How to Listen to iHeartRadio Offline Music

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 10, 2019 6:15 PM.
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iHeartRadio, one of the most successful streaming radio services, provides access to live streaming music, radio stations and podcasts. Here you can find millions of songs ranging from trendy hits to classical works playing freely. So can you listen to iHeartRadio Offline? iHeartRadio offline music requires a high class of subscription to enjoy, which is just like Spotify.

Though not easy, we still found the answer as to how to listen to iHeartRadio offline. This article is to tell all the music-lovers how to enjoy iHeartRadio music offline without subscribing plan.

Part 1. Official Subscription Plan for iHeartRadio
Part 2. Tutorial of Recording iHeartRadio

Download iHeartRadio Music Offline in the Official Way

Although iHeartRadio provides millions of songs for online listening, as a company, it still has to make a profit from the subscription plan, which is understandable. The two kinds of subscription plans are shown below.

iheartradio subscription plans

1) iHeartRadio Plus: $4.99 (web or Google Play Store) or $5.99 (iOS App Store) per month. Being able to play any song and skip unlimitedly. Being able to form your own playlist and replay songs instantly.

2)iHeartRadio Access: $9.99 (web or Google Play Store) or $12.99 (iOS App Store) per month. In addition to the feature of iHeartRadio Plus, subscribers are able to download unlimited songs.

Now we can see that only by paying $9.99 or $12.99 for iHeartRadio Access can one gain access to offline music, which is somewhat expensive.

Download iHeartRadio Offline Without Subscription

So is it possible to download iHeartRadio music without paying for the somewhat expensive subscription plan? The answer is yes, but we need the help of a tool. As a powerful streaming audio recorder, TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader is the best choice.

Let's get to know the tool first. TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader is able to record high-quality audio and stored them into different formats of files, including MP3, FLAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and AAC. Equipped with auto ad-removal function, which can automatically remove ads in songs, and built-in trim tool, which can cut the unwanted segments, TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader can protect you from any disturbance of advertisement. The rest main features can be seen below.

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Key Features of TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader :

  • Record streaming audio from iHeartRadio
  • Preserve audio quality and track ID3 Tags of iHeartRadio music
  • Support simultaneous multi-track recording, trimming and merging
  • Competitive price than other competitors
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You may have guessed how to download iHeartRadio offline without a subscription. That's right, we are going to record the live audio with TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader. Since the recording has the same sound quality as the original audio, the recording is equal to downloading in a sense. You are free to do other things on your computer, because TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader focuses on recording only one audio from the target software at a time. However, if you want to record whichever song you want rather than random music, an iHeartRadio Plus is still needed.

Record and Download iHeartRadio - Detailed Tutorial

Step 1Launch TunesKit Audio Capture

the main interface

Launch TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader, and you will be able to see its main interface where the list of target software is listed at the center of the window. Chrome and IE Explorer / Microsoft edge will be automatically added to the list as shown in the image. But to use other explorers to download iHeartRadio with other explorers, you need to drag and drop the explorer on the main interface in order to add it to the list.

Step 2Configure Output Preferences

settings of record

Before recording begins, some preparations must be made. The first thing is to manage output format and quality. Click the trumpet-shaped button at the right bottom to check and adjust recordings options, including output format, sampling rate, bit rate, etc. For those who are unfamiliar with all the musical terms, the Preset menu can help you in that the software will automatically adjust the recording preferences according to the preset you choose.

Back to the main interface and open the Preferences menu at the right top, where you can set the specific folder that the recordings to be stored.

select the recording stored location

Step 3Start to Record and Download iHeartRadio

record and download form iheartradio

Select the explorer with which you want to open iHeartRadio, and TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader will open it for you (note that: if you have already launched this explorer, this newly launched window will shut down the previous one). Then play iHeartRadio in the newly opened explorer, and the recording process will start in a few seconds.

If you want to record multiple tracks, you don't have to pause and start recording yourself. Al you need to do is play the songs on iHeartRadio, and TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader will identify the silence interval between songs and split them automatically into different tracks.

After finish recording what you want, press the Stop button to end the recording process.

Step 4Trim Recorded iHeartRadio Music

cut recorded iheartradio music

When you have finished recording, you can click the Edit button at the rear of each track to open the trim window. You can cut one recording into multiple segments or merge all recordings and clips into one file. This is to eliminate ignored advertisements or other interruptions. In addition, you can rename the tracks or edit the ID3 tags of the music, including title, artist, album, etc.

After all is done, tap the Save button to store the tracks in local storage.

Bottomline

All in all, to download iHeartRadio, you should either subscribe to iHeartRadio Access, or record iHeartRadio with TunesKit iHeartRadio Downloader. The latter method will save a great deal of money, provide quality music but cost some time. The former method will be more convenient but cost more money.

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