INDIANAPOLIS — NextRadio recently announced the launch of FM radio streaming capabilities for all smartphones, including an iOS version for iPhone mobile device users in Mexico, according to TagStation.
TagStation’s NextRadio app utilizes the enabled FM chip inside select Android devices to tune to local FM stations; if a listener’s Android device has the FM chip enabled, NextRadio saves data and battery life (when compared to streaming) and works when power is out and cell towers are down.
“We want to empower all users to enjoy local FM radio without having their content restricted by geographic location or choice of device,” Tagstation President Paul Brenner said in a press release.
Even though NextRadio now features the option to stream on unsupported devices, it is still committed to unlocking the FM chip in all phones. However, NextRadio developed this streaming version until the goal becomes a reality.