Windows 8 Metro App Spotlight: TuneIn Radio

Written by Alan Sunday, 3 June 2012 03:42

tunein app logo Windows 8 Metro App Spotlight: TuneIn Radio

With the launch of the Release Preview version of Windows 8 just a few days ago, Microsoft also launched a slew of new apps in the Windows Store.  One of the new apps is called TuneIn, a radio app that boasts more than 60,000 stations available on-demand.  It’s one of the featured new apps so we gave it a try.

When you first launch the app it will ask for permission to access your location.  Once allowed it will display a menu of listening options such as Local Radio, Music, News, Sports, Talk, Podcasts, and Languages.  Each of these options gives you a sub-menu when clicked.  For instance, “Music” displays 20different genres along with a few of the top stations.

tunein app menu Windows 8 Metro App Spotlight: TuneIn Radio

The app is free in the Windows Store.  You will need to be running the Release Preview version of Windows 8 to access and install it.  We expect many competitors to begin popping up soon, such as the big names like IHeartRadio, Pandora, and Spotify.

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 Windows 8 Metro App Spotlight: TuneIn Radio

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6 Comments

  1. Richardt   |  Saturday, 09 June 2012 at 6:12 am

    Thank you for the info, I’ve been using TuneIn for a long time now – it’s great. I also have this but it will not run as an Metro App – have you had any issues? If I run connection to TuneIn it as a shortcut from the desktop it runs fine – but this shows the splash screen and then it’s just black?? Any ideas?

  2. Gutty   |  Saturday, 14 July 2012 at 10:38 pm

    It’s a great app but yesterday I reinstalling all OS windows 8 but I can’t find again the app in the metro store somebody knows if still on line the app or it’s only in my PC the problem thanks

  3. Alan   |  Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 8:10 am

    I did a search and it seems to be gone from the store now for some reason.

  4. alexstrand7   |  Tuesday, 07 August 2012 at 2:15 pm

    It’s not gone it is there but it seems to only support ARM, I have found it on this link http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-us/app/tunein-radio/a2b86ed9-4db2-4ded-ae34-aa44530370ff

  5. alexstrand7   |  Tuesday, 07 August 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I think its either because it only support ARM or you have to wait to RTM version comes out

  6. alexstrand7   |  Tuesday, 07 August 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I have found out they pulled the app.

    http://mcakins.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/tune-in-app-updates-in-windows-8-store-win8/

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