Mobile Listening

Get the RFA Mobile App (free):

Google Play Store (Android)

When first opening the app after installing on an Android device, you will be asked:  “Stop optimizing battery usage?”  Select “ALLOW“.

If you select “DENY”, when your device is not connected to a power source and you allow the screen to go dark, the app will stop playing music after 5 minutes of inactivity.  This is due to a battery-saving feature introduced by Android beginning with Version 6.  Selecting “ALLOW” lets the Radio Free Americana app run in the background, not restricting its battery usage.

Apple iTunes Store (iOS)

Amazon Store (Fire)

Following are screenshots (resized for display purposes) of the RFA Mobile App:

RFA Mobile App Screenshot 1   RFA Mobile App Screenshot 2

By default, the RFA Mobile App will play our 64kbps AAC+ stream when you click “Listen Now”. If you prefer to listen to the 128kbps MP3 stream, you can access it via the app’s drop-down box (see illustration above).

When listening on your mobile device over a cellular network, we recommend the 64kbps AAC+ stream.  Because it requires less bandwidth, (1) it will be the most reliable option on networks with limited capacity, and (2) it will conserve data usage (possibly saving you money if your data plan is limited).  Importantly, an AAC+ stream at 64kbps sounds nearly the same as a MP3 stream at 128kbps.


RFA Web Players:

From your mobile device, click the desired player below…

RFA 64kbps AAC+ Stream with Playlist

RFA 128kbps MP3 Stream

Web players operate using your browser, opening in a new page which you can keep open while visiting other pages.  For superior mobile performance, download the RFA Mobile App using the links above.


RFA on TuneIn:

RFA on TuneIn


More Help:

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