FM Radio receiver for iPhone 5/5S

scatterbrain92

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I was wondering if there's such a device/hardware capable of doing this.. Kind of like the official FM radio receiver hardware Apple put up for the iPod Classic back in the day...
Thanks in advance
 

Rajani Isa

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There is an app on the App Store called tune in radio. What you are describing is not possible.
What he is describing is possible - if someone made a device to do that.

I think in the past people have, even. However, it's hard to search for because either you get 2-5+ year old discontinued devices, or badly worded ads for transmitters to play your iPhone over FM.

I'd like a receiver for when I go to the gym, alas.
 

Rajani Isa

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You can either download radio apps or just buy a portable radio. Why port it through your phone?
For me personally, I don't like carrying two devices at the gym - and the reason I want something that plugs nice and small into my phone vs another device and don't consider the apps is for when I'm on the cardio equipment - the TVs they have broadcast over FM, locally. No way to hook up via network.
 

bhags8

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Been using Tune-in radio for like 3-4 years and it is EXCELLENT. The only negative is a lot of the time you will not be able to listen to live sports. Like baseball and basketball hardly work and it will play something else like sports talk radio. Besides that its my favorite app.
 

scatterbrain92

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For me personally, I don't like carrying two devices at the gym - and the reason I want something that plugs nice and small into my phone vs another device and don't consider the apps is for when I'm on the cardio equipment - the TVs they have broadcast over FM, locally. No way to hook up via network.
That's exactly what I wanted it for ... btw has anyone tried the Gigaware one posted here above with the lightning adaptor in the 5s ? does it work ?
 

arftech

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The Denon Club App has this feature among other features. Their FM radio portion of the App is quite extensive which also includes AM stations and you can check it out in the App Store.:apple:
 

BaltimoreMediaBlog

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This is still available on eBay and on Amazon. The Gigaware HD Radio. Only problem is that it has a 30 pin connector, but you can use an adapter to lightning. It's buggy, 32 bit, a battery drainer, but it does get HD Radio. Also, Apple has put up a warning that it's incompatible, but if you keep trying, eventually it works.

 

T.j.p.

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I was wondering if there's such a device/hardware capable of doing this.. Kind of like the official FM radio receiver hardware Apple put up for the iPod Classic back in the day...
Thanks in advance
Griffen used to make such devices. in the wide 30 pin connector dates. You can find them on Amazon still.
Greatly discounted.