Internet Radio Options for Your Galaxy Tab - dummies

Internet Radio Options for Your Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

Though they’re not broadcast radio stations, some sources on the Internet — Internet radio sites — play music. Lamentably, the Galaxy Tab doesn’t come with any Internet radio apps, but that doesn’t stop you from finding a few good ones at the Android Market. These are some good options:

  • TuneIn Radio

  • Pandora Radio

  • StreamFurious

The TuneIn Radio app gives you access to hundreds of Internet radio stations broadcasting around the world. They’re organized by category, so you can find just about whatever you want. Many of the radio stations are also broadcast radio stations, so odds are good you can find a local station or two, which you can listen to on your Galaxy Tab.

Pandora Radio lets you select music based on your mood and customizes, according to your feedback, the tunes you listen to. The app works like the Internet site, in case you’re familiar with it. The nifty thing about Pandora is that the more you listen, the better the app gets at finding music you like.

StreamFurious streams music from various radio stations on the Internet. Though not as customizable as Pandora, StreamFurious uses less bandwidth so you can enjoy your music without having to risk running up digital cellular surcharges.

All these apps are available at the Android Market. They’re free, though paid versions might also be available.

It’s best to listen to Internet radio when your Tab is connected to the Internet via a Wi-Fi connection. Streaming music can use a lot of your cellular data plan’s data allotment.