5 apps that can boost your listener count
That expensive smartphone in your pocket could pay for itself -- you just have to convince your listeners to download the right apps. The Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Phone Store are littered with titles to help you rack up the listeners, and all you have to do is give up a few minutes of your time to earn your share. We've rounded up five apps here that are easy to use, and don't require too much hassle to get started.
TuneIn (iOS & Android, Free)
TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio with sports, news, talk and music streaming from every continent. By far the most popular app available on all content platforms. You can add your own station to the app simply by heading to TuneIn's website and signing up.
ooTunes Radio (iOS, Free)
Clean, crisp sound from over 30,000 Internet audio streams. Enjoy FM/AM live-broadcast from over 150 countries. Unfortunately it is only available on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).
rad.io (iOS, Android, Free)
The entire world of radio in one app – Listen to more than 10.000 radio stations, internet radios and podcasts – easy, whenever and wherever. Available on iOS and Android. There is no easy way to add a station to the directory but they do supply an email address to contact them.
Tuner Internet Radio (iOS, $4.99)
Listen to thousands of commercial-free Internet radio broadcasts right on your iPhone or iPod Touch over WiFi or 3G/EDGE. You can even stream Internet radio while in your car with Tuner at an audio quality higher than satellite radio! This app is only available on iOS unfortunately and is a PAID app, but still quite popular. There is no official way to add your station to their directory, but you can contact them via their website.
Online Radio (Android, Free)
Your favorite app for playing online streams, beautifully designed and with awesome features (e.g sleeptimer, alarm, themes and many more!). This application is on Android only. There is no easy way too add your own station to the directory but you can email them.
If you have any other apps to suggest for broadcasters, please write in our comments!