In an age when most of us find music through Spotify’s algorithms, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are people all over the world whose job it is to find and curate great new songs and artists.
These invaluable wizards of sound are called DJs, and Audials Play gives you a direct line to pretty much all of them.
There are more than 100,000 radio stations in the Audials Play roster, including 36,000 based in the US, meaning you’ll never have to go without music. There’s always something great, somewhere in the world, and now it can be in your ears.
Using Audials Play couldn’t be simpler. You just boot it up and the world’s radio stations are right there for you to browse by genre, country, and artist. You can browse local and broadcast stations, too, and even by top hits currently on air. The app also serves up its own recommendations in case you’re in need of inspiration.
Plus, the search tool is absolutely amazing. Not only can you search for genres, countries, artists, songs, and so on, but you’ll get instant, live results, complete with timings. For example, if you load up Audials Play right now and search for Radiohead, you’ll see a list of every Radiohead song currently playing on a radio station somewhere in the world.
So, at the time of writing, Weird Fishes has been playing on Rock Arsenal 104.5 FM for three and a half minutes, Go to Sleep has been playing on Radio Britannia for two minutes, and so on.
Below the songs currently playing, meanwhile, are the radio stations that frequently play Radiohead tracks – a great discovery tool in itself. When you find a station you like, you can add it to your favorites.
And that’s just the music. Audials Play does exactly the same for the spoken word, with 300,000 podcasts in its library covering every conceivable subject. When you add up all the current and back episodes, the total is in the millions.
You can listen to your own music through the app, too, by wirelessly downloading it from your PC. And Audials Play also supports Android Auto, allowing you to listen to music and podcasts in your car.