Yesterday we anticipated the news that Samsung will enable FM radio in its next smartphones. A very important novelty, considering that there are still many users who appreciate having this possibility on their phone.
The company had decided to do without this service and block it in favor of streaming applications. It should be remembered that all smartphones incorporate an FM radio chip, but not all manufacturers have it activated, as is the case with Samsung.
Luckily for the users above, Samsung has already made the decision, though. But how will you activate the radio? Let’s see it.
This is how Samsung will activate the FM radio of its smartphones
As stated by [Europa Press, the South Korean firm will use the NextRadio application, which will be in charge of managing the software necessary for the terminal’s FM radio to work. Samsung already has the support prepared, so the new Samsung Galaxy S9 that it will present in February, among others, will already have the radio activated.
Thanks to NextRadio, users will be able to listen to the FM radio at no cost, as is already the case with phones that do have it activated, such as Motorola, LG, or Alcatel.
Apart from being a great incentive for many users, having the FM radio activated is always positive in emergencies. Through it, users can continue to receive vital information even when other communication systems, such as the Internet, do not work. This is how Paul Brenner, President of TagStation, the company that owns NextRadio, explains:
samsung should be commended for taking this important step. they provide their customers with a more engaging and immersive radio experience and, most importantly, a means to connect with life-saving information in emergency situations.
Thus, we are facing a very important change within Samsung’s policy. Of course, at least for the moment, the FM radio of the next Samsung Galaxy will only be activated on phones sold in the United States and Canada.
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