Audials – Globally Sourced Sounds at Your Fingertips
Boasting a boundless array of music genres, the Audials radio app is like no other streaming machine. It captures sounds from around the world, allowing you to experiment and listen to music from all over. It feeds a variety of radio stations straight to your device. All you have to do is browse the selection, choose what you like and enjoy.
Audials features over 80,000 stations. I don’t know about you, but that is a selection that I don’t think will ever grow out of. Spread across these stations you’ll find over 120 music genres.
So, how is Audials different from other radio streaming apps? Can you save a song you just listened to and loved? Audials lets you do that.
Sometimes, and I have had this experience with Pandora, you hear a song or piece you just have to have; or, you are listening to something really cool and have to get up to take care of something. Normally, you’d have to pause and play, and oftentimes you would just miss the song. With Audials, you simply hit Record, and you will have that song ready to play whenever you want.
Audials reaches past audio to video, as well. You can stream and watch music videos and even some shows. An added bonus is that the music and videos stream ad-free – you couldn’t ask for more than that.
Where Audial is strongest is its search engine. You can type in keywords and artist names, even genres, to find what you are looking for, if it’s something specific. If you are simply looking for something new within a genre, search via genre and explore.
With a clean design, the app is easy to move around in and is quite intuitive to use. The scripting on each screen is so easy to read.
If you are already talking yourself out of using Audial because you have no interest in global sounds, don’t make a move. Audials offers a strong set of local sounds, too. This includes radio stations across the U.S. and those that are in your own city.
There are no issues with disruptions in streaming at all. It’s powered to handle a large bandwidth, so you’ll never see a circle that tells you the app is buffering.
A feature I fell in love with was the timer. You can set the timer to shut the app off after a set period of time. I use it to put myself to sleep. Others can use it keep themselves occupied and then serve as a reminder to move on to the next task.
Audial has only one shortcoming – you can’t move your recordings from one device to another. I would really like to do this. Maybe they can save your recordings.
The only downside is the inability to move the recordings from your phone over to another device so you can listen from there; however, in all fairness, the ability to record is something that overshadows this one small shortcoming.
Download Audials soon, because you don’t want to waste anymore time listening to the same old stuff over and over again. Broaden your auditory horizons with Audials and you’ll discover sounds you never knew existed!