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TuneIn Radio: Music, Live News
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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.
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.
No mention of subscription required!
by khdbsjeenxk on 2021/02/28 17:09
I had to wait to download the app to find out it was a free trial and then $10 a month This is not in line with other App Store descriptions. Unacceptable waste of my time
Love it
by fgshaw on 2021/02/28 14:25
Great alternative to the radio
Ads sound great
by Jack333456 on 2021/02/28 00:23
Got app to listen to play by play on local radio. It buffers through the play by play but ads play perfectly. Crap corporate radio app, just juicing ad money. What a joke
College basketball
by likajo on 2021/02/27 18:01
I grabbed this app to listen to the Gonzaga/Santa Clara game that we weren’t able to watch. The coverage was great! Clear audio with good commentary. My dad’s hearing is poor but he had no struggle with it. 👍🏻 Thank you!!
Amazing!
by clubhoused on 2021/02/27 16:34
This version - easily the best way to listen to radio. I use it my Tesla too. Love it!! March Madness!!
مكة
by همسة دفا on 2021/02/27 16:11
الله يعطكم الف عافية..صراحة برنامج مميزة ..بجودة عاليةبس احيانا المحطة ماتشغل😀👍🌹🌺
Love it
by Nature moma on 2021/02/27 16:06
I listen to cnn everyday!
Lost all my 5 years of recording
by Man4urheart on 2021/02/26 23:52
Poor app just removed the link in a snap without warning
JUAN Emmanuelli
by Ortomaz on 2021/02/26 21:26
Excellent. Use it every day
Best of the rest
by Majorip4 on 2021/02/26 19:34
Tried them all and none can compete with TuneIn for selection and quality of music. Keep up the good work.
Repeating and delay connecting
by Lauryn K on 2021/02/26 14:08
On multiple occasions repeats what has just been played in 10 second intervals.
Better than coffee!!
by Tazukonechan on 2021/02/26 04:46
Before my feet even touch the floor at 5 am, I’ve got my finger on Tune in Radio to start my morning! I switch between two different shows while sipping on coffee and getting ready for work. Love my Tune In!!!!
Bad driving app
by mtm7684 on 2021/02/25 20:14
I give this app a 2 star rating for its poor car Bluetooth ability or disability. The app turns on automatically when I enter my running vehicle. This messes with the other things such as texting or phone calls or my constantly trying to fight with the app. Not a good situation.
They removed NBA and MLB radio
by Rory g mcafee III on 2021/02/25 03:24
MLB and NBA were removed mid-pandemic last year without any warning. This was what I listened to a vast majority of the time. Did not offer a refund when I contacted customer support...guess that’s what I get for signing up for a year subscription. If they can cancel this stuff without warning then what else can they also cancel? And how long until they lose the rights for college sports/nfl/nhl?
Love the Access to Stations
by Portland Dave on 2021/02/23 23:22
I recall being in Brazil 2 years ago and how surprised, excited and pleased When I discovered I could listen to The World Series in the evening relaxing in my AirBNB! Otherwise, I listen to the news networks while cooking and while walking though reception outside can be spotty
Ok when it was free...
by bluemeanieface on 2021/02/23 18:57
Not worth the subscription. Guess what, you’re still going to have to listen to commercials or pledge drives. Plus, the auto start function is broken, has been for a while. Still have to select the last station even when you set it to remember. Radio is dead and Tune in isn’t bringing it back to life.
Horrible
by 06jespy on 2021/02/23 16:29
I used to listen to different stations, and loved this app. But now all I get is jumpy broadcasting, constant interruptions for ads, the same ads over and over like 20 times. No enjoyment at all. I’m abandoning TuneIn.
Dissatisfied customer
by Mildly concerned Box user on 2021/02/22 22:21
Too many commercial interruptions triggered by touching anything. It happens frequently when you are enjoying something.
Not working!
by steve 4197 on 2021/02/21 18:28
Not working!
Great app
by JHJ8289 on 2021/02/21 15:09
Their app works good. I Love that they’re not political like the well known streaming platform, canceling shows and content that does not fit their left agenda. You can find most any show you want here unless it’s a local market and then on apple podcasts.
Garbage App!!!!
by The Calf on 2021/02/19 13:56
This app is the worst. It fast forwards and skips back on its own all the time sometimes up to a half an hour to an hour. And what’s the point of having a pause button if 9 times out of 10 when you press play again it jumps to the real-time/live broadcast even if it’s only been several minutes. Just absolute garbage!
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by unducnrb on 2021/02/19 13:22
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Plagued
by AccordionFreak on 2021/02/19 10:30
A couple of years ago I paid to upgrade to commercial free app. Now after updates I’m plagued with commercials again.
Review
by Darth Tomm on 2021/02/19 07:37
Been listening to Tune-In for about 10 yrs Love to be able to hear other stations across the country
Awesome
by moonjaws7 on 2021/02/19 02:28
They have everything
Excelente
by cara motor on 2021/02/18 22:48
Excelente
TuneIn is terrific!
by Berget12 on 2021/02/18 20:55
I’ve been listening to jazz stations across the country lately. What a great way to get through a pandemic!
Why am I getting commercials??
by KayRomero on 2021/02/18 16:48
Been a premium member for over a year and a half. No idea why I occasionally still get commercials when listening to msnbc. And why are they always louder?? Have tried contacting their customer service four separate times. They sound like they want to help but problem is never resolved. They even asked me to note day, time and specifically what commercials I heard. Never heard back from them after that. I will be checking out other options when it’s time to renew.
The best
by Chulopoja1 on 2021/02/18 16:07
Great selection and always Good music.
Amazing app thank you guys .
by ben.amor on 2021/02/17 20:36
Mmm
Buena compañía
by buena compania on 2021/02/17 20:21
Muy m By
Advertisements are glitched
by urb12 on 2021/02/17 18:34
Every time you’re phone’s connection changes (walking down the street and briefly connecting to public WiFi) the app stops playing the content and plays an ad. If it happens during the ad the ad restarts. Walking through a city you’ll get 1 minute of content for every 5 minutes of the exact same ad. App is unusable.
Good
by sorrytobother on 2021/02/17 15:55
Awesome thank you Alex sensation
Ads
by random 9 gagger on 2021/02/17 14:27
I’ve used tunein on a couple of phones throughout the years. Unfortunately the ad interruptions have made the listening experience a struggle.
best and Great radio app
by Buddha007 on 2021/02/17 05:23
Have been using for many many years. It is and has been super reliable. Very rare.
Best
by luiropi on 2021/02/17 01:56
The Best
Not as great as it used to be
by Nan714 on 2021/02/16 22:58
I pay for the premium version but lately they have been forgetting to replace the commercials on MSNBC with news from earlier in the day. Not sure if they are cutting staff or what is going on, but this oversight has become much more frequent. When they do replace the commercials, it seems to be with the same story over and over again. I hope the developers will read and fix this.
A review for TuneIn Radio
by ethnically inclined on 2021/02/16 15:56
TuneIn radio is an excellent way to keep in contact with one s culture and everyday living and indiosincracy and everyday living of that particular ethnic group; his ideas listening to live shows, one can listen to music, chats, news,etc. Therefore I would say, Kudo! to this App.
Update stolen allmy recordings.i'm out.
by sebastian2009z on 2021/02/16 14:06
I had the pro version, so i could save offline my recordings you guys updated the app and it tool away all my recordings. So upset about it. I guess it's time for a bad review.i lost years of recordings. NOT fair. Will you make it up for all of those who had the previous PAID version? Yes, this one Scksss!
Great selection but one quibble
by Not Now on 2021/02/16 07:16
Love the app but wish it had a sleep timer for listening at bedtime
Enjoyment of Tune in Radio
by Gangester Face on 2021/02/16 01:51
Ttttt
Scam
by Fathmo on 2021/02/15 17:05
I have paid for Premium every month and I still get ads ALL THE TIME. I just rebooted from the app store and right after it welcomed me back to TuneIn Premium...boom right into a commercial. Scam...this happens ALL THE TIME...scam.
Tunein
by Bearclaw295 on 2021/02/15 17:03
Tunein is much better than great lineup of conservative
Listen ‘round the world
by gurnx on 2021/02/15 10:37
Feb 2021-I listen to a specialty radio program (Floydian Slip). The program is only broadcast, not available via podcast. I listen to a variety of stations thanks to this app. If TuneIn would reduce the number of times I need to see the ‘free trial’ Screen I might give it an additional star.
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.
Lo mejor de lo mejor
by Mexico 1967. on 2021/02/14 19:20
Solo he tenido muy buenos recuerdos de mi vida en la Ciudad de México. Es toda la música que escuché por 35 años. Mi lindo Mexico.
Does get rating
by Cwoo65 on 2021/02/14 08:15
I don’t want this I want my money back
Best place to get LPR
by BassettPoodleMom on 2021/02/14 01:48
Thank you for carrying Lutheran Public Radio! Easy to navigate the app. Really appreciate being able to listen to my favorite pod cast.
La mejor
by flowperavia on 2021/02/13 13:49
Esta aplicación siempre ah sido mi favorita, cuando tengo un celular nuevo es la primera aplicación que descargo /// simplemente no puedo estar sin ella 🤷🏽
Issues
by rjdaca55 on 2021/02/12 14:52
For the past two weeks I have had problems streaming channels. I hope you can look into why this keeps happening With WTSN in N.H. Thanks Bob
Aggravating
by Chadderj on 2021/02/12 13:41
It’s aggravating when you are listening to a radio station through the app and the app decides to skip ahead. If I could give this no stars I would.
Arnold Gibbs
by Gator on 2021/02/11 21:27
Tune in an excellence stream service. It is easy to use. I have only good to say.
Good app not worth to pay premium
by bettydelao on 2021/02/11 18:29
Don’t pay the premium upgrade. Still hace commercials ! Very disappointed.
Cuts out frequently
by PocitoDinero on 2021/02/11 14:07
Use to be great. It stops after a few minutes.too many commercials. Use another radio
Inconsistent CarPlay reliability
by stricklandscottm on 2021/02/11 11:16
This app does not play well with Apple CarPlay. Problems most often arise when resuming playing content. For example: say you’re listening to a live broadcast as you drive to the store and then you turn off your car, grab your phone, and go shopping. When you get back in your car and proceed with your day the app on CarPlay will either appear blank or won’t play anything. It’ll sometimes load up the screen of whatever you were listening to but won’t play even if you press play. The only way around it is to manually open the app on your phone then force close it, then load a different music or streaming app and play it, then force close that to proceed back to Tunein.
Great app
by Constantino24 on 2021/02/11 06:12
Awesome map
Do NOT download this
by RS torrance on 2021/02/11 01:56
This piece of crap will NEVER go away. They’ve rigged it so it cannot be deleted. Be warned!!!
Constantly Times Out
by michaellporter on 2021/02/10 22:24
The app constantly Times out and you can't streaming audio independently on the Apple Watch. A major disadvantage compared to some other radio apps!
Frustrating
by jkoaro on 2021/02/10 19:01
We used to get by okay using this to talk. We record, then listen when we can. Last several months, there are skips. And worse, when it gets to the end of the “line” it no longer wraps around; now you lose the entire recorded “line” and it cuts off, clearing it all. We have to keep getting it going again, just to have it happen again.
Buffering
by Scott18664 on 2021/02/10 17:18
App continues to buffer on WiFi or LTE which cuts out the radio programming
Nope, not for me.
by Hamsterlover23 on 2021/02/10 16:41
It sounds like just the thing I’ve been waiting for, EXCEPT when I saw how much of my personal data is linked and tracked. No thank you
Poor connection
by justadba1 on 2021/02/09 22:50
Poor connections from multiple locations.
Bad
by derkamankop on 2021/02/09 16:36
The offer was 7 day free trial. I signed up to listen to a radio channel that day. Kept getting error messages. Never worked. Cancelled subscription same day. Got charged for a month subscription after 4 days. I want my $10.73 back.
Tune
by cooocinero on 2021/02/09 15:43
Solo dire esto.... SON LOS MEJORES.
Great app
by Aortiz90 on 2021/02/09 15:07
Great app recommend
Intentional?
by hogo-san on 2021/02/09 15:05
Putting a black “back” link over a black background makes me wonder if they did that intentionally.
Tunein is the best
by Thorium is Key on 2021/02/09 14:10
I have so much access to what ever I feel like listening to and never lets me down 👍
It’s true,
by Russell the kid on 2021/02/09 11:50
YOU ROCK!! Thanks, TuneIn!!
Possible improvements
by Nintendapple on 2021/02/08 18:08
For some reason MSNBC can’t be rewound or fast-forwarded. Other stations can be. I don’t mind listening to commercials most of the time, but if the same ones are repeated too often, I just can’t listen to them, so I mute the sound during them.
Don’t waste your money
by MichaelSK1971 on 2021/02/08 15:48
Turn in fermium says it does commercial free MSNBC and CNN it doesn’t ship it charges you over $10 a month and you get nothing is constantly give you tons of commercials and they won’t even respond to you
Excelente
by pikistriquis on 2021/02/08 15:33
Para oír la música q te gusta de acuerdo a tú edad, aquí en mi área solo música de niños ponen, la mejor opción otra no hay
Súper
by Jerjui on 2021/02/08 14:36
It’s good to listen different radio station from other countries. But now it’s hard to find them. For example on Italian. Please let me know how can I do it?
Excelente
by Culillo1 on 2021/02/08 14:33
Número 1 en música cristiana.....
Bad
by lorelai65 on 2021/02/08 11:59
I want my subscription canceled!! You guys make it very hard to to simple cancel that we can’t find it. Now I want my subscription cancelled now please! You also have no way to contact you without going through 100 steps. I put my email in and it never goes through. Puts me back to same page every time
Tunein Review
by ctk003 on 2021/02/06 17:24
I give you a full 5 star rating. I love the ABC 50’s . Thank you
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.
Won’t even open
by Beaker30 on 2021/02/05 12:51
Ugh
Thank God I can still hear you ❤️
by Blosson 🌺 on 2021/02/05 03:22
Love u !
Incredible app!
by OriginalBanksta on 2021/02/05 00:28
I I use
Great
by masonupe on 2021/02/04 12:10
Fantastic App
Ad free? No.. not at all
by Ddjbshxhs on 2021/02/04 04:46
I downloaded this specifically because it was touted as add free completely but nope!! Definitely not! Every single station I try to open starts playing an ad immediately.
👍🏾
by isra:( on 2021/02/04 02:56
🎼🎧👍🏾
Tunein
by Redstoneboy on 2021/02/04 02:41
Dropped program
A big disappointment
by Tiffpwl on 2021/02/04 01:38
I pay the premium monthly price to have ad-free listens and yet! every time I use this app (which is multiple times a day), I hear ads. Why am I paying for this?! TuneIn premium is a promising concept that I’d obviously be willing to pay for if the execution weren’t so horrendous.
USELESS
by Chipi_Killz on 2021/02/03 23:42
USELESS
Used to be great.
by Dkde007 on 2021/02/03 23:12
Used to be great. Now goes silent frequently skipping parts of the news. It’s not my mobile service as it does it on wifi as well. Other devices don’t have the same issue. Update. Based on perusing the reviews this seems like a common issue that support seems to not even attempt to actually solve.
Religious Music
by Madame Chismoore on 2021/02/03 14:39
Great online radio, but Gospel music needs to be upfront for easier access. It took way too much to try and find Gospel music.
News & Radio Streaming made easy
by aisha^_^ on 2021/02/03 00:38
I’m often working from home and lately listen to music or news (it was a hectic last year). With Tune In, I can listen to MSNBC, CNN, NPR live or choose music channels in genres I enjoy either local or elsewhere. Plus the free version commercials aren’t too much. I like the opportunity to hear news live as it happens even if I don’t have cable TV on. Thanks Tune In!
Best app
by lopez-pando67 on 2021/02/03 00:09
I listen tune in long time ago , from 2013, and always find radio station any where, sports, political, Christmas music, news, holy mass , etc.
CNN is almost unlistenable.
by I don't pay for free apps. on 2021/02/02 22:49
I don’t know if this is a tunein wide problem or if it’s specific to the CNN channel. I literally can’t do anything else on my phone while listening because it will cut off the audio. And it won’t come back on it’s own. I have to close the tune in app and reopen it or switch to a different channel and then back. It’s incredibly frustrating to open another app and suddenly the audio cuts out on cnn. I can see that it’s still streaming but there’s no audio. And god forbid I scroll past a video on Facebook or Reddit, it will stop and it won’t start again on its own. I hate having to use tune in to listen to CNN. I don’t use it for anything else because it’s so bad.
Enjoyable listening!
by micki larkin on 2021/02/02 17:46
Appreciate the wide spectrum of programs.
Enjoying Tune in
by jon boogee on 2021/02/02 16:31
I get to hear classic hip hop, classic 70s soft rock songs all this send me back to that time. Loving this, better than today’s radio❤️.
Still ads with Premium
by Laviedenoir on 2021/02/02 14:54
I’m a premium subscriber who still regularly gets ads.
Great APP
by Deaconsfan27 on 2021/02/01 21:12
Great App I can't listen to some podcast they mess up or it’s a error
Fantastic app!
by goodvibes2021 on 2021/02/01 20:15
Enjoy this connection.
My new Radio Days
by Croakmont on 2021/02/01 15:25
I can’t see what I am typing?
Great for iPhone
by pmiller510 on 2021/02/01 00:34
Using this on my iPhone is far easier than trying to program and use the $250 internet radio I purchased.
Exitosa
by Giloso17 on 2021/01/31 17:25
Me encanta esta apo
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.
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 :/
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2020/12/18 22:34
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.
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!
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 !!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
No mention of subscription required!
by khdbsjeenxk on 2021/02/28 17:09
I had to wait to download the app to find out it was a free trial and then $10 a month This is not in line with other App Store descriptions. Unacceptable waste of my time
Love it
by fgshaw on 2021/02/28 14:25
Great alternative to the radio
Ads sound great
by Jack333456 on 2021/02/28 00:23
Got app to listen to play by play on local radio. It buffers through the play by play but ads play perfectly. Crap corporate radio app, just juicing ad money. What a joke
College basketball
by likajo on 2021/02/27 18:01
I grabbed this app to listen to the Gonzaga/Santa Clara game that we weren’t able to watch. The coverage was great! Clear audio with good commentary. My dad’s hearing is poor but he had no struggle with it. 👍🏻 Thank you!!
Amazing!
by clubhoused on 2021/02/27 16:34
This version - easily the best way to listen to radio. I use it my Tesla too. Love it!! March Madness!!
مكة
by همسة دفا on 2021/02/27 16:11
الله يعطكم الف عافية..صراحة برنامج مميزة ..بجودة عاليةبس احيانا المحطة ماتشغل😀👍🌹🌺
Love it
by Nature moma on 2021/02/27 16:06
I listen to cnn everyday!
Lost all my 5 years of recording
by Man4urheart on 2021/02/26 23:52
Poor app just removed the link in a snap without warning
JUAN Emmanuelli
by Ortomaz on 2021/02/26 21:26
Excellent. Use it every day
Best of the rest
by Majorip4 on 2021/02/26 19:34
Tried them all and none can compete with TuneIn for selection and quality of music. Keep up the good work.
Repeating and delay connecting
by Lauryn K on 2021/02/26 14:08
On multiple occasions repeats what has just been played in 10 second intervals.
Better than coffee!!
by Tazukonechan on 2021/02/26 04:46
Before my feet even touch the floor at 5 am, I’ve got my finger on Tune in Radio to start my morning! I switch between two different shows while sipping on coffee and getting ready for work. Love my Tune In!!!!
Bad driving app
by mtm7684 on 2021/02/25 20:14
I give this app a 2 star rating for its poor car Bluetooth ability or disability. The app turns on automatically when I enter my running vehicle. This messes with the other things such as texting or phone calls or my constantly trying to fight with the app. Not a good situation.
They removed NBA and MLB radio
by Rory g mcafee III on 2021/02/25 03:24
MLB and NBA were removed mid-pandemic last year without any warning. This was what I listened to a vast majority of the time. Did not offer a refund when I contacted customer support...guess that’s what I get for signing up for a year subscription. If they can cancel this stuff without warning then what else can they also cancel? And how long until they lose the rights for college sports/nfl/nhl?
Love the Access to Stations
by Portland Dave on 2021/02/23 23:22
I recall being in Brazil 2 years ago and how surprised, excited and pleased When I discovered I could listen to The World Series in the evening relaxing in my AirBNB! Otherwise, I listen to the news networks while cooking and while walking though reception outside can be spotty
Ok when it was free...
by bluemeanieface on 2021/02/23 18:57
Not worth the subscription. Guess what, you’re still going to have to listen to commercials or pledge drives. Plus, the auto start function is broken, has been for a while. Still have to select the last station even when you set it to remember. Radio is dead and Tune in isn’t bringing it back to life.
Horrible
by 06jespy on 2021/02/23 16:29
I used to listen to different stations, and loved this app. But now all I get is jumpy broadcasting, constant interruptions for ads, the same ads over and over like 20 times. No enjoyment at all. I’m abandoning TuneIn.
Dissatisfied customer
by Mildly concerned Box user on 2021/02/22 22:21
Too many commercial interruptions triggered by touching anything. It happens frequently when you are enjoying something.
Not working!
by steve 4197 on 2021/02/21 18:28
Not working!
Great app
by JHJ8289 on 2021/02/21 15:09
Their app works good. I Love that they’re not political like the well known streaming platform, canceling shows and content that does not fit their left agenda. You can find most any show you want here unless it’s a local market and then on apple podcasts.
Garbage App!!!!
by The Calf on 2021/02/19 13:56
This app is the worst. It fast forwards and skips back on its own all the time sometimes up to a half an hour to an hour. And what’s the point of having a pause button if 9 times out of 10 when you press play again it jumps to the real-time/live broadcast even if it’s only been several minutes. Just absolute garbage!
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by unducnrb on 2021/02/19 13:22
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Plagued
by AccordionFreak on 2021/02/19 10:30
A couple of years ago I paid to upgrade to commercial free app. Now after updates I’m plagued with commercials again.
Review
by Darth Tomm on 2021/02/19 07:37
Been listening to Tune-In for about 10 yrs Love to be able to hear other stations across the country
Awesome
by moonjaws7 on 2021/02/19 02:28
They have everything
Excelente
by cara motor on 2021/02/18 22:48
Excelente
TuneIn is terrific!
by Berget12 on 2021/02/18 20:55
I’ve been listening to jazz stations across the country lately. What a great way to get through a pandemic!
Why am I getting commercials??
by KayRomero on 2021/02/18 16:48
Been a premium member for over a year and a half. No idea why I occasionally still get commercials when listening to msnbc. And why are they always louder?? Have tried contacting their customer service four separate times. They sound like they want to help but problem is never resolved. They even asked me to note day, time and specifically what commercials I heard. Never heard back from them after that. I will be checking out other options when it’s time to renew.
The best
by Chulopoja1 on 2021/02/18 16:07
Great selection and always Good music.
Amazing app thank you guys .
by ben.amor on 2021/02/17 20:36
Mmm
Buena compañía
by buena compania on 2021/02/17 20:21
Muy m By
Advertisements are glitched
by urb12 on 2021/02/17 18:34
Every time you’re phone’s connection changes (walking down the street and briefly connecting to public WiFi) the app stops playing the content and plays an ad. If it happens during the ad the ad restarts. Walking through a city you’ll get 1 minute of content for every 5 minutes of the exact same ad. App is unusable.
Good
by sorrytobother on 2021/02/17 15:55
Awesome thank you Alex sensation
Ads
by random 9 gagger on 2021/02/17 14:27
I’ve used tunein on a couple of phones throughout the years. Unfortunately the ad interruptions have made the listening experience a struggle.
best and Great radio app
by Buddha007 on 2021/02/17 05:23
Have been using for many many years. It is and has been super reliable. Very rare.
Best
by luiropi on 2021/02/17 01:56
The Best
Not as great as it used to be
by Nan714 on 2021/02/16 22:58
I pay for the premium version but lately they have been forgetting to replace the commercials on MSNBC with news from earlier in the day. Not sure if they are cutting staff or what is going on, but this oversight has become much more frequent. When they do replace the commercials, it seems to be with the same story over and over again. I hope the developers will read and fix this.
A review for TuneIn Radio
by ethnically inclined on 2021/02/16 15:56
TuneIn radio is an excellent way to keep in contact with one s culture and everyday living and indiosincracy and everyday living of that particular ethnic group; his ideas listening to live shows, one can listen to music, chats, news,etc. Therefore I would say, Kudo! to this App.
Update stolen allmy recordings.i'm out.
by sebastian2009z on 2021/02/16 14:06
I had the pro version, so i could save offline my recordings you guys updated the app and it tool away all my recordings. So upset about it. I guess it's time for a bad review.i lost years of recordings. NOT fair. Will you make it up for all of those who had the previous PAID version? Yes, this one Scksss!
Great selection but one quibble
by Not Now on 2021/02/16 07:16
Love the app but wish it had a sleep timer for listening at bedtime
Enjoyment of Tune in Radio
by Gangester Face on 2021/02/16 01:51
Ttttt
Scam
by Fathmo on 2021/02/15 17:05
I have paid for Premium every month and I still get ads ALL THE TIME. I just rebooted from the app store and right after it welcomed me back to TuneIn Premium...boom right into a commercial. Scam...this happens ALL THE TIME...scam.
Tunein
by Bearclaw295 on 2021/02/15 17:03
Tunein is much better than great lineup of conservative
Listen ‘round the world
by gurnx on 2021/02/15 10:37
Feb 2021-I listen to a specialty radio program (Floydian Slip). The program is only broadcast, not available via podcast. I listen to a variety of stations thanks to this app. If TuneIn would reduce the number of times I need to see the ‘free trial’ Screen I might give it an additional star.
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.
Lo mejor de lo mejor
by Mexico 1967. on 2021/02/14 19:20
Solo he tenido muy buenos recuerdos de mi vida en la Ciudad de México. Es toda la música que escuché por 35 años. Mi lindo Mexico.
Does get rating
by Cwoo65 on 2021/02/14 08:15
I don’t want this I want my money back
Best place to get LPR
by BassettPoodleMom on 2021/02/14 01:48
Thank you for carrying Lutheran Public Radio! Easy to navigate the app. Really appreciate being able to listen to my favorite pod cast.
La mejor
by flowperavia on 2021/02/13 13:49
Esta aplicación siempre ah sido mi favorita, cuando tengo un celular nuevo es la primera aplicación que descargo /// simplemente no puedo estar sin ella 🤷🏽
Issues
by rjdaca55 on 2021/02/12 14:52
For the past two weeks I have had problems streaming channels. I hope you can look into why this keeps happening With WTSN in N.H. Thanks Bob
Aggravating
by Chadderj on 2021/02/12 13:41
It’s aggravating when you are listening to a radio station through the app and the app decides to skip ahead. If I could give this no stars I would.
Arnold Gibbs
by Gator on 2021/02/11 21:27
Tune in an excellence stream service. It is easy to use. I have only good to say.
Good app not worth to pay premium
by bettydelao on 2021/02/11 18:29
Don’t pay the premium upgrade. Still hace commercials ! Very disappointed.
Cuts out frequently
by PocitoDinero on 2021/02/11 14:07
Use to be great. It stops after a few minutes.too many commercials. Use another radio
Inconsistent CarPlay reliability
by stricklandscottm on 2021/02/11 11:16
This app does not play well with Apple CarPlay. Problems most often arise when resuming playing content. For example: say you’re listening to a live broadcast as you drive to the store and then you turn off your car, grab your phone, and go shopping. When you get back in your car and proceed with your day the app on CarPlay will either appear blank or won’t play anything. It’ll sometimes load up the screen of whatever you were listening to but won’t play even if you press play. The only way around it is to manually open the app on your phone then force close it, then load a different music or streaming app and play it, then force close that to proceed back to Tunein.
Great app
by Constantino24 on 2021/02/11 06:12
Awesome map
Do NOT download this
by RS torrance on 2021/02/11 01:56
This piece of crap will NEVER go away. They’ve rigged it so it cannot be deleted. Be warned!!!
Constantly Times Out
by michaellporter on 2021/02/10 22:24
The app constantly Times out and you can't streaming audio independently on the Apple Watch. A major disadvantage compared to some other radio apps!
Frustrating
by jkoaro on 2021/02/10 19:01
We used to get by okay using this to talk. We record, then listen when we can. Last several months, there are skips. And worse, when it gets to the end of the “line” it no longer wraps around; now you lose the entire recorded “line” and it cuts off, clearing it all. We have to keep getting it going again, just to have it happen again.
Buffering
by Scott18664 on 2021/02/10 17:18
App continues to buffer on WiFi or LTE which cuts out the radio programming
Nope, not for me.
by Hamsterlover23 on 2021/02/10 16:41
It sounds like just the thing I’ve been waiting for, EXCEPT when I saw how much of my personal data is linked and tracked. No thank you
Poor connection
by justadba1 on 2021/02/09 22:50
Poor connections from multiple locations.
Bad
by derkamankop on 2021/02/09 16:36
The offer was 7 day free trial. I signed up to listen to a radio channel that day. Kept getting error messages. Never worked. Cancelled subscription same day. Got charged for a month subscription after 4 days. I want my $10.73 back.
Tune
by cooocinero on 2021/02/09 15:43
Solo dire esto.... SON LOS MEJORES.
Great app
by Aortiz90 on 2021/02/09 15:07
Great app recommend
Intentional?
by hogo-san on 2021/02/09 15:05
Putting a black “back” link over a black background makes me wonder if they did that intentionally.
Tunein is the best
by Thorium is Key on 2021/02/09 14:10
I have so much access to what ever I feel like listening to and never lets me down 👍
It’s true,
by Russell the kid on 2021/02/09 11:50
YOU ROCK!! Thanks, TuneIn!!
Possible improvements
by Nintendapple on 2021/02/08 18:08
For some reason MSNBC can’t be rewound or fast-forwarded. Other stations can be. I don’t mind listening to commercials most of the time, but if the same ones are repeated too often, I just can’t listen to them, so I mute the sound during them.
Don’t waste your money
by MichaelSK1971 on 2021/02/08 15:48
Turn in fermium says it does commercial free MSNBC and CNN it doesn’t ship it charges you over $10 a month and you get nothing is constantly give you tons of commercials and they won’t even respond to you
Excelente
by pikistriquis on 2021/02/08 15:33
Para oír la música q te gusta de acuerdo a tú edad, aquí en mi área solo música de niños ponen, la mejor opción otra no hay
Súper
by Jerjui on 2021/02/08 14:36
It’s good to listen different radio station from other countries. But now it’s hard to find them. For example on Italian. Please let me know how can I do it?
Excelente
by Culillo1 on 2021/02/08 14:33
Número 1 en música cristiana.....
Bad
by lorelai65 on 2021/02/08 11:59
I want my subscription canceled!! You guys make it very hard to to simple cancel that we can’t find it. Now I want my subscription cancelled now please! You also have no way to contact you without going through 100 steps. I put my email in and it never goes through. Puts me back to same page every time
Tunein Review
by ctk003 on 2021/02/06 17:24
I give you a full 5 star rating. I love the ABC 50’s . Thank you
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.
Won’t even open
by Beaker30 on 2021/02/05 12:51
Ugh
Thank God I can still hear you ❤️
by Blosson 🌺 on 2021/02/05 03:22
Love u !
Incredible app!
by OriginalBanksta on 2021/02/05 00:28
I I use
Great
by masonupe on 2021/02/04 12:10
Fantastic App
Ad free? No.. not at all
by Ddjbshxhs on 2021/02/04 04:46
I downloaded this specifically because it was touted as add free completely but nope!! Definitely not! Every single station I try to open starts playing an ad immediately.
👍🏾
by isra:( on 2021/02/04 02:56
🎼🎧👍🏾
Tunein
by Redstoneboy on 2021/02/04 02:41
Dropped program
A big disappointment
by Tiffpwl on 2021/02/04 01:38
I pay the premium monthly price to have ad-free listens and yet! every time I use this app (which is multiple times a day), I hear ads. Why am I paying for this?! TuneIn premium is a promising concept that I’d obviously be willing to pay for if the execution weren’t so horrendous.
USELESS
by Chipi_Killz on 2021/02/03 23:42
USELESS
Used to be great.
by Dkde007 on 2021/02/03 23:12
Used to be great. Now goes silent frequently skipping parts of the news. It’s not my mobile service as it does it on wifi as well. Other devices don’t have the same issue. Update. Based on perusing the reviews this seems like a common issue that support seems to not even attempt to actually solve.
Religious Music
by Madame Chismoore on 2021/02/03 14:39
Great online radio, but Gospel music needs to be upfront for easier access. It took way too much to try and find Gospel music.
News & Radio Streaming made easy
by aisha^_^ on 2021/02/03 00:38
I’m often working from home and lately listen to music or news (it was a hectic last year). With Tune In, I can listen to MSNBC, CNN, NPR live or choose music channels in genres I enjoy either local or elsewhere. Plus the free version commercials aren’t too much. I like the opportunity to hear news live as it happens even if I don’t have cable TV on. Thanks Tune In!
Best app
by lopez-pando67 on 2021/02/03 00:09
I listen tune in long time ago , from 2013, and always find radio station any where, sports, political, Christmas music, news, holy mass , etc.
CNN is almost unlistenable.
by I don't pay for free apps. on 2021/02/02 22:49
I don’t know if this is a tunein wide problem or if it’s specific to the CNN channel. I literally can’t do anything else on my phone while listening because it will cut off the audio. And it won’t come back on it’s own. I have to close the tune in app and reopen it or switch to a different channel and then back. It’s incredibly frustrating to open another app and suddenly the audio cuts out on cnn. I can see that it’s still streaming but there’s no audio. And god forbid I scroll past a video on Facebook or Reddit, it will stop and it won’t start again on its own. I hate having to use tune in to listen to CNN. I don’t use it for anything else because it’s so bad.
Enjoyable listening!
by micki larkin on 2021/02/02 17:46
Appreciate the wide spectrum of programs.
Enjoying Tune in
by jon boogee on 2021/02/02 16:31
I get to hear classic hip hop, classic 70s soft rock songs all this send me back to that time. Loving this, better than today’s radio❤️.
Still ads with Premium
by Laviedenoir on 2021/02/02 14:54
I’m a premium subscriber who still regularly gets ads.
Great APP
by Deaconsfan27 on 2021/02/01 21:12
Great App I can't listen to some podcast they mess up or it’s a error
Fantastic app!
by goodvibes2021 on 2021/02/01 20:15
Enjoy this connection.
My new Radio Days
by Croakmont on 2021/02/01 15:25
I can’t see what I am typing?
Great for iPhone
by pmiller510 on 2021/02/01 00:34
Using this on my iPhone is far easier than trying to program and use the $250 internet radio I purchased.
Exitosa
by Giloso17 on 2021/01/31 17:25
Me encanta esta apo
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.
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 :/
Horrible
by chrisloyd on 2020/12/18 22:34
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.
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!
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 !!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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