For those who are a bit more serious about their streaming media, an upgrade to TuneIn Pro ($4.99) might be worthwhile. The Pro version adds some nifty DVR-like features, so you can pause, rewind, and even record live radio. TuneIn Radio keeps all your recordings in a special section so you can listen to recorded favorites later.
Finally, you may notice that some stations are marked "Restricted by Broadcasters," which means they're not available for streaming through TuneIn. What's nice is that if you happen to click on one of these, TuneIn will automatically find and connect you to a similar station, which is often just as good.
In my testing, I did notice occasional bugs with track and station info. I'm not sure if that's because certain stations stop transmitting or if it was just the app, but it's something to look out for.
Still, with an easy-to-use interface, a huge catalog of stations, and the ability to record live broadcasts (with the $4.99 upgrade to Pro), TuneIn Radio is definitely a solid streaming-radio app. If you want to listen to live local or national radio, this is one of the best free apps for the job.
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