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App to use as alarm clock

I want to wake up to a decent internet radio station.

Currently I use Tune In Radio. But it's getting more and more annoying. Firstly, it has a habit of occasionally shutting itself down during the night, meaning no alarm. More recently, the ads have become way more intrusive too - it opens app store, which also sometimes results in the app itself shutting down and stopping the alarm working.

Now, I could buy the Pro version. But it feels like rewarding them for being crap, it's 7.99, and I don't even know if it'll solve the problems.

Should I do that? Or can someone suggest a better radio app?

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Bazza, why not just buy a 2.50 Argos alarm clock and THEN turn the radio on when you get downstairs into the kitchen to make your designer coffee?

[I'd like to put a friendly smiley in here at this point, but now the owners of AO have seen fit to provide 5,000 (admittedly, all matching) smilies and it would take at least 10 minutes to find the one I want.]

And they call it progress.

Thing is, if you have 5,000 smilies, you take away all necessity to at least make a small effort at mastering the English language and saying WITH WORDS even vaguely what you mean. The smilies should be the icing on the cake, NOT A WHOLE BLOODY LANGUAGE!
 
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We have a Beotime remote which chimes beautifully and switches on the B&O device of our choice as an alarm.

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The alarm on my Philips dock for the iPod has packed in.

So now i resort to using the tinny alarm on the iPod.

Had Pro version of TuneIn on the phone.
Didn't seem to give me any feature I actually needed/used.

Although I still use TuneIn on the iPod for radio in
the bedroom I've switched to BBC Radio iPlayer
on the phone for bathroom and car.
Only issue is no alarm and no auto-start on the last
station when you launch the app.




So in summary i'd suggest built in alarm app on phone + iPlayer.



Also, ignore 'Max:
Can't take seriouly the advice from anyone who spends
more than a couple of hundred quid an a bicycle.


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I already have a dock. It acts as an alarm clock and means that I don't have to worry about remembering to charge my phone, because I automatically charge it overnight. I don't wish to change this arrangement.

I want an app dagnabit!

Thanks for the suggestion Nev, but can't be doing with that - I want to wake up to the music, not wake up and then start the music.
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Orange France had a radio app which I used to start with:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....radio.horizon


Can't remember if it had an alarm.
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Try the app store

They have all the expensive niche rubbish specialist apps you could ever want!

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What music would you like to wake up to, Bazza?
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Well currently I use Planet Rock.
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Bazza, I want to apologise, I came across as awfully harsh and didn't intend to! This site is frustrating me at the moment, which of course is no excuse whatsoever :insertembarrassedsmileyhere:.

As for Nev, style advice from anyone who buys a car breathed on by Posh Spice is perhaps to be taken cautiously at best, although in the digital communications domain it has to be admitted he has few peers :insertironicbutwith(very)grudgingrespectsmileyher e:

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Don't be daft, I took it as harmless ribbing.

Of course, now I know it wasn't, I'm in a terrible bad mood with you.
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Bazza, I want to apologise, I came across as awfully harsh and didn't intend to! This site is frustrating me at the moment, which of course is no excuse whatsoever :insertembarrassedsmileyhere:.

As for Nev, style advice from anyone who buys a car breathed on by Posh Spice is perhaps to be taken cautiously at best, although in the digital communications domain it has to be admitted he has few peers :insertironicbutwith(very)grudgingrespectsmileyher e:

:Ihatethebloodysmileysonherenowthey'redoingmyflami ngheadinsmiley:
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Can't find that in the app store
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