Listen To The Radio On Your Phone

Find your favorite stations, artists, and songs all on your smartphone.

Did you know that you can listen to FM radio on your phone? You don’t have to rely on your car radio or your home music system to hear your favorite stations. Whether you like today’s top hits, the oldies, NPR, or listening to the big game, here’s how to access radio broadcasts straight from your Tracfone device.

Person listening to the radio on their phone

Find your favorite radio stations

Access thousands of live and local radio stations from your phone.

As long as you have a smartphone, you can download FM radio apps to access thousands of live and local radio stations from your phone. One of the most popular is called iHeartRadio. It’s completely free to download¹ and listen and offers thousands of live FM and AM radio stations that you can tune into at any time.

Want to find your favorite local station? No problem. Hoping to catch up on the news or the latest sports scores? You can find a station for that, too. Plus, since there are so many stations available, you might just discover a new one you love.

To use the iHeartRadio app – or any radio station app – follow these steps.

  1. On your phone, click on the App Store (for iPhone users) or Google Play (for Android users)
  2. Search for “iHeartRadio” or simply “radio apps”
  3. Find one you like and click download (be careful, not all of them are free)
  4. When the app is finished downloading, open it (you may have to create an account)
  5. Once inside the app, type in or search for a station you like and start listening

You can listen from the phone’s speakers or plug in a pair of headphones for a more private listening experience.

Other ways to enjoy radio on your cell phone

There are other ways to hear your favorite radio stations with your cell phone, too. For example, you can follow them on social media, like Facebook. Many radio stations are active on social media where they do giveaways and post updates. Sometimes, they even provide a direct link that you can click on to listen to the live show. Usually, you can visit their website to listen, as well.

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Instant access to live radio is just one of the many benefits of having a smartphone. If you’re interested in getting a new phone, check out all the great Tracfone phones and plans to discover our Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ with Unlimited Carryover® of unused minutes, texts, and data with active service*, no contracts, and no extra costs. With Tracfone, you'll pay for only what you need – nothing more, nothing less – so you can count on staying connected For the Moments That Matter.

¹ Data rates may apply

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