Listen in Real Time With Talk Stream Internet Radio Player

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Talk Stream
Developer: Talk Stream Live, LLC
Price: free Download on the App Store

listen to internet radio on iphoneThanks to the Talk Stream app by Talk Stream Live, LLC, my son's spring season soccer practices will be a blast!

First off I must admit, as a listener and also a broadcaster, that I love Internet radio. What I don't like is having to be tied to the computer all the time to listen live to my favorite shows. I have spent many an hour sitting at the park while my son is at soccer practice wishing that I could listen to one of my favorites while watching the practice. Instead, I'd listen to music or some older show I'd already downloaded onto my iPhone. That was until I discovered Talk Stream.

Talk Stream is designed to allow you to listen to Internet radio talk shows live on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad. When you activate the Talk Stream app you immediately see a list of Internet radio shows currently streaming live—and also some replays.

You'll notice, as you look at the list, that each of the shows has a green bar next to it—organized neatly from longest to shortest. Talk Stream users continuously rank the shows and the most popular shows rise to the top of the list.

If you're looking for a specific show and don't see it on the list when you first open the app, then it means that show is not currently streaming live. You can always visit the website to see when each Internet radio show is scheduled to stream live. On you can find your favorite and be directed to that show's Talk Stream Live home page where you will find information on when it will be streaming with a graphic that will state something along the lines of "Next Show Begins in about 1 day, 4 hours."

I found the sound quality of this Internet radio player to be superb and at times it sounded better than a couple of the shows I play via my computer. I truly enjoyed the ability to have it play in the background as I checked in via Yelp, read email, and Facebook. But one of the other things I really enjoyed was the ability to listen to my favorite Internet show through this app as I drove. Fortunately my car allows me to plug in my iPhone, iPod, etc. and have it play through the car stereo speakers. So while using Talk Stream Live I am completely free to step away from the computer and go about my day.

The Talk Stream Live app is very easy to use and maneuver. All you have to do is install it and start listening to your favorites. Finally allowing me to take my show on the road. Soccer practice has never sounded so good!

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  • Scott Fleischer

    Nice review Keith, and you raise a point that every broadcaster should hear: listeners want to bring Internet radio with them wherever they go. That means making programming available on mobile phones and tablet computers, as well as connected home entertainment devices. I work for TuneIn Radio, and we work with broadcasters to make their content available to users in the office, the car, living room or at their kids’ soccer practices.  Our app allows listeners to tune into live radio programming and on-demand content from those broadcasters which provide podcast feeds.

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  • Bill Frees

    For people on the go, the smart phone is the perfect platform to deliver radio. With recent and continuing improvements in devices and networks, Mobile Radio over Internet Protocol (mobROIP) is now spreading its wings and ready to fly. Not only do you get the convenience of not being tied to your computer, what is really outstanding is the selection. Terrestrial radio can not offer you up to 100 live talk shows and or thousands of radio stations on a mobile device. The Talk Stream Live app gives you the best selection and choice of the most popular talk shows streaming live and the ability for you to discover new talk shows.

  • Ryan

    Thsi looks like a cool app, but the review left me with a lot of questions. I listen to internet radio all day, every day. That being said, I know nothing of TalkStreamLive App (or the .com).

    I would have enjoyed more detail. What's the lineup on this thing? Can it record? Are there push alerts I can set for when my favorite shows are coming on? How much does the app cost? Is there a subscription fee?

    Now I have to click more links :(

  • Bill Frees

    What’s the lineup on this thing?

    There are over 1,000 talk shows – you will find conservative, libertarian, liberal, paranormal, and a few music and religious. The shows will only appear on the list when they are live or in time zone delay or in best of replay.

    Can it record?

    No – but I did give this some thought and decided it wasn't worth it.

    Are there push alerts I can set for when my favorite shows are coming on?

    No – an interesting idea but it is not necessary. Your iPhone is always with you and users tell me they use the app constantly throughout the day whenever they have a moment to listen.

    How much does the app cost? Is there a subscription fee?

    The app is free.

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