Receiver Radio

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Description of App: 

••• Apple TV version comes free when you purchase this iOS app! •••

Receiver is an internet radio with alarm function providing access to more than 22,000 radio stations and more than 20,000 podcasts. Receiver also gives you access to your complete local music library. Wake up to your favourite radio station, song, or choose a conventional alarm clock sound.
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+ Alarm (radio, music, sound) with fade in
+ More than 22,000 radio stations
+ More than 20,000 podcasts
+ iPhone 6 and 6+ Support
+ Background alarm: Get woken even when Receiver App is in the background
+ Sleep Timer
+ Snooze Function
+ Beautiful analogue watch face
+ Color schemes: Choose between 5 different colors
+ Set an unlimited number of alarms and set repetitions
+ Save the stations you like in Favourites
+ List most popular stations
+ Discover radio stations: genre, region, language
+ Play next song/station with swipe gesture
+ Set brightness with swipe gesture
+ Currently played song title and cover displayed (if available)
+ Buy currently played song in iTunes Music Store (if available)
+ Retina Display Support
+ Airplay Support

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Accessibility Comments: 

Mostly all accessible. The radio stations tab is completely accessible. However, the My Music tab, when you have Songs selected and hit shuffle, pops up some strange screen that I'm not quite sure how to get out of or what it even is.

Also, this app, if you purchase it on the app store for $0.99, is available for free if you have a 4th generation AppleTV. Awesome access on this AppleTV app, except that I can't figure out how to get the name of the currently playing track. There is one unlabeled button that I have found in the AppleTV app. A few seconds after you start a station, a new screen pops up. I'm assuming it has media information, but the button that is in focus when the screen pops up is not read. Above that button is a strangely labeled button that will allow you to add the currently playing item to your favorite radio stations. Overall, both the iOS app and the AppleTV app are very awesome and very accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

By far, the best internet radio app for the new AppleTV which is what prompted me to put this entry up. However, having played around with both the AppleTV versionand the iOS version, I am very delighted with both.

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