10 Best Online Radio Apps for Android Phones

Written by Jihan Fauziah

If your smartphone doesn't have a built-in radio, don't worry! You can still enjoy radio stations from all over the world with some great apps.

We at Carisinyal have got a list of the best online radio apps that you can download on your Android phone. With these, you can tune into radio shows wherever you are!

1. Radio Garden

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Radio Garden is quite the sensation on TikTok cause it provides both entertainment and learning experiences. It also features an innovative interface. There's a large globe you can spin to explore different areas.

Simply tap on a location, and Radio Garden will start streaming stations from that country or region. Our team tried it out and landed on a broadcast from China that played classic Western tunes.

For those who prefer an easier approach, Radio Garden offers a range of playlists. You can also bookmark your favorite stations for easy access.

Access to Radio Garden is completely free, although it does display some image ads. They're pretty unobtrusive, though. To tune into a world of diverse radio content, download Radio Garden from the Google Play Store.

2. Heart

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Heart, previously known as iHeart, is a fantastic app that brings your favorite radio stations to your fingertips, wherever you go. It boasts a broad range of stations, including FM channels.

What sets it apart is the tailored playlists that cater to your musical tastes. You'll find collections for every mood and occasion, from 70s to 90s hits, to seasonal tunes and the latest chart-toppers.

Our team particularly enjoys the 'Smooth Country' channel. The experience is enhanced with the option for high-definition audio in the settings. Wondering about the cost? Heart is completely free! Find it on the Google Play Store and start listening.

3. BBCSounds

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BBC Radio is a household name, and their app, BBC Sounds, brings their extensive range of channels right to your device. It includes stations from both the UK and around the world.

We had the pleasure of listening to Lisa McCormick on BBC Radio 5. The app's interface is user-friendly, similar to modern music streaming services with easy-to-use controls like play, pause, live, and forward. You can even cast the broadcast via Chromecast.

The audio quality is top-notch, though it's best enjoyed with a stable internet connection. In addition, BBC Sounds provides a full broadcast schedule accessible at any time. Download BBC Sounds from the Google Play Store.

4. myTuner


If you love exploring radio stations from around the world, myTuner is the app for you. Our team enjoyed listening to local stations, and we were excited to find that the app isn't just limited to one area. With myTuner, you can tune into stations from cities across the globe!

The app lets you search for stations from countries like the USA, New Zealand, and even China. While myTuner is free, it does display ads. If ads aren't your thing, consider upgrading to the premium version. Download myTuner from the Google Play Store!


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WOW FM is your ticket to a vast selection of radio broadcasts. We tried out BBC News and were impressed to find many past episodes available. Plus, you can download your favorite broadcasts to listen anytime.

The app's design is user-friendly, similar to a modern music player. So, it's easy to navigate through episodes. Most of the stations on WOW FM are from African countries. We got to listen to unique experience!

WOW FM is free, but there's also a subscription option for extra content and features. Curious to give it a try? Download WOW FM from the Google Play Store.

6. Simple Radio

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Discover the ease of tuning into a variety of radio stations with Simple Radio. This app lets you choose stations based on lists, or even by country and city.

One thing to note is that not every station is available. For instance, with BBC Radio, only a select few can be accessed. But when it comes to local stations, Simple Radio has an impressive lineup.

You can use Simple Radio for free. But if you prefer an ad-free experience, consider their premium subscription. It not only removes ads but also includes a sleep timer and elevates you to priority status.

7. TuneIn

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This app provides radio stations from all genres of music, sports, comedy, news, and more. The free version of TuneIn Radio has 100,000 stations with several million podcasts.

Interestingly, when we tried it out, it had a feature similar to Radio Garden. You can browse the world map and find radio channels, even those from far away countries.

TuneIn comes with a modern user interface. The presence of genre categories made it easier for us to search for radio stations more specifically. Also, the audio player is feature-rich. Some excellent features such as the sleep timer can be found for free here.

This radio app on Android offers a special subscription rate for premium services. This service features sports radio broadcasts such as ESPN, NASCAR, and NFL. Want to give it a try? Download TuneIn directly from the Google Play Store.

8. Replaio Radio


Replaio Radio can also be an option for you. Especially, if you're looking for a radio app on Android with complete features. Not only can you listen to local radio, but there are also international radio stations available here, including BBC radio station.

What's more, Replaio Radio features radio stations specifically for listening to music. Here, the categories are separated by year and genre. The search feature allowed us to find specialised channels easily.

As usual, Replaio Radio also offers a premium service. Interestingly, the paid service features Car Mode, which is dedicated to playing radio with Replaio features in your car.

All you have to do is pay once and you'll get all the excellent features of Replaio's premium service. Interested? Try downloading Replaio Radio on the Google Play Store.

9. RadioFM


RadioFM is an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys FM radio. This app brings a variety of radio broadcasts right to your fingertips, including stations from across the globe.

Our team found a rich selection of popular stations from places like the United States, South Korea, and Spain. You can access all these stations for free.

The app makes it easy to keep track of your favorite stations. You can save them in the "Library" tab. There's also a feature to download episodes from your preferred radio shows. In addition to radio broadcasts, there is also a large list of podcasts that you can listen to.

Using this app is also easy because of its organization of broadcasts by genre, network, country, and language. This advanced search functionality lets you find exactly what you're looking for. Just a heads-up, RadioFM does include adverts. To start exploring, download RadioFM from the Google Play Store.

10. Jango Radio

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We also recommend the Jango Radio app for those of you who love listening to online radio. The app is here to listen to radio stations that play a wide variety of music genres.

Take, for instance, our search for Valentine's themed music. Jango instantly provided stations playing romantic love songs. If you're interested in exploring further, the "Station" tab offers a deeper dive into specific genres.

An interesting feature of Jango Radio is its option to access banned songs. We found, however, that this feature didn't quite deliver as expected. For optimal app performance, turn off the battery saving mode on your phone.

One of the best things about Jango Radio is that it's completely free. You can enjoy all its features and songs without spending a dime. Download it from the Google Play Store.

Remember, with an internet connection, you can listen to the radio anywhere. So, even if your smartphone lacks a built-in radio, the Carisinyal team's recommended online radio apps are just a download away.

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