written by: Claudine Baugh•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/25/2011
A great round up of BlackBerry radio apps and what they have to offer, get access to limitless music and radio programs any time and anywhere with these apps. This list features apps with added functionality and performance you never imagined possible. Take a look!
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BlackBerry Radio Apps
With thorough research we now have the best BlackBerry radio apps here in this amazing round up. Not only can you listen to your favorite music, these apps allow you to buy music online, save your favorite songs, sing along with the lyrics, view artist bios and photos and much more – simply amazing! Take a look at the best BlackBerry radio apps.
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Hit Music i98.3
Listen to live Internet radio and enter into an entirely different dimension and check out the song lyrics as it plays, read up on artist and album information, discover fresh new music, add favorites, buy songs and more. This is one of the most interactive radio apps available for the BlackBerry. If it interests you, Hit Music i98.3 provides samples of recently played and most popular songs aired and allows you to play the radio in the background while you perform other tasks on the phone. The functions are limitless and the interactive features are addictive; this is not your typical radio app.
Note that some BlackBerry device will not be able to stream live radio, check the BlackBerry website on our download link to see the device listings.
Slacker Radio is on our list as one the best BlackBerry radio apps, it's highly popular and widely downloaded. You can listen to unlimited music on over 100 stations on this app and also customize your own personalized stations. In addition you can save and store your favorite songs, music by your favorite artist and organize your preferred genre of music. Slacker Radio has a fully loaded database with access to a wide selection of artist biographies, album reviews, song lyrics and photos. Unlike other BlackBerry radio apps, Slacker Radio does not require Wi-Fi, yet offers high quality audio that you can play as long as you want; the radio can be played even when other applications are active on your smartphone.
TuneIn Radio has one of the largest selections of music available; this app is packed with over 40,000 FM and AM radio stations across the globe along with programs and podcasts. You can enjoy music while you travel or work out, get current news on the go and commentary on your favorite programs all in the TuneIn Radio app. This app requires wireless Internet or a cellular data connection to stream live radio on your BlackBerry device.
Pandora is a personalized radio app for your BlackBerry smartphone, what it does is play preset preferential music that you assigned the app to pick. Simply enter the name of your favorite song or artist and Pandora creates a radio station that focuses on that kind of music. It plays music just to your liking, whether new or old and introduces you to other similar tracks. The selection of music on this app ranges from hip-hop to jazz, country to classical, Latin to rock, dance to Christian, and much more. Dont waste time listening to music you find average, get the best with the Pandora radio app.
Calm Radio has a selection of subtle kinds of music for your enjoyment and peace of mind. You can enjoy contemporary, new age, classical, jazz and ambient music. Calm radio app has 14 free channels and 25 VIP commercial-free paid subscription channels, which include solo piano & guitar, solo piano, spa, healing, sleep, classical piano, symphony, opera, Christmas and many more to choose from. This amazing BlackBerry radio app even has sound channels to help with sleeping, relaxing and concentrating. Calm Radio is great for yoga and does a good job as dining and house music too, plug in your BlackBerry and play for hours.
If you are looking for a BlackBerry radio app the whole family can enjoy, then WBGL Family Friendly Radio is the app you’re looking for. Enjoy Christian music from a selection of renowned artists like Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Toby Mac, Casting Crown, Mercy Me, Switch Foot, The Fray, Third Day and many more. It is great for family trips and gatherings, you can use this app anywhere and any time.
Absolute Radio streams live music to your BlackBerry, it has a radio player design making it easy to access and function. This app concentrates on providing music from different eras as well as hand picked best lists. Absolute Radio rounds up the best hits of the 80's, 90's and 2000's for your listening pleasure. The audio is good and selection isn't bad either.
If you are a music lover like myself, then that means you want to be surrounded by music everywhere you go. BlackBerry radio apps are great companions for this purpose and when you're on the go. Download as many of these apps as you want so you can enjoy the best of each and what they have to offer. As soon as they release a 'super' BlackBerry radio app with all these combined, I will certainly update you on that. Share with us if you already have the answer ;-)
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TuneIn Radio - http://tunein.com/
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