TuneIn Downloader: Download Radio and Podcasts from TuneIn

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 28, 2021 6:15 PM.
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TuneIn, an online streaming radio service, is home to thousands of podcasts where you can find streaming or recorded radios on the internet. The subjects of these radios vary from sports, news to music, including some limited paid-for music on other platforms. But the streaming radios are not controlled by the users on their devices and computer.

TuneIn radio download or record, if possible, is the best way to enjoy these audios freely. Yet, the only way of downloading audios from TuneIn is through its Android app, which is not free. So that it is natural for users then search for an audio downloader for TuneIn, but I think it would be better to ask how to record audios from TuneIn streaming online.

That's because while a TuneIn downloader might require complicated technology, a streaming audio recorder can easily capture streaming audios, which will save the money that users pay for technology and other high-end services. In this guide, we'll walk you through a few of the ways you can download and record podcasts and radios from TuneIn.

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Part 1. Know More about TuneIn
Part 2. Download Podcasts from TuneIn [Official]
Part 3. Best Way to Download Audio from TuneIn

Part 1. Difference between TuneIn Pro, Premium and Free

TuneIn empowers people to hear exactly what they love the moment they want it, and discover a universe of audio, all in one place. It combines the power of audio, design, and technology where you can access live sports, up-to-the minute news, curated music, millions of podcasts, and over 120,000 streaming radio stations.

TuneIn offers two different apps: TuneIn Radio and TuneIn Radio Pro. Here is the difference between TuneIn Pro, Premium, and Free.

TuneIn Radio: a free app with access to 100,000 real radio stations and 5.7M podcasts.

TuneIn Radio Pro: available for a one-time fee and enable users to listen to ad-free radio.

TuneIn Premium: a paid subscription service for TuneIn Radio and TuneIn Radio Pro. With TuneIn Premium, users can enjoy everything featured in the TuneIn standard free service, plus live NHL games, more than 600 commercial-free music stations, and an ad-free experience.

Part 2. Official Way to Download An Episode of A Podcast from TuneIn

The TuneIn Premium service enables listeners to download an episode of a podcast for offline listening but it is only available for Android users. Just log into a Premium account on the TuneIn Radio Pro app or the Free app. Then start downloading an episode of a podcast:

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1) Make sure that your Android device is connected to Wi-Fi.

2) Launch TuneIn Radio or TuneIn Radio Pro then log into a Premium account.

3) Navigate to a podcast and choose the podcast episode you wish to download.

4) Press the three-dot menu button and a menu will pop up with options to Share or Download.

5) Tap Download and your selected episode will be downloaded to your device.

Part 3. How to Record TuneIn Radio and Podcast via TunesKit

To record Tunein online radios, TunesKit Audio Capture is absolutely the best choice. As a powerful streaming audio recorder, TunesKit Audio Capture has many advantages. It can record high-quality audio and store them into different formats of files, including MP3. Equiped with auto ad-removal function and built-in trim tool, it will protect you from the disturbance of ads.

In addition, it can not only record audio from TuneIn but also other streaming music services on your computer like Spotify and YouTube Music. It means that TunesKit software will be useful if you want to record audio from other platforms on your computer. The following chart briefs the main feature of TunesKit Audio Capture and its download links.

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Key Features of TunesKit Audio Capture:

  • Record streaming audio from any website
  • Save all recordings to common audio formats
  • Preserve audio quality and track information
  • Support multi-track recording, trimming and merging
  • Support various audio effects like trimming
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Up to this point, you may have installe TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer. Either way, you can use the following tutorial as a using reference, as it tells you how to record TunesIn radio on PC in detail.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Audio Capture

Launch TunesKit Audio Capture, and you will be able to see the main interface where the list of target software is listed at the center of the window.

the main interface

Step 2Manage Output Preferences

Some preparations must be made before recording. First, click the trumpet-shaped button at the right bottom to check and manage the adjustable recordings options, including output format, sampling rate, bit rate, etc. For those who are unfamiliar with all the musical jargons, the Preset menu can help you in that TunesKit Audio Capture will automatically adjust the recording preferences according to the preset you choose.

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Return to the main interface and open the Preferences menu at the right top, where you can designate the specific location that the recordings to be stored.

Step 3Start to Record TuneIn Radio

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Select the explorer with which you want to open TuneIn, and TunesKit Audio Capture will launch it for you (note that: if you have already launched this explorer, this newly launched window will cause the previous one to shut down). Then play your target radio in the newly opened explorer, and the recording process will start in a few seconds, which will not, however, harm the integrity of recorded tracks.

If you are intended to record multiple tracks, TunesKit Audio Capture is able to identify the silence interval between songs and split them automatically into different tracks even if they are played in the same radio.

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

Step 4Trim Recorded TuneIn Audios

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After you have finished recording, you could click the Edit button at the rear of each track to trim the audio track. You can cut one recording into several different segments or merge all recordings into one file. This is to eliminate the possible segments of ads or other interruption. Besides, you can edit the tags of the music, including title, artist, and album, or rename the tracks. After all is done, tap the Save button to store the tracks in local storage.

Bottom Line

All in all, to download radio and podcast from TuneIn, you should either subscribe to Premium Plan or record TuneIn radio with streaming audio recorders, among which TunesKit Audio is the best one. The latter method will save a great deal of money but still provide the original quality, so why not choose it?

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