Looking for a new sweet radio app for your BlackBerry 10 smartphone? Check out Radio Player+

Radio Player+ for BlackBerry
By James Richardson on 9 Mar 2013 07:38 am EST
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As I write this BlackBerry 10 is still less than two months old but for you music fans out there it's already nice to see a decent selection of Radio applications rocking out in BlackBerry World. Radio Player+ is the latest I have been tinkering around with and although the name is not as well know as some of the other house hold names (yet) such as Nobex or Slacker, the developers of Radio Player+ have done a great job and I'm loving the app.

Being Built for BlackBerry the app takes on a common standard simple user interface and the colors used are minimalistic - just black and white - but it works well. The music is actually supplied from SHOUTcast but the developers are manually adding radio stations constantly. They have initially focused on a selection of key countries but they assure me that the list will increase indefinitely.

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As with many BlackBerry 10 applications - accessing the different sections of the app is achieved using the tabs at the base of the display. In Radio Player+ these include Favorites, Search, Genres and Top 100. The Genres one is pretty in-depth as once you select a style of music, such as rock for example, you are then shown a further list to filter the stations by style of rock. I'm getting on a bit now so the glam rock section seems to be getting my attention - oh, the good old days!

Once you find a station you wish to listen to you can either start playing it straight away or there is also a + symbol upon each which you can use to add to your favorites. One of the features I really like with Radio Player+ is that whatever music track you are listening to the artist and song name will scroll across the screen - handy for future reference is you feel the urge to purchase albums from that artist.

On to the final and a pretty awesome feature - Alarm and sleep timers. If you like to listen to the radio in bed but don't want the app running all night long you can set a timer to turn the app off. The same goes for alarms - why not use Radio Player+ to wake you up in the morning banging out your favorite tunes?

Radio Player+ will set you back $1.99/£1.50 which is a worthy price in my opinion.

More information/Download Radio Player+ for BlackBerry 10

21 comments

Cleanton

I bought it last week. It's a perfect app for listening your own radio stations, ıt's very easy to add manually your favorites stations. I highly recommend.

Shadrackc

Why this instead of the free and excellent tunein?

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3Dee

The million dollar question!

ksean007

I have both and I also side loaded winamp which I also highly recommend..you can never have enough good music

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DjDante

Like he said. Why this over tune in?

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Playbook007

My view on free apps! Who wants to work for free. What starts out as a hobby is half baked, not supported and becomes one of those useless apps. Apps that are supported financially, can be rewarding and there is a driving force for improvements. I don't mind paying $5.00 if the app is mature in development and a $1.00 if it is promising and starting out.

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andrei_avram

Hi,
I'm one of the developers of this app(maybe you know my PlayBook apps, Animated Weather HD, StereoTube, Radio Player) and I'm glad that you are asking why to buy this..
Well...compared to Nobex, where you have to pay 9.99$ for International stations, this is just 1.99$, no limitations.
Compared to TuneIn, there is Sleep and Alarm timers that were available only in the pro version of TuneIn.
Compared to Radio for BlackBerry ...well I can't compare to that one :) That app is a joke, better donate the 2.99$ to poor children than buying that app.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying my app is the best radio player for BB10, but if you want quality, support, new stations whenever you want, support development of future apps(is someone waiting for the awesome StereoTube ? :) ), try this app, if you don't like it, I always offer instant full refunds, even if that means I loose money.

And never forget, it's small developers who innovate, not the big players, they can ditch any platform at any time (Netflix, Skype, etc).

Manish Chaudhary

Can you confirm that it will play BBC Asian network before I buy it? Tune in doesn't play that station on BlackBerry 10 but does on Android. Thanks

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3Dee

Dude, that you're a CrackBerry user and are conversing with users and care about your app is enough for me - will be checking it out when I get my Z10 later this month.

andrei_avram

I just checked again to be sure. Yes, it plays fine BBC Asian Network. Just search BBC and you will see it in the list.

Manish Chaudhary

Thanks. Just bought it and tuned. Keep up the good work.

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andrei_avram

Thanks!
Please don't forget to write a review if you enjoy the app :)

Regards

Manish Chaudhary

Okay think it does the job but would like to get search by country and city. Can this be added any time soon?

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andrei_avram

That's the first thing on my todo list for the next update!

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G-bone

Andrei makes great apps and I will gladly buy whatever he makes ! :)

James Richardson

Nice job Andrei.

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Pacee

I'm still waiting for the FM radio support instead of these kind of apps!

DjDante

Well put Andrei. The blue is there. Didn't realize that. I will check it out now

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Rootbrian

Can't wait to use that app when I get the Q10! What tunein misses I'll be glad to use it!

igotberryfever

Bought and paid for. Have to support our developers

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Sean Hopwood

Thanks. Does this play Podcasts like Tunein?