I'm not sure but it sounds like a fob off to me. Symbian is already capable of internet radio streaming with the Nokia internet radio app. There is also the Aupeo range of internet radio apps as well as some others.
I have the tune in app on my Samsung but I generally prefer to use the Nokia internet radio on my N8. Tunein's OK, but doesn't really offer me anything over the Nokia one.
2011-09-17 16:39 - edited 2011-09-17 17:00
I asked the same question a few months ago, and then they said it would come out soon,
there is an app, but it doesn't work on my N8, the station lists all load but if you try to listen it says:" download error, due to Qt bug or service may not be available in your area" (I am in the USA), also tunein has a webpage for nokia:
hope they figure it out soon!!
2011-09-23 1:27 - last edited on 2011-11-16 9:19 by kingblue
Hello and thanks for inquiring about TuneIn for Nokia.
TuneIn for Nokia is, in fact, written, but is waiting for a necessary update for Qt Mobility that implements Network Configuration parameters for the audio player. We released the application quite a few months ago and people were having problems with the music player's (QMediaPlayer) access point not being set correctly which caused an error that the station wasn't available to be thrown. We tried to work through the problem with various hacks and extensive backend coding but nothing would work as it was supposed to so we decided it was in everybody's best interest to pull the app from the Ovi Store until these issues could be resolved by Nokia.
The Nokia Internet Radio application is a native Symbian-only application. Because it is a native Symbian application, it can set the correct access point for audio. This feature has finally been implemented in Qt Mobility as of 1.2 http://doc.qt.nokia.com/qtmobility-1.2/qmediaplaye
In order to reach more devices (and future devices) such as the Meego and Maemo platforms, we chose to create our application in Qt. We worked with the Nokia team directly to make sure that the QMediaPlayer in Qt Mobility gained important functionality that will help a lot of other media applications out in the end and strengthen the platform. It's just taking a bit longer for Nokia to push the update out than we expected. We hope you understand and we greatly appreciate your continued enthusiasm for our product.
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2011-09-23 15:59 - edited 2011-09-23 16:00
I really appreciate you getting back to us, I use TuneIn on the family iPad/iPhone, there is a few of my favorite stations I cannot get on my N8 internet radio, so can't wait!!
I agree - Tune In 2.2 for IPOD is awesome and look forward to hearing it on my N8.
This life of waiting wasnt what I anticipated with Nokia.
Heck I don't even have Anna yet because I live in Canada (why not just us give us Belle right away)
Nokia Internet Radio is not a bad stab, but Tunein on Ipod/iPhone has set the Standard of what Internet radio is...
Like many people we gave up listening to Internet radio as the buffering the delays, the searching, pasting URLS and all this saga was just hard work.
Tunein has location based Internet sations, search by genre, language locations what ever else. The paid version can record, you can rewind, and typically what is best is to be rewnd and listen to music 5 or 10 minutes behind "Real time" so you can fast foward and you can automatilcally buffer is there is network problems without distruption the the music play.
Whilst the Free version of Tunein is good, don't even waste your time with it, get the paid version, it is some of the best money you will spend..... start recording and building your own library of favourite shows and stations and listen to them when you want.....
Please make the paid version of Tunein a priority....
Also see if you can beat Nokia on power consumption as I find Nokia Internet radio the most battery hungry app I use.
I got a reply from Nokia regarding Tunein.
Doesn't look hopefull as the letter seemed like a generic FOAD letter instructing me to check the Nokia Store regularily.
I strongly disagree with one of the prior posters that Tunein offers nother above the standard Nokia Internet Radio application.
Typo in previous msg. That should have been "I strongly disagree with the prior poster that Tunein offers nothing above the standard Nokia Internet Radio application"
I sent an email to tunein;
Thanks for contacting us. Since Nokia is abandoning the Symbian app for Windows soon, we are not actively developing for Symbian as we already have a Windows app.
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I hope that Nokia OS will live on, after all, Nokia Belle and further "platforms" isnt anything like old Symbian...it is great on fact on Nokia 701 fore example.
I think Tunein should reconsider this