iheart radio: Clear Channel Takes the Airwaves to iPhone

iHeartRadio – Free Streaming Music & Internet AM/FM Radio Stations (AppStore Link)
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iHeartRadio – Free Streaming Music & Internet AM/FM Radio Stations
Developer: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
Price: free Download on the App Store

Editor's Note: This app has been updated significantly and now rates 8/10. Read the new iheart radio app review.

iheart radioClear Channel Communications owns more than 1200 radio stations. They stream more than 750 stations online. So why are there only 12 stations on their new iPhone app iheart radio?

Everything about iheart radio is extremely straightforward. Choose a station and almost immediately it begins playing. Most songs on iheart radio are accompanied by cover art and some include a link to get lyrics. It's simple and, for people that like radio, it's brilliant.

iheart radio is the same as listening to fm — you get commercials and no skipping songs allowed. However, there's also the upside of radio — djs and local flavor.

iheart radio is on the right track. Everything works and I didn't experience any crashing. My disappointment is over selection. Clear Channel is one of the largest radio networks in the nation and they can only offer up 12 stations? It's embarrassing.

If you're a fan of one of the stations, then iheart radio could be your new favorite app. But if not, then wait for until Clear Channel adds to the roster. Oh, and to all the iPod Touch users, you're out of luck. According to our research, iheart radio is iPhone only.

I'll leave iheart radio on my phone for a bit. Perhaps the next update will make me have a change of heart.

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  • jay

    Time for an update... They are on v2 with over 150 stations now

  • Justin

    Crashed every time I tryed to listen to 105.9 thex :(

  • Gail

    I like the access to radio (especially talk), but it is always 'buffering'. That's annoying!

  • x-topher

    Need to update as it does in fact work on Ipod Touch.

  • cjm

    actually whoeva wrote this review is wrong i have an ipodtouch and this app works very well on it

  • peter glez

    I own a ipod touch and I been using this radio app for days and been trying all channel from all diferent cities and all work great so this is great

  • http://appreview.com Some guy111

    It seems to always say buffering update!

  • Integ227

    The app used to work great on my iPhone. But after I took the update for v2, I noticed half the stations are "buffering." It's so annoying. How can we complain to the developers? They need to address this problem that I see that others are having too. If not, I'll just stick to the AOL radio app...

  • JABE

    RE: iHeart - To stop the buffering go to settings on iPhone and turn off wifi. This will force the app to seek 3G. This worked for me.

  • Kevin

    IHeart worked great on my BB but after choosing a station on my 3GS it works great at first, then starts to buffer with greater frequency as the minutes pass until I have to stop and start it. This pretty much makes it unusable. I have my wifi turned completely off.

  • Paul

    Yeah, this continuously buffering is annoying.

    5 bars of service. and I can't go 10 minutes without the station cutting out and buffering for 3 minutes.

  • Mark

    anyone get real truth on IStores story on when we can get I tunes radio on the Iphone ???
    Just what I need more usless spaces. But asked twice now an hope someone with more navigator sense can achive for answer.
    Seams if we could get the Itunes Library on our IPhones we could end some of our needs the other appps Like Pandora and Iheart.

  • JB

    I have installed and uninstalled several times on my iPod Touch but can't get beyond the home screen. No response from any of the buttons, it works fine on my iPad.....any ideas?