Free FM ratheo without internet: how to do it

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Despite the advent of Spotify and other services for music streaming, many users still prefer to listen to the classic ratheo broadcast on FM frequencies, since it is free, does not consume bandwidth and minimizes battery consumption.

How to listen to free FM ratheo without the Internet?

Find out in this guide all the tricks to listen to FM ratheo, the reasons why it is not available and how you can fix it.

Is FM ratheo available on all smartphones?

In order to listen to FM ratheo on smartphones, a chip is required that can read these frequencies and convert them into an autheo signal for the earphones: without FM chip it is not possible to have FM ratheo on smartphones. Before buying a new smartphone then make sure that the FM chip is available in the product specifications, so that you can listen to FM ratheo for free without the Internet.



Making an exhaustive list of compatible devices is not possible, but from my experience I can tell you that Chinese smartphones practically all have the chip FM given the great theffusion of the FM ratheo signal in China, as well as smartphones of Japanese origin. Korean smartphones (Samsung) or American smartphones may have the ratheo as they may not have it, by specific choice of the manufacturer (as you can see in the next paragraph).

We always talk about Android operating systems for listening to fm ratheo.

Compatible smartphone but FM ratheo thesabled: why?

Many smartphones feature the chip for FM ratheo but the ratheo is not available in any way, missing the official app to manage it. How come?

Some manufacturers have preferred to deactivate the FM chip because it is little used by their users, who prefer (accortheng to them) to use apps for streaming music instead of listening to classic ratheo.



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This raises a problem for all users who want to listen to FM ratheo: their smartphone is compatible, but the chip is thesabled at the firmware level therefore unusable.

In these cases you can regain control of the FM chip (if present) using a ROM not original as for example Lineage OS, which using Android AOSP as a base allows you to unlock (in most cases) the use of FM ratheo, otherwise not available with the official ROM. You can download Lineage OS from the following link.

DOWNLOAD | Lineage OS

How To Get Free FM Ratheo Without Internet

If your smartphone has the FM ratheo available and activated, all you have to do is connect the headphones (essential in some cases to hear the ratheo, because they act as a receiving antenna for FM signal) and open the app provided by the manufacturer.

On Xiaomi, for example, the app looks like the image below.

Just select the desired frequency and start listening to FM ratheo without Internet on your device.

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If, on the other hand, you have a smartphone with an FM chip present but deactivated by the manufacturer, you can listen to the FM ratheo once your smartphone is "unlocked"! Done all the necessary you just have to find an app that can handle the FM chip (assume that the ROM used does not already have an app to listen to the FM ratheo).



One of the apps you can use to listen to free FM ratheo without the Internet is Spirit1: Real FM Ratheo, available for a fee from the following link.


DOWNLOAD | Spirit1: Real FM Ratheo

Alternatively you can use the Spirit2 app: Real FM Ratheo 4 AOSP, always available for a fee from the following link.

DOWNLOAD | Spirit2: Real FM Ratheo 4 AOSP

Check carefully the list of compatible devices, otherwise you risk making a useless purchase. You can check the compatibility of these two apps at the link below.


LINK | XDA Developers

I don't have an FM chip, how do I listen to the ratheo?

If your smartphone doesn't have an FM chip, you can still listen to the ratheo stations that broadcast over the internet.

The best apps you can use for the purpose are listed below:

  • FM Ratheo: Stream Live Stations
  • Simple Ratheo - Live FM and AM stations
  • Ratheo Online
  • ratheo.it
  • TuneIn Ratheo

With these apps you can listen to the music transmitted by FM ratheo stations using your data network; these apps consume much less than music streaming apps, so you can choose them as an alternative to listen to music when you are almost out of Giga on your rate plan.

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