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radio.net is your free online radio on the internet. Stream the radio station of your choice with us via web radio. It’s live and for free.
At radio.net you will find over 30,000 radio stations from all over the world. Sit back and enjoy our wide range of radio programs, music and podcasts.
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A radio app offers you a choice of radio streams you can use to listen to online radio on your smartphone. The radio program is transmitted via the Internet and not via FM or HD Radio. There are apps which only offer one radio station, a group of radio stations, or only radio stations from a certain country. Much more practical and popular, however, are radio apps that transmit live radio from all over the world. The radio.net app, for example, offers easy access to more than 60,000 international radio stations.
It all depends on the user's requirements and expectations. If you just want to listen to one radio station and don't need a wide selection, then the radio app of your favorite station is perhaps the best choice. But if you're looking for some quick and easy variety, we recommend downloading a radio app from a radio aggregator. The radio.net app offers you not only all radio stations from US, but also the best stations from all over the world. You can quickly switch between stations and discover completely new radio programs for yourself.
Above all, a good radio app needs a good selection of programs and a good search, so that you can always find the right radio station. It is also important that the app is stable and that the radio livestreams do not break off. A good indication are the ratings of other users in the App Stores. The radio.net app not only offers you a huge selection of radio stations, but is also continuously optimized so that the app runs as stably as possible.
You can download many radio apps for free at Google Play or at the Apple App Store. But you should know that online radio requires a data connection. Depending on the mobile phone contract, your mobile phone provider may incur costs at this point. With the current mobile phone contracts which offer a flat rate for data, this is not a problem and there are therefore no costs.
Free radio apps are usually financed by displaying advertising. The premium version of radio.net app - radio.net PRIME - does without banner and video advertising. The PRIME app can be purchased in Google Play and the App Store. The audio commercials which run within the radio stations are not affected, however. With the purchase of the PRIME app, the further development of the radio.net app is supported.
Online radio always requires a data connection for the transmission of the current radio program. Radio apps do not work without an Internet connection. There are a few smartphones that have an FM or HD receiver. This allows you to receive analog stations without an Internet connection, just like a kitchen radio. Apart from that, there are apps which download a small selection of music in advance, which can then also be used offline. However, this is no longer live radio in the true meaning of the word.
The data volume consumed depends on the transmission quality provided or the data rate of the radio station. The higher the data rate, the higher the volume consumed. Current transmission technologies, so-called adaptive streaming, automatically adapt to the available bandwidth. This improves reception and at the same time minimizes the volume consumed. In general, you can make the following calculation for consumption: When listening to a 128 kbit/s stream, approximately 60 MB are transferred per hour. For smaller streams, such as, for example, 64 kbit/s it is still 30 MB per hour. For a bit rate of 32 kbit/s, it is only 15 MB. For larger streams such as 256 kbit/s, it is 120 MB per hour.
The data volume consumed depends on the stations listened to and not on the radio app. The data transfer is calculated in kbit/s or kbps. The abbreviation stands for kilobits per second. The smaller the kbit/s rate is, the lower the data volume consumption is. Current streaming technologies adapt dynamically to the available connections. This so-called adaptive streaming, that is also supported by the radio.net app, optimizes transmission and saves data volume. Adaptive streaming must be offered by the radio stations.
There are many radio apps for Android that let you listen to different stations. The radio.net app offers Android users a huge selection of stations and handy features like the radio stations in the region, quick radio station search and favorites list. Our team sees to it that the station data bank is always up-to-date, so that our listeners on Android devices can simply enjoy listening to radio.
There are many radio apps for iOS users that let you listen to different stations. The free radio.net app for iPhone and iPad offers a large selection of radio stations and handy features, so that listeners always find an exciting radio station. Our service center sees to it that all station data is up-to-date, and all radio programs are always accessible.
There are programs for the PC or Mac that can play radio stations. However, the easiest way is to use it in the browser directly, without downloading and installing a program. For example, you can easily listen to radio on the computer while working in the office.
The radio.net app is available free of charge for Android and iOS. The service is financed through advertising in the app.