Using headphones this app was able to find and use the FM tuner in my LG. As such it is technically able to tune into local radio stations without an online stream. Unfortunately it won’t enable the tuner without data access (my guess, it’s for the ads). Wasn’t always this way. I would pay a few $ for an ad-free version. Here we provide NextRadio Free Live FM Radio V 4.0.2198-release for Android 4.2++ The NextRadio app lets you experience live and local FM radio on your smartphone in a brand new way. Get a real-time view of what’s playing on-air and interact live with your favorite local radio stations. Download FREE FM radio on your Android smartphone today!
EMERGENCY LISTENING CAPABILITIES:
NextRadio offers two ways to listen to live, local FM Radio. If your device has the FM receiver chip activated, you will be able to listen to local, terrestrial FM radio which uses less data and saves your battery life compared to streaming. The activated FM chip allows you to listen to NextRadio during times of emergency, working even when cell towers are down. The cord from your headphone or stereo cable act as an antenna to receive local FM radio signals.
If you don’t have a compatible phone you can stream radio stations through the NextRadio app.
• Tune in to live, local FM radio stations on your phone
• See what’s on-air with Live Guide or browse radio stations by genre or frequency
PARTICIPATING RADIO STATION FEATURES:
• See artwork and song information while you listen
• Buy the song you just heard right from your phone
• Get a list of recently played songs
• Give feedback on the songs you like or dislike
• Share what you're listening to on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
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Outstanding! I have been looking for just this type of app to use the built in FM radio chip in my HTC Desire 510. I have a crappy Vooz Vapor smartphone that, despite its crappieness, has the factory FM Radio app pre installed (very rare for a smartphone to have it installed). HTC did not have the FM Radio app preinstalled, but I did notice the FM Radio Service in my list of all applications on the HTC. So I gave NextRadio a try. Right now, I'm listening to Classical music and not using a bit of data from my plan. And it was very easy to install and use. Great job!