- 10-09-2012, 07:37 PM #29
- 10-09-2012, 08:11 PM #30
For those who want to see this on the lumia 920...here you go. I took this clip from when a rep accidentally pressed music. It went right to history but you can clearly see "Music, Video, Podcast, Store" NO RADIO. All of this could change I guess but right now there seems to be no FM Radio in WP8. Scoop???
10-10-2012, 05:33 AM #31
- 26 Posts
Was hoping it would come with fm radio since I'm using it 5-7 hours a day on
my htc Radar. We actually got fm stations worth listening to.
Anyway, a yellow L920 is my next...
But in addition, a Bluetooth device with fm receiver it is then..."Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them."
- Louis Armstrong -
- 10-10-2012, 06:50 AM #33
I'm not overly familiar with the WP7 either, but is that where WP7 has radio listed?
Well, I come from Symbian, so I guess I'm used to non-user friendly menus, but that's not where I'd even expect to find an FM radio tbh.
10-10-2012, 08:16 AM #34
- 106 Posts
Also I'm mostly interested in the morning shows at different radio stations. I don't have a WP yet. I'm still on Android but I'm going to switch by the beginning of next year. I'll probably go for the 920. :)
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- 10-10-2012, 12:19 PM #37
- 10-10-2012, 02:19 PM #40
I use the FM radio a lot... Not as Much as I would like but, I do use it... I do hope it's in the final release of WP8, I would be disapointed if it didn't come with it.
It's handy for Sports fans, as I use it for a lot of sports talk radio when I am outside doing things, from cutting the grass to riding a bike...
- 10-10-2012, 02:38 PM #41
TuneIn radio and iheartradio can both play local stations live. Spare me the bit about needing data, it works. FM tuners have always been full of lame...i've never seen a good implementation...Zune devices did the best job but even that was bizarre.
10-10-2012, 02:49 PM #43
- 625 Posts
Three reasons why WP8 should keep radio (it is too late one way or the other but so people here stop ****ting on others opinions)
Emergencies - In San Diego a year ago the whole city's power went out. No cell phones, no internet, nothing. Fires, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, etc. anywhere else...
At the gym- most tvs at the gym play off a radio station so you can move around and still watch/listen.
Not fully developed world - radio reaches further than any wifi and cell signal.
- 10-10-2012, 02:50 PM #44
If the hardware isn't included, software won't help that.
Luckily, as has been said, you can stream anything you want from the Internet, free of static and without needing your headphones plugged in as an antenna.
I don't see a lot of manufacturers including FM radio hardware on smartphones moving forward. Some inexpensive feature phones and cheaper smartphones in developing countries will probably still have them for a while though.
- 10-10-2012, 03:00 PM #45
- 10-10-2012, 03:05 PM #46
Local major sports, for example, the Boston Red Sox games are brodcased on WEEI (a station I listen to every day) but, when games are playing they a not allowed because of MLB to broadcast them over the internet. With a radio, I can listen to them, without paying for a MLB package (something like $40 per season)
I thought a FM radio was a standard in WP7 and 8....maybe I am wrong tho...maybe they are not showing up because of beta software. It WAS a standard of Windows Phone 7 though...
- 10-10-2012, 03:25 PM #47
They need to add an AM tuner.
Seriously though, I hope it's just a matter of it being disabled without head phones, but it's not a deal breaker for me. I have only used the FM tuner a handful of times between my Zune and WP7.
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10-12-2012, 11:37 AM #48
- 101 Posts
don't assume things basing on one or two countries as this may misleads you. the reason why it is being talked about is that users needs it. why not just enable it since the hardware is there. :mad:
10-13-2012, 10:26 PM #49
- 15 Posts
Just checked. Even with no headphones, radio still shows up in the choices. Even with Zune pass (or whatever they're naming it these days) and Nokia music, it's still useful for the gym, etc.
Last edited by algs26; 10-13-2012 at 10:27 PM. Reason: added stuff