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The best live radio stations and podcasts from the United States and beyond

When it comes to live radio, iHeartRadio is a leader


by iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
Moving Forward
FREE in the App Store

When it comes to live radio, iHeartRadio is a leader. You can find stations from all around the United States and beyond, tuning in to some of the country's best and most popular radio shows. The app also allows you to create custom radio stations based on a song or artist, but the true highlight of the app is finding that radio station from your hometown even when you've moved across the country.

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Moving Forward. When you're done listening to a song you found on the radio, hit the forward button to listen once again​ to live music. Thanks to iHeartRadio's new premium packages, you can now listen to the radio on your time.

Moving Forward
Find your local radio stations

Find your local radio stations. Within iHeartRadio, you can find a great number of local radio stations. Whether you're looking for top 40 hits, alternative rock, country, or a mix station, you're sure to find it. You don't need a radio in the office anymore, because iHeartRadio has you covered. Enjoy your favorite disc jockeys throughout the day, listen to the greatest hits, and you can do it all from your iPhone or iPad.

Your own personal station. When you first install iHeartRadio, you'll be asked to choose your favorite genres of music. Based on those selections, the app will build your own custom radio station. You refine it as you listen by telling iHeartRadio which songs you like and which tunes you never want to hear again. It's all you, all the time. You'll never have to hear that annoyingly catchy pop song a dozen times a day anymore, thankfully.

Your own personal station
Podcasts galore

Podcasts galore. Apple might think that podcasts need a separate app, but iHeartRadio disagrees. You can find all of the most popular podcasts right inside the app, where you can browse through the selections or search for a particular favorite. Unfortunately, subscribing to podcasts is a bit cumbersome — you have to go into your listening history and mark it as a favorite. It would definitely be nice if you could subscribe to a podcast right from the episode list.

Time for Replay. With iHeartRadio's new premium packages, you can now replay songs that are playing on the radio. H​it the replay button and enjoy a great song over and over again. Really like the song? Add it to your iHeartRadio library.

Time for Replay

What is it about?

Owned by Clear Channel Communications, iHeartRadio features more than 800 live broadcast and digital-only radio stations. While this number may seem small compared to the thousands of stations offered by other apps, the stations offered here are among the country's best and most popular. In addition to its catalog of live radio stations, iHeartRadio also allows the listener to create custom radio stations, based on a song or artist. Aside from audio considerations, the app is also well designed, in that it's organized and easy to navigate. Because of its selection, program quality, and combination of both live and custom radio, iHeartRadio earns an essential spot in this AppList.

For those who...

  • Love live radio
  • Don't mind commercials

Not for those who...

  • Don't like music

Why we love it

The iHeartRadio app is exceptionally well designed, and provides great-sounding audio. You can tune into radio stations from anywhere in the United States, with more than 800 to choose from. Finding the country's best, most popular radio broadcast stations is simple with iHeartRadio.

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App Details

Last updated
November 12, 2018
Release date
October 7, 2008
More info

iHeartRadio is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $5.99

    iHeartRadio Plus

  • $12.99

    iHeartRadio All Access

  • $12.99

    iHeartRadio All Access

  • $5.99

    iHeartRadio Plus

App Store Description

All Your Favorite Music. All Your Favorite Stations. All Free.

Unlimited streaming music, thousands of live radio stations, playlists for any mood or activity plus podcasts all in one app. iHeartRadio is easy to use and best of all, it's still FREE.

Download iHeartRadio today and start listening to your favorite music live radio stations, and podcasts!

The Best Live, Local Radio Stations
• Discover thousands of live and local AM and FM radio stations near you and from cities across the globe
• Listen to top radio stations, music, news, sports, talk and comedy
• Hear sports stations like ESPN Radio, Fox Sports and more

Free Playlists perfect for any moment
• Listen to any of thousands of hand curated playlists. Organized by mood, activity, decade and genre to make it easy to find something that’s the perfect soundtrack for any moment.

• Stream the most popular podcasts from NPR, Gimlet, How Stuff Works, ESPN, Pod Save America and from personalities like Anna Faris, Colin Cowherd, Joe Rogan, Ben Shapiro, Bobby Bones, Barbara Corcoran and more.
• Follow your favorite podcasts and download episodes to your phone to listen offline

Play Free Artist Stations
• Create personalized music stations based on your favorite artists using our library of millions of songs covering genres like Country, Top 40, Pop, Hip Hop, EDM, Rock, Alternative and more.

The Ultimate Station Made Just for You
• 'My Favorites Radio' collects all of the songs you love in one free personalized station.

Premium Features
Listen absolutely free with ads, or take control of your listening experience with iHeartRadio Plus™ and iHeartRadio All Access™.
• Search and play any song with our library of millions of songs on demand
• Save and replay any song from the radio
• Enjoy unlimited skips
• Download music to your phone to listen offline
• Create unlimited playlists

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