Something I have always thought the iPhone was missing was an FM receiver. I don’t listen to a lot of radio, since I discovered podcasts, but the need does arise occasionally.
As with most things iDevice related, the hard working developer community has created various apps to cover this need. One of these, iHeartRadio, has recently received an update, to version 4.2
The iHeartRadio app provides digital access to over 800 stations across 150 U.S. cities and, with the 4.2 update, things are set to get even better.
The app now includes 45 new Univision stations, including music, sports and talk radio. The app also features 10 new college radio stations including, among others, Emerson College, and Radio DePaul.
The iHeartRadio update also introduces artist and song details displayed on your iPhone’s lock screen and the ability to skip songs or scan for new stations.
The latest version of iHeartRadio has a great UI and is free, which is a nice bonus. All things considered, I still don’t think it has what it takes to draw my time away from TuneIn Radio Pro. I use TuneIn Radio Pro most mornings, when I can get some signal on the train to work. I just can’t see myself changing, even if iHeartRadio did include U.K. stations.
What do you think of iHeartRadio’s latest update? Do you even listen to the radio anymore?