You can never have too many radio streaming apps, and WunderRadio by Weather Underground is another to add to your Android home screen. So if you’ve been running with Android and getting a little envious of your friends using the WunderRadio app on the iPhone, BlackBerry and even Windows Mobile, you can envy no longer. The best part is that you’ll get access to over 50,000 radio stations and shows – not too shabby for a little mobile application.
Stations like AOL Radio, Bloomberg, Sirius and BBC are available on the WunderRadio app amongst several popular stops. You can even search for particular programs or personalities if you’re jonesin’ for that sort of thing. The ony caveat is the app is sorta pricey by Android Market standards at $6.99, but if you’re on your phone listening to radio shows or music all day it’s probably worth forking over the dough for this app.
For more info, hit the press release below.
Android Owners Can Now Listen to Over 50,000 Radio Stations and Shows on WunderRadio – Available in the Android Market for $6.99
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – June 17, 2010) – Weather Underground today launched its popular mobile application, WunderRadio, for the Android platform, providing users with the same interactive features and reliable radio streams that iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile owners already enjoy. The application is available in the Android Market for $6.99.
Awarded the title of Best iPhone Radio Application (terrestrial division) at last year’s MacWorld Expo and dubbed the “Best radio hub around” by Rolling Stone magazine, WunderRadio has already been downloaded by over 400,000 iPhone users who use it to listen to AM/FM and Internet radio stations from across the world. The Windows Mobile version of the app won Handango’s award for Best Entertainment App in 2009.
Android owners can now browse the enormous directory provided by RadioTime, to find radio stations that meet their needs and tastes, searching by location and over 400 different genres such as music, talk, sports and entertainment. Users can save presets for faster tuning to their favorite stations and use the RadioTime Guide to automatically detect what is airing on their local stations, browse by affiliates like the BBC, AOL Radio, Bloomberg or Sirius and search for specific programs or on-air personalities.
“The multi-tasking capabilities of the Android platform showcase the many interactive features of WunderRadio,” said Josh Carroll, President of Jeyo, the developer of the Android version of the software. “Users can access the built-in Twitter directory to connect with an on-air DJ, while streaming their favorite station in the background, and never miss an e-mail or phone call.”
WunderRadio for Android provides playback of more media types including global broadcasts and podcasts and easily connects to your Bluetooth speaker system or headset. It also allows users to listen to radio in the background while using other applications on the phone and elegantly handles incoming calls. Additionally, when listening to music, the application provides song information and convenient links to the iTunes Store.
“With the addition of the Android version, WunderRadio is now accessible to the majority of smart phone users and continues to set a new standard for listening to radio on mobile devices,” said Alan Steremberg, President of Weather Underground, the developers of the original application.
Bill Moore, CEO, RadioTime, explains: “WunderRadio leverages the RadioTime Guide to provide a wider selection of stations than any other tuner available for Android. Everything that made WunderRadio for the iPhone and Windows Mobile so popular is available for Android: the most comprehensive worldwide channel list, a wide range of audio formats, reliable listening and integration with your device.”
If you would like a free version of WunderRadio for Android to review, please email [email protected]
About Weather Underground
The nation’s first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of web users, Weather Underground delivers custom weather services to an array of businesses and media clients — both online and in print. WunderRadio was initially developed to play local weather radio streams but evolved to include RadioTime’s full directory of stations. More information is available at www.wunderground.com
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