TuneIn adds way to hear 'recently started' songs

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Associated Press

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 7:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tired of flipping through the radio dial? Internet radio service TuneIn is offering a way to see which songs have just started on 100,000 radio stations around the world, allowing you to listen in soon after the tune starts.

That's one of the new features of an update to its app that went live Wednesday.

The service from Palo Alto, California-based TuneIn is not quite as good as on-demand listening, where you can hear just about any song in its entirety if you pay for a subscription to services like Spotify or Rhapsody.

But it's free — with ads — and gives you a way to find stations with real disc jockeys that are playing music you like.

You can even sometimes catch a song before it starts.

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