Listening to FM radio stations directly with FM technology was possible (and quite common) in the “pre-iPhone era”. Nowadays, very few phones already incorporate FM technology in an activated way, but that does not mean that we cannot listen to radio stations. That is why in this post we show you some ways in which you can listen to FM stations.
Your iPhone has a radio
Even through the Internet, the iPhone can play commercial FM radio stations from various regions. Both locally (from our country) and a selection of international stations are available in the Apple Music application, since it integrates the TuneIn radio application along with a large part of the catalog of stations that it offers. In addition, it is possible to listen to them without having to subscribe to Apple Music.
The music service offers different categories of radio stations. The first of them is the live radios of Apple Music. Another is continuous playlists based on specific themes. Apple calls them stations, but in reality, it is not a live broadcast. Live FM radio stations, as we know them They are local stations and international stations.
These last two categories of FM stations are found in the Radio tab of Apple Music. And we will have to scroll to the bottom until we find them. Although not all radio stations, in this case, from Spain, will be available, we will have access to part of their catalogue. The same is the case with international stations. Of course, keep in mind that depending on the territory or region, these available stations will vary. To listen to any of them, click on the one you want and it will start playing.
Hey Siri, play the radio and more options
Did you know that Siri has the ability to “tune” to a radio station? We are only going to have to ask it which station we want to listen to. You have to keep in mind that, in the same way that not all radio stations will be available in Apple Music, they will not be available in Siri either, since it makes one of the TuneIn application, which is integrated into these services. While Apple Music and Siri are two options for listening to FM radio, they’re not the only ones.
It is possible to download applications that are aggregators of FM radio stations of a country or a territory. And there are even applications with which you can tune in to local frequencies in different parts of the world. In this section we are going to recommend some applications that are very interesting and free. Therefore, whether you are looking for a radio formula, or news, whatever the language, these applications will fulfill their function very well.
Keep in mind that an internet connection via Wi-Fi or mobile data is required. The radio stations that we are going to listen to on our iPhone receive the signal through the internet. iPhones do not have the ability to play FM stations using this technology. So if we want to enjoy these services, we will have to keep the antennas open.