FM Radio receiver for iPhone 5/5S

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by scatterbrain92, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. scatterbrain92 macrumors member

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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
     
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  4. scatterbrain92 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope... Im looking for something like I mentioned above... I want to listen to Fm radio IN my iPhone not the other way around..
     
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    There is an app on the App Store called tune in radio. What you are describing is not possible.
     
  6. scatterbrain92 thread starter macrumors member

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    Uhmmm well thank you ...
     
  7. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  8. peapody macrumors 68040

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    You can either download radio apps or just buy a portable radio. Why port it through your phone?
     
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  10. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  11. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. scatterbrain92 thread starter macrumors member

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    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 ?
     
  13. davidsdiego macrumors member

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    I've been using a Sony Walkman from 1995 for its analog radio capabilities. The app TuneIn Pro is ok, but not my favorite.
     
  14. arftech macrumors regular

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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:
     
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    Pick up a used / refurb ipod nano. Barely big enough to notice.
     
  16. davidsdiego macrumors member

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    I'm surprised Sony still sells pocket radios and a small Walkman that is only an am/fm radio.
     

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