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Is it possible to hear the radio without connecting the headset?

I know the headset acts as an antenna.

However, it would be great if I can just put the phone on the coffee table and listen to the radio without being physically connected to it via a headset.

I am using Samsung Galaxy 2.

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If your radio station is an extremely obscure one, there is a high chance that it is available in TuneIn Radio. TuneIn uses your Internet connection (Wifi or 3G) instead of the FM wave so it does not require FM antennae.

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No. Your earphone is used as an antenna. But, If your phone has a built-in radio app, connect your earphone, open the app and turn loudspeaker.

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