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For Android users who like the overall vibe of good, old-fashioned terrestrial radio but would prefer not to cart around a separate device just for the pleasure of listening to ad-riddled FM, there are several solutions in the form of apps. One is Mundu Radio, a free app that packages Shoutcast specifically for the mobile platform.
The Internet radio giant is served by several third-party apps for the Android OS, but Mundu is one of the better-looking options available. Fire it up, and you're taken to a simple home screen with four main options: listen, discover, favorites, and settings.
It's easy to search for specific Shoutcast stations or find new ones using the discover feature, which lets you search by artist or genre to match you with a selection that might suit your tastes. There's also the option to browse by seemingly innumerable genres, subgenres, decades, and styles of music, as well as by the country of origin for the broadcasts.
Of course, if you have specific Shoutcast stations in mind, you can enter those directly as well as save them as favorites. However, the favorites functionality could use some work, as it's a laborious process to enter broadcasts for bookmarking. Mundu Radio requires that you type in station names and URLs yourself, rather than just find by search or browse and then have a menu option for saving the station.
Sound quality isn't spectacular, either, but that's really a limitation of Shoutcast, not Mundu. Also, the banner adds are somewhat annoying, though expected given the fact the app is free.
All in all, Mundu Radio for Android is a solid option for users of the OS who are looking for an easy way to enjoy Shoutcast radio on the go. Some of the functionality could use some work, but the overall look of the interface is nice and, again, it's free, so the app is worth checking out.
With Mundu Radio for Android you can create and maintain your personalized playlists, access to premium radio stations with wide variety of content from DJ, Portuguese to Spanish stations, get lyrics to your favorite songs, and share what you are listening to with your Twitter contacts.
Mundu Radio for Android provides options that help you play local mp3 stored on your devices. Search for your desired music through the ShoutCast directory and get artist info from Last.fm. Enjoy scrobbling from Last.fm and also have access to the best stations, artists, and track recommendations based on the music you listen to. Save recent selections and create a favorites list. Also, this information will be saved even if you change devices. Users have access to a rich selection of high quality licensed music content. Also features authentication and secure login to the mundu radio service.