Audials does not play ads
Many other manufacturers of radio apps add additional advertising to the radio streams to finance the development of the app.
We think advertising jingles are just pretty annoying. That's why our Audials apps don't play ads.
Why do I still hear ads on some radio streams?
Even though our app does not, quite a few stations themselves do play advertisements:
- Like classical radios, a few minutes of ads is played in between shows, or before the news.
- Via ad services, an ad voiceover is put on top of the stream right after tuning in, and sometimes even repeated in certain intervals, abruptly interrupting whatever is playing.
- To make it even worse, sound level of the ad might differ from the sound level of the station.
Whether or not you hear advertisements on Internet radio stations may depend on the following factors:
- which stations you listen to
- your location, as determined by IP detection (this is also why you may hear ads in your language, even if you listen to a foreign station)
- your Internet provider
- how you play the station (with browser, or with an app like Audials)
What can I do about it?
If you're not willing to accept a certain station to play advertisements, your only choice is to not listen to that station anymore. If many users do that, the station might reconsider it's monetary concepts, or at least change the frequency or type of advertisement.
What can Audials do about it?
We are currently developing features for supporting you better with finding and identifying stations that play little or no ads at all.