SomaFM Radio Player for iOS is now available for free. Regularly $8, this is the first time we have seen the popular radio app go free since December of last year. It gives “you access to over 30 year-round channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio” and carries a 4+ star rating from over 300 users.

iOS Universal: SomaFM Radio Player: FREE (Reg. $8)

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SomaFM Radio Player Features:

SomaFM’s official app, giving you access to over 30 year-round channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio, with all music hand-picked our award-winning DJs and music directors.

Lifehacker.com calls SomaFM one of the “Five Best Internet Radio Services” and says “completely user and listener-supported, which means no ads or commercials during your broadcasts, and the channels and programs aired at SomaFM are rarely heard anywhere else.”

Features include:

– No registration required; no additional purchases required!

– View stations by Popularity, Genre or your favorites

– Shows name and artist of currently playing song and history of songs played.

– Bookmark, Share title and search iTunes for the playing song

– Background streaming: use other apps while listening.

– Stream to AppleTV & Airplay devices; Qualcomm® AllPlay™ compatible speakers; Chromecast

– Integration with many car stereo units via Dock Connector or Bluetooth

– Remote control: Pause and restart playing as well as skip between favorite channels from your headphone remote, lock screen controls.

– High and low bandwidth streaming: 128k MP3 and 64-80kb AAC-HE (high); great-sounding 32kb AAC-HE and good-quality 40kb MP3 (low).

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