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Add-free alternative to iHeartradio

, posted: 2-May-2018 20:26

I listen to quite a bit of radio. my biggest problem is my normal station of choice is broadcast on AM in my area.


iHeartradio is the recommended way to listen but i have some serious beef with iheartradio. Lately they have been inserting 30 second audio adds when you start listening to a station. (eg. 30 secound sound byte of latest movie in the cinemas) and the app is full of adds. to add insult to injury the streams tend to be about 2 minutes delayed from the origional stram, something that is not acceptable with talk back radio.


My solution is to use 3rd party URL streaming radio app on my mobile phone linked to the stations by URL.


I have tested a bunch of them and have settled on "customradioplayer" on android. 


Most of the urls im using are from this geekzone forum:


The biggest benefit of using 3rd party apps is that you dont have unneccessary adverts coming in via visual or audio. and the delay is only 4-8 seconds delayed from live coverage.


let me know in the comments if you prefer to stream your radio with an alternative app.



Remix OS to change the game

, posted: 1-Mar-2016 20:29

Hi Folks,


Tomorrow is the day that Remix OS 2.0 is being launched.


Its a indie operating system bridging the gap between mobile and desktop, It brings android with true multitasking to the x86 and x86-64 platform.


It has been running in alpha since early february and they have had some great feedback and in the last 6 weeks they have squashed 50 bugs and brought some new features. It also has a big following on There was a post on there about how great it runs on a surface pro 3. In essence saying the Microsoft have made the best android tablet hardware.


If you want to give it a go, grab a spare usb stick and load up the iso,  Also use the torrent option to reduce strain on the remix FTP servers and maximise the benefits of p2p.


Im persoally looking forward to it launching and ill post a reply with my review.



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Steve Davis
New Zealand

Steve Davis

I try to live a device and ecosystem agnostic lifestyle eg I play with all technology available.

I like to help people, it feels good.