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Topic # 185772 4-Dec-2015 21:19
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Hi,

Early Christmas present - the LG G4 from Mobile Station.  There is an FM Radio app, it starts up, it auto tunes, it looks like it works, but there is no sound.  Headphones are plugged in (which it needs for the aerial) but still no radio app.  I couldn't really find many third party apps, but one I did try said FM didn't work on this phone.  I see some US carriers disabled the FM app, but I presume since it was advertised with FM it would be working.  Especially as it came with an FM app preinstalled.  Even the RDS appears to work because it shows the name "the hits" for that radio station.

I bought it from Mobile Station - their website specifically says FM included :

 

 

 

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

Stereo FM radio with RDS

 

 

 

 

 


 

http://www.mobilestation.co.nz/index.php/lg-g4-grey.html 

Has anyone had this issue / or a solution?

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  Reply # 1440750 4-Dec-2015 21:49
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Updated all through the play store?

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  Reply # 1440868 5-Dec-2015 08:10
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gzt: Updated all through the play store?


I think so, everything should have updated by now

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  Reply # 1440937 5-Dec-2015 12:04
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Using the hphones that came with it?

Anyway sounds like time to call mobile station...

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  Reply # 1441012 5-Dec-2015 13:29
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gzt: Using the hphones that came with it?

Anyway sounds like time to call mobile station...


Yes, and yes.  I've emailed them.  I really like the phone otherwise, but really annoying that I can't make the radio work...

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  Reply # 1441028 5-Dec-2015 15:05
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A quick Google indicates that some international models do not have the FM receiver installed.  

As a side note I am confused as to why it's needed or why it's an issue when just about every radio station has a streaming service now.  FM is redundant?  






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  Reply # 1441033 5-Dec-2015 15:22
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Is there a setting for the bandwidth?
Think that's what it's called.
USA/Europe have different increments of frequency for tuning fm.
If that's not set appropriately the tuning may not work properly.
Also some radio settings have an auto mute if the station is not tuned perfectly - maybe have a play with that.




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  Reply # 1441034 5-Dec-2015 15:27
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Why? mobile data charges. Actually I keep forgetting my phone has FM. One of those useful features I never use.

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  Reply # 1441049 5-Dec-2015 16:17
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The US carriers recently said that they want FM radio built in after pressure from the RIAA  who see it as another cash cow  to make revenue..




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  Reply # 1441050 5-Dec-2015 16:31
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How on earth does the riaa influence carriers? Bizzare. OK probably sue them for transmitting music without a licence lol..


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  Reply # 1441083 5-Dec-2015 17:38
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FM works fine on my H815T. Send it back.

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  Reply # 1441108 5-Dec-2015 19:54
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H815 here, FM radio works exactly as you'd expect.

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  Reply # 1441852 7-Dec-2015 10:25
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Do other phones with FM work ok in the same location? They are really useless recievers. I cant get much out of them when I am inside unless I use headphones with a long cord and hold it vertically.




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  Reply # 1441855 7-Dec-2015 10:33
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Not an LG G4 owner so can't help the poster, but personally the lack of an FM radio is a deal breaker to me. I get my news fix walking to and from work each day via FM. I'd hate to think of the cost of streaming 60 mins a day 5 days as week...

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  Reply # 1442672 8-Dec-2015 13:20
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scuwp: A quick Google indicates that some international models do not have the FM receiver installed.  

As a side note I am confused as to why it's needed or why it's an issue when just about every radio station has a streaming service now.  FM is redundant?  




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