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  1. DJJeffT's Avatar
    So, many of the sites say the Z3v has FM...can anyone confirm?

    I am attempting to combine a phone, an ipod and an FM radio into one device and this looks like the one, but my wife picked up a Z3v last night (exchanged a turbo) and I downloaded a few of the radio apps at the Play store to no avail.

    Anyone?

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    11-12-2014 06:23 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Well, Sony's own page ( Xperia Z3v Specifications | 5.2” touchscreen - Sony Smartphones (United States) ) says the phone has "UKW radio with RDS." A quick Google search indicates that "RKW" is the German term for FM radio and RDS of course stands for Radio Data System.

    Maybe you just haven't found the right app yet.
    11-12-2014 07:11 AM
  3. richard_rsp's Avatar
    Just curious, but are you using headphones? I know my Nokia had to have headphones plugged in in order to access the FM radio (due to using the headphones as an antenna).

    I would try it myself, but I'm at work for 7 more hours and no headphones. :-(

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    11-12-2014 07:23 AM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    11-12-2014 07:26 AM
  5. Roy Droid's Avatar
    I get mine later today. I'll check too, but I do know Verizon is notorious for blocking FM radio on phones. They want you to stream music so you use more data and force you into a higher data plan.
    11-12-2014 04:39 PM
  6. xeene's Avatar
    No fm radio in z3v
    11-12-2014 05:25 PM
  7. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Well, Sony's own page ( Xperia Z3v Specifications | 5.2” touchscreen - Sony Smartphones (United States) ) says the phone has "UKW radio with RDS." A quick Google search indicates that "RKW" is the German term for FM radio and RDS of course stands for Radio Data System.

    Maybe you just haven't found the right app yet.
    Thanks, i have read the specs and actually run radio stations, so I get what RDS stands for and all that. Was looking for someone who has tried and succeeded.
    11-12-2014 08:34 PM
  8. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Just curious, but are you using headphones? I know my Nokia had to have headphones plugged in in order to access the FM radio (due to using the headphones as an antenna).

    I would try it myself, but I'm at work for 7 more hours and no headphones. :-(

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Tried the headphone route too. Opened kinda audio app, but no FM.
    11-12-2014 08:34 PM
  9. DJJeffT's Avatar
    No fm radio in z3v
    Lame. Almost false advertsing on their website.
    11-12-2014 08:35 PM
  10. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Xperia Z3v Specifications | Xperia Blog

    Under Entertainment it says - Radio (FM radio with RDS)...also on the 'white paper'.
    11-12-2014 08:42 PM
  11. Roy Droid's Avatar
    Verizon blocked the FM radio on my HTC One as well, so I'm not surprised here.
    11-13-2014 12:36 AM
  12. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Some has confirmed that FM works on Z3v - http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...ml#post4025204

    And I did also get a tweet from Sony saying it should work:

    https://twitter.com/SonyXperiaDev/st...95855106375680

    But the page they reference in the user guide is not correct.

    Any have confirmation that FM works on the Z3v??
    11-15-2014 08:45 AM
  13. Roy Droid's Avatar
    Spirit1 FM radio works on Z3v!
    FM or No FM-screenshot_2014-11-15-14-37-48.jpg
    11-15-2014 04:46 PM
  14. bpe4's Avatar
    Hate to change the subject, DJ, but I noticed you said your wife exchanged the Turbo for her z3v. I actually did the same, and glad I made the decision. Just wondering what made her switch as well?
    11-15-2014 07:26 PM
  15. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Spirit1 FM radio works on Z3v!
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    Can you please share your settings? Did you download from the play store or xda?

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    11-16-2014 07:51 PM
  16. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Hate to change the subject, DJ, but I noticed you said your wife exchanged the Turbo for her z3v. I actually did the same, and glad I made the decision. Just wondering what made her switch as well?
    Crisper screen.
    SD card.
    Waterproof.

    Those were the main 3.

    And now who can help me get FM working so I can buy one too!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 07:53 PM
  17. udazavlanje's Avatar
    How does it compare in signal strength to Turbo?

    via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
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    11-16-2014 09:03 PM
  18. Roy Droid's Avatar
    Can you please share your settings? Did you download from the play store or xda?
    Didn't change any settings. Just plugged in headphones. Downloaded from the Play Store. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cros.fm_unlock
    FM or No FM-screenshot_2014-11-16-20-39-07.jpg
    11-16-2014 10:51 PM
  19. DJJeffT's Avatar
    How does it compare in signal strength to Turbo?

    via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
    Hard for me to answer since it is my wife's phone. I am just her 'tech support' and considering getting the phone myself (off contract).
    11-17-2014 11:45 AM
  20. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Didn't change any settings. Just plugged in headphones. Downloaded from the Play Store. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cros.fm_unlock
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    Thanks!
    11-17-2014 11:45 AM
  21. xeene's Avatar
    How does it compare in signal strength to Turbo?

    via AC App on VZW Moto X DE/N7
    It blows turbo out of the water.
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    11-17-2014 02:23 PM
  22. DJJeffT's Avatar
    Confirmed Spirit1 works from the Play store.
    11-17-2014 09:34 PM
  23. DJJeffT's Avatar
    No fm radio in z3v
    UH. Works!
    11-17-2014 09:36 PM
  24. Roy Droid's Avatar
    PSA: Be aware of how your "Ok Google" detection is set up. I check-marked all the boxes to detect "From any screen" and "From lock screen" and it muted my radio when the screen was on, but I could hear it when the screen was off. Weird. Probably has something to do with the microphone. Anyway, I haven't messed around with the settings long enough to find out exactly what triggers the muting. I have them all unchecked for now. To get to the "Ok Google" detection settings: App Drawer>Google Settings>Search&Now>Voice.
    FM or No FM-screenshot_2014-11-17-20-17-14.jpg
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    11-17-2014 10:45 PM
  25. Nick Dewey's Avatar
    Alternatively:
    Put *#*#7378423#*#* into the dialer.
    Service tests>FM Radio
    01-31-2015 02:58 PM
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