Tag Archive: Radio


Echo Dot owners can get three months of SiriusXM streaming radio for free

Alexa’s always ready to play your favorite stations.

SiriusXM is teaming up with Amazon to offer three months of streaming radio for free to Echo Dot owners. New customers who sign up for a SiriusXM All Access or SiriusXM Premier subscription will receive one of the smart speakers featuring Amazon Alexa for free, which is a $ 50 savings. Plus it’s the latest (third-gen) version of the device. Furthermore, SiriusXM is offering 60% off six-month All Access  [Read More…]

Spotify update brings simpler navigation + offline radio to Premium users

The Search page is also more powerful.

Way back in August of this year, Spotify rolled out a new UI for its Android app that’s much simpler and easy to use. This was a very welcome change considering how cluttered the app used to be, but up until now, this new UI has only been available for free users. Now, Spotify’s expanding this to its Premium subscribers.

The bottom navigation bar that used to have tabs for  [Read More…]

What’s the deal with FM radio chips in phones?

Our smartphones nowadays have access to some advanced functions thanks, of course, to their internal components. Over the past few months and heading into the future, we’ll be focusing much of our time on 5G support.

With how advanced these current devices are it’s a shame that one of the more basic functions isn’t advertised or even widely utilized. That function? The simple FM radio.

Now, with streaming music services and keeping music files on the phone’s storage, you might be  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts app acquired by NPR-led radio group, will continue development

App will remain in development, as will NPR’s own app.

Pocket Casts, one of the best cross-platform podcast apps and my personal favorite, has been acquired by a group of public radio-focused companies headlined by NPR. The group, comprised of NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago and This American Life, is acquiring Pocket Casts in pursuit of synergy — after all, this group comprises some of the most popular podcasts available today, with hits such as This American  [Read More…]

Why are FM Radio chips disabled by default?

FM Radio chips are not only included in most phones nowadays, but they can also even be utilized just by downloading an app. The central questions are, why don’t we hear much about the function and why would we need it today anyway?

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Unlocked Galaxy S9 devices to have FM Radio enabled on next update

The next update coming to unlocked Galaxy S9 devices should bring FM radio accessibility. Carrier locked versions of the device already have the ability to use FM radio.

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How to use Spotify’s radio magic to level up your personal playlists

We never want a good playlist to end, and with Playlist Radio, they never have to.

Spotify prides itself on its playlist prowess. There’s a reason that Spotify’s Home tab is covered in playlists rather than just popular songs and albums like most music apps. A good, long, curated playlist can hit all the right spots even better than Spotify’s radio stations, but if you’re having a little trouble fleshing out your budding playlists, never fear!

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Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]

You never know when you might need the $40 Red Cross emergency radio

Never leave home without it.

The American Red Cross FRX3+ emergency weather radio and smartphone charger is down to $ 39.99 on Amazon. While it fluctuates a bit in price, its average street price over the last six months has been around $ 60. It has only dropped below $ 50 once or twice in the last year, and it has never dropped as low as this.

Whether you’re going camping or preparing for the zombie apocalypse,  [Read More…]

Grace Digital announces the Mondo+ radio with built-in Chromecast

Grace Digital – a leading manufacturer of audio equipment that create a bridge between internet radios and home stereo systems – has just launched a new product called the Mondo+. The Mondo+ is a new radio which has Chromecast functionality built-in. The device is quite similar to the original Mondo radio, only that it adds […]