Windows 8 Metro App Spotlight: TuneIn Radio
Written by Alan Sunday, 3 June 2012 03:42
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.
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.