SomaFM App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

NOTE: There is currently an issue with Chromecast support; due to changes in Google's provisioning Chromecast no longer works in our app. We are working on a fix for this and hope to have it available by the end of November.

SomaFM's official iPhone player for iOS 4.0 and above is available in the iTunes App Store. You can view all our channels by genre, popularity (based on current number of listeners), or limited to just your favorites; See the title and artist of the currently playing song, as well as the last 10 songs played just like on our website. You can also bookmark favorite songs for purchase on iTunes later (and we get a commission on those sales).

If you're on LTE/4G/3G or WiFi, we give you access to our high quality 64kb AAC-HE and low-bandwidth 32k AAC-HE streams, which sound amazing. Higher quality than many of the other "big" internet radio services out there. 32k aacPlus streams sound as good as 128k MP3 streams in most cases.

Not only can you use it when you're mobile; but it's great when used at home with an iPad or iPod touch hooked to your stereo, either docked or via Airplay streaming to an AppleTV or Airport Express.

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® AllPlayâ„¢ compatible speakers; Chromecast & Chrome Audio
  • 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.
  • State-of-the-art AAC-HE support for highest quality audio (sounds better than 128k MP3).
  • High and low bandwidth streaming: 64-80kb AAC-HE (high); great-sounding 32kb AAC-HE and good-quality 40kb MP3 (low).

Includes free AppleTV (4th gen) version!

Latest Version: Version 1.6.9 (4-Aug-2015)

  • Chromecast support
  • Optional iOS notifications about playing song
  • Handoff/Continuity support for iOS8
  • Fixes some issues with iOS7/8
  • Improves Bluetooth remote functionality and media controls
  • More robust streaming in poor coverage areas
  • Support for Qualcomm AllPlay compatible multi-room audio systems

New features added in version 1.5:

  • Fully iPad compatible
  • Sleep timer
  • Bookmark/share/buy songs from history
  • "Love Song" button to give feedback to your DJ
  • Tap channel icon in player to show current and total data usage
  • "Shake to shuffle" option to switch to a random channel in your favorites
  • Settings now moved to settings menu within app.
  • Text size now adjustable to small/med/large
  • More responsive and robust streaming engine

Technical Support

If you are having problems with our app, please contact us by email at dj@somafm.com, and tell us your phone model, iOS version, if you're trying to listen on WiFi or cellular, and any details about the problem.

Free Webapp for iPhone, iPod Touch

SomaFM streams in Safari, on iPhones and the iPod Touch. When you go to somafm.com on your iPhone, you get an iPhone-specific site.



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