Tuner Internet Radio
By Nullriver, Inc.
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Listen to thousands of commercial-free Internet radio broadcasts right on your iPhone or iPod Touch over WiFi or 3G/EDGE. You can even stream Internet radio while in your car with Tuner at an audio quality higher than satellite radio!
Bookmark your favorite stations, browse by genre, pick from the top 500 stations, search for stations or add your own streams using Tuner. Tuner is a full featured Internet radio player and even includes an OpenGL visualizer!
Supported stream formats: AAC+, MP3, PLS, M3U
Full multitasking support - browse the web or use other apps on your iPhone while listening to live internet radio!
Tuner now supports premium authenticated streams.
What's New in Version 1.99
Fixes issue with background music playback not working in v1.98
This was the first app I paid for almost three years ago when I got my iPhone 3G. It was great. Unfortunately, about a year ago it quit working. Then I got my iPad and it worked great on that. When I upgraded my iPad to iOS 4.2 it worked fine in the background. But on my Verizon iPhone 4 it will not work in the background. Very irritating.
Anyway, I am not sure what people are complaining about it not getting very many stations. You can type in any station you like by going to Search and then clicking Open (maybe not the most intuitive place to find that). Many of the preprogrammed stations do not actually seem to play which can be a bit annoying if you are just surfing for something new.
Overall, it seems to me that the basic functionality is there, however the developers don't seem to be keeping up with the changes to iOS, new hardware or the links necessary to access the streams.
A very very nice application
My use of Tuner Internet Radio is for monitoring my ham radio receiver over the Interent. I am using a Barix 100 Instreamer which sends audio over the Internet. However, one must be able to capture this audio by entering the URL. This is the only program I have gleaned that has this wonderful feature. It works extremetly well and will decode all of the MP3 formats. However, I have found that MP3 is the only format it will decode but that is of little consequence since my Instreamer will send in that format.
I hightly recommend this program for those who are technically minded. I congratulate the writers of this software for a very fine job and is worth every penny of the 4.99 and then some. Thankyou!!
Jim Gilliam, K6QE
My only complaint is the quality of sound for this app. Bass is fine but treble and higher notes are so poor. I wish there was a way for me to tune it to my preference or for the app to be updated --yet again-- for better audio quality. BTW I do listen stations that are supposed to sound better (higher kbps).
Other than that, I am just fine with the choice of stations. With the search tool, I was able to add a few others.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 28, 2010
- Version: 1.99
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Nullriver, Inc.
- © Copyright 2010-2012 Nullriver, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.