Review: Internet radio apps for iPhone
Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:56 AM
Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:51 AM
there's no way I'd want to listen to a mish-mash of all of that intermittently from one stream.
it all depends on my mood/the time of day or what i'm doing whilst playing music.
I love Tuner for my iPhone as I, at last have a huge choice of internet radio in my lounge - something I've wanted for some time and was close to paying a lot of money for in the past year.
so now I can have old style jazz from KJAZ when relaxing - or switch to Philosomatika or Seceret Agent for driving techno when gaming
the dock which came with the iPhone has an audio out port which I connect to my hi-fi and a travel charger plugged from dock into socket means the phone is charging at same time - perfect!
Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:01 AM
A lot of people give Tuner a hard time for being a paid app. It really is worth it. Until (unless) Live365 comes out with their own app where else can you find Gong, Talking Heads, Club 977 Networks, and a dozen old time radio stations? All in your pocket.
With the iPod Touch and iPhone the portable Satellite Radio market might just be producing anal bricks.
The fact that all these are low or no cost means you can and should download them all. It won't hurt anything and as I have found their are stations on each service that are not on the other services.
Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:19 AM
Perhaps simply getting your butt out of your * and you would have seen this message?
"Dear Pandora Visitor,
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative.
We believe that you are in Canada (your IP address appears to be 220.127.116.11). If you believe we have made a mistake, we apologize and ask that you please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a paid subscriber, please contact us at email@example.com and we will issue a pro-rated refund to the credit card you used to sign up. If you have been using Pandora, we will keep a record of your existing stations and bookmarked artists and songs, so that when we are able to launch in your country, they will be waiting for you.
We will be notifying listeners as licensing agreements are established in individual countries. If you would like to be notified by email when Pandora is available in your country, please enter your email address below. The pace of global licensing is hard to predict, but we have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service everywhere.
We share your disappointment and greatly appreciate your understanding?"
Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:35 AM
But the Pandora guys are good guys, and their app does seem more well behaved as an iphone app.
Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:43 AM
You can ALMOST replace a $12. Chinese AM/FM radio/CD player with a Chinese iPhone, for $199. down plus $59.99 a month!
So what will happen to all the 'free' stuff on the internet, including TV and radio when the internet finally gets TAXED* (probably metered and taxed according to bandwidth), and you suddenly have to pay subscriber fees to get what has been 'free' for so long?
*If you think that nearly every local, state, and Federal government agency isn't looking for whole new untapped revenue stream, you haven't read the newsfeeds lately!
Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:02 AM
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:45 PM
I also use the standard AOL Radio app on the Mac and use AirFoil to stream it to my AirPort Express connected to my living room stereo. The FM broadcasts with AOL Radio turn the iPhone into an FM tuner for free! That is worth the free admission right there.
Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:33 AM
The only time I use AOL Radio is when I am in the Airport and want to get a quick news or talk radio fix. Other than that, I don't really see a reason to waste batter life. But to each their own, thats cool.
I really wish the App would keep running if I go do something else. I am sure battery life is an issue as well as processing power.
But if it is possible, that would be grand. Ditto for AIM and Safari pages (e.g., Meebo)