If you remember the FM Radio was an essential part of a smartphone in previous years but now we see the manufacturers have skipped this utility for one reason or the other.

We think the manufacturers don’t want to add any built-in hardware to catch and work with the FM transmission for the sake of their extra efforts. Moreover they are saving resources by skipping the FM app and its software, thus lowering the price tag of their product.

On the other hand the online streaming services generate revenue and are beneficial for the partner manufacturers. Clearly the self interest of manufacturers lies with the omission of a useful utility of FM Radio.

We are here to introduce a useful app that can activate the FM Radio on your Android smartphone. This little app will keep you handy for the times when data coverage is poor or you want a little entertainment but don’t want to stress out your battery.

Next Radio

If you want to enable the hidden functionality of FM Radio on your Android smartphone, just go through the following lines and know all the answers of the queries in your mind.

First of all keep in mind that Next Radio is an Android app and most major brands like Samsung, LG, Motorola and others support the app but we advise you to go through the list of compatible smartphones once before going ahead.

Next Radio can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The app does have adverts inside it though and is not available for Pakistani users unfortunately. You can, however, download the APK file through the link provided below.

The app lets you tune into your favourite local stations without consuming chunks of your data volume. The app does use small amounts of data for things like album art and station logos. This can be disabled and the app can be used in tuner only mode.

Using the built in hardware for the streaming not only reduces data consumption but also greatly improves the battery consumption.

All you need for improved signal reception are some plugged in wires; the most common type would be the earphones. The app also enables the user to use the external speakers of your smartphone.

How to Install APK File

  • Download the Next Radio APK file and save it on your phone’s SDcard or Internal memory (preferably external SDcard).
  • Browse your phone memory/external memory and tap on the APK file.
  • Click ‘install’
  • Wait for the APK to install.
  • Run the application and enjoy EM Radio on your Android smartphone.