TuneIn iPhone/iPad App

Probably my favorite iPhone/iPad app!!! NEW FOR iOS 4
• Play all stations, podcasts and recordings in the background on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, 3rd Gen iPod touch (32/64 GB), 4th Gen iPod touch, and iPad
• Control audio playback with the built-in music controls, Apple headphone controls and most dock controls
• Stream audio to an AirPlay compatible receiver (requires iOS 4.2)

• Record any station for playback later (on demand or with record timer)
• Alarm Clock
• Play MP3 and AAC stations in the background in Safari on non-multitasking capable devices
• RadioTime directory featuring 40,000+ radio stations and thousands of radio shows
• Simple, quick, and easy-to-use interface
• Browse or search for your favorite shows and find out what stations they’re currently available on
• Browse local stations with GPS or WiFi location
• Search for stations by keyword
• Browse stations by genre or location
• Pause live streams for up to 30 minutes
• Rewind and fast forward within last 30 minutes streamed (skip directly to the beginning of songs when listening to stations with song information)
• Listen to podcasts of radio shows when available
• Bookmark your favorite stations, categories or shows
• Sleep timer
• Search for stations playing your favorite song or artist (only select US stations currently supported)

• Bookmarks list displays current song or show for each station when available
• Show or station logo displayed when available
• Album art displayed when available
• Current song or show information displayed when available
• View station schedules when available
• Choose an alternate stream or bit rate when available
• View related and recommended streams, shows and genres
• View station website and twitter page
• Listen to artist station in Last.fm app
• Buy currently playing song on iTunes
• Automatic restart of last playing station on startup
• Automatic reconnect on loss of connection
• Enter custom stream URLs

Under the hood they both look good with great features and more options than you could ever need so what one should you go for £2.99 for ooTunes or 59p for Tunein Radio ?

Well if you read most of the reviews it looks like even with it’s higher price ooTunes is the one to go for but after using both you come to realize that oo is a complete mess, yes it has a few more tricks up it’s sleeve but if you can ever workout how to use them or even find them within the menus you must be a rocket scientist as it’s like looking for a sock after a fight at a jumble sale, also it can record radio shows via the timer but some thing which i find odd is that you can set a start time but there’s no stop time ?

As for Tunein Radio it’s a joy to use with it’s clean interface and menus where everything is at hand which feels like you put them there yourself plus when setting timers if gives you the option of when you want it to start and stop something sadly missing from oo

So what one should you buy, well it’s a easy one Tunein Radio and even if the prices were swapped round I would be happy to pay $0.99 for Tunein.

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