1. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    As a current user of the Android OS, I'm content with that except for the fact that one or two apps I'd very much like to use are available only for iPhone, and as a result I might look at some kind of iPhone when it comes to be time for a new phone.

    One criticism of Apple frequently heard on the Android side is that the company limits your access to content, and I'm wondering how justified that accusation is. Using radio streaming apps on my Android device I can access not only made-up (i.e. Internet based) radio "stations", which I tend to despise, but also real brick-and-mortar broadcasters from all over the world. I live in California but I like to listen to German radio, and I can do that.

    Does Apple's operating system allow one to do that? Or do iPhones only offer Internet "stations" plus maybe some brick and mortar stations that are in my region? Is there a version of the TuneIn app for iOS as well as for Android?
    08-28-2012 11:04 PM
  2. Sophos's Avatar
    Looks like TuneIn makes an iOS version of their app as well. I haven't used it so I can't say how well it works.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunei...mUvbUpU1904535


    Cheers
    08-28-2012 11:10 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    TuneIn Radio and iHeart Radio work very well. Pandora is pretty good as well.
    08-29-2012 12:31 AM
  4. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
    08-29-2012 01:13 AM
  5. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    TuneIn Radio and iHeart Radio work very well. Pandora is pretty good as well.
    If you haven't already done this for yourself, could you run a simple experiment for me?

    (a) Using TuneIn, try to tune a station which broadcasts in your primary language (presumably English), but from another part of the world, e.g. Australia if you're in America or Canada if you're in the UK.

    (b) Same as above, but this time find a station that is not in any of the commonly spoken languages in your region; e.g. if you're in California then Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, and Urdu won't do.
    09-04-2012 05:15 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    TuneIn radio is my favorite streaming app...i use it all the time to listen to radio shows i miss for whatever reason, and it streams perfectly where i am.
    09-04-2012 05:27 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you haven't already done this for yourself, could you run a simple experiment for me?

    (a) Using TuneIn, try to tune a station which broadcasts in your primary language (presumably English), but from another part of the world, e.g. Australia if you're in America or Canada if you're in the UK.
    Dance Radio 89.0 Czech Republic -- played songs in English and the stream was excellent.

    (b) Same as above, but this time find a station that is not in any of the commonly spoken languages in your region; e.g. if you're in California then Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi, and Urdu won't do.
    North America /St. Pierre Miquelon /French /1ere -- Songs played in French and the stream was excellent.
    09-04-2012 06:47 PM
  8. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    Cool, thanks!

    I only asked because I know that other features of mobile devices are region-controlled. For example, here in L.A. if I wanted to change the language of my phone's menus and default displays, I could choose from most of the ones I listed above. But I can't change it to French or German as there are no significant numbers speaking those languages here.
    09-04-2012 10:36 PM
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