Intent Radio

Intent-driven internet radio player

Intent Radio is an android internet radio app without a graphical user interface. It is controlled exclusively through the delivery of broadcast intents. If you do not know what a broadcast intent is, then this is probably not the app for you.

Intent Radio was written primarily to be driven by shortcuts, tasks and events triggered from other apps.

Despite its name, Intent Radio will happily play any audio media supported natively by Android, including local content.

Important: You must run the app manually at least once before Android will deliver broadcast intents. This is an Android security feature. Thereafter, even after reboots, it should not be necessary to run the app at all.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.9.11 (21) suggested Added on 2015-10-12

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

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