AccuRadio is highest user-rated app on Android

AccuRadio, the Internet radio platform with over 900 home-curated genre stations, compiled user rankings in the Google Play store of Android music apps, and determined that AccuRadio is the highest-rated app among radio and music subscription apps. (Disclosure: AccuRadio CEO Kurt Hanson was the founding editor of RAIN.)

AccuRadio’s combined rankings in Android’s five-star system add up to 4.75 stars. Other streamers which landed in the top five included Songza, with its “life moments” concierge-style playlisting, and Digitally Imported, a boutique Internet radio operation specializing in the electronica genre.

John Gehron, COO of AccuRadio, told us, “It’s great when our in-house team’s work is validated by our listeners. Our tech team and music programmers have worked hard to make the user experience enjoyable.”

According to the press release, the study intended to be comprehensive of North America-based businesses whose apps have been updated within the last six months. The result is a user-ranking survey of 57 Android music and radio apps.

A few other points of note:

  • Music ID services Shazam and Soundhound were among the six most-reviewed apps in the cohort.
  • Pandora received twice as many user rankings (1.1-million) across all stars as the next most-reviewed app, Shazam (545,000).
  • In the top five most-reviewed apps, the lowest-scoring was Google Play Music, which came in 35th.
  • TuneIn and iHeartRadio, the leading digital radio aggregators, were the 7th and 8th best-ranked, respectively.

Brad Hill