Most of the smartphones, we use have a hidden feature inside that is very much lesser known to all of us. And that is that many of our smartphones have an inbuilt FM radio receiver that just needs to be activated.
It might sound strange that why not mobile manufacturers tell their customers about this hidden feature and there is a reason. Even though they have the chip included inside our devices, they don’t activate it as they don’t find it as a key selling point these days for the consumers. And another reason can also be the financial incentive for not activating them. If people find an activated chip of the FM radio receiver in their smartphones, then demand for streaming devices will be reduced which makes money for those involved.
But as customers what we should think of is utilizing all the features that include hidden features as well in our devices. So, let us now learn the simple process of activating the hidden feature in most of our smartphones.
For activating the radio capability in your device you must be needing a device and a carrier that has chosen to activate the chip. Here are the steps needed to unlock the FM Tuner
- For this you will need two things and the first one is an application called NextRadio and something that has the ability to act like an antenna
- You should first check the compatibility of this app with your phone and then if it’s compatible, then simply download and install it from the play store
- The application will detect the chip in your device and then you will be needing something that works like an antenna, literally anything that can be plugged into your device and has a wire works. You can also use your headphones
- If you don’t wish to listen to the radio through your headphones, then you can just simply direct the sound to your device’s speaker
Thus this wonderful application called NextRadio can help you in unlocking your FM Tuner.