I know that with the earpods/earbuds an iPod can become a radio listener (at least with the 6th Gen iPod Nano) and I understand the same can be done with an iPhone.

What I'm looking for is a free app from which I can listen to the radio (i.e. not streaming, but listening to the radio live).

A very important feature is the ability to listen to DAB+ (digital) radio, but I haven't been able to find anything that works with DAB+ without internet.


  • iOS app that works with iOS 8+
  • Is free
  • Does not require internet (this is absolutely essential)
  • Can tune into DAB+ (digital) radio signals (highly desirable)
  • Can record/pause live radio (would be nice, but not very important)
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    It's going to be tough to find something to do this, the iPhone doesn't have a radio receiver other than WiFi, Bluetooth, and cell. You might be able to do it with an accessory, but that wouldn't meet the 'free' requirement
    – user46
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 15:55
  • This isn't possible - you need additional hardware to tune into these signals, it can't be done by software alone.
    – jonrsharpe
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 18:32
  • @jonrsharpe; I was afraid of this! Thanks for the help anyway! Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 23:36


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