All India Radio has released their official news app in Google Play. Available for download for free, the All India Radio News app not only brings latest text-based news in English, but also national radio news bulletins in English, Hindi, Urdu and a variety of languages.
Along with all this, the AIR news app also gives access to regional bulletins and other news related programs.
During our brief usage, the app seems very snappy and worked decently. As there is no 24 hours news broadcast, there is no live access to radio broadcast in the app. The app however gives the latest news bulletins soon after they are broadcast live on radio.
The news related audio programs like Spotlight, Market Mantra, Samayiki and Sports Scan are also available soon after their live broadcast. The app also allows you to use rest of the app, while you play a news bulletin in the background.
On the downside, we did not find any way to pause the on-going news playback or rewind/forward it via a seek bar. Also, there is no sharing functionality in the app.
All India Radio News app features:
- Top news, national news, International news, states news, business news and sports news
- Audio news, News programs, and language bulletins