Find and play any song or artist played anywhere in the world on radio. Share songs and artists on popular messaging services including Twitter, Snapchat, WeChat, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger using OnRadio URLs.
OnRad.io URLs will automatically launch the app and locate the song to play. No subscription fee, no registration or login is required making it easy to share with anyone. One click and the music plays. Just add any artist, song or artist song combination to the end of the OnRad.io URL See examples below. If the song is not available anywhere in the radio world, the app will offer to notify you the next time it is being played and you can listen then.
The app has an easy to use swipe driven interface. Swipe left for a new song. Swipe up for search. Swipe down to access genres and favorites. There's unlimited skips so you can always find something great to listen to!
OnRad.io works with 100,000 online radio stations from all over the world. The stations are monitored every 3 seconds to identify the currently playing artist and song. This information is used to allow the user to find the song or artist they desire. To play, users connect to the station's free audio stream using the OnRad.io app.
OnRad.io compatible messaging apps:
Examples of OnRad.io URLs:
onrad.io/Hello.Adele - Plays Hello by Adele
onrad.io/Metallica - Plays the most popular song by Metallica played on radio
onrad.io/Walk.The.Moon Plays the most popular by Walk The Moon played on radio
onrad.io/1 - Plays #1 song on radio (works 1-100)
onrad.io/country - Plays a popular country song
onrad.io/country1 - Plays most popular country song
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Ratings and Reviews
The functional app idea is great with a few minor UI quarks. I find the idea of searching for any song I like playing throughout the country a really cool concept. The fact that I could be listening to Van Halen on a station in Nevada when I live in Washington, D.C. is great. During rush hour traffic my local stations think talk radio is what I should be listening to, with an occasional song thrown in. Now with 6 Seconds I get to hear music during my entire commute.
The coolest two features are the ability to search for any artist or song playing on any radio station and unlimited skips. I hate Pandora song skip limit, inevitably my last skip gets me to a song a hate even worse than the previous one, then I'm stuck switching to Apple Radio.
In a world of infinite DJs, someone is playing your song right now.
This renamed app (formally called 6 Seconds) leverages a massive, live database of what is playing on online radio everywhere in the world right now. It usually takes you to your song within six seconds of it having started somewhere.
The result is something that they call "near on demand." It's a very satisfying (and entirely free) way to explore new music because it introduces you to stations that are most likely to play more of what you like. Rather than relying on Beats One and a handful of DJs, it leverages the collective intelligence of hundreds of thousands.
Replaced Pandora and Beats for me
I started with pandora, liked it enough to become a 'one' user but discovered that all playlists eventually merge into the same playlist. Then I chose 'mog' which was good but got bought by beats. I moved to beats but searching for songs is a pain and the curated playlists don't get updated and are only a few hours long.
It gives me a pandora like feel with the ability to change stations by swiping so I can use it on the road. I can also directly search and favorite bands and songs I like.
Best of all, it's free!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.