If you're a free app junkie, then you'll probably enjoy the new FlyCast application that's now available for download for either your iPhone or Blackberry.
FlyCast provides over a thousand channels of music to listen to, and if you have a 3G connection, then music comes out sounding pretty clear. You can browse channels by genre, decade, or city. There are channels about everything from classical jazz, 90's rock, and hip-hop to talk radio, traffic reports, and sports game coverage.
I've used the application for about a week now, and also find myself listening to it now in my car. You can favorite channels, and quickly see what you've marked as favorite when choosing a new channel to listen to. FlyCast seems relatively new, and since I've used it - the interface and options have changed about two or three times, but each time - things get better.
The two only bad things are that at times, you'll find difficulty in connecting to a channel if you're not on a 3G connection. Music becomes chopped in pieces, and the word streaming starts turning into a drop of music every 5 or 10 seconds. The other thing is that since it's a free app, there IS some advertising on the channels, but they are never as long as what you hear on FM radio, maybe only 2 to 3 commercials before another string of songs. This isn't too bad, and considering that the channels all seem to be independent - you're not getting stuck with mainstream hits all day, you actually hear some new music you would have never come across.
Great free application to try out.
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I'm a Filipino-American living life as a post undergrad making a start here in beautiful Los Angeles. I love the weather and diversity here and enjoy everything this city has to offer. I'm excited to … more
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FlyCast is a FREE service that gives you what you really want – portable music and talk radio that's better than Satellite radio, easy to use, and works on the device already in your pocket – like the BlackBerry (Bold, Storm, Curve) or iPhone (Original, 3G, and iPod Touch).
FlyCast now has well over 1000 unique channels of music, news, & sports that you can listen to and watch anywhere. Most FlyCast channels work on low bandwidth connections, so you can listen on your phone even when there's no 3G or EVDO high speed connection.
By popular demand, you can now listen to FlyCast on your home or work PC. Our new FlyCast desktop player works just like your phone version - delivers your favorite stations to you while you are at work or surfing at home. Works with Mac or PC. Click on "Install Now" to get it.