Spotify is great at what it does, but it’s no substitute for radio. When it comes to discovering new music, DJs beat algorithms every time.
That’s just one of the reasons we love Audials Play, the huge, feature-packed music and audio app from Audials Radio Software. It’s a portal to more radio stations than you could listen to in a thousand lifetimes.
There are over 100,000 in all, 36,000 in the US alone, all of them in MP3 and AAC format. Audials Play lets you not only browse and tune in to these radio stations at your leisure, but record songs and shows from them too. Every conceivable genre is covered, from pop to Christian rock.
You can search or browse Audials Play by country, genre, artist, or whatever, and the search tool is incredibly powerful. If you search for a particular artist – Bob Dylan, say – you’ll get a list of all the stations currently playing a Bob Dylan song, along with a timer showing how long that song has been playing. It’s like magic.
And if you pick an artist whose songs aren’t being played anywhere at that particular moment, you’ll still get a list of stations that frequently play them, tapping you into a fresh source of new music. Whenever you find an awesome new station, you can add it to your favorites list.
That’s just the radio stuff. Audials Play also contains a comprehensive database of more than 300,000 podcasts across all subjects, totalling millions of current and back episodes to delve into.
And you can wirelessly download music from your PC to listen to on your device using the Audials Play PC app, and listen to music, podcasts, and radio stations in your car via Android Auto, or the app’s own car mode if your vehicle doesn’t support Bluetooth.