RadioTunes

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Find your favorites among the best of each class - be it Rock, New Age, 80s, Smooth Jazz, New Age, Top40, Hip Hop, Oldies, 70s, Reggae, Lounge or many others.

SKY.FM Radio channels play to thousands of people at any given time - it’s what “radio” is supposed to be! If you are tired of the lonely experience of some other apps, check this one out and see why people have been listening to us on the web for years.

For more information please see our site at http://www.sky.fm

FEATURES:

  • Unique radio channels programmed by real passionate channel directors.
  • Not sure which channel to pick? No problem, explore the Styles list with predefined groups to make discovery fun and easy.
  • Full iOS 4 Support – stream music in the background and control audio from the lock screen or with external controls.
  • Favorites to save your favorite channels for quick and easy access.
  • Set higher or lower stream bitrate preference for when Cellular vs WiFi is used.
  • Optional buffer bar with data usage display. Great for tracking data plan usage and cellular signal issues.
  • Optional instant in-app upgrade to Premium to switch to even higher audio quality and completely commercial-free streams. Check out the free Premium trial within the app!

OVER 35 CHANNELS - CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • 80s, 70s, Oldies
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Jazz
  • New Age
  • Easy Listening
  • Romantic
  • Classical
  • Piano
  • Urban
  • Ethnic
  • Special Others

Version

1.1.4

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Accessibility Comments

The accessibility of this app seems to be pretty good in my opinion.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

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Comments

Submitted by flcomputergeek on Sunday, June 10, 2012

I like this app; it gives quick access to my favorite sky fm channels. Initially, once I added a channel to my favorites, I was unable to find the directory of all the channels in order to listen to them and add additional favorites. The app developers were very responsive to my inquiry and the latest version of the sky.fm app (version 1.3.1) has improved voiceover support which provides access to the buttons used for sorting through the channels. The sky.fm app now appears to be fully accessible with voiceover. It's a great app!

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Sunday, June 10, 2012

In reply to by flcomputergeek

I also found Sky.FM to be responsive when I wrote to them about the previous version. I was able initially to access only my favorites, and had been wondering how to get back to the list of all channels. They told me there were three buttons that Voiceover couldn't detect, but that has since been corrected in the latest update. (This also applies to the Digitally Imported and JazzRadio.com apps.) These apps make it easy to add favorites instead of using the drag 'n drop method that the website employs.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, June 11, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In reply to by Kelly Sapergia

It is very nice to know that the developer has mention specifically in the version update that there are new VO fixes! You don't see that very often! So hats off to the developer for a job well done. Also, glad to hear that the accessbility is even better with the new version. What's New in Version 1.3.1 Improved VoiceOver support. Bug fixes.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Monday, June 11, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
I also contacted the developer about the unlabled buttons, and they replied that they were working on this issue. I don't use sky.fm, but use di.fm which is the same app design, but with content geared toward those interested in electronic music.

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