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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket And Why You Can t Use It All Tech Considered NPR


You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM chip is not activated on two-thirds of devices. That's because mobile makers have the FM capability switched off.

The National Association of Broadcasters has been asking mobile makers to change this. But the mobile industry, which profits from selling data to smartphone users, says that with the consumer's move toward mobile streaming apps, the demand for radio simply isn't there.

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Darn the mobile industry!

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