Are You a Radio Buff? iOS 13 Comes with a Nice Surprise

Isn’t it amazing magical how radio gives us some kind of old school vibe? Bet you’re surely agreeing with us on this one, right? No matter how many pre-installed songs and playlists you have on your phone, but listening to songs on the radio is a whole new experience. Live radio gives us a feel of spontaneity where we can explore millions of songs of different genres and artists from around the world.

Well, when it comes to radio, we all pretty much had a hard time with our iOS devices are there was no available option which could allow us to access the local radio stations. But here comes one good news that all radio buffs will love! iOS 13 will now include a new live radio option so that you can stream the local radio stations from your iOS device. Apple will be featuring more than 100,000 live radio stations from iHeart Radio,, TuneIn. And you know what’s the most exciting part? You can also seek Siri’s assistance to tune in between stations and play your favorite songs via just using your voice commands.

How to Use Radio on iOS 13

Here’s a quick guide on how to use radio on iPhone with iOS 13 to enrich your music listening experience on iPhone, iPad, and HomePod.

Download iOS 13

Download iOS 13
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Yes, this is the first step if you wish to enjoy radio station streaming on iOS devices. The public version of iOS 13 is expected to be released this fall and is just a few months away. However, if you’re not willing to wait for this long, there’s another option too. You can subscribe to Apple Beta Software program to use the beta version of iOS 13 and see how things roll out before anyone else does.

But we still recommend you wait for a few more months until iOS 13 is officially released to make the most of full functionalities and features without the risk of endangering your device.

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Use Siri’s Assistance

Use Siris Assistance
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In case you must be wondering, there’s already a “Radio” section in iOS Music app which features a variety of stations of different genres. But with iOS 13, your radio listening experience is going to get much better and exciting with Siri’s magical touch. Like, you can ask Siri to tune to a particular station or play a playlist and use another bunch of radio commands.

As soon as you make your request, Siri will sync your command with online providers like iHeart radio,, and TuneIn radio to play your request. Also, you can also ask Siri to play a live radio station stream by simply asking, “Hey Siri, play 98.3” or any other radio station of your nearby location.

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P.S. Just keep in mind that playing radio on iOS devices will require Internet connectivity as Siri will contact online service providers for playing your song requests.

Mark your Favorites

As Apple is offering a wide variety of radio stations, you may find it pretty hard to keep track of your favorites, right? Well, don’t worry! iOS 13 will also allow you to return to past stations that you’ve liked so far. You can find all your favorite radio stations under a new section or iOS music app known as “Recently Played”. In this way, you can easily tune your favorites stations without browsing much.

Here was a quick guide on how to use radio on iPhone with iOS 13 installed on your Apple devices. Get ready to make the most of your radio listening experience on iOS and enjoy music from your most loved local radio stations.

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