Radical.fm takes its ‘pay-what-you-can’ music-streaming service to Android in the US

Radical.fm takes its ‘pay-what-you-can’ music-streaming service to Android in the US

Almost a year after Radical.fm brought its ad-free ‘pay-what-you-can’ music-streaming service to iOS in the US, it’s finally arrived for Android users too.

We first covered the service way back in 2012, when it was available globally as a Web-only affair restricted mainly to artists from the non-major record labels. But it’s shifted focus slightly since then to mobile, and is now only available in the US.

That’s all very well and good, but its main differentiator for now is that it’s funded entirely from donations. You like it? You pay what you think it’s worth via PayPal, either as a one-time payment or a regular monthly fee.


It follows a Pandora-like radio approach, with users able to ‘Like’ songs they’re presented with, and it bypasses algorithms for human curation. There are 25 million tracks available.

You can download the Android app from the link below, revisit the iOS incarnation, and we’re told a desktop version is in the pipeline too.

Radical.fm | Google Play

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