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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have aa Galaxy S6 from Verizon. How do I enable the FM Radio?
    12-14-2015 08:15 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    You can't. It doesn't support it.
    12-14-2015 08:31 PM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Unfortunately no can do.
    12-14-2015 08:54 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    Download next radio from the play store. If your phone has an fm radio, it will work. If not, it will tell you.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-17-2015 04:42 PM
  5. bbtkd's Avatar
    Download next radio from the play store. If your phone has an fm radio, it will work. If not, it will tell you.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Don't bother, it has no FM radio circuitry.
    12-17-2015 05:31 PM
  6. Ron s's Avatar
    It works on mine Nextradio .
    12-17-2015 10:49 PM
  7. bbtkd's Avatar
    It works on mine Nextradio .
    Then you don't have a Samsung S6
    anon(632115) likes this.
    12-18-2015 06:39 AM
  8. Gator352's Avatar
    Don't bother, it has no FM radio circuitry.
    Ah ok. I want sure as im on sprint.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2015 08:29 AM
  9. bbtkd's Avatar
    Ah ok. I want sure as im on sprint.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Generally the only difference between carriers for a specific model of phone is the firmware, colors, and markings. While it would certainly be possible for one carrier to disable a feature such as an FM radio, they would generally want their variants to be as cable as their competitors. It was a good question as some phones have had FM radio circuits, though a minority. Don't feel left out though since they generally require you to have a headphone plugged in so it can use the wire as an antenna. Reportedly, the Samsung S2 had a FM radio, but no S series since. Note that your local radio stations may well have a streaming page, though obviously that would use your data plan.
    12-18-2015 08:36 AM
  10. Ron s's Avatar
    All I know is I downloaded the next radio app and it works.
    12-18-2015 11:08 AM
  11. Gator352's Avatar
    Generally the only difference between carriers for a specific model of phone is the firmware, colors, and markings. While it would certainly be possible for one carrier to disable a feature such as an FM radio, they would generally want their variants to be as cable as their competitors. It was a good question as some phones have had FM radio circuits, though a minority. Don't feel left out though since they generally require you to have a headphone plugged in so it can use the wire as an antenna. Reportedly, the Samsung S2 had a FM radio, but no S series since. Note that your local radio stations may well have a streaming page, though obviously that would use your data plan.
    I was trying to say....the sprint version has FM capabilities as next radio works like a charm.

    The only time next radio uses data is to serve you ads....if you are on wifi or have signal. If you don't have signal, it doesn't serve ads.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2015 04:40 PM
  12. bbtkd's Avatar
    I was trying to say....the sprint version has FM capabilities as next radio works like a charm.

    The only time next radio uses data is to serve you ads....if you are on wifi or have signal. If you don't have signal, it doesn't serve ads.

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    Huh. I just installed and ran it, and it didn't say no radio, it said not available, talk to your carrier. Interesting.
    12-18-2015 05:24 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    Huh. I just installed and ran it, and it didn't say no radio, it said not available, talk to your carrier. Interesting.
    Just ran it. Able to pull up and listen to all radio stations in my area.

    Maybe yours has the chip but the carrier has locked it out, you know, to charge you more to stream music....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2015 07:02 PM
  14. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    the s6 does not have fm radio. no matter what carrier you with. streaming radio is a different thing. thats online radio via internet.
    12-20-2015 04:10 PM
  15. Gator352's Avatar
    the s6 does not have fm radio. no matter what carrier you with. streaming radio is a different thing. thats online radio via internet.
    Sorry to say that your wrong. Go read the description for the app. First off, you don't have to have data to use it. Second, it uses your headphones as an antenna for reception to listen to FM broadcasts. Streaming apps have to have data and they don't need an antenna.

    The need for an antenna suggests it has a dedicated chip. Besides, read what carriers it supports.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-20-2015 04:52 PM
  16. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Most phones have the hardware but it gets disabled by carriers/google forcing you to use streaming options.
    12-21-2015 04:37 AM
  17. Gator352's Avatar
    Most phones have the hardware but it gets disabled by carriers/google forcing you to use streaming options.
    Exactly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-21-2015 08:02 AM
  18. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    I've read that all USA devices have FM radio hardware, other models don't eg my SM-G925F
    12-21-2015 08:49 AM
  19. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    don't want to be negative but check the specs.
    http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6_(cdma)-7164.php
    this is the version for verizon, sprint, us cel and canada.
    if you scroll down to comms it says radio - no
    btw can you post a playstore link to that radio app because i wanted to check it out but cant find it
    cheers
    12-22-2015 04:36 PM
  20. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Hmm all very confusing. I certainly don't have an FM radio in my GM925F
    12-23-2015 06:39 AM
  21. Gator352's Avatar
    don't want to be negative but check the specs.
    http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6_(cdma)-7164.php
    this is the version for verizon, sprint, us cel and canada.
    if you scroll down to comms it says radio - no
    btw can you post a playstore link to that radio app because i wanted to check it out but cant find it
    cheers
    They need to tell that to my phone then. as i sit here listening to wjrr 101.1 fm with my earphones.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=6N3aicFr

    Take a look at the supported devices. The S6 is for sprint only.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 10:10 AM
  22. bbtkd's Avatar
    They need to tell that to my phone then. as i sit here listening to wjrr 101.1 fm with my earphones.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=4ITGM4M9

    Take a look at the supported devices. The S6 is for sprint only.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not sure what to think, specs say no, for most it does not work, but it seems to work for others. Like most stations, I see WJRR has an online stream available. Does it still work for you if you turn off all data - Wifi and LTE/3g?
    12-23-2015 10:55 AM
  23. Gator352's Avatar
    Not sure what to think, specs say no, for most it does not work, but it seems to work for others. Like most stations, I see WJRR has an online stream available. Does it still work for you if you turn off all data - Wifi and LTE/3g?
    Yes. The only time it does not work is if i unplug the headphones because it uses it as an antenna.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-23-2015 12:15 PM
  24. YNWA-LFC's Avatar
    I'd say most people didn't bother to plug in their headphones after installing the app. They just opened it, no radio detected, and closed it. Should be an interesting experiment to install the app then plug in the headphones, and then open the app. I'll try it at home tonight. I'm on ATT with a 925F
    12-24-2015 12:37 PM
  25. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    They need to tell that to my phone then. as i sit here listening to wjrr 101.1 fm with my earphones.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=N0t13D6r

    Take a look at the supported devices. The S6 is for sprint only.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    the app is not available in uk.
    but if you say that your phone has fm radio maybe its a fake chinese copy?
    12-25-2015 04:11 PM
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