ToeFur79 - I love the app but....
This app is great for listening to music. I love all the iHeart decades I listen to them all. You finally added iHeart 10. Ya. I also love listening to Valentine in the morning best morning show out there in my opinion of course. I do wish the full paid version was 10$ like apple’s. But I keep listening to the free version until that happens. Now to the only complaint I have you introduced podcasts okay I had never listened to nor cared about them until you started playing them then I found ComicBook nation and I was hooked. I have also found some really cool “radio dramas” but and here’s the problem I cannot listening to them in order with out opening the app after every podcast and selecting the next one otherwise it plays them in reverse order every time. Who wants to listen to a story backwards? I have played with the little arrows at the top of the podcast but that just reorders them on the list not the actual playing order. So I have unsubscribed from all of the podcasts that I am not caught up on until you fix is. Im not getting a ticket for being on my phone while driving just so I can hear a story I order. Love the app please fix this. Thank you for all you great work.
Nominally Normal - Was great on Windows Phone, new web app version six
Loved this app on my Windows Phone, installed it when I was forced to switch to iPhone (which has been an inferior user experience in almost every way - it can’t even do autocorrect as well as the WP, but I digress), and it was pretty similar throughout the fall of 2017... logged in today, December, to find everything changed. I can’t figure out how to get to my favorite artist-based station (can find artist in search, but there doesn’t seem to be a station option anymore?) can’t find the Recently Played Songs list once I’m playing a station. It’s fine to change things, but not in such an extreme way that it appears so nonsensical to even fairly on-top-of-things users that they can’t easily find the features that are important to them. I don’t know if it was a web app before, but it must be because I don’t recall downloading an update and everything is just a little off, not polished and smooth like a native app would be. I expected that sort of thing on a minority platform like WP, but it’s really disappointing to have a worse experience on a brand new iPhone. Anyway, this app is in need of some major organizing/UI changes before it can match the user experience of previous versions. If I have to put in hours curating my stations (which looks like the direction this is going), as opposed to having a variety of stations that are good, just need minor tweaks to be great, I’d might as well use Pandora!
Toddster70 - iHeartRadio
I would have given it a five star BC I simply love being too listen to my home rock station when I'm working BC I work out of town most of time. But for some crazy reason lately it has started at 100% volume, even just now I got a head start on it and began working it down to about 60 % for it just to jump right back full blast even though I was holding down on volume button. Now I really can't explain how out why it would be turning down and almost to the half mark just for it to jump to the full volume while I'm still holding on the volume but this is not some thing that I can take or tolerate at 615 am nor will my boss's or work mates at this time in the morning and hell it could give some one a heart attack when u go from nor hearing a thing where a needle could be able to be heard hitting the floor. But you could say every one is awake today after this Bluetooth box going off. Please let me know what could and out can be done and if it's anything to do on my part in really sorry for not given the extra star but I had the volume working down for it to start over. Thanks and please have this fixed or fixed for me. Have no complaints about anything else so everyone download this app and listen to your favorite tubes so day and all the time for free.
DisneyLouisiana - Almost a One stop everything app
I’m a literal “radio head” . I soak up most of my local stations on a regular radio, and listen to almost every genre. I traveled a lot for work and would find great stations in other cities and states and would take note to listen to them again when I’d return. Now that technology is booming I can listen to almost every radio station ( some are on that other app) that I love . I use IHeartRadio daily. It’s great for pretty much all of your listening needs. The streaming stations they have created are great and you can build your own playlists or stations also. The podcasts are really good too and they have pretty much everything. The only issue I have is searching and it’s mostly podcasts. I can put the exact name of a podcast and it won’t show up. I’m an all access subscriber and It happens almost every time. The last one I searched for didn’t come up ,so I went to the website for that podcast and they had a button for IHeartRadio so I pushed it and it opened the app and went to the podcast. That’s frustrating to say the least but it’s not a deal breaker . Keep on making it as great as possible.
Funbro1 - Subscription
I was charged $5.99 for a subscription that I was “tricked” into signing up for. I canceled the subscription within minutes of discovering that I had signed up for it, but ended up being charged anyway. I went to the online help on the iHeartRadio app to verify that my subscription was canceled and there is no unsubscribe button to hit. I then emailed iHeartRadio and received this response. “iHeartRadio Customer Support does not internally handle subscriptions processed through Apple. However, if you need to cancel your subscription, you can do so by following the procedure below:”
I folloedthe procedure “below” only to get to a dead end. I sure hope I don’t get charged again, I guess I will have to open up a dispute through my credit card company at this point. In the future I will be very very careful what buttons that I tap. It’s a shame that the app gets updated and changes around so much that it is unfamiliar if you don’t use it every single day. Through the many updates I have also lost my favorite stations and my saved stations, and it gets really frustrating.
JLChaney's iPhone - Good App for streaming
It really is a good app. On the plus side, it is efficient with band usage if you have a limited internet plan. It is stable, with good buffering (I have lousy internet in my area so this is vital to me).
It has a lot of content, including podcasts galore that can be downloaded.
The minus, for which I deduct the stars has been to do with the ads. (I know, I could subscribe, but the monthly is too high for what I am listening too. Maybe some day someone can develop some sort of tiered subscriptions for those of us who just listen to limited content).
I listen to a 24 hr news show with commentary. I grew up listening to KFI640 Los Angeles every morning. I don’t begrudge iheart for slipping in a couple of ads here and there, but you step right over THE PROGRAM ITSELF! Your ads should step on top of their ads, not the program. I want the whole news, not just the commentary. That’s what I chose, and it infuriates me when you cut the program off for a crappy 7-11 add, for which I will NEVER set foot in as my blood pressure rises, every time I see the sign and am reminded it’s going to INTERRUPT the program I am listening to in the morning. Iheart could program the timing of their ads better than this.
StotkaGirls - Subscription is too expensive
Almost but not quite 5🌟, would have kept my monthly subscription but it’s way too costly. For just radio I thought, but considering it’s only $15 or so it’s not that bad. It would be great for a disc jockey (DJ) or a wedding event you can actually set up your own play lists so it can just continue playing continuously. Unless you feel the need to have the DJ interact with you like your in a pub or event to interact with the crowd. I’m sure that if you had issues to where you didn’t have a DJ show up for work then this would work for most small town or small scale clubs that’s holding only 50/75 people or so. I will say that most of the time I am able to find just about anything I want to listen when I had the subscription. And I didn’t have to listen to commercials. It’s really nice cause if you are a big music fan who buys a lot of tracks per month then I would just personally purchase a subscription to the iHeartRadio app. It’s just that cool. But being that I don’t buy that much music and I just couldn’t see spending that kind of money per month.
Caroline Carbaugh - I love this app except
I really love iHeartRadio for the most part, although there is some strange thing when listening to songs I noticed something bizarre like there are some times where it lists artist incorrectly like I like to listen to American top 40 a lot and sometimes it says the harry styles song titles correct but it will say Francesca Schofield instead of Harry styles that is bizarre and thankfully I know with Harry styles but if somebody doesn’t know that and it could really play with their brains and thinking it is the wrong artist they could be deceived incorrectly. Just a thought for a future update besides that I like the app another thing to add is that every time you ask me to take your surveys I am unable to take them due to accessibility barriers of not being able to check agreeing or disagreeing. I have tried reporting it within the app and I am unable to do that due to some accessibility barriers and clicking the send button and many different other buttons so those are just things to think about your future updates thank you.
Chief Colorado - It’s all about the money
I really thought I’d struck gold when i-heart radio was commercial free without a fee. Then it happened, they now charge for commercial free and the free station is littered with commercials that are louder and obnoxious in between the music I love to listen to each day. It’s sad it’s about the money and nothing is sacred anymore without a profit motive. The commercials can’t be manually jumped over and they are louder than the volume of the music. They interfere with atmosphere of the songs being played. I manually reduced the volume so I don’t have to listen to the drivel of each commercial played. Then they put you through a torturous video commercial at startup before you get to listen to your favorite music.
Honestly, I can’t even remember one of their commercial sponsors except for the monotone , “Cars for kids “ that I muted until it goes over. We are so mercifully pelted with commercials these days that I don’t honestly remember any commercial I hear. If I’m going to by something, I use a search engine to find what I’m in need of and not brainwashed into buying something from an obnoxious repetitive commercial. If anything, I’m repelled by the commercials and boycott their products. Thank you for the opportunity to vent my displeasure with today’s technology held hostage by advertising ad-nauseum. Yuck!
Rosemaryadventure23 - Good App (Usually...)
Edit: It seems like all of the other problems I list below are gone now, due to the fact that I can’t get the app to play ANY music now. None of my stations work, they all constantly have a loading symbol, and where the artist’s other songs/info are, it says, “Artist Profile is not available at this time”. The app is completely useless to me at this point because it doesn’t do anything, and this started today only a few hours ago. This can’t be a phone problem because I have the latest iOS on a brand new iPhone 8. I’m hoping this will be fixed soon.
I've used this app for a few years, and I've discovered many new artists and songs through this app. However, I've been experiencing a few problems lately. My biggest problem is that sometimes the app will refresh in the middle of a song, and not just pause it, but get rid of the song completely. I'm not sure if I can fix this in my phone settings or if it's an app issue, but this has never happened before. Another issue is that some ads with sound play at the same time as a song, which is obviously annoying. Overall, it is a good app and does what it promises, but with a few bugs.
Reviewer errrrr - Great but one issue...
I am completely loving this app. Features that I love is that it plays in the background of any other app. This is the best especially when using Waze in the car. I can still get the verbal directions from waze and the volume of iHeartRadio goes lower but doesn’t shut off! Also, when I close the app mid podcast, the podcast restarts automatically upon returning to the app. This also continues playing when minimized and when the phone is locked.
The only feature that I would love to see change is the order in which the podcasts play. Instead of going up the list, example #4 to #5, the podcasts will play going down the list from #5 to #4. This means that you have to physically go into the app and click on the next podcast on the list. This is something that I hate doing, particularly when driving as it’s dangerous! I would love for iHeartRadio to fix this issue so that I can play a podcast list, and let it run up the list without needing to reopen the app and physically tap the next on the list.
Besides this issue, I love this app for podcasts!
Darbie+doo - WOW
I first got a iHeartRadio as a free app when I first got my mobile device. It was free it was fun and the music was good because I could listen to it anywhere. That was about three years ago, now so much of the free things have been replaced by paid services that if I want to change anything that I had set up three years ago I can’t do it unless I pay them their fees to change anything on my accounts. You really have to love progress. On top of that because my mobile device is constantly logged on it doesn’t recognize the passwords I set up before they changed their site so now when I go to login online to try and change things it doesn’t recognize me. It’s a blast trying to reset my passwords and prove I’m not a freaking robot, great job iHeartRadio. I think it’s pretty funny that I have to prove I’m not a robot to reset my password but they can send automated email responses to folks. I’ve had these kind of problems before and they’ll send a generated email that says hey look up these corresponding posts on the forums to see if they match your problems. It’s all fun and games until the autistic guy wants to talk to a person then everybody hides behind a computer screen, if you find this funny awesome, if you don’t, fix it. It’s just one guys opinion.
Wxntrafficfan - American Top 40 with Casey Kasem!
Back when I had my car, I was paying $30/month for Sirius XM expressly for the purpose of listening to one Casey Kasem show each week. Someone on Facebook had suggested that I login to iHeartRadio and simply search “Casey Kasem”, and I found a channel that streams just American Top 40 shows from the 70s and 80s 24/7! Being only 25, I was never able to listen to his shows live, and Casey had passed just as I started getting into his shows in 2014. I had previously only kept iHeartRadio on my iPhone and iPad to be able to stream a station out of Grand Rapids, Michigan in November and December each year when they switch to Christmas music. Needless to say, I stream American Top 40 through iHeartRadio at least 1-2 hours a day, and often listen to it for extended periods while at work. Thank you iHeartRadio for making it possible for me to listen to an icon I didn’t get to know until it was too late.
DigitalDCH - Super inconsistent
I use this app because it gives me access to older podcasts than apple’s podcast app does, but this app is absolutely infuriating! Sometimes the controls will be available from the home screen or the control center, but not always. Sometimes the controls have play/pause, skip forward 30s and skip backward 15s, but sometimes it’s play/pause, skip forward 30s and 3 bars that allow you to skip to the next/last podcast and maybe remove it from your list of favorites (can’t remember the last feature). The fact that the app isn’t always recognized as playing means that I can’t use my headphone shortcuts to play/pause like I normally do, and have to go in to open the app if I want to pause, which is super inconvenient when someone comes in to talk to you but you’re listening to a podcast and have to dig around to finally make the app pause and by that point you’ve either missed an indeterminate amount of podcast or you’ve missed half of what the person was saying to you.
Overall this seems like something that an app developer whose primary focus is audio should be really on top of, and it is pretty poor development not to have this figured out in my opinion.
Cbry1188 - To download or Not to d/l ?
I was going to dl the iheartradio Free app & thought I would check out the reviews before doing so. I was quite intrigued by the various array of issues that people pointed out, so I kept reading... first few reviews, I saw the response to the Reviewer’s issues by iheartradio was that they wanted to resolve whatever issues they were having & to please contact (email) them, so they can further address the problem(s). I thought, “Wow, they really do want to make sure that the problem is resolved for that person & seem to be taking that extra step in doing so.” Then I kept reading....I would have to say that each & every review that I read, the response was always the same , “pls contact (email) us, so that we can look into this issue and help you resolve it. “ Then I realized, why wouldn’t they address the issue or at least write down a foot note to the review,addressing the outcome & HOW it was corrected!!! I decided NOT to dl the app at this time bc I’m not if all the issues written about were ADDRESSED & CORRECTED ?? It’s great that you guys address the concerns and ask people to contact you for help -but how about letting the rest of us reading the reviews know how things turned out? Were the issues corrected & MORE IMPORTANTLY, How??
Buckeye chris - Tricked into automatically enrolling.
I’ll start by saying I love the IHeartRadio app. I’ve been using it for almost 10 years now. It’s great because I travel for work and when in my truck in areas where there’s no local stations I can still have music. Plus I love all the podcasts. For instance I listen to the Alan Cox show that’s airs in Cleveland Ohio. They have all the shows from the past year so even if I miss a day or two I can go back and listen.
However yesterday when I opened the app I had a popup window asking me to subscribe to a monthly trial. I tried to close the window and it automatically enrolled me in monthly subscriptions. I’m amazed apps can even get away with this. You basically tricked me into getting the subscription. You took advantage of the in-app purchase and since I have touch ID enabled there’s no way to avoid it. Judging by the reviews and the post on the Apple forums this is happening to a lot of people. I was able to contact Apple and let them know what was going on and have the charges blocked. I shouldn’t have had to go through this process at all. I feel bad for all the people that aren’t going to realize it happened and be billed. If this happens again I will delete this app.
Thetashalee - Worst app for podcasts
Literally the clunkiest app I’ve ever used. If you can listen to your favorite podcasts on another app, do it! Unfortunately the Elvis Duran Show is owned by iHeartRadio, so I have to use this app to listen to their replay shows and podcasts. It takes forever just to open the app and get to the show I want to listen to. I keep the app open if I have to pause for a bit, and usually I try to come back later and listen... only to find that the app has closed itself and I have to go and search for the podcast I was listening to. A lot of times it doesn’t save my place, so I have to fast forward to where I was. This app has TRICKED ME into accidentally signing up for their premium, paid version by randomly bringing up the thumbprint authorization even after I had closed out of the ad. I’ve also tried listening to some of my favorite shows “live” and it constantly cuts out. I’ve had this app for years and despite going through many updates, it still is just NOT great. I don’t know how anyone can give it more than 3 stars. Either make my favorite shows available on the Apple podcasts app, or make this stupid app BETTER.
GKDimples - A lot of Positive-A lot of negative
Couldn’t be happier with content and stations. On the flip side, it will play the same ad over and over (consecutively) while there is a station break. Also, horrible experience with local employee. Two local stations, only, were not playing. I called in to local office and receptionist who you see to claim prizes answered and was horrific. Insisted it was not their office and problem was on my end and hung up. I called corporate who gave excellent customer service said the 2 stations I inquired about were in fact down. I called back the local station, to let her know what corporate said in case other people called in and she literally called me a liar. Hung up on me. I tried calling back numerous times and she literally would not say anything and would pick up phone and slam it down, during regular business hrs. Called corporate back in hopes my conversation with local was recorded. They were extremely friendly, and promised to address with mgmt but I never received a follow-up to their investigation, as requested.
Brappleye3 - Way too easy to accidentally subscribe
I haven't minded the iHeartRadio app and service and it generally works very well and it’s easy to use. However... I was listening to the radio while riding my bike recently, and pulled my phone out to change the station I was listening to, and somehow managed to accidentally subscribe to the “Plus” service while attempting to lock my phone after. Sorry, it shouldn’t be this easy to subscribe to your paid services, or if it is, it needs to be easier to reverse it immediately so I don’t have to live with a subscription/charges I don’t care to have. I didn’t bother to call Apple to have the charge removed since it seemed like a hassle hardly worth $6. I was able to discontinue the subscription in my Apple account so I won’t get recurring charges. It’s just frustrating that I managed to buy something I didn’t intend to. It should require a few steps to get to the purchase, especially for a recurring subscription! If it manages to happen again, you can bet I will stop using this app and find a different way to stream the stations I listen to.
Scooter 501 - Love iHeartRadio and stuff to blow your mind
I really enjoy listening while working or just enjoying the show.
Because I’m a new listener I do find it hard to navigate around the “Stuff” material. The list is so long that I find myself getting lost in the scrolling. It would be very helpful to divide the listening segments into groups, such as years of dates. That way you could find your place easier. I have recommended the show to friends but they all have trouble finding a particular podcast that I recommended.
I also find it interesting that the earlier segments that date from 2010, which were hosted by a guy and gal had a different point of view than the more recent segments hosted by the two guys. (Sorry they are great but I can’t remember their names) I enjoy the male point of view that comes across but the difference is noticeable to me. Maybe they could throw in a female cohost once in a while.
Arrowhead Chief - Podcast playback could be better
I recently jumped from apple’s podcast system to this to hear my favorite radio podcast John and Ken because iHeart stopped having the Friday show on the Apple podcast stream. A move to get you to the iHeart app. Well I’m here and the podcast features are not that robust. The per episode playback order always goes newest to oldest and you can’t turn it the other way around. For catching up you have to remember that or you end up hearing the show out of order which is annoying if you just let the run to the next episode. No sleep timer available which helps you not run into other shows if you fall asleep listening. I got through eight episodes that way in one night. The skip features could be better and should be configurable. Get the settings better and I’ll rate you higher.
Radio play of live content is great. Sound is clear.
#1 Steve #1 - I really do like this app but it could be better with minor fixes
I listen to this app all the time and I love the concept but there are minor things that should be done to make it better. I love the podcasts but It does not seem to be fully compatible with I phone. The 11 pro is the first I phone I’ve ever had and I heart restarts or shuts off and won’t start replaying if I make or receive a call. I have to go into the app and start it back up. I’m disappointed with the selection of songs by some popular artists. Rammstein is very well known and played on I heart stations across the country. I am subscribed to the plus feature that you pay to be able to listen to full albums or save songs to play in your own playlist. They have 2 Rammstein albums neither of which include their popular songs. They have tons of crap bands and music no one listens to but lacking in music that is classic. There is no other way to make suggestions than write a review or I would’ve just contacted someone there with my feedback.
Jesuslovesme4ever - The app slows everything down and even stops internet connection
I wanted to like IHeart Radio but every time, I download the app (which I have downloaded and re downloaded multiple times), it significantly slows my internet connection or even stops it. It also takes forever to load one song on the app and much can't be done on the app when a song is buffering. I even tried closing apps and deleting one or two apps and the app still slows everything down- a lot or even stops apps and the internet all together. Every time, I download the app, the internet stops working and as soon as I delete the app, everything on my phone works normally and fast again. I like that there is a decent selection to choose from (although it seems like Apple Music and Google Play have more variety in music) and the radio station selection is awesome. This app would be great if only the app didn't slow things down. I really wish this app worked. If only it were fast and didn't halt internet connection. I've never had these problems with any other music streaming app.
Fxdp "That name is tsken" - Battery Hog
More stable than the older version but uses battery at a MUCH higher rate than the prior version on my iPhone X. I usually listen to the app 7-9 hrs per day and the battery was at 40%-55% at the end of the day. Now it’s 5% and the battery log shows it’s all iHeart Radio. I wish I could go back to the old version. (Similar issues using cell data while it’s connected to WiFi.)
Since writing this review (previously 4 stars, since downgraded) the developer contacted me. They sent me the following “workarounds:”
“ Could you try going into your settings on your phone and check under apps and notifications - iHeartRadio - useage to make sure iHeartRadio isn't excluded from power saving features.” Well, DUH!! And then this:
“ For iPhone X users, please follow the steps below:
Swipe from the bottom of the screen and hold your thumb on the screen until it shows all of your open apps.
Hold down on the iHeartRadio app until you see a red minus symbol appear at the top left corner of the app
Click the red minus symbol to exit and close the iHeartRadio app”.
IMO, this is utterly unacceptable and an insulting ask. When I stop playing and/or close the app I expect it to STOP ALL FUNCTIONS without any further BS. It does not. The old version did and worked tolerably well. I should never have “updated” it. I have deleted it.
Avoid this app.
Jeremy1069 - No respect, app is OK
App is great but they have no respect for their listeners as far as radio stations go. None. Stations change format in the middle of the night, when listeners ask “Why” on Facebook or Twitter they’re deleted instantly. That’s how much respect iHeartradio has for their listeners. Zero. The radio stations get more generic and boring every year.
The amount of time they spend playing commercials promoting this app could be literally used for something else more useful (Like real commercials that make real money or maybe a weather forecast)
Beyond the bad radio stations, the app is pretty decent. Been using it since it came out around 2008 or so. Some of the other stations on this app are OK. Music streaming is nothing special. It has grown into a pretty decent Podcast platform in the last couple of years. There’s plenty to listen to. I do not believe they are “#1 for Podcasts” as they say on the radio over and over but I do believe they have a lot of them, which for people who listen to Podcasts (I rarely do) is a good thing.
HnTresS - iHeart Radio App for iPhone 7
I have been listening to the music on this app for over a week now and I can't enough of it. They made it easy to navigate with great features. It works for me and I haven't experienced any problems as of yet. I think that this app is awesome and I usually don't write many reviews on things unless it's worth my time. Besides there is an app for everything now a days to sit there and rate them all when you download or use them would take a while, at least in my case. I recommend iHeart Radio for those of you who love music without tons of commercial breaks. Thanks iHeart Radio and keep up the good work. So far you have a really great thing going for you and I hope that it doesn't change to much over time with a bunch of pointless improvements or updates that aren't necessary to the users or listeners.
KyngEclipse - App on repeat
I do enjoy using the app every morning to get my daily dose of radio. However, lately it’s like the app has been on repeat. I know there’s a delay from the live radio broadcast, but why are the conversations starting over. In the middle of the conversations it goes silent for a few seconds and then the conversations start over from a certain point and it does this repeatedly for about 15-20 minutes. Sometimes it corrects itself but today it’s really gotten out of hand, I’ve missed over half of the live content because the first 30 seconds have been on constant repeat. It’s becoming annoying and makes me want to look towards other internet radio providers because it’s becoming too much to deal with now.
Decided to come back and drop the rating due to the “help” that was offered from the developers. Why am I being asked for so much info that they should already have and also be asked to do this and that repeatedly when I already told the support team what was done to try and correct the issue. Dealing with support for this past week has been no help at all.
837394Hal - Unable to download podcasts for the last week
I love the app and I never leave a review on things. I’m reporting an issue. It was a little over a week ago. An update was sent out. Now I’m not able to download any podcasts. I’m forced to stream them only. It just keeps popping up with the message “unable to download” it repeatedly pops up ever couple seconds. I’ve checked to ensure I have given the app proper permissions. Please fix this issue. I get that I can’t download music or other things. Since I’m not a paying sub. As a free user I can only download podcasts. Which is good for me. I’ve always downloaded the Elvis Duran and the morning show. Along with three other Elvis Duran related shows. We really need the issue fixed, because it’s making me go over my data. I just got a text about being close to my 22.5 gig limit. I checked to see what is using my data. IHeartRadio has used 7 gigs in the last week. That’s because it’s fully loading the episode every single time I open up to listen. I will be forced to not use the app if this isn’t fixed. I will find something different. Love you all so please!!
Moe The Messenger - Preffered over Pandora
I have used this app for about 3 years was pleased with the free version. I’ve seen it updated & pay for it to open up a few more features to find songs, some I can & some I can’t, but I pay the $5.99/month to repeat a single song once & some very limited song searching. I believed this app is good because I can mix genres of music & it’s intuitive enough to know when I need my gospel/Christian playlist vs. the other artists/songs that I’ve like in the past. It also offers suggestions & it doesn’t appear to be so commercialized, I repeat NOT a commercial distribution list of who you are forced to like. Some of my local/Independent artists have songs that I’m able to find. I’m thankful for that. I’m not an iTunes type of person. I hate I lost ALL of my music after switching from an iPhone 4 to iPhone 6s. It made my day to hear my own music that aren’t published on iTunes, so I’m glad to at least be able to search for the ones that I once had on here.
Krdurb - What happened?
I am split down the middle on my rating. I have been using iHeartRadio app for years and it has been one of my most used apps(Rovers Morning Glory brought me here) and I never rarely had issues before. In fact, I would have probably given it 5 stars before. My favorite thing about this app was that it would pause where I left off on a podcast and I could resume it as soon as I opened the app again. This was very convenient. But now, since I had deleted the app and reinstalled it recently, it doesn’t do that anymore. I guess I re-downloaded the updated version? If I have the podcast going, and, say I watch a video on Facebook real quick, when I return back to what I was listening to on the iHeartRadio app, it starts the show completely over, and I’m stuck fast forwarding back through a 3 hour podcast to try and find where I was. It is really annoying and getting to the point where I really don’t even want to bother with the app any longer.
HaloFan239 - Dupped
The app was great a few years ago and is fun on the desktop service since I last used it. I was itching for more radio recently and decided to open up the app. As soon as I did I was prompted with a subscription payment from iHeartRadio. They wanted me to verify that I wanted to try their trial subscription. I barely had enough time to look at what was going on before I accidentally rested my finger on my scanner and the subscription was accepted. I was lucky to be able to reverse it, however if I want that free trial now I have to use it immediately or not at all.
This is ridiculous. I should not be immediately prompted with a payment upon opening an app that I haven’t used in months. Is downright disrespectful and near predatory. There was also no warning. No pop up to show me that I was going to make a purchase, no redirection. Immediately loading into the app I was forced into a transaction. From what I’ve read of similar reviews this isn’t uncommon. The lack of respect I was shown is disgusting to me. Please be wary of this. I will try out this app some more but this is a really bad way to start off.
Sammich12 - I love the content, but not the updates
I first got iHeartRadio on my old ipod on ios6 and I loved it. They had a setting where I could explore music or listen to mostly the same stuff. They did away with that and I miss it. Since then they’ve made the sleep timer harder to access, and everytime I open the app I’m baraged with an ad to try to upgrade to a paid version. I don’ mind seeing that maybe once a week, but I’m using other apps more because I get this annoying self add every time I open the app. It’s also harder to find the most recent radio stations I listen to. It keeps getting harder and harder with the new updates. Lastly, I love the play on start-up feature, but lately it doesn’t work (even when turned on in the settings) probably because of the ad I have to close out of. I’ve dug out my old ipod and I now mostly listen to iHeartRadio from that with whatever version ios6 can handle
RyanDred - Good but could be better
Honestly, this app is better than pandora. However, my main two issues with it are the dislike feature and the song selections when you choose a specific band or artist.
1. Dislike feature:
The problem with it is that if you click the dislike button on a song, that same song will keep coming back later until you’ve disliked it 3-4 times. Then after about a month it’ll come back again
2. Band/artist song selection:
My major issues with this feature is that when you choose a band you want to listen to, the app will play almost anything but that band/artist. For example, if you choose fallout boy the app will play a fallout boy song once in every ten songs or so. Therefore what is the point in being able to select an artist. Now I’m not saying I don’t want to hear things outside of the band/artist I have chosen, however, it would be nice to hear the chosen band/artist at least every other song or so.
Agitated eggplant - Glitchy and individual dj sets DO NOT receive compensation from IHeartRadio
I love being able to listen to my favorite morning radio show, but this app makes it quite difficult. It’s constantly crashing for no reason. If I close the app it will stop playing and when I go back to the app it restarts the whole thing and then I have to search for my show again and scroll down to find the episode I was in the middle of streaming. I know the app works “better” if you pay for it but that’s not how apps should work. You shouldn’t make a glitchy app to force people into paying for basic quality.
Also! The radio show I listen to has been VERY vocal about not receiving any kickback from the profits of this app. I know for a fact that the producer of the show I listen to puts a lot of time and effort into uploading the podcasted version of the show, including the separate break segments. They should be receiving compensation, because thousands of people definitely listen to the podcasted version, and it should reflect on their ratings and listener count. Shame on you IHeart Media.
Cherie Fairy - I do love the radio options
Although there are a few things I feel that could be better.
I feel like skipping songs shouldn’t be an exclusive thing only paid membership people can do an unlimited amount of times, cause on the radio station that is titled my name’s favorites, a lot of stuff is mixed in there that I don’t actually listen to. And also, despite giving them the thumbs down, they reappear again. What’s the point of giving that song a thumbs down if it’s just going to show up again?
I know I’m nitpicky, but these are things I feel that could make the experience better for the users that can not afford a membership or a subscription. Cause right now I cannot work and I wanna listen to music how I want to...and that’s skipping over stuff I don’t like to get to what I do like.
Ella rob - Love/Annoyed
I love iHeartRadio 99.9 KSAB the best tejano music choices especially those who live on boarders of Texas because all you hear is music from Mexico (for those who like that music is great ) although born and raise with tejano/conjunto prefer 99.9 KSAB station I can have your station on all day and all night but....I never hear any stories from our Texas musicians from our original State “Texas” all I hear is other musicians from other states or countries on how they started there music which I hardly hear their kind of music on your station and I get annoyed when the same story is on night after night so if you read this and knowing I am a big fan of iHeartRadio 99.9 from Robstown Texas please get this message to the station I want to hear how Intocable or Little Joe or Elida Reyna and so on and so on started as musicians ...supporting our local and getting to know our famous musicians that are rocking the USA as we speak ...thank you
Pastorlarry - In A World Where Danger Is Everywhere...
I was a subscriber to a popular satellite radio company who shall remain nameless. 🤔🤷♂️😂 Well, I found myself in between jobs and needing to find a way to stay caught up on what was going on in the worlds of sports, current world events, and the like.
I had downloaded the iHeart Radio iPhone application a few years ago, but I never used it. Actually, I had forgotten about it due to the metal plate in my head negatively reacting to the use of my microwave when preparing my burritos. (My bowels would release and I would forget who I was for about an hour or so.)
Anyway, I decided to utilize the application so as to experiment with and experience the full effects of the frequently promoted pleasure of said application. I must say that I was quite amazed at the vast and diverse selections at my fingertips! I am very thankful for the opportunity to listen to my favourite programs!
I give this application 4 stars due to the excellence in which they approach this stubborn, never say die medium known as ”Radio.” Download it now and find out what you are missing! Also, if you too have a metal plate in your head, your reception will increase by at least 80%! iHeart radio and unlimited data...it is like heaven on earth, it is like Ireland without the pipe bombs. It is 🎯💯 GOLD!
OriginalDino - Used to work better
Before the last update, iHeartRadio would resume the last station I was listening to when it connected with my car’s bluetooth. After the previous update, I started having to hit the channel down button on my steering wheel to get it to start playing. Fine, whatever. But since the last update even that no longer works; I have to open the app and manually tap the specific station I want. Every. Single. Time.
Also, since the last update, every time I start the station, I get a 30-second video ad. Uh, a VIDEO ad, on iHeart RADIO? Seems a bit self-defeating, especially since many of the video ads have no audio indication of what they are advertising. So I’ve just learned to turn the audio down to zero when first starting, until the word ADVERTISEMENT goes away from my radio display.
I tried iHeartAuto once, thinking to would be better suited to what I wanted, but that app was completely hopeless.
MillionsLost - Fantastic Music
I have used iHeart Radio for about 3 years. I never have a problem finding the music I am interested in. The selection of live radio stations and genres is fabulous. I have lived in three different Countries besides the U.S. and it is fun to be able to find a “local station” from where I used to reside. iHeart makes it possible for me to stay current with the artists from these small Countries.
This past weekend I went on a road trip through mountains. There were many places that Wi-Fi and even LTE were not available. iHeart radio continued playing through many of these places. Even when the radio stations on my radio weren’t playing. It really did make the trip better, having my favorite music along for the drive! Thanks iHeart!
Poloar caps - Used to be great.
I’ve been having problems with the app as of recently. Radio stations work great but when listening to podcast, that’s where the problems start. First the playback order, I prefer to listen from old to newer ones just in case of two part episodes. Second after each episode I have to reopen the app to play the next episode since the app shuts down after ending an episode. And last the ads, it’s understandable why ads are needed but when you hear the same 30 second ad for 3 minutes straight and then again for another 1 or 2 when another episode starts. It gets really annoying. I have contacted them and got the general response of thanks for bringing it to their attention. This has been going on for almost 2 months. So now I’m stuck listening to out of order stories not understanding what is going on. Also the discontinuation of the watch app. It was better than using the native play to control the stations being played.
Lilmama88888888 - Don’t waste your money
This app isn’t even worth downloading the free version, definitely don’t throw your money away for the paid version. 30% of the time I can’t get anything to load on here. When I actually can get it to work, it takes about 3 minutes to load. It rarely remembers where I left off on the podcasts. For example, right now, when it started up, after 3 minutes of waiting, it started playing a podcast I had already listened to. I kept trying to go to the Podcast I had already listened to about half of. The circle around the play button would go around and around for about 4 minutes and then it would go back to the previous podcast. After about 8 tried and wasting 20 minutes, it finally played the one I wanted, but started back over at the beginning, I had to spend another 5 minutes figuring out where I left off. There are so many other places to listen to music and podcasts, go elsewhere, unless you like constantly wasting 20 minutes of your day waiting for things to load.
ChiTownDave - Lousy App with Inconsistent Content
They keep making this app worse! Now the app has to be restarted nearly every time I stop pause a channel. I can't help but wonder if they release updates as frequently as they do so that their app has more stars than it should.
How about adding an option to nag screen of "Never" and making the default start screen "My Stations." Even trying to launch from the widget does not work as the app keeps forgetting my recent stations.
I'd give it ZERO stars if I could. They took a buggy app that crashes, and introduced startup/channel change advertisements that delay getting to the program. It seems like every update makes this app perform worse. The newest version of app will just stop playing at the top and top and/or bottom of the hour. Further, the app once again fails to resume following a phone call. The widget also fails to play the station. Further, the app keeps forgetting recently played stations!
More important is that channels like WLS are running commercials when the show has resumed for over-the-air listeners (that's assuming the stream is working at all). Further, app stops playing content for no apparent reason even while connected to WiFi. When tested against iheartradio on the computer (using same connection) the stream is playing on the computer, so the problem is with the app.
Luckily, the content I enjoy is not limited to Clear Channel stations. Clear Channel should hire competent developers.
Clarence kidney420 - So many new problem
Since the last update the app has been going crazy I pay monthly every month and it switches songs in the middle of listening to a song volume goes up and down like crazy and you can never find a number to talk to a person it makes me not want to pay with card monthly fee tried the free one does the same thing I would’ve given five stars but the new update messed it all up. They just keep saying it’s going to be fixed by their developers but they are not fixing it it has been almost 2 months paying $15 a month and they still have not even change thing and the only thing that they said was that they were working on it it’s all bull they don’t care about the people paying money the only way to get in touch with them is by email don’t waste your money they are as stupid as most people are these days horrible customer service maybe if they fix my radio station correctly I will give them a better review to be continued ?
Aposaki - Ridiculous amount of commercials...what a joke!
So I had tried out iHeartRadio a few years ago when I was feeling nostalgic for my old Cleveland market radio stations. The trial was short lived, as the first time I booted up the app, it played several commercials before even playing a song. I saw where this was headed and immediately uninstalled the app. Today, feeling nostalgic again and with several years having passed, I figured hey, time to see if things have changed and give it another try!
What a mistake. This time, I got ONE whole song, before it immediately proceeded to play five commercials in a row. I didn’t wait to see if it was going to play even more before it got back to the music. The commercials were not exactly short, either! So here I am, reinstalling the app and immediately uninstalling it, just like before. Guess things haven’t changed. I’m glad some people seem to get something out of it. I’ve gotten one song and about 10 commercials...what an amazing app!
Qweffhvf - Best app ever
I see a lot of reviews that aren’t positive about this app, yet I say there is no problems! Yes I know that there’s a lot of things you have to pay for, but there’s a lot of things you don’t. Like all my favorite channels, radio stations, and podcasts are free. I recommend this app for anybody Who likes listening to music. Also I was looking at my account and it gives me notifications whenever there’s a new song posted by One of my favorite artists and new podcast channels. I really like this app, and it kind of makes me feel weird that people are saying that it is a bad app. I mean how many apps give you a lot of free music? Not very many. Before I got this app I had to pay for all music, but now I get all my favorite stuff for free. #BestAppEver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tmama711 - Ghosts Playing With My Phone??
I use this app every single day to listen to my local radio station morning show. I’ve never had an issue, always runs really smoothly, except for an occasional “dead air” or skip in the middle of a song. I don’t use it for much more, not even rating songs. Here’s my problem... I turn it off when I’m ready to walk out the door to go to work, and it randomly starts playing again. The app is completely turned off and closed. This happens several times a day. Even while I’m at work. I ended up deleting the app and reinstalled it hoping that would fix the problem. It didn’t. So I deleted it again to ensure that I wouldn’t be humiliated at work again by the random music playing from my purse. I download the app again because like I said, I listen to Elvis every single day but this is getting seriously old and annoying.
Podcasterrrrrr - Use it all the time, but .....
I am using this daily for podcasts that I follow. The functionality is nice. The coverage of content is awesome. No complaints on what the ap brings to the table.
Two things that bother me, the first is the consistency. A lot of the podcasts become “unavailable” & can’t be accessed. I suspect that’s not always iHeart’s fault, but causes a lot of frustration.
Number 2 is the ads. Ok, I could pay to get rid of them, but I won’t. I don’t have a problem that they are there, but there has to be more variety. They repeat the same three every break & the video that you’re forced to get through is the same two for months. There needs to be a better mix. Frequency (and timing) is annoying, but I get it. Just get a good bunch of ads and don’t play the same ones over and over and over. I’m really starting to hate Flo.
Fjohn52 - App Issue
For the third time, the app has gotten me to sign up for the $5.99 monthly version when I didn’t intend to. This didn’t happen ever until a couple of months ago. I pick up the phone to turn in the app and it asks for my thumbprint. Odd, but I do it. Then it says thanks for for subscription. There is no easy way to correct the mistake. It will let you cancel, but the charge isn’t reversed and I am stuck with it for a month. The first time, I spent a long time on the phone and email with Apple and PayPal. I eventually got the money reversed. The second time, I kicked myself for not having recognized it was happening again and I just canceled it and sucked up the $5.99 that I had to pay for a month of service I didn’t ask work. It happened again today and I am super frustrated. There must be something in this version of the app that is causing this because it never happened before. One had to go through a couple of steps to subscribe to the extra cost service.
Sad/Angry @ Bump - Podcast Problems
This app is fine for listening to the radio but the podcasts are totally inferior to other podcasting apps. The ridiculous advertising of it being the #1 app for podcasting is infuriating. #1 because they force you to use their app for the content they offer. If you could listen to their podcasts on a different app plenty of people would. The most frustrating problem is that it frequently cannot remember where you left off. This is totally unacceptable for a podcast app. I absolutely miss when I could listen to my podcasts using the Podcast app on my iPhone - a drastically better product. I just went to use it again and it told me I was selected for a survey which I was looking forward to filling out. Of course clicking on it just took me to a website that said the survey was closed. That about sums up the quality of what this company is putting out (and then advertising is fantastic).
Hagarpun - Too many repetitive commercials for radi
I like the app. I use the app for listening to my favorite radio station, WTKS 104.1. It can be glitchy at times, but I think it may have to do with cellular issues. The reason why I’m giving it 2 stars is because at every commercial break, it plays the same commercials over and over and over. I know the commercials played are a way to generate income for the app but it’s ridiculous how many times these same commercials are played. I personally will not ever buy any product or service from any company advertising on real radio because it’s sickening listening to them over and over. The funny thing is is that a lot of other listeners will complain about the app for this reason, on the air. Now, if I could pay the subscription to get more local commercials, I would pay for it not to hear the same commercials over and over and over. Are you listening iHeart radio?
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Talkback listener - I love it but I can't remove stations I don't want
my name is tiffy i'm totally blind and I love iHeartRadio however if I add stations to my favourites you won't allow me to remove what I don't want any more! I could do this once before however you know longer let me! you are taking away my right to remove what I don't want and it's not good enough! Bring this feature back because it worked well with voice-over which is a screen reader for The blind! I won't except your response such as thank you for your feedback we want to look into this for you however a response like that is nothing but robotic and I won't tolerate it so I suggest you stop updating iHeartRadio and leave it alone
Jenbean76 - Has worked flawlessly right up until the last update
Have used the app daily in the car and out and about from almost the very beginning. Since the latest update to the IOS app there is now a requirement to log-in to the app each time I want to use it with my Apple Carplay. I have to physically pull over to the side of the road, open the app on the phone and re log-in to even use iHeart. This has happened at least a dozen times since the latest update. Like many people I do not (and will not) use the cloud to store data and/or passwords. If that is what it is looking for each time then fine, please accept that you’ll lose customer base as people take their data security seriously.
PROS: great app, quality content, easy to use and not too many ads.
CONS: constantly have to log-in and slow to fire up on Carplay sometimes
Sub to my channel Renee Jin - Why I don’t recommend iHeartRadio
The reason I don’t like iHeartRadio is because sometimes I want to listen to music *but* every time I press on my favourite singers it always says “authors profile not available” or sth like that. It’s really annoying because at school my friends talk to much and I try to study so I try to listen to music and guess what, authors profile not available. Another reason is because in the new update it states that it can even work offline, right? Well when I updated it and tested it offline it didn’t work, so I can’t listen to music while walking. I would really like to listen to music while walking so it isn’t so boring, but again when I tried playing music it said it was offline when it was supposed to work offline.
Please explain why this is happening and fix it, because right now I am not happy along with many other users and rating this a 1 Star app.
Addsy79 - Love the variety
This app is so good, lots of variety in genres. Great to hear songs that I haven’t heard for a long time. However on a few occasions I have found the songs to jump and go around in circles. As there is no one monitoring the stations it can be playing like this for a long time, one time it was going around in circles for over 20 mins. Also a few times I have noticed that songs have been repeated within 2 hours. Other than the above, I love this app. I listen to iHeartRadio over the mainstream radio stations.
F1eckbot - Fantastic podcast app BUT...
... why can’t the app resume a podcast from where it left off each time I open the app? I’ll pause the app or turn off the car (cutting out the Bluetooth and the app pauses itself) and upon reopening the app, my prior podcast isn’t sitting there waiting (20% of the time it is though which makes this more frustrating)... sounds trivial but when a show has HUNDREDS of episodes, you gotta scroll through them all to find the one you left off - whilst in a car with probably a crying jerk baby. Please fix this resume issue, it’s so simple and I don’t want to go back to Apple podcasts!
AnthLC - Australians can’t sign up for subscriptions access
My initial thoughts was good for Music discover. But like what others have said tends to repeat what you liked rather then play new stuff. I wanted a streaming service that suggested new stuff based on what I had already liked. You could try not liking so much to workaround.
The free app is good to try at first but you will want subscription access but guess what if in Australia you can’t sign up, US only. For me ability to download is important to save on data usage but also because live in rural area where reception is patchy.
Giving a low rating because their app, help or iTunes Store description no where does it say subscriptions aren’t possible in Australia. The app is fairly useless in free form as to limited.
IHeartRadio support said : “At this time our paid subscription features are only available within the U.S. “
I will amend my 1 stars to 3 stars if they update help, iTunes description to say subscriptions US only. My time was wasted thinking it was possible only to learn I can’t.
MGA10 - Christmas music
Love the app. Have feedback on the Sacred Christmas music. Several songs I have given a thumbs down to but they still keep being played. Really hate Aaron Neville’s version of silent night, the wavering voice is like being on the phone with someone and the voice keeps fading in and out. I really don’t want to heart it or ANY song by James Taylor, he destroys the Christmas spirit. If it were possible to ditch the songs you hate I would give it a 5 star rating.
D4D77 - Frustrating ads
Instead of hearing ads relevant to the station I am listening to, I get repetitive and annoying advertisements. I feel like writing to the real advertisers (that advertise on the real live radio) & telling them that their radio station is allowing iHeart radio to play other advertisements over theirs. Turning the app off then back on only makes it worse, as the ads just start again.
What really annoyed me today was having the ads start when the radio announcer started talking about something I had been waiting to hear.
I would rather pay a subscription than keep getting harassed by irrelevant ads!
Szarcasm - iheart shakeups are stupid and why I’ve uninstalled
I’ve always preferred to use iHeartRadio to listen to KIIS1065 for years. But the most recent update, when listening to the station and they have ad breaks they seem to be having iHeartRadio targeted ads “it’s an iHeartRadio shake up! Shake your phone now for an ad”
This is stupid. I want to listen to KIIS1065 and there’s been times where the Kyle and Jackie O show hasn’t even went for ad break just yet and it comes on (obviously the producers pressing for it to happen), I want to listen to the exact stream that’s on a FM radio and not have iheart targeted ads. I’ve started using tune in for the station until this is rectified (if ever, seems permanent)
C U S - Annoying own ads in station ad breaks
Been using this app for many years now and a recent change has made the app VERY annoying. Iheartradio now sell their own ads and stream them during the station ad breaks. The same ad can be repeated 4 times in a single ad break, with the addition of 5-10 seconds of dead air before looping the ad again. Ads are a necessary part of a radio station, but dead air and looped repeating of ads is not.
It’s so annoying I’ve deleted the app today and downloaded a radio streaming app that does exactly what it says - streams the radio station, music, talk, news and ads - giving the same listening experience.
Take me now i listen to it all - Fabulous app
I’ve tried many music apps in the past couple of months and to be honest they are just exhausting. Liking music to essentially like more music that you’ll probably never listen to again.
I heart radio is fantastic , I’ve been really surprised with the catalogue of artists at hand and being able have the radio and podcasts accessible in the app also is fantastic. It’s got it all.
PM2232 - Enjoying iHeartRadio.
I am enjoying listening to iHeartRadio as it allows me to choose the music I like to listen to. However there are times that I am not able to listen to a particular track as it does not come up when I select it. It could be that it is not available in that stream. Though this can be annoying it is not disappointing as the other songs are just as enjoyable. Thank you.
Metal correspondence - I love the app but can't unsubscribe from emails
i'm Tiffy and I'm totally blind and hearing-impaired, I love the app because I can listen to news talk ZB which is a new station I found, but if I don't want the emails telling me what's available it doesn't let me unsubscribe, I'm not happy about that, whenever I go into Safari it says the server cannot be found! Is this some stupid trick to get people to read your stupid emails when we don't want them?
Jbeazo - Good app
It’s a great app, but as previously mentioned, the stations just repeat the play lists, same songs over and over.
Still can’t figure out what the “save” button does on the lower left side.
Would be neat to be able to create your own playlist.
Over all it’s easy to use, good content, good variety of stations to choose from and audio quality is also quality for net radio 👍🏻
Ben041076 - Repetitive and weak broadcast signal
I’m using it because Optus offers free data usage for it, the music is repetitive as same songs play too often, the broad cast signal is too weak in some areas and glitches out or cuts out. No problems with Spotify’s broadcast signal.
Update* emailed developer after they contacted me regarding me review, looking forward to a good outcome, fingers crossed something can be done about the music drop outs, songs skipping, and repetitive songs several times in the same day.
VinoGoGo - Great app but a few small issues
Great app but I hate it when an ad pops up with a button to go to that channel, but no option to exit the ad and seems like you are forced to hit the ‘listen now’ button just to exit the ad? So annoying
Also, it would be great if playing of podcast episodes was a bit more intuitive. Maybe I’m doing something wrong but episodes don’t automatically go to the next one when an ep is finished.
CrankyBob7 - Good app and great support!
Initially I was unable to log on and unable to reset my password. But Cody, one of its support people, was able to reset my password and now I can log on fine. The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that It does seem to drop out a little more than other similar apps but that could be a buffering issue or my patchy signal coverage.
Winner1994 - Music Is My Most Favourite
The only time I don’t like music is when I hear new songs for the 1st few times and then get used to the music. Everyday songs get stuck in my head before they come on especially songs my family and I don’t hear very often and I’m a big music fan. I love a few of the stations
T In Touch - Keeps me in touch with the world
I love being able to tune in to local radio stations back in the United States and hear local news and weather where family is. I also enjoy having such a great variety of music in the palm of my hand. Thank you I ❤️ Radio for making road trips enjoyable again🙂
Jamez370 - Ads to frequent and repetitive
When I first started using iHeart it was perfect! But in the last 12 months it’s hard to find a good amount of uninterrupted play time. Ads are far too frequent now. It’s very disappointing. Especially when you have sleep timer on, just starting to relax and ads come on blasting you out of your happy place. 😖😢
Yoshi_fp - Great but not as free as claimed
I find the app to be pretty good for nearly everything and I get free data with Virgin so that’s great too, I would give 5 stars if the custom stations as per the store listing and web site were ad free as described, I get a ton of ads using the app and that I would be happy to pay a small fee to get rid of them but I can’t see a way to do that either
Banananananaanananaananana - Loved it!
I absolutely loved the app! I have been listening to all of my favourite artists such as melanie martinez, Set it off and Panic! At the Disco. But there is one flaw. I can’t play a certain song, for example I can play Taylor swift, but I cannot play Her song ‘You need to calm down’. But other than that I would recommend your app a 10/10.
Jelly65 - Crashing
I love the app as I use it from Thailand when I visit my partner.
Since being back in country Victoria the app crashes nearly every day. It’s happens sometimes 4/5 times a day.
Some days it will not reboot. I turn off iPad and refresh and clear all apps and it still cuts out, getting very disappointed over this app. It’s advertised all day on gold 104 but people will get frustrated just like myself
Yobligav - I Heart Continuity
For the past couple of months I thought I was having issues with my NBN connection.
I had the NBN people check and re check to find out why my I Heart connection was dropping out every few minutes. It did not matter what station I was listening to, it would just stop from a few seconds to several minutes.
I then tried listening to other online radio stations and I am having a much better run with no dropouts over the last week. So maybe it's time to change permanently.
I have also found less repetition on these other radio stations.
So goodbye I Heart until these issues are sorted. I will return now and again to see if these issues are sorted.
Bye for now
Nicm69 - Ok App with some flaws
App works well most of the time until recently when for some reason it stops playing after each add break and requires restarting again. Tried uninstalling and reinstalled but didn’t help. Particularly like the favourites radio and being able to add songs I like by hitting the thumbs up icon. Got quite a decent playlist going which beats the normal radio.
Peter.K.Allen - Pretty great!
Not at all a bad app, love the themed radios and podcasts as well as podcasts from radio (Jase and PJ!!). One problem though... sometimes when I start listening to a song it will play/show me an ad AS THE SONG IS PLAYING please fix this it’s annoying 😁. Thanks for a great app though and not to many ads (and not pressuring me to get a premium either 😅)
Katrina.dipietro - Pretty good
Except for the songs that have been taken from live events which are not as good quality, or radio snips that have hosts talking after the song. Also the addition of the ads on free version... I will NEVER buy Paul Newman’s dressings because of this annoying ad. Very frustrating jingle to hear between my heavy metal jams.
Beckki76 - Your last update ceased your App working in my car
I would give your app 5 star rating however since your last update your App no longer works with Apple CarPlay. So so so disappointing as I used it every time I was in my car now I can’t.
Please fix this bug
Strondar - Very good.
This is a great alternative to regular radio or the tracks you already have. Only four stars though because of too much talking. However it scores big time because it didn't ditch Australia and NZ like Pandora did. For this I edit and give it 5. Stars! Great Stuff!
Outlander_review - Free Radio
On certain OPTUS plans, using this app does not count toward data use, therefore I can listen to the multiple ABC channels all day or night long without cost (I have to be near a power point though ;) ) other features are too confusing for me
Ahdjfb dhe - Doesn’t allow you to listen to what you select!
I’m trying to select songs or channels and it keeps diverting to other songs and artists that are part of the genres I selected when I downloaded. I can’t even switch because when the song I select starts to load it auto diverts again to some other channel on my genres list, E.g switches from me selecting meditation music and it diverts to RnB!! super annoyed, and definitely not what I was looking for when I downloaded.
Medgejane - Unusable
Download the app. Attempted to sign up l. once I had filled in all my details it wouldn’t load to the next screen so I couldn’t log on. Tried Logging on with Facebook and the same thing happened once all my details were in, it would not get me past that point on the app. All I could do was refill in my details again and again with no progression no matter what I did. What’s the point of downloading an app and not being able to use it! Not impressed!
DocklandsDalrymple - Changes nor required
Use it all the time but cannot select my fave stations as you keep mixing up the screen with blogs and all just mixed up like porridge.
Please simplify access selection. Right now it’s all over the place.
Marguerita PitBull Mindset - iHeart Radio Is The Perfect Music Companion
I love iHeart radio because I get to customise the style of music I listen to without all the interruptions and endless promos on a regular station. I can choose different styles depending on my mood and environment and take it with me wherever I go. Great job iHeart.
Ollie63 - Frustrating.
Used to enjoy working out in garden with music streaming from my phone direct to my hearing aids but since update it’s to frustrating to use. Constantly keeps disconnecting and when reconnected and playing put phone in pocket then stops and have to push play again a minute later disconnects from hearing aids. . Used to be perfect but only changed when app updated.
%u#ke€ - If on my favourites
The rewind button seems to have been deleted how can I go back to the last song played, if once I have a liked a song then I’m bombarded with numerous songs so off track to the original song I might have liked 🤷♂️really IHeartRadio is going backwards man just keep it easy without reinventing the wheel 🤷♂️🤷♂️
Paul Whitford - Regularly drops out
Very tired trying to listen to music and it drops out. Also trying to listen to the news the app drops out then comes back repeating the same piece an d repeats this while the live news continues. When it catches up you have lost most of a news story.
Typing this the music stopped 4 times.
Hahgsbdje - can’t view older podcast without scrolling for 5min
there’s no way to view the past weeks, months or years for the podcasts. i’ve listened to about 100 or more podcasts in a row, and i constantly have to scroll for 5 mins to get to the podcasts i was up to. it’s a ridiculous waste of time and NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.
Smellas1 - Coast Radio
I used to listen to coast New Zealand through I❤️radio using my ChromeCast. Now suddenly it doesn’t want to cast to my television. I miss the radio very much, but not sure what to do. Is it my google chrome caster is it Coast online. How do I fix it? Is there someone to help me.?
Orgazza - Apple Watch functionality
Great app but can you please let it work on the apple with cellular connection and don’t require your IPhone . I wish I could use this option whilst working out or walking
OharaSi - Keeps cutting out on local radio stations
Something happened to this app in 2018 rendering it unusable - you can be listening to a radio station with the screen off, connected to a blue tooth speaker and it will just cut out for a couple of seconds. It starts playing again but will randomly do the same regularly. It completely fails to do what it’s designed to do anymore! myTuner Radio doesn’t suffer with this problem however...
K.M.M - Constantly drops out
I’m on 4G full bars and the radio stations constantly drop out. This is the only way unfortunately I can listen to the radio on my commute to work and it constantly drops out. Something it shows as if it’s still playing but it’s just silence. Go to another station and works fine. Go back to my lock all and it’s silent. What is wrong with the app??!!
ShortysGirl5515 - Great
Everytime u like a song gets to know your taste better. So not only do u get your favourites u also get new songs that u will love as well that u may not have heard before. Simple to use, easy to work out how to use.
Ffrewstop - More diversity
Good app, however too repetitive. Most bands I have added to my radio station have way more than two decent songs, however the app will only play the same few songs ad infinitum.
Also once you have thumbs upped a song, it stays thumbed up.....and plays more often, please add more variety.
Dgbodie - Alarm not good
Got this to use on iPad as alarm using radio, app is fine for listening to radio but alarm settings to finicky, sometimes goes off other times doesn’t keep the new time is set for and then you have no alarm when you need it, don’t close the app so the alarm stays set, but don’t want radio playing all night, hit stop on radio & alarm is reverting to previous setting, which was a test,disappointed
Damiens27 - Picking songs
Awesome app love it just wish I could search a song I want and listen to it when ever I search for songs it will play other songs before the song I want
Cowboyski - Better support for regional
I really enjoy using iHeartRadio on both the desktop computer at work and the mobile streaming through the car. I have found the location doesn’t work in the app, and would also like to see more support for regional stations and areas.
ChrisBorak - Love it but.......
Totally love this app as I’m in Canberra and love Sydney radio stations. My only problem is Sydney’s WS 101.7 keeps pausing then sometimes goes back 10 seconds. I have perfect internet connection. Love for you guys to fix this issue. Thanks and go Mike Hammond.
Xrfr8 - Enables us to listen to Gold 104.3 from anywhere
Nothing special about the app, just it is the only way we seem to be a able to listen to Gold 104.3 from anywhere in the world, so for that, it’s great.
Navarra2 - Needs redesign
Too many ads, when selecting an artist, I want to be able to listen to their songs only with a limited selection.
Not all Sydney radio stations are available.
Design and layout of app could be improved.
Only listening mainly due to being data free through Optus.
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Caroline Ambre - Apps vraiment pratique!
Il manque juste la possibilite de se créer plusieurs listes de favoris.
Greymarker - Sign in?
You now have to have an account to listen to the radio? It’s bad enough to have an advertisement every time you activate the (old) app. I won’t be listening to this station any more
Guppeaboo - “Update”??
I was forced to update it, and now the only radio station I ever listened to doesn’t work. So disappointing.
JetPacK001 - Forced login required
Why is there a new app? Why not just update the old app?
The new app requires a forced login to use, I will continue to use the old app as long as it works.
As long as there is forced login I will not be using this app to listen to my radio station.
HegemonicBastardizedHorseshoes - Kinda sucks doe
So you get a bunch of random songs and you can like/dislike them. And the ones you like appear more often. But you can’t actually choose which song you want to listen to. You just open the app and your unsure whether it’s gonna be Britney Spears or Kodak black. And you can’t create playlists. :/
Nickwats0n - Music
Just signed up to use the app for the first time. Tried listening to a few luke bryan songs then when i tried to click next it played song from a different artist, ok no biggie. Tried going back to the album and it wouldn’t let me listen to anymore luke bryan... tried another luke bryan song and it played something completely different. What a waste of time this was
SundaeDrinkk - Please do this
Please add dark mode
Meagance85 - Sucks
I’m gonna find something else that doesn’t play a tons of long ads before listening to a song or changing stations. I used to like this app a lot.
TranceFonik949 - Most frustrating radio app!!!
This is an absolutely terrible app! It’s so annoying to have to download or update the app almost every time i turn it on when I just wanna listen to my fav radio station..... when do I need to use internet radio ? When I’m out of town or out of the country obviously BUT when I’m in the US I’m locked out of listening to my fav IHeartRadio stations back In CANADA .... The ads are intrusive and annoying as well AND I don’t wanna be a freakin member.... TuneIn and Simple Radio are vastly better !!! Not sure why I’m even giving it one star maybe just for existing....
Simcoemedic - If your Canadian you can’t listen
Driving through USA we listen to Christian radio stations advertising for iHeart Radio app, so I downloaded the app (at a cost), when I tried to sign up, it only takes a US zip code, not a Canadian one, so it was a waste of a purchase.
Qsqassssdfghujjbbvfds - Impossible de l’utiliser
Je suis incapable d’utiliser l’application. À chaque fois que j’essaie de me créer un compte, ça me dit que je dois télécharger la nouvelle application et lorsque je le fais et que j’essaie de me connecter, ça m’envoie le même message! Vraiment compliqué
Zapsters - Really Enjoying the iHeartRadio App
I like using the iHeartRadio app because I can “Thumbs Up” songs I like and “Thumbs Down” songs that I dislike. Then, I can listen to all my Favorites without hearing the ones I don’t like. Also, other similar songs will be thrown in that I can like or dislike.
On top of all that, I can search an artist to listen to their music and then hear similar songs from other artists to add to my favourites or dislike.
Because I like a variety of music, I love the iHeartRadio app. On top of it all, you can listen to radio stations in your area or from around the world. That’s cool.
Expat Maria - Can’t create account
I’d love to review the app but after several hours of trying to create an account and being told every time that the confirmation link has “”been sent!” (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t), I’m giving up.
Lildufky - #GET RID OF THE BAD MUSIC#
Whenever I click on a song I want to play it plays a different song with bad words in it. You can’t create your own playlist and if you click on one by a different artist it plays bad inappropriate songs. I just want to listen to the GOOD music not music by people who write bad music and for no reason music is an art and it is meant to be good so I say if you want more people to get the app get rid of the stupid bad inappropriate music. I know over 100 people who have downloaded the app and got rid of it for these reasons, they all say “where’s the good stuff? The music we want? The music that is actually good?” So I say what in the world are you doing putting bad inappropriate music on your app? I promise if you fix these problems and things that are so wrong with this app, you will get many more people back into listening to GOOD music on your app. Do it. NOW!!
ElDuquay - Ads - Ads - Ads - Ads - Ads - Ads - Ads
Annoying ads with every launch or station change. Only in our money-hungry culture do we have to listen to an ad to have the privilege to listen to a radio station who’s air is already filled with 50% ads. Frustrating.
I’ve become VERY good at force-quitting the app and relaunching within 5 seconds to avoid seeing the ad. That’ll show ‘em. 🤣
Suey from Oz - Australian Radio
I enjoy hearing news and stories of my homeland Australia.
S.bueckert - 103.1
Always my go to station as soon as I get in my car and drive❤️ THE best radio station for any mood
Blackhawks 2010 Champs - Five second delay; lag?
Press a “tab” wait five seconds and the action happens. There is a five(ish) second delay on all my touches.
I can’t believe the amount of below average apps that have been produced as of lately. 1995 all over again...
Grethzky - Awesome
342qck - Commentaire
Il serait agréable d’entendre exemple Mike Gauthier commentez vous présenter quelques chansons
Stacey Sig - Best music
Always makes my soul feel good.
Jdemelo - Plays Video Ads on Cellular
This is an app that plays audio so why are they allowing video ads on cellular signal? Audio ads I’m ok with just like Radioplayer Canada, turn the volume down until the ad is over.
They want an email address to spam you with junk mail disguised as saying you’re getting more features. But there is NO way I’m giving my email to spam my inbox to a provider that has app developers unable to prevent video ads from launching on cellular data. God knows what else they let slip through that may infect my cellphone.
Too bad cause the list of stations are good otherwise they would have gotten only 1 ⭐️
Pamboy1941 - Excellent place to listen to your fav music
Chicalta - Newstalk 1010
I love the iHeart radio app because I can use it to listen to my favourite radio station, Newstalk 1010!
Melissar2012 - Love this station
I have always listened to Chum and love this station! 😀
Jean pec - Need an alarm...
This app would have five stars if it had a radio alarm included in it (like it had before)
Mary kateri - IHeart Radio
Totally awesome 💕
Jeanne-Mance❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ - Formidable
Une radio à mon goût que j’ écoute régulièrement belle musique aussi. Bravo à toute l’ équipe vous êtes vraiment formidable.
CoreyDS - Songs interrupted by ads
Every once in a while you’ll be singing along to one of your favourite tunes and it will cut out midway and an ad will start playing. Frustrating.
Steph Hearn - Useless
No good for anyone in Atlantic Canada. Apparently people only live in Ontario Quebec or BC
Jskkim - Excellent
Adamfilip - Constant disconnections
This app constantly disconnects. Doesn’t resume after a alarm or notification and drains battery. Wish there was a better way to stream radio
Horse girl for life - Horse crazy for life
I love this app sooo much!!! I can listen to my fav country music and always have good quality! I love Iheart!!!
Zeekerzindee - iHeart Radio - My Feedback! I Love The iHeart Radio App!
In my opinion, I think that this app is very good, interesting and a great listen tool! I love iHeart Radio so much! Everyone should get iHeart Radio, it is amazing and beautiful! 😊
Limdstorm - Okay
Okay but would like to pay to remove ads
Bunnyhero - requires signup
yeah no. plenty of better ways to listen to radio without requiring surrendering personal information.
Weiberreview - Sunday morning listening
Please bring back Jan Arden !! I listen from Tecumseh Ontario and enjoy your talk show programs. You have replaced her podcast with some kind of annoying game show. I am not listening to AM 800 on Sundays. I am also disappointed in how you let go the AM 800 sportscaster after 40& years working for your company HEARTLESS 😡
DjUro20 - Works well
The stream start immediately.
Ijjiijji - This app sucks
Has no good stations... at all, hope you guys go bankrupt soon 😀
Zikio - Almost a great app
I like the app but not enough to give it five stars. There is a sleep timer but no possibility for a wake up alarm. We can’t put a thumbs up or down on all songs.
Tea la la kcco - Bad call!
1 star until you start playing Morgan Wallen!
DerekTheJerk - Unacceptable
Deleting the app in response to Bell’s shuttering of TSN 1040
Dtoilfan - Terrible quality
Un-listenable... sound cuts out every few seconds. Don’t download this app!
Tipitt2212 - Fan
Love this app
Would like to download songs to my iPhone but still love you guys
Wrapper 23456 - Way too many ads
And why login? Bell Media is a horrible company.
Go CBC or Spotify.
Jakobmh - Stop telling lies.
If you continue to advertise telling people stay home and do not go anywhere unless essential to stop the flu spread I will be deleting this app and never use it again.
SophiePa - Facile utilisation
Tu choisis la station de ton choix et le tour est joué
Jonezy Something - I dig it.
I dig it.
Fast forward to months and months later: I still dig it.
Gibou53 - I Heart Radio
This station is awesome, I am a great fan and live by this station daily!
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