Soon you can listen to the radio directly from your Samsung phone

Samsung Galaxy S9

In a surprising move off the beaten path, LG has announced an agreement with TagStation LLC, owner of the NextRadio app, to enable the FM chips existing inside LG smartphones.

Future Samsung phones will have a feature that many iPhone users can no longer access: FM radio. Aside from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Alcatel have also chose to activate the FM chips in their smartphones. In any case, if you'll get any of Samsung's future smartphones that will have their FM Radio chips unlocked, then you will be able to connect directly with the NextRadio app and listen to your favorite local stations.

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One would not find FM chips in older devices, possibly because these devices have already passed the FCC, and therefore activating a new radio would require another FCC certification for them. The "feature" will be available to Samsung users in the United States and Canada. Connecting to radio directly through the FM chip will use less data and less phone battery.

"Samsung should be lauded for taking this important step", said Paul Brenner, President of NextRadio powered by TagStation.

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Cupertino in particular came in for criticism for the lack of an FM radio in iPhone models, following a spate of natural disasters in the U.S. past year.

Recent widespread natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Houston have increased pressure on all smartphone manufacturers to unlock the FM chip as a matter of public safety. Approximately 44% of United States smartphones have their FM chips enabled, according to the FCC.

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Several smartphones, including all iPhone models before the iPhone 7, come with hardware capable of receiving FM radio signals, but this hardware is usually deactivated. LG announced recently that it was going to unlock the FM chips on its handsets a few months back in partnership with NextRadio.

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