SomaFM's official app, giving you access to over 30 year-round channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio, with all music hand-picked our award-winning DJs and music directors.
Lifehacker.com calls SomaFM one of the "Five Best Internet Radio Services" and says "completely user and listener-supported, which means no ads or commercials during your broadcasts, and the channels and programs aired at SomaFM are rarely heard anywhere else."
- No registration required; no additional purchases required!
- View stations by Popularity, Genre or your favorites
- Shows name and artist of currently playing song and history of songs played.
- Siri Shortcuts
- Bookmark, Share title and search iTunes for the playing song
- Background streaming: use other apps while listening.
- Stream to AppleTV & Airplay devices; Qualcomm® AllPlay™ compatible speakers; Chromecast
- Integration with many car stereo units via Dock Connector or Bluetooth
- Remote control: Pause and restart playing as well as skip between favorite channels from your headphone remote, lock screen controls.
- High and low bandwidth streaming: 128k MP3 and 64-80kb AAC-HE (high); great-sounding 32kb AAC-HE and good-quality 40kb MP3 (low).
- AAC-HE support for highest quality audio even at the lowest bitrates.
Never listened to SomaFM before? Here's our lineup, which are all commercial free:
Groove Salad: A nicely chilled plate of ambient/downtempo beats and grooves.
Downtempo electronica, mostly instrumental. Great for work.
Secret Agent: The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spies and P.I.s too!
An eclectic blend of cinematic downtempo, stylish lounge, sambas and easy-tempo with an adventurous flair.
Drone Zone: Served best chilled, safe with most medications. Atmospheric textures with minimal beats.
Fluid: Drown in the electronic sound of instrumental hiphop, future soul and liquid trap.
Indie Pop Rocks!: New and classic favorite indie pop tracks.
Left Coast 70s: NEW! Mellow album rock from the Seventies. Yacht friendly.
The mid/late 70s sound that blossomed out of Los Angeles and spread up and down the west coast.
cliqhop idm: Blips'n'beeps backed mostly w/beats. Intelligent Dance Music.
Beat Blender: A late night blend of deep-house and downtempo chill.
Dub Step Beyond: Dubstep, Dub and Deep Bass. The place for Bass Music!
The Trip: Progressive house / trance. Tip top tunes.
Illinois Street Lounge: Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow.
Space Station Soma: Tune in, turn on, space out. Spaced-out ambient and mid-tempo electronica.
Doomed: Dark industrial/ambient music for tortured souls.
Boot Liquor: Americana Roots music for Cowhands, Cowpokes and Cowtippers
Lush: Sensuous and mellow vocals, mostly female, with an electronic influence.
Digitalis: Digitally affected analog rock to calm the agitated heart.
Suburbs of Goa: Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.
ThistleRadio: Exploring music from Celtic roots and branches
Crafted by Fiona Ritchie, award-winning host and curator of NPR's syndicated Thistle and Shamrock radio show.
Underground 80s: Early 80s UK Synthpop and a bit of New Wave, with rarities you forgot you remembered.
Sonic Universe: Transcending the world of jazz with eclectic, avant-garde takes on tradition.
PopTron: Electropop and indie dance rock with sparkle and pop.
Less guitars, more synths.
Metal Detector: From black to doom, prog to sludge, thrash to post, stoner to crossover, punk to industrial.
Mission Control: Ambient and experimental music mixed with the historical sounds of the space program.
SomaFM SF 10-33: Live San Francisco Fire and Police radio with an electronic music soundtrack.
• Updated look for the main screen
Ratings and Reviews
SomaFM will introduce you to a lot of music you hadn’t heard before. Very eclectic selection of vibes to accompany all kinds of activities & moods. SomaFM has what algorithmic playlists fail to have - taste in music.
Your $ Keeps It Going
It was $3 when I first started listening and it's $12.99 now - but still worth while. The one-time purchase is equivalent to six months of the smallest monthly donation and provides you with 30 commercial-free channels of some of the slickest, most enjoyable and excellently curated music you'll find - and I've never used "excellent" and "curated" in the same sentence. This service has been kicking it out since 2000, and hasn't gone commercial or capitalized on its popularity by providing multilevel service. Pay one price, get it all. If you enjoy great music, exploring other genres & being introduced to new musicians, you can NOT go wrong with SoMaFM. If you love your ears, buy the app.
It’s amazingly stable and easy to use. Can’t wait for AppleWatch support 💝
Keep the good work going ✌️
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- SomaFM.com, LLC
- 23.9 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 10.2 or later.
English, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- © 2009-2020 SomaFM.com, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- The Tunes are Great! $3.99
- Thanks for the love $12.99
- Nice Set! $0.99
- Prove them wrong $39.99
- Stick it to the man! $69.99
- A year of living musically $199.99
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