The folks at RadioTime have just pushed out a new version of TuneIn Radio for Android. The app still lets you listen to thousands of internet radio stations for free on an Android device, but the TuneIn Radio 2.0 n features new icons, and a tabbed user interface that makes navigation much smoother.

Actions that used to require 3 or 4 clicks, such as going from the now playing screen back to the home screen can now be done in 2 or three clicks.

The home screen is also now broken up into a “My Presets” and “Browse” area, allowing you to get to your saved radio stations much more quickly or browse for local stations or look up stations by category.

One of TuneIn’s niftiest features is that the app will show program schedules when available. So if you’re listening to Weekend Edition on your local NPR member station’s internet radio stream and you’re wondering how long you have to wait until Car Talk begins, TuneIn will tell you. Now there’s also a seek bar on the now playing screen so you can see how much time is left in the program at a glance — although when you’re listening to radio streams there’s no way to actually fast forward or rewind, so a seek bar seems like an odd choice.

The app was already probably one of the best internet radio apps for Android, and the update makes TuneIn a little more attractive and a little easier to use.

TuneIn Radio is available as a free download for Android 1.6 and up.

Download TuneIn Radio 2.0 from AppBrain

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...