This article was from a couple years ago. Looks like Samsung changed their minds. 👎 "Last year, LG committed to enabling the FM radio chips in its smartphones in the U.S., Canada, and Latin American countries. Now Samsung has made a similar commitment. Samsung has agreed to enable the FM chip in upcoming smartphones in the U.S. and Canada. The news was announced by NextRadio, makers of a smartphone app that enables you to listen to FM radio stations on your Android or iOS device. NextRadio points out that FM chips allow users to easily connect to radio signals that can help save their lives in emergencies. In their normal day-to-day lives, users can listen to FM radio to easily hear their local stations as well as use less battery and data compared to streaming music. Samsung is a major Android manufacturer, so it's good to see the company committing to enabling the FM radio chips in its upcoming smartphones. This will give many more people in the U.S. and Canada the option to listen to FM radio on their smartphones, and having more options is always a good thing." Source: NextRadio
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Hi, I chatted with a Samsung rep on Twitter around the time I posted this question. I was told they had no plans to enable the radio despite they're being a whole thing where Samsung was "partnering with" Next radio and would be enabling the radios so that app at least could be usef. Idk, maybe if more people complain, that might do something.
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