Apple does not offer Radio feature in any of its products however various apps are available on the app store that can entertain you. Such apps only work when connected to the internet as iPhone or iPad does not contain radio receptor as a hardware feature. Today we will be reviewing a radio app meant for people who love listening to Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu songs as well as other regional indian languages.
Desi Radio is one of the best rated applications for desi radio listeners and offers unlimited songs from online radio stations across the world. Some of the interesting features of this app include AirPlay support, after call resume, iPod controls support to start/stop player, Youtube song search etc.
It is available for free on the app store so one can try it without getting bothered about the cost of the app. The main interface has a number of sections such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu etc. Along with these you have a SYNC button at the top left corner and a search button on the top right corner. To update the list of stations press the sync button. At the bottom of the page you have five separate tabs, Genre, Now Playing, Favorites, Youtube and Other Apps.
To play a station, just enter any of the sections and tap on a station. The app will immediately take you to the Now playing tab. On the Now playing page you have a couple of buttons in the middle of the screen along with the volume slider. The very first youtube button will search the ‘now playing song’ on Youtube, the middle button is to play and pause the radio. The next and previous buttons can be used to switch between different stations while the right most star button is for adding the very station to favorites.
The favorites tab at the bottom contains your favorite channels that you have added using the star button.
Under Youtube you can directly search for a song video and you can view it here only, without switching to the stock youtube app.
The last Other Apps sections features Desi Video app and a Desi News Reader app which can be launched from here. The app also features themes and Facebook connectivity.
App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Conclusion: Good quality and worked well for me. Do try it
Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App
- Tandora India Radio: Tandora is one of the best free apps, as Desi Radio, but offers less stations. It has a simple interface and has facebook support. Unlike Desi Radio it features devotional songs which is a plus point.
- Hindi Radio: It is another interesting app that features more than 40 radio stations across the globe. It is also available for free like Tandora and Desi Radio and gets 4 star ratings.