Currently, Pandora is king of the Android Market Music and Radio app niche. The more people hear about iHeart Radio, though, then Pandora is going to have something to worry about. We’re big fans of the streaming music apps and iHeart Radio has us in a complicated situation. As much as we like Pandora, we now have both it and iHeart Radio on our Android devices.
What we like the best about the app is that streams music, with custom made channels to your personal liking just like all the rest. But here’s the catch! You can actually add some of your favorite live broadcast stations from across the country. Do you like a country station in Maryland? You can add it! How about a jazz station from down in Mississippi? You can add that too-as long as it’s in the iHeart Radio appsystem.
Features of the Android Market Radio App, iHeart Radio include:
-More than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast stations are currently in the iHeart system
-Stations from 150 US cities
-Custom made user channels based on artist, genre and song
-Post your listening information and history to Facebook
-All FREE, NO COMMERCIALS! (This is huge and you’ll understand the specialness of this feature if you’re currently using the FREE version of Pandora.
iHeart Radio currently has a 3.6 out of 5 Star rating on the Android Market review section with over 19, 798 reviews being “5″ stars.
“I love this app so much! It works very well no bugs on my HTC inspire! I love the selection of songs. I wish it would record the songs I gave thumbs up for though and it would allow a mixed radio station mixing up all of the stations you already have, update? I think it would be super cool! I’ll give 5 stars if it happens!”
“I created a Florence and the Machine station and it’s wonderful with the major exception that it keeps playing Amy Winehouse even though I give all her music thumbs down. Why doesn’t this app take a hint? And why doesn’t it play Adele seeing as she’s similar to Florence?”
We love iHeart Radio because of the ability to add live broadcast stations from across the US to the app and the network is growing. We have noticed (as did the user in the comment above) that it does have issues recognizing “like” music and artists. Pandora has the same issue still sometimes. Give iHeart Radio a chance. It’s bound to get better.
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