Spotify might be the top player when we speak of best radio apps for iPhone but needless to say, it's not the only radio app built for the iPhone. In fact, as it turns out, there are plenty of radio apps out there on the App Store.

But then, not every app is actually as good as Spotify or Pandora. That's where “you get what you pay for” comes into question. But if your primary search is for good iPhone radio apps and you are not intent on paying a hefty monthly fee for apps like Spotify, you should take a look at this list.

Best Radio Apps for iPhone and iPad

Here is The List of Best iPhone/iPad Radio Apps

#1. Beats 1 by Apple

Beats 1 iPhone App IconIf you are an Apple fan boy and wish to stay committed with the company, you can go for Beats 1 by Apple. The radio service is integrated with Apple Music, and has a pretty decent user interface. With network over 100 countries and streaming 24/7, it is one of the best radio apps for iPhone/iPad. The service isn't completely free; there are different subscription plans to suit your needs. The benefit of subscribing is that, you’ll be able to access Apple Music as well along with Beats 1 radio.

Price: Starting from $9.99/Month
Try Beats 1

#2. Audials Radio

Audials Radio iPhone and iPad App IconThe best radio stations of the world are now just a tap away. Audials Radio is an app that offers more than 90,000 radio stations to music lovers. Now listen to your choice of music from over 120 genres, audio and video podcasts and more. The app also lets users download songs & albums on the device. Explore the app and enjoy the international music in different genres.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
Download Audials Radio

#3. myTuner Radio

myTuner Radio iPhone and iPad App IconmyTuner Radio is a perfect pick for those who love listening to the radio channels every now and then. But as we all know that iPhone or iPad doesn’t have too many channels in its operating systems, such apps become handy. Over 30,000 radio stations can be selected from this app which is simply amazing! Besides that you can also search for your favorite song by artist or album. Make the most out of the app by listening to top 100 tracks in the app.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download myTunerRadio

#4. Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio iPhone and iPad App IconOne could venture so far out as to say that Slacker Radio is a perfect alternative for all the popular radio apps. Slacker Radio brings a huge collection of streaming music. It markets itself as handcrafted radio from passionate music experts and it lives up to the name.

From the app store description:

  • Hundreds of handcrafted stations that adapt to your tastes.
  • The perfect music for any moment with hundreds of activity-based stations (only available on iOS 7 for iPhone).
  • Customizable news, sports, talk and weather from ABC, ESPN, American Public Media and The Weather Channel.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
Download Slacker Radio

#5. iHeart Radio

iHeartRadio iPhone App IconDeclared as “the best streaming radio app” by CNET, iHeart Radio stands as one of the coolest, most popular and “free”-est radio app for iOS. It has a huge collection with tons of customizable features that make the radio truly yours. iHeart Radio lets you create custom stations for easy access to your favorite music, anytime, anywhere.

From the description:

  • The best of LIVE INTERNET RADIO: Pop, country, hip-hop and R&B, rock, talk, news, sports & more.
  • Create CUSTOM MUSIC stations: Over 16 million songs from 400,000 artists.
  • PERFECT FOR: Playlists for working, driving, working out & hundreds more activities.
  • TALK: On-demand episodes from great names in news, sports, finance, comedy & entertainment.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download iHeart Radio

#6. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio iPhone and iPad App IconAt last count, 100,000 stations and 2 million podcasts. If that wasn't enough of an introduction, TuneIn Radio features the best interface amongst all the radio apps listed here. Since it integrates with, you can control your stuff from anywhere.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download TuneIn Radio

#7. Songza

Songza iPhone App IconSongza isn't exactly a radio app but it is a curated collection of thousands of songs for a specific mood on a specific day. Updated recently, Songza has a fantastic interface, wonderful collection of songs for some really interesting moods and time – and above all, not to forget, it's all free. There are no limits whatsoever except that to remove ads and commercials in songs, you might have to subscribe to Club Songza.

From the description:

  • Stream thousands of original playlists handmade by music experts.
  • Let Songza's ‘Music Concierge' find the right music for your moments.
  • Browse a curated playlist library organized by activity, genre, decade, & mood.
  • High-Quality Audio powered by Audyssey improves headphone sound without increasing data plan usage.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
Download Songza

#8. Jango Radio Mobile

Jango iPhone and iPad App IconIf you're looking for the simplest radio station which comes with two important things: auto-suggested stations and a large music collection, Jango could be the best app ever. Jango Radio Mobile is audio-ad-free, comes with some really cool auto-playlist/station generation via your favorites, and share options.

From the description:

  • Create custom radio stations with the artists you love.
  • Tune in to 100's of expertly curated stations in dozens of genres, from Dance and World Music to Holiday compilations and hits by decade.
  • Fine-tune your stations by adding the artists you want to hear or changing the variety setting.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
Download Jango

#9. 8Tracks Radio

8tracks playlist radio iPhone and iPad App Icon8Tracks is one of the coolest internet radios I've used. The iPhone app is a gateway to your 8Tracks online account. As is the case with most popular internet radios, 8Track has a cool collection, a really wonderful interface and great ways to discover new music.

From the description:

  • Free
  • No audio ads
  • No listening limit
  • Less repetition
  • Deep selections (something for every genre, mood and activity)
  • Unmatched music discovery

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download 8Tracks

#10. Live365 Radio

Live365 Radio iPhone and iPad App IconLive365 isn't exactly a totally free solution or alternative but it is a good source of internet radio stations. With over 260 genres of music and thousands of stations streaming live radio, you can actually find quite a lot here. The thing about Live365 Radio is that unlike other apps, this one streams radio content from indie publishers too which brings you to a whole new world of radio broadcasts.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
Download Live365

#11. Pandora

Pandora Radio iPhone App IconPandora is obviously the closest competitor to Spotify today. An iPad version was also released recently. Pandora needs no introduction as it's one of the coolest radio apps and services out there. The best thing about Pandora is its simple, no-nonsense interface. The only rub is that it's a free app but comes with monthly subscription. You get what you pay for: the collection is awesome.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch
Price: Free
Download Pandora

#12. Tambura Radio

Tambura Radio iPhone and iPad App IconTambura Radio app is specially developed for Indian users to hear the regional songs and Hindi songs. The languages supported are Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Malayalam and English. In the latest update of the app, the developers have added the top songs list and the artist radio. Besides that you can create your own radio just by searching your favorite artists or songs. English songs are also available which means anyone around the world can use this app.

Price: Free
Dowload Tambura Radio

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.
  • Juan Trouilh

    Hey Jignesh, you’re now missing Simple Radio: :)

  • You Need

    Please Do you know about any app that won’t need connection i’m talking about the old radios which you can get them with earphones

    • No there aren’t any apps for this one. The iPhone needs to come with an AM/FM receiver for that (which it never will, imo).

      • You Need

        Thank You For Your time
        I hope Apple Think about that it’s not big deal
        Regards Moderator