Listen to Old Radio Shows on your TV

There’s a group of people who will say that the old times were better or that TV today is terrible. Perhaps people want to relive the past for nostalgic reasons or want to learn more about life half a century ago. All of those demographics may be interested in getting access to episodes from over seventy different radio programs from the forties and fifties such as Abbott And Costello.

Old Time Radio

The app, Old Time Radio for TV, has accumulated episodes from many radio programs and has curated them in an interface optimized for TVs. Users can scroll through different genres and pick a particular show. Then, they can browse all of the episodes of that show from its inception to its finale.

Old Time Radio
That was 66 years ago.

You can see the episode name and number for each one as you browse, and you can also see the date, getting a small feeling of nostalgia as you realize just how long ago this content was first played. You may also cringe at the differences in our culture since then.

There is not support for Live Channels, although it would be neat to add some sort of integration. It’d be like truly having radio, where the shows go on endlessly.

The app is $0.99 to purchase on Google Play, which is a small price to pay for access to over ten thousand episodes, especially when it’s not subscription based like many video and audio services.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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