Quick Look: TuneIn provides free ad-supported streaming of "live sports, up-to-the-minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations. " Upgrading to TuneIn Premium allows you to listen to commercial-free news from sources like CNBC, CNN, FOX News Radio and MSNBC, and you can also stream commercial-free music. You'll still hear ads for most live radio stations, but at a reduced frequency.
The TuneIn home screen lets you select Music, News, Sports, or Podcasts. Also shown are popular news stations, local radio stations (based on your IP address), and you can select sports teams that you want to follow. Here is what you'll find in the main categories:
Music - TuneIn presents you with the service's Most Popular Stations, which are a mix of live local radio stations and TuneIn playlists such as Today's Hits and Classic Rock Hits. You'll also find Throwback Hits where you can select music streams from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, or 00s. Or browse Top Music Genres such as Country, Rock, Latin, Classic Hits and Jazz. Scroll down the screen for even more categories that include Local Music Stations, various genres, Featured Collections, Music Podcasts, and more.
- News & Talk - Select from Most Popular News Stations, which include MSNBC, NCC, Fox News Radion, Bloomberg Radio, and several others, or listen to local news radio stations. You'll also find news updates from NPR News Now, BBC News, ABC News, and other providers. Pocasts are also available in categories that include Conservative Talk, Progressive Talk, while updates can be found in Business & Technology, Entertainment News, and other topics.
- Sports - Here you can browse through nine sports categories that include football, basketball, college sports, tennis, and wrestling. You will also find "Nonstop Sports Talk" from several local radio stations like The Sports Hub 98.5 in Boston and Arizona Sports 98.7, along with ESPN Radio. Other sports categories include Hot Takes and Sports Debates, Global Sports Radio, Fantasy Football Central, and This Week's Top Sports Podcasts.
- Podcasts - Podcasts are listed in categories that include True Crime, Arts & Culture, Comedy, Business & Economics, and many more. There's a category called "New to Podcasts? Start Here" for those who aren't already podcast listeners, but you can also start with This Week's Top 25 Podcasts, Editor's Choice Podcasts, or Our Favorite Collections.
Of course, you can always use the search function if you know specifically what you're looking for. Once you find something you want to return to, you can add it to your favorites for future listening.
-- Information is current as of December 23, 2020
Developer's Channel Description: TuneIn is a free audio app that brings together live sports, music, news, podcasts and over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Music
FEES: None for ad-supported listening. TuneIn premium is $9.99/month with 7-day free trial.