FM radio has somehow thrived in the age of streaming services, and it will now be easier for some Samsung phone owners to access. Unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are getting support for FM radio reception in their latest update. Now, you can listen to FM radio on the devices as long as you have wired headphones plugged in, as spotted by a Reddit user yesterday.
Samsung teamed up with broadcaster-backed app NextRadio back in January to bring FM radio support to its phones in the US and Canada, but the software support didn’t reach unlocked S9 and S9 Plus devices. As part of the new update, unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices are also getting security patches, which have taken longer to arrive compared to locked devices because Samsung typically gets carriers to certify unlocked updates before release.