Sprint Pitches Local FM Radio as the Next Phone Feature
Sprint today announced that it has negotiated local FM radio access for its customers with American radio stations. Using an application called NextRadio, Android and Windows Phone smartphones will be able to access local FM radio over the air rather than stream it from Sprint's network. The NextRadio application, which acts as a tuner and will be available later this year, "combines the FM radio audio signal with synchronized metadata and images over the internet." In addition to being able to listen to their local stations, Sprint says the NextRadio app will allow for greater levels of interaction between listeners and their favorite radio stations. Sprint has not said which devices will first be able to access this feature, nor exactly when it will be available.
LG to Enable FM Radio In All Phones Moving Forward
Aug 10, 2017
LG today said it will ensure that all its future smartphones ship with active FM radios. Sometimes LG and/or its carrier partners leave FM radios, included in nearly all phones, inert.
T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers
Mar 28, 2017
T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes MLB.com At Bat Premium.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Dec 14, 2017
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
NextRadio Deal Will See FM Radios Unlocked On Samsung Phones
Jan 10, 2018
Samsung will ensure that at least some of its future U.S. smartphones ship with active FM radios, says NextRadio.
Only one problem...
The only problem I have with an FM radio is that I usually don't listen to FM...I lis...
NOW they are going to bring it back? Grrrrr