The AKG earbuds that came with your Galaxy S8/S8+ are not just for listening music in high quality. They can also be used to listen to live FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+. Yes, that’s right, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ are totally equipped with required hardware to access FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t boast about this feature in their marketing campaigns because there is a little twist in accessing FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+.
Galaxy S8/S8+ came to the market in two variants – the North American use a Snapdragon SoC while overseas variants of Galaxy S8/S8+ are powered by Exynos chip. Only the Snapdragon variants are equipped with an FM receiver chip. It means that only the users who have Galaxy S8/S8+ powered by a Snapdragon SoC will be able to access live FM Radio.
Galaxy S8/S8+ Snapdragon Variants doesn’t come with any set instructions which explain how to access FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+. Moreover, there is no stock app allowing you to use the FM tuner. But don’t worry, in this post we tell you How To Access FM Radio on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. So, if you have Snapdragon Variant of Galaxy S8 and want to listen to FM radio then without any further ado follow our guide below.
How To Access FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+
- First of all, install NextRadio Free Live FM Radio onto your Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8 or S8+.
- Next, launch NextRadio from your app drawer.
- Now, the app will ask for location permissions as well as your zip code. It’s required so the app could show you the most relevant radio channels.
- Go ahead and pick up any pair of wired headphones, which will be used as an antenna, to access FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+.
That’s it! Now you know how to access FM Radio on Galaxy S8/S8+, powered by a Snapdragon SoC.