Corus Radio (1.06.12) – Android App Review

Corus Radio (1.06.12)

Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)

Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No

App Description: (See Below)

Corus Entertainment is a leader in Canadian radio, with 37 stations clustered predominately in major Canadian markets. Offering a mix of the best new rock, news-talk, classic rock, adult contemporary and country, Corus Radio’s 37 stations are committed to serving and staying connected to our communities. Featuring the industry’s best brands, 102.1 the Edge, Q107, 630 CHED, CJOB 68 and Country 105, along with a roster of the best Canadian on-air talent, Corus Radio is all about personality — engaging and connecting with listeners and communities across the country.

StreamTheWorld helps broadcasters and media groups leverage their online presence through a proprietary streaming solution. Its core business is to bring audio and video content online while providing optimum user experiences. Trusted by such industry leaders as Corus Entertainment, CBS, ESPN and Multimedios, StreamTheWorld teams with the world’s most innovative and reputable broadcasters to entertain a growing number of viewers and listeners worldwide.

StreamTheWorld and Corus Entertainment have united to create this application allowing you to listen to your favourite Corus Radio stations on your Android Phone. By leveraging the AAC+ codec, StreamTheWorld and Corus have enhanced the listening experience for the consumer and their favourite stations. With this application you can now enjoy all your favourite Corus Radio stations anytime and in anyplace.

StreamTheWorld is an official licensee under the MPEG-4 Audio Patent License Agreement (PLA).

• Access to 37 radio stations on your Android(3G,WiFi)
• AAC+ high quality streaming, providing the best quality and the lowest data consumption
• Ability to search for stations either by station call letters (ex: CFNY) or by city (ex: Toronto)
• Music continues to play when device is locked
• Settings Panel: Automatic Play & Power Management.

Are there in App ads ?: Yes

A. Ease Of Use: 5/5 – Very simple just a few clicks/touches and your ready to listen to your favourite radio station.

B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security

C. Usefulness: 4/5 – If you have Wi-fi connection or are on a data plan. This app is well worth the download provided you enjoy listening to the radio outside your mode of transportation.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: Some very minor lag on older smart phones.

E. Tablet Slowdown: No lag that I noticed.

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anybody who enjoys a clear signal and tons of choice will enjoy this app. The main downside and this is very nit picky. This will not turn your smart phone or tablet in to an AM/FM transmitter. But it will provided you with a method of convenience. Provided you have a way of connecting to the internet on your phone or tablet.

**Also important to note. Sine this is not a hardware AM/FM transmitter. You will not be required to have your headphones connected for Corus Radio to work for you.


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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”


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