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TuneIn Radio: Music & Sports
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FROM NOW ON, THIS IS RADIO. TuneIn brings together live news, sports, music, podcasts and radio from around the world. With live and on-demand audio from the voices you trust, on any device, you're never without something amazing to listen to. ALL YOUR AUDIO IN ONE APP. • News: Stay informed with 24/7 news from local, national and global sources, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Radio, NPR and BBC. • Sports: Listen to your team wherever you go with local, national and global sports talk stations. • Music: Soundtrack your life with exclusive music channels, including Today's Hits, Classic Rock Hits and Country Roads. • Podcasts: We've got all your must listen podcasts right here. • Radio: Stream over 100,000 AM, FM and internet radio stations broadcasting from 197 countries. GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE. When you sign up for TuneIn Premium, our optional monthly subscription service, you also get: • Commercial-Free News: The only place where you can listen to CNBC, CNN, FOX News Radio, MSNBC and Bloomberg Media without commercials. • Commercial-Free Music: Jam out to nonstop songs without ever encountering an ad. • Less Ads: Enjoy more listening and fewer commercials across all 100,000 radio stations. [TOP 5 REASONS TO DOWNLOAD TUNEIN:] 1. NEWS FROM ALL SIDES Experience live 24/7 news from national and global sources like CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Radio, BBC, NPR, CNBC and Cheddar, along with local stations like KQED-FM, WNYC-FM, KCRW, WHYY, WTMJ and WAMU. You can even hear many of your favorite news shows as podcasts. 2. SPORTS TALK THAT MATTERS Listen to your team wherever you go with local, national and global sports talk stations with pregame and postgame analysis, and team centric sports podcasts. You can also stream live play-by-play of the biggest games from stations like ESPN Radio and talkSPORT, along with on-demand podcasts coverering your football, baseball, basketball and hockey obsession from every angle. 3. MUSIC FOR EVERY MOOD Bounce between TuneIn's exclusive music stations curated for every mood, taste and activity. Plus, keep discovering new songs with the best AM/FM stations in the world, including WHUR-FM, 107.5 WBLS, WQXR-FM, 97.9 WSKQ-FM and Hot 97 WQHT-FM. 4. ALL YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTS From trending chart-toppers to all-time favorites, follow classic shows like RadioLab, Stuff You Should Know and TED Radio Hour, and top-rated hits like The Joe Rogan Experience, NPR's Up First, NYT's The Daily, Wow in the World, and more. 5. LISTEN EVERYWHERE In addition to the mobile and desktop app, TuneIn is available for free on hundreds of connected devices, including Apple Watch, CarPlay, Google Home, Amazon Echo and Alexa, Sonos, Bose, Roku, Chromecast and more. Subscribe to tunein radio Premium through the free app. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a monthly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew every month at the then-current subscription fee unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the then-current subscription period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the then-current period. The subscription fee will be charged monthly. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Privacy policy: http://tunein.com/policies/privacy/ Terms of use: http://tunein.com/policies/ TuneIn uses Nielsen measurement software which allows you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. To learn more about Nielsen's products and your privacy, please visit http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
FlapJax&Bacon
by NoDeeBagzAloud on 2021/04/11 13:30
Very easy to use, but it used to be better. They made it harder to find stations and podcasts that Big Tech doesn’t like. You can still find them, but you have to work at it. And it’s still my preferred streaming platform.
Final mente una estación de música!!
by la panocha on 2021/04/11 00:07
It has been 35 years in the US awaiting for something worth while listening too and finally from The Dom. Rep. There is a radio station that I te actually worth listening to. Thank you all keep up the good work. Play more Ney Nilo and Danny Daniel.
Trash
by ThaDawgSWP on 2021/04/10 18:57
Used to be a great app. Since they got rid of alllllllll the major league US sports, it’s a waste. Not even worth the phone space as a free app.
It’s a scam
by BajaSoleil on 2021/04/10 01:55
The app gives you a misleading option to remove the ads. Seriously! The premium feature actually says, “Don’t like ads?” next to a clickable link that says, “No ads.” THIS IS A LIE. Buying the premium service doesn’t remove the ads, instead it somewhat reduces their frequency but the advertising is worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. So horrifically annoying. Do not waste your money.
Variety
by Lil Wish. on 2021/04/10 01:46
So much to select from. At my fingertips.
Don’t buy premium
by Creaky Tiki in RB on 2021/04/09 22:11
Paid an annual fee to listen to live sports games. Tunein stopped the service a couple months into my annual subscription. TOTAL RIP-OFF on subscribers. I am done with Tunein for good.
Outstanding source for news and podcasts
by bishop-coop on 2021/04/09 20:14
TuneIn works great with Alexa and the commercial free tier makes it more enjoyable to listen to my favorite news shows than SiriusXM. TuneIn also has a great selection of content.
Good app
by Rihanna@99 on 2021/04/09 19:09
Good app
Too bad (another app bites the dust) ( with improvements) (gah)
by Monkeeni on 2021/04/09 16:48
Ive used tunein for many years. But i need a new radio app. First they added station icon links to the bottom of the progress tool which means whenever i touch my iPhone: to move or hold it or - im not sure how - it changes my choice to one of these others. But not always! Sometimes its a big surprise! Now the broadcast skips forward and back. This happens at least once a use. Often more. Im not an idiot. I dont need someone or something else to find a station or show for me and if i do theres the search tool. Very not happy.
No longer free
by poory1 on 2021/04/09 13:47
How do you go from “free” to $15.00 a month and the “Pro” is $10.00 a month?
Tied in
by PorschePerformer on 2021/04/08 14:45
Tune-In is easy to navigate keeps me in tune with my favorite radio stations on the West Coast.Great service to the world. Thank you.
Easy to use
by the sweetman on 2021/04/08 03:29
Very convenient to use on all my travels 👍🏼
Do not get this app for sports!
by baseball82574 on 2021/04/07 21:08
This app does not have access for free to Midwest sports and is riddled with disgusting ads! Will get download again.
I pay $10 a month...
by dnaatwork on 2021/04/07 20:42
Not happy. I pay monthly. CNN keeps cutting off, need to restart app for it to work for the next 20 minutes. A cycle. Not happy at all.
Love it!
by teenybaby4 on 2021/04/06 23:31
Love the podcast offering
Love it
by acmccurdy on 2021/04/06 18:59
Great Jazz station!!
Stop playing
by armpite on 2021/04/06 16:05
Always stop playing when the host is making a point favoring the right.Roger John
Love it
by Armahn on 2021/04/05 21:25
I love being able to listen to my hometowns local radio
Over-the-road-driver.
by News-Follower on 2021/04/04 20:34
TuneIn one of the best radio app.
Too many ads for the country roads option
by Skigeezer on 2021/04/04 02:02
They play the ad for country roads at least 4 times per hour when I’m listening to classic rock. I’ve given up on this app altogether.
Free and fun
by Reds win 77 on 2021/04/03 01:18
It’s a perfect free app! A sports app! It has everything with every team! Occasional ads but no too much. Just an amazing sports free to listen app
Regularly have problem with this app
by HolmesieHolmes on 2021/04/02 17:42
I pay for commercial free “Premium” but invariably commercials do play. It gets very tiresome contacting the tech suppprt to report it and they are never helpful. They respond with a list of questions which take a long time respond to during a busy work day, and then nothing happens anyway. I’ve given up contacting them. It is better than not paying for Premium though because without it the amount of commercials are unbearable.
This app rocks!
by tunedin son on 2021/04/02 04:07
Thank you for leading the evolution of good old radio. You’re the best!
Best Membership Ever
by Storage4me on 2021/03/31 15:54
Endless stations, Great sound quality, easy to use
Nice
by dotcom-11 on 2021/03/31 13:30
A very nice one for all streaming
Excelente App
by Orio74 on 2021/03/31 12:57
Very good app and easy to use
Not as Good as it used to be
by StepNee19 on 2021/03/31 11:40
This app was pretty good but recently I noticed that sometimes it just does not open your station. You attempt to open a station and it just sits there saying connecting. I’ve tried opening different types of stations and it’s still an issue. Seems like the morning is really the worst.
Great sports
by wmhowell3 on 2021/03/31 02:21
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the March madness on tune in radio!
Ads
by mikecocky on 2021/03/31 02:08
Ads keep playing over and over! Even after the first couple. The game starts and repeats and repeats and then the ads repeat over again! Deleted!
Genuinely the Worst
by @yung pasta on 2021/03/31 01:30
Pure garbage malware that’s disguised as an app. Don’t download unless you want recurring fees you never signed up for
Not as good as before
by Tschudin Chocolates on 2021/03/30 16:27
The new interface with buttons on bottom is prone to generating mistakes if phone isn’t picked up only by its edges.
Great App
by BigeGli on 2021/03/30 03:04
TuneIn Radio has every station I look for, no matter how off the beaten track.
Odd Man Rush Show AM 1050 WLIP
by Morganc331 on 2021/03/30 01:05
I listen to my favorite show on Tune In radio.
Tunein Radio
by jay92398 on 2021/03/29 23:20
This app will no longer play while I’m at work. I’m guessing it’s because my traffic goes through a VPN due to HIPPA. Oh well time to move on to one that will work with my employers VPN.
Crash crash crash
by _IVFL_ on 2021/03/29 16:10
Always crashes while playing. While writing this it crashed and played two commercials while I wrote this. ALWAYS CRASHES, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Ads interrupting the basketball game?!?
by Not pleased 07032016 on 2021/03/29 03:34
This app does not actually allow you to listen to what you want to listen to. It. is. so. Frustrating. Anyone who thinks interrupting an exciting March madness game for an ad was a good marketing decision is absolutely crazy. This is unacceptable. Please tell CVS (the ad I keep hearing every 30 seconds) that I will absolutely never support their business if I can ever avoid it. I hate this app.
Useless in modern day.
by Basic COD on 2021/03/29 02:38
I forgot to cancel my free subscription, costly. All in all horrible application stick to Apple Music. Or Tidal.
Audio ads are idiotic
by Merq22 on 2021/03/28 17:47
Audio ads pop muted and mute the app too. That’s just stupid.
La mejor
by hilda854 on 2021/03/28 16:44
Súper buena música 🎵, la escucho todo el tiempo !!!
Purchased PREMIUM then updated and LOStT it.
by Clonsheefior on 2021/03/28 16:07
I upgraded to premium ages ago. At the time it was a purchase not a subscription. It was going fine, until I updated. When I updated, it threw me back into the free Tunein with offers to subscribe, no option to record….Worst of all, All my recordings are GONE! I’m trying to get premium back, went to the developer’s website, read loads of Q&A but there’s nothing that helped, and I can’t find a way to contact the developer anymore. Please please please fix this. I want to give Tunein five stars.
Few stations available
by Not so sweet after all on 2021/03/28 12:11
I quit this app because any station i was looking for wasn’t available. Even the NOAA weather stations for emergencies.also if you find a station for sports they’ll let you listen until kick off then cut you off. Don’t waste your time with this one.
Awful sound quality
by brownbriefcase on 2021/03/27 19:50
The commercials are so much louder than the actual radio show. It’s absolutely obnoxious and makes it impossible to listen to — as soon as a commercial comes on you may blow your speakers and have to run to turn it down.
An excellent app
by PtahAtumRa on 2021/03/27 15:21
An excellent app! It works flawlessly on my iPad. I listen to the radio Saturday mornings. This has my most listened to radio stations right at my fingertips, and the connections happen seamlessly. 5 stars from me
Works intermittently
by Gman323 on 2021/03/26 21:50
Great stations but app fails frequently. Stations that work one day don’t the next.
Great App
by Joyit@ on 2021/03/26 13:16
I like it because I can listen to any station around the USA
Cut the cord
by Kathy B 505 on 2021/03/26 02:26
And find your news here and multitask.
Can’t play podcasts in order
by jcwbac on 2021/03/25 17:50
I have found no way to change the order of podcasts to ascending timeline. There are many that are listened to from beginning to end. Difficult to search the same podcasts that I have on my Apple app.
Useless
by IPhone addict 2008 on 2021/03/24 22:25
Downloaded app to listen “free” to Law and crime network. Even signed up for the one week auto-renew free trial subscription. App is slow to initially load content and drops off without warning. Just silence. I even waited to see if it came back and it didn’t.
Enjoying Radio
by huefran on 2021/03/24 19:11
Thank you! You have a great number of the good radio stations! And we enjoy the great quality and reception.
Commercials commercials commercials
by lynngir on 2021/03/24 14:02
Even though I pay for premium I hear commercials pretty much everyday. Tried bringing this to their attention and was given the run around— and then the problem got worse!!! What am I paying for???
Why am I getting all these commercials on Premium.
by sulla0 on 2021/03/24 12:15
Every Premium channel. Lots of commercials. I stop listening. This must stop or I’m canceling.
Help !!!
by jim G cal. on 2021/03/24 11:33
I keep getting charged for premium, but Still get commercials on radio MSNBC and CNN. Please help me out. It’s frustrating!!!
Step backwards
by Cephalo-ipod on 2021/03/24 03:54
TuneIn has it’s ups and downs but it normally works okay (well, if i am stationary or in a car). Within the last two weeks though, the app just stops during a stream and you have to press play to get it going again. It’s especially annoying while driving. Also, now when clicking favorites, there is an additional click to open the widget to see the list of favorites. Another annoyance.
Useless and I’m not paying ten dollars monthly either
by Tpm985 on 2021/03/23 06:28
How is this getting 4.7/5 rating score? Something is rotten here and it’s not right. People ought to be able to trust these review scores and i in no way find the scores reliable. How can you have all these people with issues and then guy go and see that hrs still 4.7? Something sketchy is going on here. I wish they had a version you can just buy and it is something you own because i refuse to have a monthly charge for any of these apps. Not happening and I think that users ought to come together on this.
My liked
by Foad Fateh on 2021/03/23 05:11
I likekurdish & arabic & english old music om kolsom , ... & classic music but you don’t have
Dark mode
by alejandroooooooooo on 2021/03/23 04:59
Is this app has dark mode, ?
So Subscription only now
by kgoods! on 2021/03/22 16:34
I’ve been using Tune In for years and love it, it’s the only place that streams some of the news stations I love. But it’s gotten increasingly buggy, but I dealt with it and the ads. But now you’re trying to force me into a 7-day trial that ends in a $15/month charge? Are you serious?? I don’t need a trial. I even deleted the app and downloaded again thinking it was just buggy. But no you’re still trying to charge me a monthly fee on the “free app” download. You have an app that charges $9.99/mth already, so why is the “free app” charging and more expensive at that. I’m about 2 seconds from the delete button.
Gracias!gracias por permitirme escuchar radios de mi país.
by RUCAMA. on 2021/03/22 13:51
Por tráenos un poquito de nuestros países al escuchar nuestra radio aún estando tan lejos lejos de mi país soy de Guatemala y escucho las noticias de mi país gracias ustedes.
One Stop Shop
by M City Mauler on 2021/03/22 05:29
Has a wide range of great listening options that fit any mood and occasion.
5 ster
by i hate the up date on 2021/03/21 21:53
I listen to this everyday.
Too good to believe
by DKgerm3 on 2021/03/21 17:09
Can listen to radio around the world where I’ve worked and played. Can listen to stations around th US and get a flavor of why America still remains great. Can listen to stations around my beloved Southern California birth place regions and with clearest reception. Too good to believe
Love Todd Herman!!
by Chrisajsc on 2021/03/20 22:58
Todd Herman’s show is awesome!! He is helping me through my loss of Rush Limbaugh!! I am still listening to the Rush show and want it to stay on but now I add Todd Herman in my day!! Keep up the great programming Todd!!
Ads are out of control
by Ptmag on 2021/03/20 21:59
I’m fine with a few ads. What is happening is that every 10-20 seconds the feed will get interrupted with another ad. It’s maddening
A Note
by Mariaspyr on 2021/03/20 15:08
A note to say I love listening to TUNE IN ❤️❤️❤️
Tunein
by djfranklaser on 2021/03/20 14:54
The
La mejor
by gerardo olavide on 2021/03/19 02:02
La mejor
No more Apple Watch accessible
by Amalalucilla on 2021/03/17 16:45
The last update made Apple Watch app disfunction.
Fav stations
by T&KH on 2021/03/17 12:07
No matter where you are.
Apple sine in
by Nicolodi in on 2021/03/17 09:58
I cant sine in with my apple id with this app please fix this ASAP
Set y’all game up
by 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 on 2021/03/17 02:17
This app is getting worse with every update.
Comerciales
by muneco1027 on 2021/03/15 12:43
Porque ponen tanto comercial
Great app
by SheilaZ34 on 2021/03/15 09:48
I’ve been using Tunein for years. It has turned me on to music and stations all over the country and world!!
Total garbage
by grumpybear3058 on 2021/03/15 02:42
I tuned in to my favorite local station so I could take the radio with me. Come to find out you have gotten rid of my local station. So screw me right? To make matters worse you automatically tune me in to a station I don’t want to listen to without my permission. This is piss poor customer service. So your app is going into the virtual trash can where it belongs. You have permanently lost a long time listener.
My thoughts
by ejsauceda on 2021/03/14 17:25
I love that I can get this on my I phone That I can have a Spanish station in Christian music I can enjoy!! Sermons I can meditate on every day and night Best on my I phone !
Urban Alternative
by 'lac on 2021/03/14 13:10
Tony Evans trains your mind!
Doesn’t work well with Siri
by mcbaldwin on 2021/03/14 06:56
Tell Siri to play RAI Radio 1 on Tunein. Every conceivable pronunciation, or say the letters. Doesn’t work.
Your app keeps stopping on its own
by Fathomdesign on 2021/03/14 00:45
Your app started to stop playing on its own. If I can play a song all the way through without your app stopping it, I might as well delete this piece of trash. Your app has gotten progressively worse for a while now and I have no problem deleting this hunk of digital garbage without feeling the need to ever use your app again. If the issue isn’t corrected quickly, don’t expect to get any of my data traffic ever again.
The best app ever
by Ammar Hezam on 2021/03/13 14:52
With such great application, I enjoy my News, music and sport with different languages with no need to jump between multiple applications
5 star
by dcomaha on 2021/03/12 21:42
All my friends in Omaha are jealous
Commercial every Minute!
by darnesha7733 on 2021/03/12 16:32
Venus commercial is interrupting program every 45 seconds to 1 minute. This does not make me wish to purchase “Premium”. This just makes me ANGRY!
Makes me feel at home.
by Baggage Bummer on 2021/03/11 16:39
I love being able to “tune in” to my favorite morning show, Bob and Brian, on The Hog, while snowbirding in Arizona.
Great one
by bk bazhe on 2021/03/11 15:20
Love it BK Bazhe
Great app
by jfy diff on 2021/03/10 22:00
I like the functionality of iHeartRadio better but this one has way more channels.
Excelente
by cuatija on 2021/03/10 20:39
Gracias
Stealing from others
by Davesleep on 2021/03/10 15:24
TuneIn puts ads in front of some streams that are free. For instance, some SomaFM feeds get ads when all of Soma’s content is funded by listener donations. TuneIn takes something others have paid for, makes you listen to ads and makes a profit from it. That’s just wrong.
Constantly rebuffering
by Candice_WineGirl on 2021/03/08 17:23
Can’t listen to the station I selected due to nonstop rebuffering.
Almost Finished
by jagsdaddy88 on 2021/03/07 18:21
Completely disappointed with Tune-in. Always some kind of issue as to why you can not connect to a live ball game!!! Baseball to be exact!!!! I’m a premium member and have been for some time now. And I’m sick of paying you for nothin!!! At this point I must say, YOUR NOT WORTHY OF MY MONEY OR LOYALTY ANYMORE!!!
Money grab
by Madalenc on 2021/03/07 08:13
This used to be the best radio when I bought it many years ago, now they turned into subscription based and removed the features I was enjoying and that I once paid for. It also lacks dark mode ... sad to see a company turn their back to their early clients that helped them grow
No longer a good app
by mojorisin733 on 2021/03/06 22:24
This used to be a good app until it had gotten buggy. Every time I try & open it, it shows nothing but a blank screen.
Fabulous in Bed
by streams on 2021/03/06 14:05
After my husband’s death : Alone, restless and unable to sleep at night I’ve found that reaching for my phone and listening to the moth calms my racing mind and is almost as fabulous a way to fall asleep as sex.
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2021/03/05 01:17
I only use this because it’s the only app I can stream certain station through. Their ads are awful, cut off the middle of live broadcasts and sometimes get stuck repeating in a loop. At best, they sync their ads with the live broadcast schedule, at worst they randomly play, cutting off the middle of a show. They also play ads in the middle of podcasts and god forbid you press the pause buttons for you will surely hear another ad before play resumes. A month or so ago the repeatedly played a Carl’s junior ad where you could hear the producer speaking before the spot and the sound mix was hilarious. You can hear the “boop” where the ad begins on multiple ads as well. So amateur. I paid a one time $9.99 for this app years ago but now they expect you to subscribe for some reason. Maybe the awful ads are their incentive? The mail channels are basic as well. There are so many better apps but, like I said, this one has some stations that none of the others do. They also didn’t ban certain broadcasters like all the other ‘woke’ apps have but I almost hesitate in saying that for fear they one day will. Reply to dev: You guys say you strive to make this a better app but, seriously, how hard can it be to not spam ads just for hitting the pause button or switching an audio output source?
Intrusive ads
by Bikegeek23 on 2021/03/04 20:28
Did a telemarketer interrupt your stream? You’ll be forced to listen to another ad or two to get back to the radio. Did you activate Siri to set a reminder? Another ad. Pull in your driveway and your home WiFi connects your phone? More ads before you can start listening again. Just ridiculous!!! Especially bad if you’re listening to talk radio or an interview, etc.
Hola. You are he best
by Rosario Ahmed on 2021/03/04 14:19
The best
Horrible
by MDRuckus on 2021/03/04 12:51
The app constantly plays the same ad over and over instead of going to the station. It buffers a lot as well. This is the only app that does this for me, so it’s not my phone or network. Other streaming apps work flawlessly.
La exención
by la execion on 2021/03/03 22:22
Muy buena
Repeats
by Dv3sed on 2021/03/03 13:34
Constantly repeating!
Works OK, But...
by Marko 2019 on 2021/03/02 20:26
I got the paid version of TuneIn a long time ago so I wouldn’t have to listen to ads. Now guess what? Ads have begun. Ten bucks a month and still there are commercials. There are other radio apps. If this isn’t corrected, I’ll be leaving.
Tiger
by Smokey574 on 2021/03/02 16:41
Love the app. My only issue is constantly repeating when on WiFi.
Where are my Favorites?
by VLuser on 2021/02/28 17:27
I have been disappointed with TuneIn since they eliminated “favorites.” I had a long list of my favorite stations, but the favorites display has disappeared from the app. I’d love to see it back again, and if it did, my rating would improve to five stars.
Impossible to listen to!
by Fed#Up! on 2020/06/12 13:01
I primarily use TuneIn to listen to MSNBC “commercial free live”. It used to work flawlessly. In the last six months or so, it has become increasingly impossible to listen to. The broadcast stutters, then stops, then jumps forward, then repeats parts you have heard before, then stops altogether. Rinse, repeat all the above. In the place of commercials, the app used to play short pieces of items “from earlier today that you might not have heard”. I have heard the exact same past news snippets now for months—they are definitely not all “from today”. And often it is not past news I hear, but parts of commercials. (I am paying for commercial free.) The only time this spring that the stuttering, stopping and repeating did not happen was when content was interrupted instead with the announcement that “this station is experiencing technical difficulties”. Ironic that said difficulties were absent during this time—but they are back now that the “This station is experiencing...” interruptions have stopped. I have an image in my head of a group of chimps at the controls, randomly pushing all the buttons in front of them, while eating popcorn and spilling soda all over the control board. This is a maddening listening experience, and I have paid good money for nothing! Buyer beware!!!!
702 talk radio gets flooded with ads
by Serval1948 on 2019/05/08 08:25
How can I enjoy listening to 702 today, this is Election Day in South Africa and you are spoiling my listening with numerous advertising. (Cutting into talks, news etc). You assured me recently that ads from your side only come on at the beginning-“never during the talks otherwise people will be disillusioned just like me”, you lied! You told me ads during are done by the radio stations. These are all Americans ads 702 talk radio would use to interrupt their news? Come on, You could do better, don’t lie! What use do I have to tell you all this quite a few times. -nothing gets done on your side - you need to make changes in order for your listeners to stay with you. Can you put me in touch with your customer service before I leave your radio service with a bitter taste in my mouth. Thank you, Beate Hammonds Boerne, Texas, USA
Need to fix buffering
by DrumGuy6 on 2020/03/12 11:32
Update: The buffering was fixed and worked for a period of months, however recently the ability to pause and playback was removed from the app. Now hitting pause will only save data for a minute or so, then no additional steam is saved and the recording just jumps forward to live. Prior to this the app would save about 30min before jumping to live. This is a huge setback in app performance and makes the app almost useless, since even a short phone call will result in missing part of a broadcast. Hopefully this feature is restored, in the meantime I will unfortunately have to look for a new app. Too bad because I have used this for years and enjoyed it. First of all and probably most importantly, the app content is great. However there are issues with buffering that need to be fixed. The app offers pause and RW/FF functions, but if you pause for even a short time the app will skip ahead midstream once you are playing back the buffered content. Also when playing back buffered content it will randomly repeat a few second long portion several times. Buffering is a feature used on many apps these days and it usually works flawlessly, this app needs to fix these issues to compete. If buffering was fixed this would be a 5 star review.
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2021/03/05 01:17
I only use this because it’s the only app I can stream certain station through. Their ads are awful, cut off the middle of live broadcasts and sometimes get stuck repeating in a loop. At best, they sync their ads with the live broadcast schedule, at worst they randomly play, cutting off the middle of a show. They also play ads in the middle of podcasts and god forbid you press the pause buttons for you will surely hear another ad before play resumes. A month or so ago the repeatedly played a Carl’s junior ad where you could hear the producer speaking before the spot and the sound mix was hilarious. You can hear the “boop” where the ad begins on multiple ads as well. So amateur. I paid a one time $9.99 for this app years ago but now they expect you to subscribe for some reason. Maybe the awful ads are their incentive? The mail channels are basic as well. There are so many better apps but, like I said, this one has some stations that none of the others do. They also didn’t ban certain broadcasters like all the other ‘woke’ apps have but I almost hesitate in saying that for fear they one day will. Reply to dev: You guys say you strive to make this a better app but, seriously, how hard can it be to not spam ads just for hitting the pause button or switching an audio output source?
Not as good as iHeart Radio
by Donny from Queens on 2019/08/01 14:42
The app does well for streaming live radio stations. Where it falls flat is podcasts. It doesn’t remember where I left off in a particular one. Instead, it starts me off at the very beginning 19 times out of 20. I have to take screen shots of the time (if I can remember) when I exit, and then I usually have to wait a minute for it to slowly buffer up to, say, minute 47 of an hour long podcast when I come back o finish ... SUPER annoying. They throttle the download rates to conserve bandwidth on their end for sure. Contrast this with iHeart radio, which remembers where I left off in ANY given podcast and starts me off there. Where this gets REALLY bad is if I exit the app for a minute. Unless I exit and come back within about 10 seconds, it will forget where I left off and I have to go through the whole thing again (except I didn’t screen shot it, so I don’t know the time). It’s garbage on this point, good for live radio, and I don’t use the rest of the functionality. Unfortunately, radio stations go for tunein or iHeart, so there isn’t a choice ... but I would use iHeart for podcasts EVERY TIME over tunein if I could.
Inconsistent At Best
by NashChip on 2021/02/14 20:01
I've exhausted my options with this app. When it works, it works great. But every so often, it has a mind of its own where no matter how long I wait for a station to load, it simply doesn't start. It simply spins in place. Yes, I have strong WiFi. Yes I've tried on LTE. Yes I've tried on 5G. It's not a connectivity issue. I have an iPhone 12. The only way around it is to close the app and restart it, but even that's not a guarantee. I have to try on average 3-5x before the station will load. It also seems to does it out of nowhere in the middle of when the station is working. I was listening to a particularly important news story (again, with full strength internet connectivity) and the station simply dropped. I closed the app and reopened it and of course I had to listen to the 60 seconds of ads that are no longer relevant (today I heard ads about the "upcoming impeachment vote" which has already happened...but I digress) and the station still didn't load. Again, when it works, it goes on a long streak of being perfect, but when it decides to go on strike, a miracle is necessary for it to work again. That's usually when I forget about it for a few weeks and then come back.
The repeat when playing live shows...
by Cool jey on 2019/11/20 14:44
I assume Tunein is made to do this on purpose but it’s far too sensitive....have used tunein for a few years but don’t remember being this bad- when I am listening to a news show live, like CNN, it will replay the same part not twice, but 3-5 times, I assume this is when the app detects a slower connection. I have tried numerous times to mess with settings and can’t get it to stop - it makes listening to anything live virtually impossible unless you want to be driven crazy. This happens over my Sonos which plays everything else perfectly in my home over WiFi (via fiber optic) so not sure why tunein is different. It is also happening more on my phone app. I love tunein for convenience but this repeating is so bad that it makes it not worth fooling with. Shouldn’t be this hard for a normal consumer - I shouldn’t have to adjust a bunch of settings when in a relatively normal and speedy WiFi environment (nor when when I’m on a cellular connection). Trying to listen to impeachment live! I have to install something else today.
Terrible and practically useless
by Mndylbrck on 2019/11/19 11:00
If you like commercials or have money to pay to remove ads from every app you use, this app is almost useable (if I felt like paying for it, it would still only get two stars from me). You get all the commercials from whatever show you’re listening to, plus as many ads from the app; which amounts to about 35/65% programming vs. ads. Extremely unstable, especially if you’ve paused it - might as well just close the app and reopen it if you did, because it will basically not work until you do - rendering the pause feature useless. The app struggles to stay connected and fails to reconnect frequently when it loses its connection. The ads are intentionally significantly louder than the programming - obviously on purpose - making it something that wakes you up if you doze off or like falling asleep listening. The constant adjusting of the volume alone makes me tend to turn the app off. Overall: commercial overload with intentional annoyances to make you pay. It’s not a functional enough app to pay for as is, coupled with the intentionality of the annoyances earns this app 1 star from me.
Good app
by Superquinho on 2019/04/03 13:58
I wrote a really bad review before (read it below), and to be fair, I’m back to update. They seem to improve this App. - The random Ads are gone, so no more paid ads during radio programs. - 30 seconds reward/forward function is back The loosing of the track once you receive a phone call, or a video/audio starts playing on another app, still an issue. So if you’d like to reward 30 seconds of missed radio stream, you’re with no luck! Well, hopefully they’ll hire back whoever developer was able to add that feature back in the days! DO NO PAY FOR THIS!!!! Use the free version and save some frustration at least. I’ve been using TuneIn for at least 4 years.... and every “upgrade” this app is getting worse! I listen to a Brazilian radio station, and when they are talking the app thinks its a commercial so a Lowe’s, Home Depot and another ad from TuneIn kicks in and I miss the interview or whatever is happening! And it’s always 2 or 3 ads only.... I don’t remember because all I do it’s curse on the 5th generation of the developers :/ The latest version they got rid of the 30seconds rewind/forward! C’mon developers..... really?!?!?! And the feature I miss the most is that if another audio/video comes up, like a phone call/FaceTime you lose the streaming, having to go back to the app and press play. Back in the days, this wasn’t necessary. Over all, it works, but on the pace this is going, in a near future, you’ll only be able to listen to their paid Ads :/
Audiobooks gone!! 😞
by DomE080808008080808 on 2018/01/17 16:32
Many users might not be big Audiobook listeners but I am, and considering the high monthly prices for every other audiobook app out there (like Audible or Audiobooks), TuneIn was the best option! I remember when I started using this app, there were a few users and it clearly needed some app work, but I was positively surprised to find the vast collection of audiobooks in the app (with the premium subscription). TuneIn didn’t require you to pay for every new audiobook you listen to but had free amount of audiobooks for the monthly subscription price, apart from all the other radio, news stations and podcasts available. Since I only listen to Audiobooks and Podcasts, there is really no reason for me to keep paying for this app. This is a hue disappointment! I think that if TuneIn would have advertised their audiobook potential they would’ve received a vast amount of new users and a lot would have preferred it over the established Audible/Audiobooks app. If you decide to bring the audiobook section back let me know! I’ll be happy to pay for the subscription!
This is an edit of my previous review—5 stars
by Oli and Jacq on 2021/01/10 00:57
Somehow tune in has cured the app of the bleed through ads and the redundant “you may have missed” problem. Thanks for making the changes and fixing this really useful app! —what I wrote previously for your information and comparing: I could’ve written the summer 2020 review! Exact issues regarding trying to enjoy msnbc commercial free by subscribing via premium. I had many back and forths with friendly help clerks. Never solved the problem. Commercials bled through, five minutes of inanity between segments of news, long, repetitive “something you may not have heard from earlier today”, left us frustrated and finally we are giving up on this app. Wish there was a logical explanation for why they couldn’t deliver what I bought—commercial free. Let me know if you worked it out for real.
CBS yanked all their stations away from Tunein
by 4th Doctor fan on 2018/08/21 20:20
*To those reviews about subscription or trial period.. you DON'T need to sign up for the Premium service, nor do you need to sign up for Trial period (which does roll into a Premium paid service if you don't cancel, so just DON'T sign up for Trial period, you can just skip past anything regarding signing up). You can listen for FREE, without having to signup for anything. Too bad that CBS pulled all their CBS Sports and CBS Local News stations off from Tunein (but that is not Tunein's fault). And other censorship concerns would only apply if this were a government run service, which it is not. Those commentators have the right to free speech (with their own broadcast antenna, their own newspaper, their own website, etc) for their views, but other companies such as this can not be compelled to distribute such speech if they choose not to carry it. ---orig--- **Everyone needs to complain directly to CBS Radio (and their Entercom owner)... So evidently CBS Radio (and Entercom, who merged with them) is who forced all of their stations off of Tunein as of July/August, requiring you to use their own radio app instead (which is highly inferior to Tunein). Also, that CBS/Entercom app is not supported by Roku and other services (the way Tunein app was used by Roku). First CBS forces you onto their own subscription service for streaming TV, now they do the same thing for radio. Sad !!
A very fine internet tuner - though buffering is question
by Illuminer on 2017/11/18 18:05
So far, this is my favorite radio internet tuner. It covers so many fine stations, and allows you to buffer or store a station's past minutes if you put it on hold. It has tendency to go into a buffer mode erratically and repeats several previous seconds every so often. Actually, a bit too often for comfort. Otherwise, it works flawlessly. As it does store buffered sections, I wish there was a way to know when I'm listening to buffered sections and how many minutes it has buffered, or is in its "live" radio mode , as well being able to optionally go back and rehear previous sections of the broadcast. An update button to shift to live or shift to the buffered sections would be nice. One other needed fix is that quite often, the banner naming the program doesn't match. "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is listed as "Car Talk"
Indispensable for this traveler
by C of H on 2019/01/28 18:34
Update: I’m finding it does weird stuff like suddenly repeat the last several seconds or jump forward, especially bad if I have to pause a live stream, but even when I’m current. This has cause me to miss key moments I couldn’t retrieve. I demoted this by a star, hoping the developers pay attention to this annoyance. I’ll keep it at 4 stars for now, but if it gets worse I’ll be back for a further demotion. If it gets better, I’ll be back to elevate it. Original: I use this app several times a week and always on long (5+ hour) trips. Except when I have cell access trouble, I've never had a problem with this. It may even have saved my life a couple of time when I got sleepy and couldn't pull off the road. Podcasts to the rescue! The only (minor) issue I have is that it can take an annoyingly long time to buffer. This doesn't happen often and it may be more a function of wifi or Internet access. Though it happens on my strong home wifi. Can't complain, though. I use this to access radio a send other broadcasts from all over the world. I especially like to get onto live NPR when I'm traveling or missed my local show. Bottom line: Can't go wrong with a free app like this!
Frustrating no one to ever talk to. No human voice customer service.
by Point of view 5 on 2019/07/10 07:17
This is so annoying. You try to reach out at the time you need help but it has to be EMAIL of course you don’t get a response for hours. By that time you are off to work so you do nothing but email tag just to have a few questions answered. It takes days. FAQ area doesn’t help for anything. It just explains the things they want to talk about. So finally having a moment again to get on email that I’m waiting for and I see it was answered they ask for screenshots now (even though it is explain perfectly)stating they need to see what I am explaining which I believe it’s because the person that opened my email didn’t know how to fix it so it’s his way of passing it on for someone else to answer it. I send off screenshots attached to the reply and it’s been all day and now after midnight and nothing. Customer service is a failure if you can’t just speak to a person especially taking their money
Review
by New orchid on 2017/10/12 20:31
I'm gonna say I like this app because it's got plenty of options besides books. My other app was audible for five years but they have an egregious method of getting new books. Tune in app has all sorts of books and documentaries and music and a wide variety of interesting stuff! By egregious I mean you can't get new books on the app but rather you go to the actual site and pick the book and download the book and then back out to the app and "wait". It's just a dinosaur and I need books on demand because I'm a member of a book club. Your price is quite hefty but it's totally worth it. By the way why don't you offer "war brides"? I can't find it for book club
Love the concept, but...
by Papa Smurf 05-07 on 2018/04/08 18:23
In theory, I should love TuneIn. Pay for the premium package...get all of my favorite sports teams on audio (minus Liverpool who I at least get to see on TV a fair bit). Reality doesn’t always match with theory, however, thusly the two-star rating. Why? Often, the streams are spotty, which is to say that sometimes they don’t come in at all, break-up into a spotty mess, or like I’ve been experiencing lately with the Red Sox games, completely not connecting at all. In order to listen, I’ve had to delete the app, reload it, log back in and then re-try the audio for the game. Sometimes it works...other times it stops the feed and I have to repeat the whole process to get it to work again, and hope the same failing doesn’t re-emerge. I’m giving it another week of baseball season. If a new update doesn’t fix it, I’ll head back to paying for sports audio on parents apps. At least there I’ll get a largely uninterrupted stream.
Love it, but one problem...
by GO BREWERS!!! on 2018/09/18 22:47
I love that I can listen to Brewer games wherever I’m at big fan. The only problem I have with this app is even if I have two out of my four bars of signal it buffers for ever I have to shut down the app and restart it, which wouldn’t be a problem if I could go right back in to an old game that I’m listening to and he would pick up where it left off instead of starting all over. This is also a problem because it takes so long for the games load since they are hours long so if it shuts down when I’m two hours into a game and I can only scan 30 seconds ahead this obviously takes way too long and then I end up getting so fed up because I’m trying to work while I’m listening to this day I cannot listen to the game anymore so I have to switch my app.
Cumbersome
by TradeWorthy iTunes on 2018/03/05 12:18
I’ve been using Tunein for several years. I use it to listen to favorite radio stations from places I used to live. Tunein used to be much simpler and smoother to operate. I have an older iPhone 6, so maybe it’s the phone, but this is my first iPhone, so my comments are based on my experience with Tunein running on the same device. One problem is Tunein stops now when I access a web site. Once the site loads, if I go back to Tunein and hit play, it resumes, but it seems like that should be automatic. Tunein in used to resume on its own when it hit a glitch. If it can play, why do I have to ask it to? This problem may be the station (HFS), but the Tunein screen used to show the name of the song the station was playing, but it no longer does. Tunein just seems more sluggish and awkward than it used to, and over time, it ought to get smoother and more efficient.
Poor buffering of stream
by richardinMaine on 2019/11/21 20:06
I’ve used TuneIn for listening to news. The app have very poor buffering performance. This means the stream is constantly pausing while it buffers. I understand this can happen occasionally when cell reception is marginal, but even with a strong cellular signal buffering happens every 10 minutes or so. The buffering period can last several minutes and often when it does start playing it will play 10 seconds then repeat those same 10 seconds two or three times in a row then continue with the stream. It doesn’t matter what station I stream the buffering issue always occurs. I haven’t found a setting for setting buffer size. I would like to get premium service but the app’s performance to too poor. All other streaming services I use, such as direct streaming from radio stations or podcasts NEVER buffer.
Dishonest company. Buyer beware!
by My MT Brain on 2018/12/15 20:50
Last year TuneIn reduced their price and touted their huge audiobook selection which got me to join. Then they dropped the feature within weeks. A reputable company would have either stated that audiobooks would be going away, or offered a refund for cost of the service given such a key feature was removed. I thought, lesson learned and set up my calendar to remind me to cancel a month before my subscription ended. When I logged in last month to cancel, there was no way to cancel online. I had to contact TuneIn via their email. I contacted them and they told me to cancel online. I replied I was not able to do so, that their site informed me to contact tech support. Then they said they cancelled my service and “Rest assured your subscription will not auto renew on your next billing date”. I’m sure you see this coming, yep they charged me! So now I have to waste more time trying to get my money back from these thieves. Stay away. You have been warned.
My problem persists
by Endmysuff34ing on 2020/05/10 23:07
FIX THIS AND STOP WITH THE AUTOMATED RESPONSES. I used to think the problem where it would restart my podcast was only due to my earbuds at the time, but I have since switched phones and earbuds many times and still have had the same issue. Every time I pause a podcast for more than a minute or so; it fully restarts the podcast. This is extremely frustrating. I constantly have to re scrub through the podcast to find where I left off just because it constantly restarts it. I love this app for podcasts and I use it all the time to download podcasts, I will not however continue using this app if this problem persists. I would save more time just using another app that saves my spot in the podcast. If you could please look into this and fix it that would be great. I’ve had this issue for almost a year now. —UPDATE— It now restarts my podcast EVERY TIME I pause it. This is ridiculous. SUCH AN EASY FIX.
Unlistenable
by Meauxseph on 2020/07/20 18:09
I’ve been listening to Fox News via Tune In since mid-March. While the content is as expected, the ads for both sponsors and Tune In programming makes the experience awful. The most recent example is a Cox Communications (which is misogynistic, though that’s not Tune In’s fault) ad which plays at least three times per break, sometimes even consecutively. This has been the norm since I began using the app. Ads will repeat and replay frequently, which is especially frustrating given the content of ads like the aforementioned Cox ad. I guarantee that I will not listen to Tune In content because of this and am no longer interested in subscribing for the ad-free version. I suspect Tune In either does this intentionally to push people to sub or that they have a programming issue. I spent years working in terrestrial radio and guarantee a programming flaw like this would kill a station if left unresolved very quickly.
I agree...
by ejborg on 2021/02/06 03:02
...with the previous reviewer. If the developers think they fixed these problems they’re wrong. Furthermore, I find myself sitting here on MSNBC listening to the very advertising that I PAID to avoid. Cars, shoes, products of all kinds. All this interspersed with “news [I] may have missed from earlier today,” which I haven’t missed, of course, because TuneIn plays the same clips over and over. PLUS, I still haven’t figured out how to communicate my concerns (OK, let’s just call them what they really are...”complaints”) directly to customer “service”. Finding CS at TuneIn is harder than navigating a Halloween corn maze. I shouldn’t have to leave an angry review in order to get your attention. What I HAVE finally figured out is how to cancel my subscription. Do you really want to make cancellation easier than complaint resolution? I’ve never been closer to canceling a subscription to anything as I am right now with TuneIn.
Great app with one mentally disturbing problem
by GentileSlayr on 2019/12/17 01:54
I listen to tune in for MSNBC live. That is all I listen to. I know the ads are skippable. But you have to stop playing the same ads over and over and over and over and over again. Especially three the AARP ad. Comcast business ad and some ad about cancer that I’m sure makes sense on TV but is just sad and kind of pointless since there is like 10 seconds of silence before the end slogan. But seriously they have been playing the same Comcast ad for 3 years! I will never use Comcast under any circumstances because of this. And also can they at least rotate hearing the same ad then go back to MSNBC they say we will be right back then u play the same ad again. It’s so frustrating I just mute it and end up missing parts of the show. Also they updated the app so when u pause and un pause they play the same Comcast commercial agggggghhhhhh!
Rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by joker12483 on 2019/06/21 18:36
Be extremely careful with this app, I unfortunately downloaded this junk by mistake in April of 2018 as soon as it was downloaded I deleted it from my phone. Literally wasn’t on my phone for more than five minutes! It was apparently free for a week after that you are charged $9.99 a month without agreeing to it until you cancel the subscription that you never agreed too!!!! Deleting a app will not cancel a subscription, which absolutely makes no sense at all. Seriously how ridiculous......yeah let’s delete this but start paying for it , sounds good!!!! So I’ve been charged $150 to date and luckily noticed it on my bank statement. Immediately cancelled the subscription that I never asked for or agreed too and never got notification of !!! I have no clue if this app is good or not even though I have had a subscription for almost two years without knowing but I certainly wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone.
Good but MLB games are little behind
by MissTheMarinersButNotSeattle on 2019/09/25 00:02
I’ve used TuneIN for a while now for listening to DV Radio, 710 ESPN, and KIRO 97.3 for the Seattle Mariners games. However, I recently moved away and didn’t realize the radio stations were blacked-out during games if you were out of state. So, I just signed up for premium last week so I could listen to the Mariners games. Unfortunately the live broadcast is about 2 to 3 plays behind the other sports apps. I would get notifications on my phone about scoring plays or home runs at least 2 plays early. Easy fix though, I just turned off the notifications on the other apps. I’m not going to complain too much because the premium subscription served its purpose... I got to listen to the games. I will most likely subscribe again next season.
Does not keep track of playhead
by Kid Rock C on 2019/04/20 05:46
So, you are listening to a podcast, but are taking a break for a few minutes to do something else. Now, you switch back to the app and discover that TuneIn kicked you out of the stream, but puts a speaker symbol next to the most-recently played episode. You may rightfully think that you can simply continue where you left off by selecting that podcast again, but you would be very mistaken. TuneIn does not remember how far into the podcast you were, it simply starts from scratch. Nice ... not. Why does it kick you back to the overview screen after you had placed the app into the background for a few minutes, and why can’t it remember the playhead position? An enigma wrapped in a mystery that only the talented programmers at TuneIn will know the answers to. I personally am still using this program to listen to NPR, but wouldn’t mind finding a smarter app.
Used to be great; now streaming is erratic
by Diddyboyy on 2020/06/27 17:50
I used to love this app, six months ago I would’ve given it five stars. I am a premium subscriber, I like to listen to my local pro sport teams on this app . However, over the last six months, the quality of streaming has suffered greatly. It drops the stream all the time, both on Wi-Fi and on cellular data. It just inexplicably drops and takes a while to reconnect. It buffers over and over again. Occasionally it will not reconnect at all and I have to close the app and reopen it. I’m not sure what is happening, everything is up-to-date on my cell phone, it’s an iPhone X, running the latest iOS. I searched the app for a way to communicate directly with the company or developer. Unfortunately, they do not offer a “contact us“ option on their app. There is no way to inform them of this problem, other than leaving a bad review. Please fix, this app used to be great!
App shuts down every time I look at another app on my iPhone 7.
by Erza10 on 2019/10/09 19:52
Ever since the update to IOS 13, this app is not working the way it used to. If I pause the stream & then start it again & then look at another app while listening to the the tune-in app, the tune in app shuts down & I have to open it up & restart it again. Also even just looking at another app while listening to something in Tune in app, it will shut down, sometimes numerous times within an hour. I don’t understand why this is happening since these problems were not there in the past. I hope this can be fixed. Don’t know if it’s a compatibility problem. I have rebooted my phone & even deleted app & uploaded again & I still have the same problem noted above.
Ah TuneIn, why didn’t you raise the price?
by Kiriel62 on 2018/01/23 23:03
When it was decided that audiobooks weren’t working as intended, the first option was to dump them. Now I know soooo many people think $8 a month is reasonable for unlimited listening, I know that is crazy. There were no limitations like the library where you have to wait for the book to come back in. One book costs more to purchase than Tunein’s premium price. Now why didn’t you first TRY to raise your price. I would have paid 3x or more for access to this many books. I was one of the ones listening all-the-time. Now my choice is Playster which is so horrible so far, can’t find books, weirdness in charges, loses place etc. I can’t do it. I am going back to library. At least I still have Rachel & Bill at TuneIn.
Stops and restarts all the time!!
by Troy1428 on 2017/11/14 15:38
I have been a faithful user of this app - using it almost every day since I first downloaded it 4 yrs ago, and in certain ways I love it. I want to be able to give it 5 stars because I really like a lot of its feature, such as the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward, which aren't always options on other radio apps. But I had to give it 2 because it constantly stops in the middle of something I'm listening to and resets. Meaning, in the morning I like to let it play talk radio while I'm showering and then when I get out, I rewind it so I can hear what was playing and fast forward through commercials (very nice!), but maybe halfway through a 30 min section it glitches and resets to live radio so I miss everything in between. This happens at least 3 out of five times. It drives me crazy!!!
Easier than station sites & apps
by Outdoor Janitor on 2019/03/25 14:03
Often works better than a station’s own app or web site player —began to use this app when it was difficult to get my desktop to start the listen live feature of a local news talk station. It's got a bit of a delay, but that's cool if you are vein, and you want to hear what you said on a call-in show – but aside from that, having a profile with my favorite Christian, & news stations – & being able to pick a syndicated show, and listen even if it's from across the nation, is cool. Occasionally some glitch causes 5 to 30 seconds of a show to repeat, but I don't believe anything is ever dropped…
Something’s wrong! Please fix it!
by Ljenz61 on 2020/04/21 04:19
For several weeks now, the app interrupts my listening pleasure to announce that the particular channel I’ve chosen—MSNBC—is “experiencing difficulty”. It’s only with MSNBC, and it occurs several times per day, every single day. Then the announcement interrupts whatever MSNBC show I’m enjoying for recordings of earlier shows while the glitch is supposedly being fixed. Then last week, the app started playing weird, loud music—no announcement, just the music. After several minutes—if I continue listening—the transmission switches back to MSNBC. Usually, I do not continue listening; I switch to CNN or CSPAN or almost anything else besides the loud, weird music. IDK what’s going on, but the app would get five stars for content from me, if these annoying interruptions didn’t occur several times a day!
Buffering endlessly
by Erfox on 2019/12/30 15:53
I used to love this app. I recommended it to everyone. About a year ago, it started having a glitch where it would repeat the same 10-30 seconds of sound over and over and over. I tried to find solutions and the only comment was “it’s buffering” I tried to turn phone off. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app (as if that were actually ever possible on an iPhone). The only change I noticed was that the monthly premium went up on the reinstall. Eventually I gave up. I deleted the app and my premium service. Occasionally I’ll come back and listen to non-premium channels, but you can’t get that everywhere.
I use it constantly
by Kdhunter on 2020/08/27 23:49
Some platform of this type is going to be the future of radio. I use this all the time to listen to radio stations across the country, which is a big deal for avid jazz and classical music fan. Then there is the ability to timeshift virtually newscast from across the country since i live in EST. Glitches I've noted are mostly a function of Internet connection. At work, it's virtually flawless because we have a super fast connection. At home, there are interruptions. but I have to say even those are rare. I would like it if they created a way to remove folders once you’ve created them bc they stand in the way of getting to “favorites” which creates too many clicks before you get to the station you want.
Generally I like it but one huge headache
by COC Champ on 2020/03/27 14:07
I really like the app. It allows me to listen to stations and music I otherwise wouldn’t hear living where I am. It also is a great way to listen to several podcasts. But my headache comes from the fact that because I mainly listen to the podcasts to and from work, I don’t listen to them all in one sitting. So I try to continue with the same podcast I was listening to the truck ride before so to speak. It would be nice if the podcast would remember where I was in the podcast from the last time rather than starting over at the first. Then I have to let it download to the spot I was and most of the time I don’t look at the timer to see where I am leaving off when I get out of the truck. Please get that fixed. It is very frustrating.
No free versions anymore?!
by ah20_damsel_fly on 2018/09/24 13:03
I’ve had this app for years and always had the free version so I could listen to my morning radio program clearly since where I lived it was spotty on the radio. When I got my new phone I went to download the app, and got this updated version that is now “pay only” thru a 7 day or more trial. Even tho there’s an advertisement for a free version, you only have the option to chose a free trial and paid subscription when you hit the “start listening” button. Come on.... even Pandora has an easy free version with ads I listen to. I just wanted my local radio stations to be clear. If this is what it’s become I’ll just not listen anymore and delete this crap. I’m not about to fall for a trial I can’t get out of so you can swindle my money. I’m on a fixed income and just wanted to laugh a couple hours in the morning between Z93 and Bob and Tom. 🖕🏼🙎🏻‍♀️
What Are You Thinking?
by Qball_42 on 2020/12/02 04:52
In many ways, this is still a great radio app overall. Howeverin the Sports area, there have been some changes that I don't love, and I wish I knew the rationale behind them. I really miss how TuneIn let you browse a list of all available live sporting events going on at the time. This was a constant feature for many years but, recently, that feature has been removed. Now, we are compellled to choose an individual sport tab to view its live events. This leads to my largest complaint. Right now, there are options for all types of sports, but they all lead to strictly professional leagues of that particular sport. The basketball option leads to the NBA only, the football goes only to the NFL, ETC. I've been having some significant trouble finding college sporting events. This is certainly true for college basketball, but I am sure it's a problem for hockey as well. There is a college sports tab, but this only brings up live college football events. Where are the rest? i hope you'll consider what I wrote here. I'd love to see the old layout come back, but, if not, I hope that college sports carried by TuneIn can be as easy to access as they have been in previous years.
Great, could be better...
by homeranonymous on 2017/11/29 19:01
I use this app nearly every day to listen to live talk radio from several cities or stations throughout the day. My favorite feature is also the root of my only complaint: fast forward and rewind. I LOVE being able to pause playback while on the phone or at a drive-through or etc., but the buffer could be larger and more reliable... rewinding too far or too often can cause the app to fail, jumping the buffer to the end of the content erratically. My star rating is higher than my first review since some of my concerns were addressed and improved. Yay! It would be awesome to have the ability to save the buffer to listen later! How about a timer to record a program for later playback?
Ads are interrupting programming and are too intrusive
by Phuoc-SD on 2019/08/12 19:48
No longer as great as it used to be. I’m totally cool with ads to help developers and content owners produce great apps or great content. I would pay if the value proposition makes sense. Tune In used to work really well with ads. I noticed that the ads on Tune In are completely different from what is on the radio, which makes sense. They used to come during the natural commercial breaks in the programming and all worked well. Lately I’m finding that’s not the case. Ads are coming on the middle of someone speaking and are way too intrusive. I find I’m using Tune In less and less and opting for my favorite station’s native apps, web streaming in the browser or hustling literally tuning back into the radio. Just like people are going vintage with many other things from vinyl to clothing, I predict people will come back to the radio if this keeps up.
Commercial volume & PSA’s
by SuzieQZgladiolies on 2019/12/19 15:20
TuneIn is great in many ways, but we’re looking for alternative streaming venues. The main reason is that commercials and Public Service announcements blare through the speakers at extreme levels. We are constantly jolted by the volume changes and the need to decrease commercial sound levels is more and more irritating. Also the actual program volume levels are so low we often can’t hear the programs, but commercial breaks are 10 times louder. Keeping everything at the same volume level is what we’re looking for. Finally the exact same PSA’s are broadcast during breaks and have not changed in over ten years.
Keeps cutting off all the time
by keeps cutting off on 2018/12/08 13:32
I have several Radio apps on my iPodAnd don’t have trouble with the others but tune in continues to cut out every 20 to 60 minutes then goes back to the home screen I have to start it up again sometime to start and immediately cut off then sometimes it will start and stay on 420 to 60 minutes. It’s not my Wi-Fi that’s not my iPad because I don’t have this problem with other app and don’t have trouble with the others but tune in continues to cut out every 20 to 60 minutes then goes back to the home screen I have to start it up again sometimes it starts and immediately cut off then sometimes it will start and stay on 420 to 60 minutes. It’s not my Wi-Fi that’s not my iPad because I don’t have this problem with other apps
Choices and Options
by slsutl on 2020/07/09 11:45
I’ve been repeatedly solicited to subscribe to music streaming services. To me their genre offerings are boring. Every song in each genre sounds the same. It’s like working in a coffee shop and having to listen to the same sound tracks day-in and day-out. Yuk. I prefer mixed music options. As I have traveled, I have found interesting stations on local radio networks. I have favorite stations in Texas, northern Michigan, Santa Barbara, Outer Banks North Carolina and others. And it’s not just music offerings. There are many local stations with great news perspectives. With Tunein Radio, I can listen to a huge range of options anytime I want.
Don’t download you will get charged
by vez214 on 2019/09/23 01:57
I would give this app ZERO stars if I could!! I was trying to find a way to listen to my local football team broadcast while away and came across this app. It “seemed” like it was free to download but then after you download it, you get a week free and then get charged $10 automatically. Of course I had tried to uninstall, delete and cancel the subscription/app. It is made pretty much impossible until you get your receipt from being charged where you can view your subscription and have the option to cancel. I never even used the app and ended up paying $10 for the pleasure of it because it didn’t even play the game I had been looking for. It’s a useless app that is designed to scam you. And of course there is no one to contact in order to get your money back either once it’s been taken.
Not working on Apple Watch, sneaky about subscription
by Mac Since 1985 on 2019/08/07 15:41
UPDATE: After deleting and reinstalling the apps several times, TuneIn suddenly began working properly on Apple Watch and iPhone. I have revised my star rating upward accordingly. But I can’t give more than three stars because of the sneaky first screen after installation that tries to trick the new person into a pricey subscription. *** The app plays nicely on my iPhone, but on the watch it does not install. I reinstalled the app. The previous version at least installed, though it was unresponsive on the watch after that. Other watch apps are working normally. Watch v. 4. , watchOS 5.2.1., iOS 12.3.1. For honesty, you should quit advertising that the app supports Apple Watch. I have emailed Support, but none of the suggestions worked.
Used to work.....
by ugg, whats in a nickname on 2020/08/18 10:49
I read several of the reviews and agree, it used to be a reliable and trusted service. I usually listened over the google speakers, not the iPad, but it became totally unreliable many months ago and jusr stops working regularly, requiring a restart, then it works again for a while and stops. Tunein “support” is useless, with no phone and only email responses that just repeat the same incorrect non answers. Clearly they have a problem that they have no idea how to fix. Even writing their CEO does not get an honest or competent response. Lately it elicits no response at all. It’s sad when something that worked well goes awry and there is no ability to repair it. I listen to CNN and MSNBC on tunein. All other services, such as pandora work the same as they did before, so the excuse that google changed something rings hollow as the others seem to have adapted.
The App was great until it wasn’t anymore!
by klj959 on 2020/11/11 03:10
When I started with free Tune-In, I was really pleased as everything I used on the app worked well without frustration. I REALLY LOVED YOUR APP!! Then after a year of the free app working well, I decided to upgrade which was a HUGE mistake as everything then went to HELL! First off, I begin paying for Better Service and Greater Options and all I got was repeating ~ repeating ~ repeating news that was so tiring and frustrating it became not worth listening to. I could only handle the Pro App for 1 month. Then one day MSNBC wouldn’t connect and that’s still happening to this day which is a great big bummer as that’s what I listen to most. So since nothing was working as well or better than it did before I started paying for the Upgrade (which was really a DOWNgrade), I stopped it because of the questionable service received. The repeating finally subsided but that could be because I stopped the Upgrade. MSNBC is still GONE which is maddening!! WHY???? I wouldn’t mind paying for your service again if: ~ it didn’t repeat endlessly ~ MSNBC becomes available again For me, it’s not worth paying for the version of TuneIn I received while paying. WHY???
Charged during free trial
by HollyDay on 2020/03/05 06:51
I wanted to listen to world news on the road and decided to give this app a try. It offered a 7-day free trial for commercial-free and once I said yes, I got charged on my credit card. 🤔 I contacted the developer within an hour of being the receipt, but I'm not even sure why this would happen on this app, through the App Store, on my Apple account when it was literally an hour into my 7-day trial? At least the developer is responsive and I've contacted Apple as well, but this annoying. I'll think again before agreeing to trial any future app. The app itself though worked fine on my mobile data while driving. The options are limited, but that's probably due to what's available on the radio waves, rather than an app issue. I'll increase rating (4 stars) if my money is returned.
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FROM NOW ON, THIS IS RADIO. TuneIn brings together live news, sports, music, podcasts and radio from around the world. With live and on-demand audio from the voices you trust, on any device, you're never without something amazing to listen to. ALL YOUR AUDIO IN ONE APP. • News: Stay informed with 24/7 news from local, national and global sources, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Radio, NPR and BBC. • Sports: Listen to your team wherever you go with local, national and global sports talk stations. • Music: Soundtrack your life with exclusive music channels, including Today's Hits, Classic Rock Hits and Country Roads. • Podcasts: We've got all your must listen podcasts right here. • Radio: Stream over 100,000 AM, FM and internet radio stations broadcasting from 197 countries. GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE. When you sign up for TuneIn Premium, our optional monthly subscription service, you also get: • Commercial-Free News: The only place where you can listen to CNBC, CNN, FOX News Radio, MSNBC and Bloomberg Media without commercials. • Commercial-Free Music: Jam out to nonstop songs without ever encountering an ad. • Less Ads: Enjoy more listening and fewer commercials across all 100,000 radio stations. [TOP 5 REASONS TO DOWNLOAD TUNEIN:] 1. NEWS FROM ALL SIDES Experience live 24/7 news from national and global sources like CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Radio, BBC, NPR, CNBC and Cheddar, along with local stations like KQED-FM, WNYC-FM, KCRW, WHYY, WTMJ and WAMU. You can even hear many of your favorite news shows as podcasts. 2. SPORTS TALK THAT MATTERS Listen to your team wherever you go with local, national and global sports talk stations with pregame and postgame analysis, and team centric sports podcasts. You can also stream live play-by-play of the biggest games from stations like ESPN Radio and talkSPORT, along with on-demand podcasts coverering your football, baseball, basketball and hockey obsession from every angle. 3. MUSIC FOR EVERY MOOD Bounce between TuneIn's exclusive music stations curated for every mood, taste and activity. Plus, keep discovering new songs with the best AM/FM stations in the world, including WHUR-FM, 107.5 WBLS, WQXR-FM, 97.9 WSKQ-FM and Hot 97 WQHT-FM. 4. ALL YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTS From trending chart-toppers to all-time favorites, follow classic shows like RadioLab, Stuff You Should Know and TED Radio Hour, and top-rated hits like The Joe Rogan Experience, NPR's Up First, NYT's The Daily, Wow in the World, and more. 5. LISTEN EVERYWHERE In addition to the mobile and desktop app, TuneIn is available for free on hundreds of connected devices, including Apple Watch, CarPlay, Google Home, Amazon Echo and Alexa, Sonos, Bose, Roku, Chromecast and more. Subscribe to tunein radio Premium through the free app. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a monthly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew every month at the then-current subscription fee unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the then-current subscription period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the then-current period. The subscription fee will be charged monthly. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. Privacy policy: http://tunein.com/policies/privacy/ Terms of use: http://tunein.com/policies/ TuneIn uses Nielsen measurement software which allows you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. To learn more about Nielsen's products and your privacy, please visit http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
FlapJax&Bacon
by NoDeeBagzAloud on 2021/04/11 13:30
Very easy to use, but it used to be better. They made it harder to find stations and podcasts that Big Tech doesn’t like. You can still find them, but you have to work at it. And it’s still my preferred streaming platform.
Final mente una estación de música!!
by la panocha on 2021/04/11 00:07
It has been 35 years in the US awaiting for something worth while listening too and finally from The Dom. Rep. There is a radio station that I te actually worth listening to. Thank you all keep up the good work. Play more Ney Nilo and Danny Daniel.
Trash
by ThaDawgSWP on 2021/04/10 18:57
Used to be a great app. Since they got rid of alllllllll the major league US sports, it’s a waste. Not even worth the phone space as a free app.
It’s a scam
by BajaSoleil on 2021/04/10 01:55
The app gives you a misleading option to remove the ads. Seriously! The premium feature actually says, “Don’t like ads?” next to a clickable link that says, “No ads.” THIS IS A LIE. Buying the premium service doesn’t remove the ads, instead it somewhat reduces their frequency but the advertising is worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. So horrifically annoying. Do not waste your money.
Variety
by Lil Wish. on 2021/04/10 01:46
So much to select from. At my fingertips.
Don’t buy premium
by Creaky Tiki in RB on 2021/04/09 22:11
Paid an annual fee to listen to live sports games. Tunein stopped the service a couple months into my annual subscription. TOTAL RIP-OFF on subscribers. I am done with Tunein for good.
Outstanding source for news and podcasts
by bishop-coop on 2021/04/09 20:14
TuneIn works great with Alexa and the commercial free tier makes it more enjoyable to listen to my favorite news shows than SiriusXM. TuneIn also has a great selection of content.
Good app
by Rihanna@99 on 2021/04/09 19:09
Good app
Too bad (another app bites the dust) ( with improvements) (gah)
by Monkeeni on 2021/04/09 16:48
Ive used tunein for many years. But i need a new radio app. First they added station icon links to the bottom of the progress tool which means whenever i touch my iPhone: to move or hold it or - im not sure how - it changes my choice to one of these others. But not always! Sometimes its a big surprise! Now the broadcast skips forward and back. This happens at least once a use. Often more. Im not an idiot. I dont need someone or something else to find a station or show for me and if i do theres the search tool. Very not happy.
No longer free
by poory1 on 2021/04/09 13:47
How do you go from “free” to $15.00 a month and the “Pro” is $10.00 a month?
Tied in
by PorschePerformer on 2021/04/08 14:45
Tune-In is easy to navigate keeps me in tune with my favorite radio stations on the West Coast.Great service to the world. Thank you.
Easy to use
by the sweetman on 2021/04/08 03:29
Very convenient to use on all my travels 👍🏼
Do not get this app for sports!
by baseball82574 on 2021/04/07 21:08
This app does not have access for free to Midwest sports and is riddled with disgusting ads! Will get download again.
I pay $10 a month...
by dnaatwork on 2021/04/07 20:42
Not happy. I pay monthly. CNN keeps cutting off, need to restart app for it to work for the next 20 minutes. A cycle. Not happy at all.
Love it!
by teenybaby4 on 2021/04/06 23:31
Love the podcast offering
Love it
by acmccurdy on 2021/04/06 18:59
Great Jazz station!!
Stop playing
by armpite on 2021/04/06 16:05
Always stop playing when the host is making a point favoring the right.Roger John
Love it
by Armahn on 2021/04/05 21:25
I love being able to listen to my hometowns local radio
Over-the-road-driver.
by News-Follower on 2021/04/04 20:34
TuneIn one of the best radio app.
Too many ads for the country roads option
by Skigeezer on 2021/04/04 02:02
They play the ad for country roads at least 4 times per hour when I’m listening to classic rock. I’ve given up on this app altogether.
Free and fun
by Reds win 77 on 2021/04/03 01:18
It’s a perfect free app! A sports app! It has everything with every team! Occasional ads but no too much. Just an amazing sports free to listen app
Regularly have problem with this app
by HolmesieHolmes on 2021/04/02 17:42
I pay for commercial free “Premium” but invariably commercials do play. It gets very tiresome contacting the tech suppprt to report it and they are never helpful. They respond with a list of questions which take a long time respond to during a busy work day, and then nothing happens anyway. I’ve given up contacting them. It is better than not paying for Premium though because without it the amount of commercials are unbearable.
This app rocks!
by tunedin son on 2021/04/02 04:07
Thank you for leading the evolution of good old radio. You’re the best!
Best Membership Ever
by Storage4me on 2021/03/31 15:54
Endless stations, Great sound quality, easy to use
Nice
by dotcom-11 on 2021/03/31 13:30
A very nice one for all streaming
Excelente App
by Orio74 on 2021/03/31 12:57
Very good app and easy to use
Not as Good as it used to be
by StepNee19 on 2021/03/31 11:40
This app was pretty good but recently I noticed that sometimes it just does not open your station. You attempt to open a station and it just sits there saying connecting. I’ve tried opening different types of stations and it’s still an issue. Seems like the morning is really the worst.
Great sports
by wmhowell3 on 2021/03/31 02:21
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the March madness on tune in radio!
Ads
by mikecocky on 2021/03/31 02:08
Ads keep playing over and over! Even after the first couple. The game starts and repeats and repeats and then the ads repeat over again! Deleted!
Genuinely the Worst
by @yung pasta on 2021/03/31 01:30
Pure garbage malware that’s disguised as an app. Don’t download unless you want recurring fees you never signed up for
Not as good as before
by Tschudin Chocolates on 2021/03/30 16:27
The new interface with buttons on bottom is prone to generating mistakes if phone isn’t picked up only by its edges.
Great App
by BigeGli on 2021/03/30 03:04
TuneIn Radio has every station I look for, no matter how off the beaten track.
Odd Man Rush Show AM 1050 WLIP
by Morganc331 on 2021/03/30 01:05
I listen to my favorite show on Tune In radio.
Tunein Radio
by jay92398 on 2021/03/29 23:20
This app will no longer play while I’m at work. I’m guessing it’s because my traffic goes through a VPN due to HIPPA. Oh well time to move on to one that will work with my employers VPN.
Crash crash crash
by _IVFL_ on 2021/03/29 16:10
Always crashes while playing. While writing this it crashed and played two commercials while I wrote this. ALWAYS CRASHES, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Ads interrupting the basketball game?!?
by Not pleased 07032016 on 2021/03/29 03:34
This app does not actually allow you to listen to what you want to listen to. It. is. so. Frustrating. Anyone who thinks interrupting an exciting March madness game for an ad was a good marketing decision is absolutely crazy. This is unacceptable. Please tell CVS (the ad I keep hearing every 30 seconds) that I will absolutely never support their business if I can ever avoid it. I hate this app.
Useless in modern day.
by Basic COD on 2021/03/29 02:38
I forgot to cancel my free subscription, costly. All in all horrible application stick to Apple Music. Or Tidal.
Audio ads are idiotic
by Merq22 on 2021/03/28 17:47
Audio ads pop muted and mute the app too. That’s just stupid.
La mejor
by hilda854 on 2021/03/28 16:44
Súper buena música 🎵, la escucho todo el tiempo !!!
Purchased PREMIUM then updated and LOStT it.
by Clonsheefior on 2021/03/28 16:07
I upgraded to premium ages ago. At the time it was a purchase not a subscription. It was going fine, until I updated. When I updated, it threw me back into the free Tunein with offers to subscribe, no option to record….Worst of all, All my recordings are GONE! I’m trying to get premium back, went to the developer’s website, read loads of Q&A but there’s nothing that helped, and I can’t find a way to contact the developer anymore. Please please please fix this. I want to give Tunein five stars.
Few stations available
by Not so sweet after all on 2021/03/28 12:11
I quit this app because any station i was looking for wasn’t available. Even the NOAA weather stations for emergencies.also if you find a station for sports they’ll let you listen until kick off then cut you off. Don’t waste your time with this one.
Awful sound quality
by brownbriefcase on 2021/03/27 19:50
The commercials are so much louder than the actual radio show. It’s absolutely obnoxious and makes it impossible to listen to — as soon as a commercial comes on you may blow your speakers and have to run to turn it down.
An excellent app
by PtahAtumRa on 2021/03/27 15:21
An excellent app! It works flawlessly on my iPad. I listen to the radio Saturday mornings. This has my most listened to radio stations right at my fingertips, and the connections happen seamlessly. 5 stars from me
Works intermittently
by Gman323 on 2021/03/26 21:50
Great stations but app fails frequently. Stations that work one day don’t the next.
Great App
by Joyit@ on 2021/03/26 13:16
I like it because I can listen to any station around the USA
Cut the cord
by Kathy B 505 on 2021/03/26 02:26
And find your news here and multitask.
Can’t play podcasts in order
by jcwbac on 2021/03/25 17:50
I have found no way to change the order of podcasts to ascending timeline. There are many that are listened to from beginning to end. Difficult to search the same podcasts that I have on my Apple app.
Useless
by IPhone addict 2008 on 2021/03/24 22:25
Downloaded app to listen “free” to Law and crime network. Even signed up for the one week auto-renew free trial subscription. App is slow to initially load content and drops off without warning. Just silence. I even waited to see if it came back and it didn’t.
Enjoying Radio
by huefran on 2021/03/24 19:11
Thank you! You have a great number of the good radio stations! And we enjoy the great quality and reception.
Commercials commercials commercials
by lynngir on 2021/03/24 14:02
Even though I pay for premium I hear commercials pretty much everyday. Tried bringing this to their attention and was given the run around— and then the problem got worse!!! What am I paying for???
Why am I getting all these commercials on Premium.
by sulla0 on 2021/03/24 12:15
Every Premium channel. Lots of commercials. I stop listening. This must stop or I’m canceling.
Help !!!
by jim G cal. on 2021/03/24 11:33
I keep getting charged for premium, but Still get commercials on radio MSNBC and CNN. Please help me out. It’s frustrating!!!
Step backwards
by Cephalo-ipod on 2021/03/24 03:54
TuneIn has it’s ups and downs but it normally works okay (well, if i am stationary or in a car). Within the last two weeks though, the app just stops during a stream and you have to press play to get it going again. It’s especially annoying while driving. Also, now when clicking favorites, there is an additional click to open the widget to see the list of favorites. Another annoyance.
Useless and I’m not paying ten dollars monthly either
by Tpm985 on 2021/03/23 06:28
How is this getting 4.7/5 rating score? Something is rotten here and it’s not right. People ought to be able to trust these review scores and i in no way find the scores reliable. How can you have all these people with issues and then guy go and see that hrs still 4.7? Something sketchy is going on here. I wish they had a version you can just buy and it is something you own because i refuse to have a monthly charge for any of these apps. Not happening and I think that users ought to come together on this.
My liked
by Foad Fateh on 2021/03/23 05:11
I likekurdish & arabic & english old music om kolsom , ... & classic music but you don’t have
Dark mode
by alejandroooooooooo on 2021/03/23 04:59
Is this app has dark mode, ?
So Subscription only now
by kgoods! on 2021/03/22 16:34
I’ve been using Tune In for years and love it, it’s the only place that streams some of the news stations I love. But it’s gotten increasingly buggy, but I dealt with it and the ads. But now you’re trying to force me into a 7-day trial that ends in a $15/month charge? Are you serious?? I don’t need a trial. I even deleted the app and downloaded again thinking it was just buggy. But no you’re still trying to charge me a monthly fee on the “free app” download. You have an app that charges $9.99/mth already, so why is the “free app” charging and more expensive at that. I’m about 2 seconds from the delete button.
Gracias!gracias por permitirme escuchar radios de mi país.
by RUCAMA. on 2021/03/22 13:51
Por tráenos un poquito de nuestros países al escuchar nuestra radio aún estando tan lejos lejos de mi país soy de Guatemala y escucho las noticias de mi país gracias ustedes.
One Stop Shop
by M City Mauler on 2021/03/22 05:29
Has a wide range of great listening options that fit any mood and occasion.
5 ster
by i hate the up date on 2021/03/21 21:53
I listen to this everyday.
Too good to believe
by DKgerm3 on 2021/03/21 17:09
Can listen to radio around the world where I’ve worked and played. Can listen to stations around th US and get a flavor of why America still remains great. Can listen to stations around my beloved Southern California birth place regions and with clearest reception. Too good to believe
Love Todd Herman!!
by Chrisajsc on 2021/03/20 22:58
Todd Herman’s show is awesome!! He is helping me through my loss of Rush Limbaugh!! I am still listening to the Rush show and want it to stay on but now I add Todd Herman in my day!! Keep up the great programming Todd!!
Ads are out of control
by Ptmag on 2021/03/20 21:59
I’m fine with a few ads. What is happening is that every 10-20 seconds the feed will get interrupted with another ad. It’s maddening
A Note
by Mariaspyr on 2021/03/20 15:08
A note to say I love listening to TUNE IN ❤️❤️❤️
Tunein
by djfranklaser on 2021/03/20 14:54
The
La mejor
by gerardo olavide on 2021/03/19 02:02
La mejor
No more Apple Watch accessible
by Amalalucilla on 2021/03/17 16:45
The last update made Apple Watch app disfunction.
Fav stations
by T&KH on 2021/03/17 12:07
No matter where you are.
Apple sine in
by Nicolodi in on 2021/03/17 09:58
I cant sine in with my apple id with this app please fix this ASAP
Set y’all game up
by 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 on 2021/03/17 02:17
This app is getting worse with every update.
Comerciales
by muneco1027 on 2021/03/15 12:43
Porque ponen tanto comercial
Great app
by SheilaZ34 on 2021/03/15 09:48
I’ve been using Tunein for years. It has turned me on to music and stations all over the country and world!!
Total garbage
by grumpybear3058 on 2021/03/15 02:42
I tuned in to my favorite local station so I could take the radio with me. Come to find out you have gotten rid of my local station. So screw me right? To make matters worse you automatically tune me in to a station I don’t want to listen to without my permission. This is piss poor customer service. So your app is going into the virtual trash can where it belongs. You have permanently lost a long time listener.
My thoughts
by ejsauceda on 2021/03/14 17:25
I love that I can get this on my I phone That I can have a Spanish station in Christian music I can enjoy!! Sermons I can meditate on every day and night Best on my I phone !
Urban Alternative
by 'lac on 2021/03/14 13:10
Tony Evans trains your mind!
Doesn’t work well with Siri
by mcbaldwin on 2021/03/14 06:56
Tell Siri to play RAI Radio 1 on Tunein. Every conceivable pronunciation, or say the letters. Doesn’t work.
Your app keeps stopping on its own
by Fathomdesign on 2021/03/14 00:45
Your app started to stop playing on its own. If I can play a song all the way through without your app stopping it, I might as well delete this piece of trash. Your app has gotten progressively worse for a while now and I have no problem deleting this hunk of digital garbage without feeling the need to ever use your app again. If the issue isn’t corrected quickly, don’t expect to get any of my data traffic ever again.
The best app ever
by Ammar Hezam on 2021/03/13 14:52
With such great application, I enjoy my News, music and sport with different languages with no need to jump between multiple applications
5 star
by dcomaha on 2021/03/12 21:42
All my friends in Omaha are jealous
Commercial every Minute!
by darnesha7733 on 2021/03/12 16:32
Venus commercial is interrupting program every 45 seconds to 1 minute. This does not make me wish to purchase “Premium”. This just makes me ANGRY!
Makes me feel at home.
by Baggage Bummer on 2021/03/11 16:39
I love being able to “tune in” to my favorite morning show, Bob and Brian, on The Hog, while snowbirding in Arizona.
Great one
by bk bazhe on 2021/03/11 15:20
Love it BK Bazhe
Great app
by jfy diff on 2021/03/10 22:00
I like the functionality of iHeartRadio better but this one has way more channels.
Excelente
by cuatija on 2021/03/10 20:39
Gracias
Stealing from others
by Davesleep on 2021/03/10 15:24
TuneIn puts ads in front of some streams that are free. For instance, some SomaFM feeds get ads when all of Soma’s content is funded by listener donations. TuneIn takes something others have paid for, makes you listen to ads and makes a profit from it. That’s just wrong.
Constantly rebuffering
by Candice_WineGirl on 2021/03/08 17:23
Can’t listen to the station I selected due to nonstop rebuffering.
Almost Finished
by jagsdaddy88 on 2021/03/07 18:21
Completely disappointed with Tune-in. Always some kind of issue as to why you can not connect to a live ball game!!! Baseball to be exact!!!! I’m a premium member and have been for some time now. And I’m sick of paying you for nothin!!! At this point I must say, YOUR NOT WORTHY OF MY MONEY OR LOYALTY ANYMORE!!!
Money grab
by Madalenc on 2021/03/07 08:13
This used to be the best radio when I bought it many years ago, now they turned into subscription based and removed the features I was enjoying and that I once paid for. It also lacks dark mode ... sad to see a company turn their back to their early clients that helped them grow
No longer a good app
by mojorisin733 on 2021/03/06 22:24
This used to be a good app until it had gotten buggy. Every time I try & open it, it shows nothing but a blank screen.
Fabulous in Bed
by streams on 2021/03/06 14:05
After my husband’s death : Alone, restless and unable to sleep at night I’ve found that reaching for my phone and listening to the moth calms my racing mind and is almost as fabulous a way to fall asleep as sex.
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2021/03/05 01:17
I only use this because it’s the only app I can stream certain station through. Their ads are awful, cut off the middle of live broadcasts and sometimes get stuck repeating in a loop. At best, they sync their ads with the live broadcast schedule, at worst they randomly play, cutting off the middle of a show. They also play ads in the middle of podcasts and god forbid you press the pause buttons for you will surely hear another ad before play resumes. A month or so ago the repeatedly played a Carl’s junior ad where you could hear the producer speaking before the spot and the sound mix was hilarious. You can hear the “boop” where the ad begins on multiple ads as well. So amateur. I paid a one time $9.99 for this app years ago but now they expect you to subscribe for some reason. Maybe the awful ads are their incentive? The mail channels are basic as well. There are so many better apps but, like I said, this one has some stations that none of the others do. They also didn’t ban certain broadcasters like all the other ‘woke’ apps have but I almost hesitate in saying that for fear they one day will. Reply to dev: You guys say you strive to make this a better app but, seriously, how hard can it be to not spam ads just for hitting the pause button or switching an audio output source?
Intrusive ads
by Bikegeek23 on 2021/03/04 20:28
Did a telemarketer interrupt your stream? You’ll be forced to listen to another ad or two to get back to the radio. Did you activate Siri to set a reminder? Another ad. Pull in your driveway and your home WiFi connects your phone? More ads before you can start listening again. Just ridiculous!!! Especially bad if you’re listening to talk radio or an interview, etc.
Hola. You are he best
by Rosario Ahmed on 2021/03/04 14:19
The best
Horrible
by MDRuckus on 2021/03/04 12:51
The app constantly plays the same ad over and over instead of going to the station. It buffers a lot as well. This is the only app that does this for me, so it’s not my phone or network. Other streaming apps work flawlessly.
La exención
by la execion on 2021/03/03 22:22
Muy buena
Repeats
by Dv3sed on 2021/03/03 13:34
Constantly repeating!
Works OK, But...
by Marko 2019 on 2021/03/02 20:26
I got the paid version of TuneIn a long time ago so I wouldn’t have to listen to ads. Now guess what? Ads have begun. Ten bucks a month and still there are commercials. There are other radio apps. If this isn’t corrected, I’ll be leaving.
Tiger
by Smokey574 on 2021/03/02 16:41
Love the app. My only issue is constantly repeating when on WiFi.
Where are my Favorites?
by VLuser on 2021/02/28 17:27
I have been disappointed with TuneIn since they eliminated “favorites.” I had a long list of my favorite stations, but the favorites display has disappeared from the app. I’d love to see it back again, and if it did, my rating would improve to five stars.
Impossible to listen to!
by Fed#Up! on 2020/06/12 13:01
I primarily use TuneIn to listen to MSNBC “commercial free live”. It used to work flawlessly. In the last six months or so, it has become increasingly impossible to listen to. The broadcast stutters, then stops, then jumps forward, then repeats parts you have heard before, then stops altogether. Rinse, repeat all the above. In the place of commercials, the app used to play short pieces of items “from earlier today that you might not have heard”. I have heard the exact same past news snippets now for months—they are definitely not all “from today”. And often it is not past news I hear, but parts of commercials. (I am paying for commercial free.) The only time this spring that the stuttering, stopping and repeating did not happen was when content was interrupted instead with the announcement that “this station is experiencing technical difficulties”. Ironic that said difficulties were absent during this time—but they are back now that the “This station is experiencing...” interruptions have stopped. I have an image in my head of a group of chimps at the controls, randomly pushing all the buttons in front of them, while eating popcorn and spilling soda all over the control board. This is a maddening listening experience, and I have paid good money for nothing! Buyer beware!!!!
702 talk radio gets flooded with ads
by Serval1948 on 2019/05/08 08:25
How can I enjoy listening to 702 today, this is Election Day in South Africa and you are spoiling my listening with numerous advertising. (Cutting into talks, news etc). You assured me recently that ads from your side only come on at the beginning-“never during the talks otherwise people will be disillusioned just like me”, you lied! You told me ads during are done by the radio stations. These are all Americans ads 702 talk radio would use to interrupt their news? Come on, You could do better, don’t lie! What use do I have to tell you all this quite a few times. -nothing gets done on your side - you need to make changes in order for your listeners to stay with you. Can you put me in touch with your customer service before I leave your radio service with a bitter taste in my mouth. Thank you, Beate Hammonds Boerne, Texas, USA
Need to fix buffering
by DrumGuy6 on 2020/03/12 11:32
Update: The buffering was fixed and worked for a period of months, however recently the ability to pause and playback was removed from the app. Now hitting pause will only save data for a minute or so, then no additional steam is saved and the recording just jumps forward to live. Prior to this the app would save about 30min before jumping to live. This is a huge setback in app performance and makes the app almost useless, since even a short phone call will result in missing part of a broadcast. Hopefully this feature is restored, in the meantime I will unfortunately have to look for a new app. Too bad because I have used this for years and enjoyed it. First of all and probably most importantly, the app content is great. However there are issues with buffering that need to be fixed. The app offers pause and RW/FF functions, but if you pause for even a short time the app will skip ahead midstream once you are playing back the buffered content. Also when playing back buffered content it will randomly repeat a few second long portion several times. Buffering is a feature used on many apps these days and it usually works flawlessly, this app needs to fix these issues to compete. If buffering was fixed this would be a 5 star review.
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2021/03/05 01:17
I only use this because it’s the only app I can stream certain station through. Their ads are awful, cut off the middle of live broadcasts and sometimes get stuck repeating in a loop. At best, they sync their ads with the live broadcast schedule, at worst they randomly play, cutting off the middle of a show. They also play ads in the middle of podcasts and god forbid you press the pause buttons for you will surely hear another ad before play resumes. A month or so ago the repeatedly played a Carl’s junior ad where you could hear the producer speaking before the spot and the sound mix was hilarious. You can hear the “boop” where the ad begins on multiple ads as well. So amateur. I paid a one time $9.99 for this app years ago but now they expect you to subscribe for some reason. Maybe the awful ads are their incentive? The mail channels are basic as well. There are so many better apps but, like I said, this one has some stations that none of the others do. They also didn’t ban certain broadcasters like all the other ‘woke’ apps have but I almost hesitate in saying that for fear they one day will. Reply to dev: You guys say you strive to make this a better app but, seriously, how hard can it be to not spam ads just for hitting the pause button or switching an audio output source?
Not as good as iHeart Radio
by Donny from Queens on 2019/08/01 14:42
The app does well for streaming live radio stations. Where it falls flat is podcasts. It doesn’t remember where I left off in a particular one. Instead, it starts me off at the very beginning 19 times out of 20. I have to take screen shots of the time (if I can remember) when I exit, and then I usually have to wait a minute for it to slowly buffer up to, say, minute 47 of an hour long podcast when I come back o finish ... SUPER annoying. They throttle the download rates to conserve bandwidth on their end for sure. Contrast this with iHeart radio, which remembers where I left off in ANY given podcast and starts me off there. Where this gets REALLY bad is if I exit the app for a minute. Unless I exit and come back within about 10 seconds, it will forget where I left off and I have to go through the whole thing again (except I didn’t screen shot it, so I don’t know the time). It’s garbage on this point, good for live radio, and I don’t use the rest of the functionality. Unfortunately, radio stations go for tunein or iHeart, so there isn’t a choice ... but I would use iHeart for podcasts EVERY TIME over tunein if I could.
Inconsistent At Best
by NashChip on 2021/02/14 20:01
I've exhausted my options with this app. When it works, it works great. But every so often, it has a mind of its own where no matter how long I wait for a station to load, it simply doesn't start. It simply spins in place. Yes, I have strong WiFi. Yes I've tried on LTE. Yes I've tried on 5G. It's not a connectivity issue. I have an iPhone 12. The only way around it is to close the app and restart it, but even that's not a guarantee. I have to try on average 3-5x before the station will load. It also seems to does it out of nowhere in the middle of when the station is working. I was listening to a particularly important news story (again, with full strength internet connectivity) and the station simply dropped. I closed the app and reopened it and of course I had to listen to the 60 seconds of ads that are no longer relevant (today I heard ads about the "upcoming impeachment vote" which has already happened...but I digress) and the station still didn't load. Again, when it works, it goes on a long streak of being perfect, but when it decides to go on strike, a miracle is necessary for it to work again. That's usually when I forget about it for a few weeks and then come back.
The repeat when playing live shows...
by Cool jey on 2019/11/20 14:44
I assume Tunein is made to do this on purpose but it’s far too sensitive....have used tunein for a few years but don’t remember being this bad- when I am listening to a news show live, like CNN, it will replay the same part not twice, but 3-5 times, I assume this is when the app detects a slower connection. I have tried numerous times to mess with settings and can’t get it to stop - it makes listening to anything live virtually impossible unless you want to be driven crazy. This happens over my Sonos which plays everything else perfectly in my home over WiFi (via fiber optic) so not sure why tunein is different. It is also happening more on my phone app. I love tunein for convenience but this repeating is so bad that it makes it not worth fooling with. Shouldn’t be this hard for a normal consumer - I shouldn’t have to adjust a bunch of settings when in a relatively normal and speedy WiFi environment (nor when when I’m on a cellular connection). Trying to listen to impeachment live! I have to install something else today.
Terrible and practically useless
by Mndylbrck on 2019/11/19 11:00
If you like commercials or have money to pay to remove ads from every app you use, this app is almost useable (if I felt like paying for it, it would still only get two stars from me). You get all the commercials from whatever show you’re listening to, plus as many ads from the app; which amounts to about 35/65% programming vs. ads. Extremely unstable, especially if you’ve paused it - might as well just close the app and reopen it if you did, because it will basically not work until you do - rendering the pause feature useless. The app struggles to stay connected and fails to reconnect frequently when it loses its connection. The ads are intentionally significantly louder than the programming - obviously on purpose - making it something that wakes you up if you doze off or like falling asleep listening. The constant adjusting of the volume alone makes me tend to turn the app off. Overall: commercial overload with intentional annoyances to make you pay. It’s not a functional enough app to pay for as is, coupled with the intentionality of the annoyances earns this app 1 star from me.
Good app
by Superquinho on 2019/04/03 13:58
I wrote a really bad review before (read it below), and to be fair, I’m back to update. They seem to improve this App. - The random Ads are gone, so no more paid ads during radio programs. - 30 seconds reward/forward function is back The loosing of the track once you receive a phone call, or a video/audio starts playing on another app, still an issue. So if you’d like to reward 30 seconds of missed radio stream, you’re with no luck! Well, hopefully they’ll hire back whoever developer was able to add that feature back in the days! DO NO PAY FOR THIS!!!! Use the free version and save some frustration at least. I’ve been using TuneIn for at least 4 years.... and every “upgrade” this app is getting worse! I listen to a Brazilian radio station, and when they are talking the app thinks its a commercial so a Lowe’s, Home Depot and another ad from TuneIn kicks in and I miss the interview or whatever is happening! And it’s always 2 or 3 ads only.... I don’t remember because all I do it’s curse on the 5th generation of the developers :/ The latest version they got rid of the 30seconds rewind/forward! C’mon developers..... really?!?!?! And the feature I miss the most is that if another audio/video comes up, like a phone call/FaceTime you lose the streaming, having to go back to the app and press play. Back in the days, this wasn’t necessary. Over all, it works, but on the pace this is going, in a near future, you’ll only be able to listen to their paid Ads :/
Audiobooks gone!! 😞
by DomE080808008080808 on 2018/01/17 16:32
Many users might not be big Audiobook listeners but I am, and considering the high monthly prices for every other audiobook app out there (like Audible or Audiobooks), TuneIn was the best option! I remember when I started using this app, there were a few users and it clearly needed some app work, but I was positively surprised to find the vast collection of audiobooks in the app (with the premium subscription). TuneIn didn’t require you to pay for every new audiobook you listen to but had free amount of audiobooks for the monthly subscription price, apart from all the other radio, news stations and podcasts available. Since I only listen to Audiobooks and Podcasts, there is really no reason for me to keep paying for this app. This is a hue disappointment! I think that if TuneIn would have advertised their audiobook potential they would’ve received a vast amount of new users and a lot would have preferred it over the established Audible/Audiobooks app. If you decide to bring the audiobook section back let me know! I’ll be happy to pay for the subscription!
This is an edit of my previous review—5 stars
by Oli and Jacq on 2021/01/10 00:57
Somehow tune in has cured the app of the bleed through ads and the redundant “you may have missed” problem. Thanks for making the changes and fixing this really useful app! —what I wrote previously for your information and comparing: I could’ve written the summer 2020 review! Exact issues regarding trying to enjoy msnbc commercial free by subscribing via premium. I had many back and forths with friendly help clerks. Never solved the problem. Commercials bled through, five minutes of inanity between segments of news, long, repetitive “something you may not have heard from earlier today”, left us frustrated and finally we are giving up on this app. Wish there was a logical explanation for why they couldn’t deliver what I bought—commercial free. Let me know if you worked it out for real.
CBS yanked all their stations away from Tunein
by 4th Doctor fan on 2018/08/21 20:20
*To those reviews about subscription or trial period.. you DON'T need to sign up for the Premium service, nor do you need to sign up for Trial period (which does roll into a Premium paid service if you don't cancel, so just DON'T sign up for Trial period, you can just skip past anything regarding signing up). You can listen for FREE, without having to signup for anything. Too bad that CBS pulled all their CBS Sports and CBS Local News stations off from Tunein (but that is not Tunein's fault). And other censorship concerns would only apply if this were a government run service, which it is not. Those commentators have the right to free speech (with their own broadcast antenna, their own newspaper, their own website, etc) for their views, but other companies such as this can not be compelled to distribute such speech if they choose not to carry it. ---orig--- **Everyone needs to complain directly to CBS Radio (and their Entercom owner)... So evidently CBS Radio (and Entercom, who merged with them) is who forced all of their stations off of Tunein as of July/August, requiring you to use their own radio app instead (which is highly inferior to Tunein). Also, that CBS/Entercom app is not supported by Roku and other services (the way Tunein app was used by Roku). First CBS forces you onto their own subscription service for streaming TV, now they do the same thing for radio. Sad !!
A very fine internet tuner - though buffering is question
by Illuminer on 2017/11/18 18:05
So far, this is my favorite radio internet tuner. It covers so many fine stations, and allows you to buffer or store a station's past minutes if you put it on hold. It has tendency to go into a buffer mode erratically and repeats several previous seconds every so often. Actually, a bit too often for comfort. Otherwise, it works flawlessly. As it does store buffered sections, I wish there was a way to know when I'm listening to buffered sections and how many minutes it has buffered, or is in its "live" radio mode , as well being able to optionally go back and rehear previous sections of the broadcast. An update button to shift to live or shift to the buffered sections would be nice. One other needed fix is that quite often, the banner naming the program doesn't match. "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is listed as "Car Talk"
Indispensable for this traveler
by C of H on 2019/01/28 18:34
Update: I’m finding it does weird stuff like suddenly repeat the last several seconds or jump forward, especially bad if I have to pause a live stream, but even when I’m current. This has cause me to miss key moments I couldn’t retrieve. I demoted this by a star, hoping the developers pay attention to this annoyance. I’ll keep it at 4 stars for now, but if it gets worse I’ll be back for a further demotion. If it gets better, I’ll be back to elevate it. Original: I use this app several times a week and always on long (5+ hour) trips. Except when I have cell access trouble, I've never had a problem with this. It may even have saved my life a couple of time when I got sleepy and couldn't pull off the road. Podcasts to the rescue! The only (minor) issue I have is that it can take an annoyingly long time to buffer. This doesn't happen often and it may be more a function of wifi or Internet access. Though it happens on my strong home wifi. Can't complain, though. I use this to access radio a send other broadcasts from all over the world. I especially like to get onto live NPR when I'm traveling or missed my local show. Bottom line: Can't go wrong with a free app like this!
Frustrating no one to ever talk to. No human voice customer service.
by Point of view 5 on 2019/07/10 07:17
This is so annoying. You try to reach out at the time you need help but it has to be EMAIL of course you don’t get a response for hours. By that time you are off to work so you do nothing but email tag just to have a few questions answered. It takes days. FAQ area doesn’t help for anything. It just explains the things they want to talk about. So finally having a moment again to get on email that I’m waiting for and I see it was answered they ask for screenshots now (even though it is explain perfectly)stating they need to see what I am explaining which I believe it’s because the person that opened my email didn’t know how to fix it so it’s his way of passing it on for someone else to answer it. I send off screenshots attached to the reply and it’s been all day and now after midnight and nothing. Customer service is a failure if you can’t just speak to a person especially taking their money
Review
by New orchid on 2017/10/12 20:31
I'm gonna say I like this app because it's got plenty of options besides books. My other app was audible for five years but they have an egregious method of getting new books. Tune in app has all sorts of books and documentaries and music and a wide variety of interesting stuff! By egregious I mean you can't get new books on the app but rather you go to the actual site and pick the book and download the book and then back out to the app and "wait". It's just a dinosaur and I need books on demand because I'm a member of a book club. Your price is quite hefty but it's totally worth it. By the way why don't you offer "war brides"? I can't find it for book club
Love the concept, but...
by Papa Smurf 05-07 on 2018/04/08 18:23
In theory, I should love TuneIn. Pay for the premium package...get all of my favorite sports teams on audio (minus Liverpool who I at least get to see on TV a fair bit). Reality doesn’t always match with theory, however, thusly the two-star rating. Why? Often, the streams are spotty, which is to say that sometimes they don’t come in at all, break-up into a spotty mess, or like I’ve been experiencing lately with the Red Sox games, completely not connecting at all. In order to listen, I’ve had to delete the app, reload it, log back in and then re-try the audio for the game. Sometimes it works...other times it stops the feed and I have to repeat the whole process to get it to work again, and hope the same failing doesn’t re-emerge. I’m giving it another week of baseball season. If a new update doesn’t fix it, I’ll head back to paying for sports audio on parents apps. At least there I’ll get a largely uninterrupted stream.
Love it, but one problem...
by GO BREWERS!!! on 2018/09/18 22:47
I love that I can listen to Brewer games wherever I’m at big fan. The only problem I have with this app is even if I have two out of my four bars of signal it buffers for ever I have to shut down the app and restart it, which wouldn’t be a problem if I could go right back in to an old game that I’m listening to and he would pick up where it left off instead of starting all over. This is also a problem because it takes so long for the games load since they are hours long so if it shuts down when I’m two hours into a game and I can only scan 30 seconds ahead this obviously takes way too long and then I end up getting so fed up because I’m trying to work while I’m listening to this day I cannot listen to the game anymore so I have to switch my app.
Cumbersome
by TradeWorthy iTunes on 2018/03/05 12:18
I’ve been using Tunein for several years. I use it to listen to favorite radio stations from places I used to live. Tunein used to be much simpler and smoother to operate. I have an older iPhone 6, so maybe it’s the phone, but this is my first iPhone, so my comments are based on my experience with Tunein running on the same device. One problem is Tunein stops now when I access a web site. Once the site loads, if I go back to Tunein and hit play, it resumes, but it seems like that should be automatic. Tunein in used to resume on its own when it hit a glitch. If it can play, why do I have to ask it to? This problem may be the station (HFS), but the Tunein screen used to show the name of the song the station was playing, but it no longer does. Tunein just seems more sluggish and awkward than it used to, and over time, it ought to get smoother and more efficient.
Poor buffering of stream
by richardinMaine on 2019/11/21 20:06
I’ve used TuneIn for listening to news. The app have very poor buffering performance. This means the stream is constantly pausing while it buffers. I understand this can happen occasionally when cell reception is marginal, but even with a strong cellular signal buffering happens every 10 minutes or so. The buffering period can last several minutes and often when it does start playing it will play 10 seconds then repeat those same 10 seconds two or three times in a row then continue with the stream. It doesn’t matter what station I stream the buffering issue always occurs. I haven’t found a setting for setting buffer size. I would like to get premium service but the app’s performance to too poor. All other streaming services I use, such as direct streaming from radio stations or podcasts NEVER buffer.
Dishonest company. Buyer beware!
by My MT Brain on 2018/12/15 20:50
Last year TuneIn reduced their price and touted their huge audiobook selection which got me to join. Then they dropped the feature within weeks. A reputable company would have either stated that audiobooks would be going away, or offered a refund for cost of the service given such a key feature was removed. I thought, lesson learned and set up my calendar to remind me to cancel a month before my subscription ended. When I logged in last month to cancel, there was no way to cancel online. I had to contact TuneIn via their email. I contacted them and they told me to cancel online. I replied I was not able to do so, that their site informed me to contact tech support. Then they said they cancelled my service and “Rest assured your subscription will not auto renew on your next billing date”. I’m sure you see this coming, yep they charged me! So now I have to waste more time trying to get my money back from these thieves. Stay away. You have been warned.
My problem persists
by Endmysuff34ing on 2020/05/10 23:07
FIX THIS AND STOP WITH THE AUTOMATED RESPONSES. I used to think the problem where it would restart my podcast was only due to my earbuds at the time, but I have since switched phones and earbuds many times and still have had the same issue. Every time I pause a podcast for more than a minute or so; it fully restarts the podcast. This is extremely frustrating. I constantly have to re scrub through the podcast to find where I left off just because it constantly restarts it. I love this app for podcasts and I use it all the time to download podcasts, I will not however continue using this app if this problem persists. I would save more time just using another app that saves my spot in the podcast. If you could please look into this and fix it that would be great. I’ve had this issue for almost a year now. —UPDATE— It now restarts my podcast EVERY TIME I pause it. This is ridiculous. SUCH AN EASY FIX.
Unlistenable
by Meauxseph on 2020/07/20 18:09
I’ve been listening to Fox News via Tune In since mid-March. While the content is as expected, the ads for both sponsors and Tune In programming makes the experience awful. The most recent example is a Cox Communications (which is misogynistic, though that’s not Tune In’s fault) ad which plays at least three times per break, sometimes even consecutively. This has been the norm since I began using the app. Ads will repeat and replay frequently, which is especially frustrating given the content of ads like the aforementioned Cox ad. I guarantee that I will not listen to Tune In content because of this and am no longer interested in subscribing for the ad-free version. I suspect Tune In either does this intentionally to push people to sub or that they have a programming issue. I spent years working in terrestrial radio and guarantee a programming flaw like this would kill a station if left unresolved very quickly.
I agree...
by ejborg on 2021/02/06 03:02
...with the previous reviewer. If the developers think they fixed these problems they’re wrong. Furthermore, I find myself sitting here on MSNBC listening to the very advertising that I PAID to avoid. Cars, shoes, products of all kinds. All this interspersed with “news [I] may have missed from earlier today,” which I haven’t missed, of course, because TuneIn plays the same clips over and over. PLUS, I still haven’t figured out how to communicate my concerns (OK, let’s just call them what they really are...”complaints”) directly to customer “service”. Finding CS at TuneIn is harder than navigating a Halloween corn maze. I shouldn’t have to leave an angry review in order to get your attention. What I HAVE finally figured out is how to cancel my subscription. Do you really want to make cancellation easier than complaint resolution? I’ve never been closer to canceling a subscription to anything as I am right now with TuneIn.
Great app with one mentally disturbing problem
by GentileSlayr on 2019/12/17 01:54
I listen to tune in for MSNBC live. That is all I listen to. I know the ads are skippable. But you have to stop playing the same ads over and over and over and over and over again. Especially three the AARP ad. Comcast business ad and some ad about cancer that I’m sure makes sense on TV but is just sad and kind of pointless since there is like 10 seconds of silence before the end slogan. But seriously they have been playing the same Comcast ad for 3 years! I will never use Comcast under any circumstances because of this. And also can they at least rotate hearing the same ad then go back to MSNBC they say we will be right back then u play the same ad again. It’s so frustrating I just mute it and end up missing parts of the show. Also they updated the app so when u pause and un pause they play the same Comcast commercial agggggghhhhhh!
Rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by joker12483 on 2019/06/21 18:36
Be extremely careful with this app, I unfortunately downloaded this junk by mistake in April of 2018 as soon as it was downloaded I deleted it from my phone. Literally wasn’t on my phone for more than five minutes! It was apparently free for a week after that you are charged $9.99 a month without agreeing to it until you cancel the subscription that you never agreed too!!!! Deleting a app will not cancel a subscription, which absolutely makes no sense at all. Seriously how ridiculous......yeah let’s delete this but start paying for it , sounds good!!!! So I’ve been charged $150 to date and luckily noticed it on my bank statement. Immediately cancelled the subscription that I never asked for or agreed too and never got notification of !!! I have no clue if this app is good or not even though I have had a subscription for almost two years without knowing but I certainly wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone.
Good but MLB games are little behind
by MissTheMarinersButNotSeattle on 2019/09/25 00:02
I’ve used TuneIN for a while now for listening to DV Radio, 710 ESPN, and KIRO 97.3 for the Seattle Mariners games. However, I recently moved away and didn’t realize the radio stations were blacked-out during games if you were out of state. So, I just signed up for premium last week so I could listen to the Mariners games. Unfortunately the live broadcast is about 2 to 3 plays behind the other sports apps. I would get notifications on my phone about scoring plays or home runs at least 2 plays early. Easy fix though, I just turned off the notifications on the other apps. I’m not going to complain too much because the premium subscription served its purpose... I got to listen to the games. I will most likely subscribe again next season.
Does not keep track of playhead
by Kid Rock C on 2019/04/20 05:46
So, you are listening to a podcast, but are taking a break for a few minutes to do something else. Now, you switch back to the app and discover that TuneIn kicked you out of the stream, but puts a speaker symbol next to the most-recently played episode. You may rightfully think that you can simply continue where you left off by selecting that podcast again, but you would be very mistaken. TuneIn does not remember how far into the podcast you were, it simply starts from scratch. Nice ... not. Why does it kick you back to the overview screen after you had placed the app into the background for a few minutes, and why can’t it remember the playhead position? An enigma wrapped in a mystery that only the talented programmers at TuneIn will know the answers to. I personally am still using this program to listen to NPR, but wouldn’t mind finding a smarter app.
Used to be great; now streaming is erratic
by Diddyboyy on 2020/06/27 17:50
I used to love this app, six months ago I would’ve given it five stars. I am a premium subscriber, I like to listen to my local pro sport teams on this app . However, over the last six months, the quality of streaming has suffered greatly. It drops the stream all the time, both on Wi-Fi and on cellular data. It just inexplicably drops and takes a while to reconnect. It buffers over and over again. Occasionally it will not reconnect at all and I have to close the app and reopen it. I’m not sure what is happening, everything is up-to-date on my cell phone, it’s an iPhone X, running the latest iOS. I searched the app for a way to communicate directly with the company or developer. Unfortunately, they do not offer a “contact us“ option on their app. There is no way to inform them of this problem, other than leaving a bad review. Please fix, this app used to be great!
App shuts down every time I look at another app on my iPhone 7.
by Erza10 on 2019/10/09 19:52
Ever since the update to IOS 13, this app is not working the way it used to. If I pause the stream & then start it again & then look at another app while listening to the the tune-in app, the tune in app shuts down & I have to open it up & restart it again. Also even just looking at another app while listening to something in Tune in app, it will shut down, sometimes numerous times within an hour. I don’t understand why this is happening since these problems were not there in the past. I hope this can be fixed. Don’t know if it’s a compatibility problem. I have rebooted my phone & even deleted app & uploaded again & I still have the same problem noted above.
Ah TuneIn, why didn’t you raise the price?
by Kiriel62 on 2018/01/23 23:03
When it was decided that audiobooks weren’t working as intended, the first option was to dump them. Now I know soooo many people think $8 a month is reasonable for unlimited listening, I know that is crazy. There were no limitations like the library where you have to wait for the book to come back in. One book costs more to purchase than Tunein’s premium price. Now why didn’t you first TRY to raise your price. I would have paid 3x or more for access to this many books. I was one of the ones listening all-the-time. Now my choice is Playster which is so horrible so far, can’t find books, weirdness in charges, loses place etc. I can’t do it. I am going back to library. At least I still have Rachel & Bill at TuneIn.
Stops and restarts all the time!!
by Troy1428 on 2017/11/14 15:38
I have been a faithful user of this app - using it almost every day since I first downloaded it 4 yrs ago, and in certain ways I love it. I want to be able to give it 5 stars because I really like a lot of its feature, such as the ability to pause, rewind and fast forward, which aren't always options on other radio apps. But I had to give it 2 because it constantly stops in the middle of something I'm listening to and resets. Meaning, in the morning I like to let it play talk radio while I'm showering and then when I get out, I rewind it so I can hear what was playing and fast forward through commercials (very nice!), but maybe halfway through a 30 min section it glitches and resets to live radio so I miss everything in between. This happens at least 3 out of five times. It drives me crazy!!!
Easier than station sites & apps
by Outdoor Janitor on 2019/03/25 14:03
Often works better than a station’s own app or web site player —began to use this app when it was difficult to get my desktop to start the listen live feature of a local news talk station. It's got a bit of a delay, but that's cool if you are vein, and you want to hear what you said on a call-in show – but aside from that, having a profile with my favorite Christian, & news stations – & being able to pick a syndicated show, and listen even if it's from across the nation, is cool. Occasionally some glitch causes 5 to 30 seconds of a show to repeat, but I don't believe anything is ever dropped…
Something’s wrong! Please fix it!
by Ljenz61 on 2020/04/21 04:19
For several weeks now, the app interrupts my listening pleasure to announce that the particular channel I’ve chosen—MSNBC—is “experiencing difficulty”. It’s only with MSNBC, and it occurs several times per day, every single day. Then the announcement interrupts whatever MSNBC show I’m enjoying for recordings of earlier shows while the glitch is supposedly being fixed. Then last week, the app started playing weird, loud music—no announcement, just the music. After several minutes—if I continue listening—the transmission switches back to MSNBC. Usually, I do not continue listening; I switch to CNN or CSPAN or almost anything else besides the loud, weird music. IDK what’s going on, but the app would get five stars for content from me, if these annoying interruptions didn’t occur several times a day!
Buffering endlessly
by Erfox on 2019/12/30 15:53
I used to love this app. I recommended it to everyone. About a year ago, it started having a glitch where it would repeat the same 10-30 seconds of sound over and over and over. I tried to find solutions and the only comment was “it’s buffering” I tried to turn phone off. I tried deleting and reinstalling the app (as if that were actually ever possible on an iPhone). The only change I noticed was that the monthly premium went up on the reinstall. Eventually I gave up. I deleted the app and my premium service. Occasionally I’ll come back and listen to non-premium channels, but you can’t get that everywhere.
I use it constantly
by Kdhunter on 2020/08/27 23:49
Some platform of this type is going to be the future of radio. I use this all the time to listen to radio stations across the country, which is a big deal for avid jazz and classical music fan. Then there is the ability to timeshift virtually newscast from across the country since i live in EST. Glitches I've noted are mostly a function of Internet connection. At work, it's virtually flawless because we have a super fast connection. At home, there are interruptions. but I have to say even those are rare. I would like it if they created a way to remove folders once you’ve created them bc they stand in the way of getting to “favorites” which creates too many clicks before you get to the station you want.
Generally I like it but one huge headache
by COC Champ on 2020/03/27 14:07
I really like the app. It allows me to listen to stations and music I otherwise wouldn’t hear living where I am. It also is a great way to listen to several podcasts. But my headache comes from the fact that because I mainly listen to the podcasts to and from work, I don’t listen to them all in one sitting. So I try to continue with the same podcast I was listening to the truck ride before so to speak. It would be nice if the podcast would remember where I was in the podcast from the last time rather than starting over at the first. Then I have to let it download to the spot I was and most of the time I don’t look at the timer to see where I am leaving off when I get out of the truck. Please get that fixed. It is very frustrating.
No free versions anymore?!
by ah20_damsel_fly on 2018/09/24 13:03
I’ve had this app for years and always had the free version so I could listen to my morning radio program clearly since where I lived it was spotty on the radio. When I got my new phone I went to download the app, and got this updated version that is now “pay only” thru a 7 day or more trial. Even tho there’s an advertisement for a free version, you only have the option to chose a free trial and paid subscription when you hit the “start listening” button. Come on.... even Pandora has an easy free version with ads I listen to. I just wanted my local radio stations to be clear. If this is what it’s become I’ll just not listen anymore and delete this crap. I’m not about to fall for a trial I can’t get out of so you can swindle my money. I’m on a fixed income and just wanted to laugh a couple hours in the morning between Z93 and Bob and Tom. 🖕🏼🙎🏻‍♀️
What Are You Thinking?
by Qball_42 on 2020/12/02 04:52
In many ways, this is still a great radio app overall. Howeverin the Sports area, there have been some changes that I don't love, and I wish I knew the rationale behind them. I really miss how TuneIn let you browse a list of all available live sporting events going on at the time. This was a constant feature for many years but, recently, that feature has been removed. Now, we are compellled to choose an individual sport tab to view its live events. This leads to my largest complaint. Right now, there are options for all types of sports, but they all lead to strictly professional leagues of that particular sport. The basketball option leads to the NBA only, the football goes only to the NFL, ETC. I've been having some significant trouble finding college sporting events. This is certainly true for college basketball, but I am sure it's a problem for hockey as well. There is a college sports tab, but this only brings up live college football events. Where are the rest? i hope you'll consider what I wrote here. I'd love to see the old layout come back, but, if not, I hope that college sports carried by TuneIn can be as easy to access as they have been in previous years.
Great, could be better...
by homeranonymous on 2017/11/29 19:01
I use this app nearly every day to listen to live talk radio from several cities or stations throughout the day. My favorite feature is also the root of my only complaint: fast forward and rewind. I LOVE being able to pause playback while on the phone or at a drive-through or etc., but the buffer could be larger and more reliable... rewinding too far or too often can cause the app to fail, jumping the buffer to the end of the content erratically. My star rating is higher than my first review since some of my concerns were addressed and improved. Yay! It would be awesome to have the ability to save the buffer to listen later! How about a timer to record a program for later playback?
Ads are interrupting programming and are too intrusive
by Phuoc-SD on 2019/08/12 19:48
No longer as great as it used to be. I’m totally cool with ads to help developers and content owners produce great apps or great content. I would pay if the value proposition makes sense. Tune In used to work really well with ads. I noticed that the ads on Tune In are completely different from what is on the radio, which makes sense. They used to come during the natural commercial breaks in the programming and all worked well. Lately I’m finding that’s not the case. Ads are coming on the middle of someone speaking and are way too intrusive. I find I’m using Tune In less and less and opting for my favorite station’s native apps, web streaming in the browser or hustling literally tuning back into the radio. Just like people are going vintage with many other things from vinyl to clothing, I predict people will come back to the radio if this keeps up.
Commercial volume & PSA’s
by SuzieQZgladiolies on 2019/12/19 15:20
TuneIn is great in many ways, but we’re looking for alternative streaming venues. The main reason is that commercials and Public Service announcements blare through the speakers at extreme levels. We are constantly jolted by the volume changes and the need to decrease commercial sound levels is more and more irritating. Also the actual program volume levels are so low we often can’t hear the programs, but commercial breaks are 10 times louder. Keeping everything at the same volume level is what we’re looking for. Finally the exact same PSA’s are broadcast during breaks and have not changed in over ten years.
Keeps cutting off all the time
by keeps cutting off on 2018/12/08 13:32
I have several Radio apps on my iPodAnd don’t have trouble with the others but tune in continues to cut out every 20 to 60 minutes then goes back to the home screen I have to start it up again sometime to start and immediately cut off then sometimes it will start and stay on 420 to 60 minutes. It’s not my Wi-Fi that’s not my iPad because I don’t have this problem with other app and don’t have trouble with the others but tune in continues to cut out every 20 to 60 minutes then goes back to the home screen I have to start it up again sometimes it starts and immediately cut off then sometimes it will start and stay on 420 to 60 minutes. It’s not my Wi-Fi that’s not my iPad because I don’t have this problem with other apps
Choices and Options
by slsutl on 2020/07/09 11:45
I’ve been repeatedly solicited to subscribe to music streaming services. To me their genre offerings are boring. Every song in each genre sounds the same. It’s like working in a coffee shop and having to listen to the same sound tracks day-in and day-out. Yuk. I prefer mixed music options. As I have traveled, I have found interesting stations on local radio networks. I have favorite stations in Texas, northern Michigan, Santa Barbara, Outer Banks North Carolina and others. And it’s not just music offerings. There are many local stations with great news perspectives. With Tunein Radio, I can listen to a huge range of options anytime I want.
Don’t download you will get charged
by vez214 on 2019/09/23 01:57
I would give this app ZERO stars if I could!! I was trying to find a way to listen to my local football team broadcast while away and came across this app. It “seemed” like it was free to download but then after you download it, you get a week free and then get charged $10 automatically. Of course I had tried to uninstall, delete and cancel the subscription/app. It is made pretty much impossible until you get your receipt from being charged where you can view your subscription and have the option to cancel. I never even used the app and ended up paying $10 for the pleasure of it because it didn’t even play the game I had been looking for. It’s a useless app that is designed to scam you. And of course there is no one to contact in order to get your money back either once it’s been taken.
Not working on Apple Watch, sneaky about subscription
by Mac Since 1985 on 2019/08/07 15:41
UPDATE: After deleting and reinstalling the apps several times, TuneIn suddenly began working properly on Apple Watch and iPhone. I have revised my star rating upward accordingly. But I can’t give more than three stars because of the sneaky first screen after installation that tries to trick the new person into a pricey subscription. *** The app plays nicely on my iPhone, but on the watch it does not install. I reinstalled the app. The previous version at least installed, though it was unresponsive on the watch after that. Other watch apps are working normally. Watch v. 4. , watchOS 5.2.1., iOS 12.3.1. For honesty, you should quit advertising that the app supports Apple Watch. I have emailed Support, but none of the suggestions worked.
Used to work.....
by ugg, whats in a nickname on 2020/08/18 10:49
I read several of the reviews and agree, it used to be a reliable and trusted service. I usually listened over the google speakers, not the iPad, but it became totally unreliable many months ago and jusr stops working regularly, requiring a restart, then it works again for a while and stops. Tunein “support” is useless, with no phone and only email responses that just repeat the same incorrect non answers. Clearly they have a problem that they have no idea how to fix. Even writing their CEO does not get an honest or competent response. Lately it elicits no response at all. It’s sad when something that worked well goes awry and there is no ability to repair it. I listen to CNN and MSNBC on tunein. All other services, such as pandora work the same as they did before, so the excuse that google changed something rings hollow as the others seem to have adapted.
The App was great until it wasn’t anymore!
by klj959 on 2020/11/11 03:10
When I started with free Tune-In, I was really pleased as everything I used on the app worked well without frustration. I REALLY LOVED YOUR APP!! Then after a year of the free app working well, I decided to upgrade which was a HUGE mistake as everything then went to HELL! First off, I begin paying for Better Service and Greater Options and all I got was repeating ~ repeating ~ repeating news that was so tiring and frustrating it became not worth listening to. I could only handle the Pro App for 1 month. Then one day MSNBC wouldn’t connect and that’s still happening to this day which is a great big bummer as that’s what I listen to most. So since nothing was working as well or better than it did before I started paying for the Upgrade (which was really a DOWNgrade), I stopped it because of the questionable service received. The repeating finally subsided but that could be because I stopped the Upgrade. MSNBC is still GONE which is maddening!! WHY???? I wouldn’t mind paying for your service again if: ~ it didn’t repeat endlessly ~ MSNBC becomes available again For me, it’s not worth paying for the version of TuneIn I received while paying. WHY???
Charged during free trial
by HollyDay on 2020/03/05 06:51
I wanted to listen to world news on the road and decided to give this app a try. It offered a 7-day free trial for commercial-free and once I said yes, I got charged on my credit card. 🤔 I contacted the developer within an hour of being the receipt, but I'm not even sure why this would happen on this app, through the App Store, on my Apple account when it was literally an hour into my 7-day trial? At least the developer is responsive and I've contacted Apple as well, but this annoying. I'll think again before agreeing to trial any future app. The app itself though worked fine on my mobile data while driving. The options are limited, but that's probably due to what's available on the radio waves, rather than an app issue. I'll increase rating (4 stars) if my money is returned.
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