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Swell Radio for News and Podcasts - Best Free Podcast Experience for Commuters

Swell Radio for News and Podcasts - Best Free Podcast Experience for Commuters

       iOS iPhone

***Named one of TIME's 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2013!

“Swell is great, because, like Pandora, you don't have to make decisions about what to listen to. Swell figures it out for you.” - Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Swell Radio lets you listen to personalized audio news and information for free from your mobile device. Enjoy quick and easy access to unlimited streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED and more! Content is programmed for the US and Canada at this time.

Let Swell personalize your audio experience so you can lean back and enjoy the content you’re interested in.

How does it work? Listen to what Swell plays. If you like it, keep listening; if not, just swipe to move on. Swell learns what you like as you go and will continue to deliver the content most relevant to you.

▶ Simple design with big buttons, perfect for use while commuting, cooking, exercising, or just relaxing
▶ Listen to specific topics such as News, Technology, Comedy, Music, Sports, Business and more
▶ Bookmark content to listen or share with friends later
▶ Sign in using Twitter and Swell will seed content based on who you're following and your Twitter stream
▶ Search for your favorite programs
▶ Advanced Controls let you control your listening experience including changing playback speed, setting a sleep timer, AirPlay and more
▶ See what’s trending in the Swell network and what’s recommended just for you
▶ Share episodes with friends via Email, Twitter, Facebook or AirDrop. Friends can listen, even if they don't have Swell!

Swell is changing the way you discover and enjoy audio content.

“Swell is quickly becoming my favorite way to listen to spoken-word content.” - Anthony Ha, TechCrunch

“Swell caught my eye because it learns from your behavior and brings you more of the radio you like.” - Robert Scoble, Rackspace

“I can listen to my favorites, such as This American Life, Planet Money, and others, while discovering new content I never knew about.” - Tomio Geron, Forbes

“One of my favorite apps that I’ve downloaded recently for consuming the news wasn’t, in fact, an RSS reader or another Twitter client — it was Swell, which launched in June as a Pandora-like app for podcasts.” - Eliza Kern, GigaOM

“It’s the perfect user interface for the car; and reflects what radio’s good at.” - James Cridland, MediaUK

What's new

Includes important updates to enhance user experience on Swell:

▶ Volume is now normalized across all tracks for a pleasant listening experience
▶ Share tracks more easily to Facebook and Twitter
▶ Share tracks with friends via AirDrop
▶ Bookmark tracks by tapping a button on the front of the card OR by swiping up on the card
▶ Minor bug fixes and usability improvements


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Last changed:
Dec 19, 2013
Developer:, Inc.
12.4 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
4.50 (441)

All Versions Average Rating:
4.50 (957)
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Swell Radio for News and Podcasts - Best Free Podcast Experience for Commuters 4.50 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.