My husband and I have iOS7 on our iPhone 4s's, and we have both TuneIn Pro and Ootunes. We've been using TuneIn Pro more lately, because we previously had connection issues with Ootunes switching to our 4G when we were on our home Wifi, and when cell data for the app was turned off, it would simply disconnect from streams too many times to count. Through some experimentation and in-depth discussion with the Ootunes developer, we discovered it is an Apple issue along with possibly being an Ootunes issue.
All of this to say, we may be switching back to Ootunes again. While TuneIn Pro connects to streams just fine, we are unable to retrieve recordings made with the app and put them on our computer for future use. To add to this, there is an audio add that plays every time we open TuneIn Pro. If I paid for an app that claims to be add-free, I do not feel an add should be aired at the beginning of my stream.
The only issue with Ootunes if the stream consistently stays connected on Wifi is the fact that I cannot simply start and stop a recording whenever I wish. I do not always wish to record every radio station I listen to every time I listen to it. I feel it's too complicated to go into the settings and turn on recording every time I want to record, then go back into settings and turn it back off when I'm done. In my opinion, this could be a more streamlined process, and I may write the developer about this as he has been very helpful and willing to listen to feedback in the past.
Does anyone have any feedback or advice?
Thanks, and have a wonderful week!
TuneIn Radio Pro's Ads date from the version 5.0 release
According to complaints at MacRumors and other web sites, the audio ads (even with the paid versions) in iTunes Radio Pro started with version 5.0 of iTunes Radio Pro (released November 8, 2013). The app store description of the current version 5.0.1 release of iTunes Radio Pro (dated November 14, 2013) states: "-We recently reduced the price of TuneIn Radio Pro because it now has display ads. Anyone who purchased TuneIn Radio Pro prior to version 5.0 will still be able to use it without display ads.
-This version fixes a bug that caused a pre-roll audio ad to play for listeners who purchased TuneIn Radio Pro"
However, comments from users indicate that in order for the ad-free experience to work, you have to log in to TuneIn Radio Pro with an account, and that needs to be done in an earlier version of TuneIn Radio Pro, or possbly has to be created before the date of the November 8, 2013 release of version 5.0. Anyone who purchases the Pro version starting with 5.0 and later is still stuck with ads. A user who unistalled his ad-free version of this app that had been used for several years and then reinstalled it (a day after the 5.0 release) found ads in it. Another user reported being able to reach TuneIn's customer support with information/proof she had purchased the Pro version much earlier and still was forced to experience ads. She posted a copy of their reply, which stated that in order to remove the ads she would have to create a TuneIn account, pass the information back to the customer rep, who would then be able to go in and disable the ads for her. Most people apparently can't get responses from customer support, but you can try.
HTH. I don't know any way of setting up a complicated scheduled recording, such as a program that is exactly 27.3 minutes on a date and time 2 weeks and 3 days in the future.