Radio app:Built-in QuickTimeSourceMap’s FStream 1.0.4Oogli LLC’s ooTunes Radio 2.1NormSoft’s Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2.2Time-Shift Radio 1.3eingrad’s RadioBOX 1.4.1Wunder Radio 1.7Tuner Internet Radio 1.41Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio 1.0.7allRadio 1.0.1
Pricen/a (built-in)free$4$10$2$1 (sale)$7$6 (5e)$9$1
Supported formats: HE-AACv2 (direct AAC example HERE; more links HERE)-+; Benchmark result: 50…58%; battery use: 0.158%/min.-+; Benchmark result: couldn’t reliably measure the Benchmark result: just like Tuner2, it’d stop after a while while benchmarking. Battery consumption test: 0.18%/minute- (as opposed to what they claim)---+ (stated to be of much higher quality than those of alternative titles). Couldn’t reliably measure the CPU use with benchmark as Tuner2 always exited after a while during benchmarking. Battery consumption test: 0,288%/minute? (no way to add direct URL’s and I didn’t find any stream looking like one)
AAC-LC+; power: 0.16%/min++++++++?
MP3: 128k stream with metadata0.232%+; Benchmark result: 63…69%; battery life: 0.2%/min+; Benchmark result: 30…35% (!!); battery use: 0.52%/min; new version: 0.17%/min+; Benchmark result: 82..85%; battery use: 0.3%/minute+; Benchmark result: 74...78%; battery use: 0.29%/min+; Benchmark result: 79…81%; battery use: 0.23%+; 63…65%+; Benchmark result: 51…53%? (didn’t do anything with the test MP3 URL)+; 51..53%
MP3: live365 streams without metadata n/tn/t(128 kbps stream): 0.33%/min(64 kbps stream): 0.14%/minn/tn/tn/tn/t? (see above)n/t
MP3: 64k stream “Radio Pilatus” without metadata0.178%/min0.116, 0.185%/min0.238, 0.253%; new version: 0.15%0.186%/min0.17%/min0.113, 0.12, 0.25%/min0.2%/min0.2%/min? (see above)n/t
OGG; second test stream, w/o metadata, HERE (more links HERE)-+; Benchmark result: 64…68%; battery: 0.11%/min (second test stream)Partial: it does have OGG stations in the directory but the decoder is still isn’t very good – that is, it’s better not to use it.+; Benchmark result: 77…79%; battery: 0.085% / min (!); second test stream: 0.09%/min----? (see above)?
WMA (tested with both ASX files and a direct MMS address mms://mediau.yle.fi/liveradiopeili )-+; Benchmark result: 53…61%; battery test: 0.15%/min+; Benchmark result: 62…64%; battery test: 0.148%/min+; Benchmark result: 70…71%; Wi-Fi test: 0.14%/min.-+; Benchmark result: 45…46% ; 0.19%/min+ 43..48%; 0.32, 0.35, 0.35%/min (!)-? (see above)?
Radio app:Built-in QuickTimeSourceMap’s FStream 1.0.4Oogli LLC’s ooTunes Radio 2.1NormSoft’s Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2.2Time-Shift Radio 1.3eingrad’s RadioBOX 1.4.1Wunder Radio 1.7Tuner Internet Radio 1.41Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio 1.0.7allRadio 1.0.1
Directory, favorites: Radio station directory: Finnish?n/a(Accessible under Favorites / Preset): 1A lot001Found a lotn/tIt seems it only has HE-AAC(v2) stations; therefore, 0n/a (no built-in search)
Live365 hitsn/a11530013n/t0n/a (no built-in search)
“ogg” hitsn/a102531~50 4n/t0n/a (no built-in search)
Search?n/a++ (Search all streams in main menu)++++++- (!)
Notable problems?n/a---Not possible to add stations present in the directory to the favorites----No search!
Adding your own stations?n/a + (Favorites / Edit / Add new webradio at the bottom)+. A note: this functionality is really hidden and in a pretty illogical place (I could only find it with the help of the dev): 1. go to the built-in Web browser; 2. on the home page (with the links / Google) bring up the top toolbar [press the button in the upper right] 3. press the Play icon 4. Fill in at least the stream name and URL fields but do NOT tap send 5. Tap the Play icon on the top toolbar again. You can, of course, also add your own stations is putting their link on a webpage and tap it from inside the built-in browser. When playback begins, you can already add it as a favorite in both cases. + (Favorites / Edit / +)+ (Custom; there, you can even share them)+ (Radio Stations / Favorites / Edit / Add stream at the top)+ (via both the built-in Web browser and by directly entering / pasting the URL to the uppermost URL / search textfield in the directory)+ (the Add button in the upper left corner in all three tabs except Favorites)+ (upper left icon and Enter station address; note that it’s a bit harder to add new stations because you have to break up their URL to server / port / path components)- (totally impossible)
Editing favorites?n/aFull edit, including moving – excellent!Deleting only (use the standard "swipe the finger to either right or left" gesture and you'll see the Delete button)Full edit (delete / name / URL), moving is NOT supported, though (uses its own list component, unlike the standard, system-level one used by Fstream / RadioBOX)Only deletionFull edit (name / URL and even genre), including moving – excellent!Only deleting & movingOnly deleting & movingOnly deletingOnly deleting
Web interface for favorite management and the like?n/a+: downloading (pretty slow: at about 370 kbyte/s) / deleting recordings; adding / editing (both title and URL) favorites---+: adding / editing (URL only) favorites----
Radio app:Built-in QuickTimeSourceMap’s FStream 1.0.4Oogli LLC’s ooTunes Radio 2.1NormSoft’s Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2.2Time-Shift Radio 1.3eingrad’s RadioBOX 1.4.1Wunder Radio 1.7Tuner Internet Radio 1.41Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio 1.0.7allRadio 1.0.1
Bluetooth: AVRCP?+--------n/t
In-app audio output swapping in A2DP mode?+-++-++++n/t
Streaming over cellular: Works over cellular connections?++ (must be explicitly enabled in Settings)+++++++n/t
Limit cellular speed (don’t let faster streams played back)?-+ (Settings / Radio Directories / 3G/EDGE Bitrate Limit)+ (settable in system wide settings)+ (Settings / Allow more than 96 kbps streaming in carrier networks)n/t+ (in both system-level and built-in Settings)---n/t
Song metadata: Quick purchase of current song from iTunes?n/a (no metadata support at all)-++n/a (no metadata support at all)---+ (only via “Save current title”, and, then, More / Saved Titles / tapping / upper right icon)-
Lyricsn/a (see above)-+ (based on lyricwiki.org)-n/a (see above)-----
Twitter integration?n/a (see above)-+: Email / Twitter / Facebook / Tag (“Listening to… on my iPhone”)-n/a (see above)-+ (via the built-in browser)-+-
Album art?n/a (see above)-+-n/a (see above)---+-
Similar stations / songs?n/a (no metadata / no station directory)-+ (dedicated, huge icon at the bottom; really excellent: based on song info)-n/a (see above)-+ (list right on the “Now playing” screen; only based on station and not song info – unlike ooTunes)--n/t
Radio app:Built-in QuickTimeSourceMap’s FStream 1.0.4Oogli LLC’s ooTunes Radio 2.1NormSoft’s Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2.2Time-Shift Radio 1.3eingrad’s RadioBOX 1.4.1Wunder Radio 1.7Tuner Internet Radio 1.41Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio 1.0.7allRadio 1.0.1
Built-in Web browser?: exists? Capabilities?(Safari)-+ (tap the Globe icon; very simple: Portrait only. Note that favorites are system-level and are accessible in the main menu. The command bar can be brought up by the … button in the top right corner; you can enter a new Web address by tapping the Home icon)+ (much better than that of RadioBOX or Oogli: both Landscape and favorites are supported; pretty stable; quick scroll to the top is supported. Scriptlets (find / bottom) and multitabs aren’t supported, though. Stable and remembers last state.)-+ (very simple: Portrait only, not even favorites are supported)+ (one tab and Portrait only; no stop icon; previous / back / favorites / pinch-to-zoom supported – the latter as oppose to previous versions)---
Direct link via THIS: ASXn/a (no WMA)n/a++n/a- (“Frame load interrupted”)+n/an/an/a
The same but clicking the “Kuuntele” link at the top HERE (Web standard compliance test too)n/a (no WMA)n/a+ (excellent!)- (Nothing happens)n/a- (“Frame load interrupted”)+n/an/an/a
HE-AACv2 PLS n/a (no HE-AACv2)n/a++n/a+ Displays a Webkit error, but, then, starts – in the system-level player (meaning only mono / LQ playback)+n/an/an/a
HE-AACv2 directn/a (no HE-AACv2)n/a- (web interface is displayed)+n/a- (web interface is displayed)+n/an/an/a
OGG M3U n/a (no OGG)n/a?+n/a-+n/an/an/a
MP3 PLS+n/a++n/a+ Displays a Webkit error, but, then, starts – in the system-level player+n/an/an/a
Other goodies: Being able to run in background w/o jailbreak & Backgrounder?+ when invoked from Safari; - from any other Web browser-- (the separate, commercial, desktop-based server component, which ooTunes is able to control as a remote media controller, works together with built-in QuickTime, though)-------
Recording stream?-+ (uncompressed, HQ stereo WAV only – no support for recording the incoming compressed stream)--------
Time-shift--- (albeit, if you tap pause, after resuming, playback continues from where you’ve left off)-+ (!); can use up to 64MB RAM-----
Listing the songs played on several stations at the same time--+ (“Radio RooLette”), excellent!-------
Finding local stations using GPS?--+ albeit it's imperfect and hidden a bit. Go to "Search all streams" then tap the "loc." tab and then the button at the right end of the "search" field. This uses the GPS, but it's very rough.---+ (usable under Local radio by GPS under Stations; in addition, it has a “Local stations” group under every genre)++n/t
Random station selection?-n/t+: Shake to shuffle; also there’s a "shuffle" button on "Radio RooLette”n/tn/t+ (select a genre and shake to change)--- (More / Shake can only be used to select a genre; no way to switch to another station from the current one)n/t
Listing all the bitrates on the same station (when available)?------+ (Change bit rate right on the playback screen)--n/t
Displaying the channel logo (when available)?--- (but still lets you navigate to the homepage of the stream via !? / Visit stream’s homepage)---+ (Also lets for tapping it to navigate to their homepage in the built-in browser)--n/t
Radio app:Built-in QuickTimeSourceMap’s FStream 1.0.4Oogli LLC’s ooTunes Radio 2.1NormSoft’s Pocket Tunes Radio 5.2.2Time-Shift Radio 1.3eingrad’s RadioBOX 1.4.1Wunder Radio 1.7Tuner Internet Radio 1.41Tuner2 Hi-Fi Radio 1.0.7allRadio 1.0.1