2013 5:51pm

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TuneIn Radio is one of the best ways to listen to free radio streams and podcasts on your mobile device. The cross-platform solution has native apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10, and today’s update for Google’s platform brings a few highly-appreciated features to the table.

The most important of these features is the ability to hold down on a stream to select its bitrate, something that was not easily performed in previous versions. The app has been visually tweaked to look better on a number of Android devices, too, including 7- and 10-inch tablets.

And lastly, TuneIn now allows users to input custom URL streams into the app, which expands the listening profile beyond just the company’s (admittedly well-stocked) directory of content.

Download TuneIn Radio for Android.

  • shark

    i actually love this app have the paid version for a year now. but i dont even know what bit rates are the best or not so how can i know which to even choose? am i alone in not being techie enough to know wma vs aac vs what is better bigger numberr i assume vs smaller?

  • Andrew

    These features have been around for a few weeks now. Nothing to see here, run along

  • Fluxman

    You missed the Google+ sign-in support. Pretty wicked, actually.

  • trueteller

    Great app….now even greater!

  • KL

    great app, but one feature the android version lacks that’s been for years on the apple version, it’s being able to skip to the next song on a long recording. maybe it’s only me that finds this useful.

  • hopeless

    Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and not MP3 . in my opinion, Always.