ANT Radio Service APK

Version 4.16.00 - com.dsi.ant.service.socket
Last updated: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:23:57 UTC
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ANT Radio Service apk

APP Information

Download Version 4.16.00 (41600)
Apk Size157.75 KB
App DeveloperANT+
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.1 and up
App Packagecom.dsi.ant.service.socket.apk

Download ANT Radio Service 4.16.00 APK

App Description

ANT Radio Service is service,socket,communication,radio, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.07 by 60 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit ANT+ website who developed it. com.dsi.ant.service.socket.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.1 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.16.00 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 8516973+ times on store. You can also download com.dsi.ant.service.socket APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

ANT is a wireless protocol, similar to Bluetooth®, that is predominantly used for sport and fitness wireless connectivity. Pre-installed by the phone manufacturer, this service allows you to connect ANT+ devices to apps on your phone. ANT Wireless is a division of Garmin Canada Inc.

ANT enabled apps can utilize this service to connect:
• Heart Rate: Receive live heart rate data from heart rate straps or wearables produced by many popular manufacturers
• Fitness Equipment: Connect ANT+ enabled fitness equipment and bicycle trainers to popular training and workout apps
• Bike Speed and Cadence: Capture bike speed, distance, and/or cadence data
• Bike Power: Capture data from ANT+ cycling power meters such as Garmin Vector 
• Stride-based Speed and Distance Monitor: Capture speed and distance data from running footpods

For a full list of compatible ANT+ apps and devices visit

How did this app get on my phone and is it spyware? 
This service is standard software, included by the manufacturer of your phone. It is not illegally downloaded, and it is not spyware. It will not cause system malfunctions or pop-up ads to appear. It is not bloatware and typically uses a max of 20 MB of space. For example, on a 16GB phone, this service takes up 0.0013% of space. We do not pay phone manufacturers to have this service pre-installed. 

How can I remove this service? 
Since this service is standard software, you’re unable to delete it from your phone. Instead, you can disable this service by following the manufacturer’s instructions. The typical process is: settings>applications>application manager>appropriate app>force stop>disable

Disabling this service will not affect your phone’s software. If, in the future, you require the ability to connect to services and devices via ANT+, just enable the service again. 

NOTE: Since this is a factory installed service, it may enable/re-download if you reset and/or update your phone. Don’t panic! Just follow the instructions to disable it again. 

Does this service track me without my knowledge?
No. The ANT Radio Service and ANT+ Plugins Service applications provide a wireless connectivity service, similar to Bluetooth or WiFi, but with very low power. These services do not collect any personal data.

Is it difficult to develop an app with ANT+ capabilities and is there a fee? 
Using the ANT+ plugins in your app to communicate with ANT+ devices is quick, easy, free and uses a simple API. Visit the ANT Android Developer page ( for more information and to download the SDK. 

How do I know if I own any ANT enabled products? 
Visit to search for ANT/ANT+ enabled products, devices and/or services.

App ChangeLog

  • Note: This service may be pre-installed by your device manufacturer to allow the ANT wireless hardware already present in your mobile device to operate. If you do not use this feature it will remain inactive.
  • v.4.15:
  • -Support more private network keys
  • -Various bug fixes
  • [Full changelog coming on our GitHub SDK README.]

App Screens

ANT Radio Service App Screen 1ANT Radio Service App Screen 2ANT Radio Service App Screen 3ANT Radio Service App Screen 4ANT Radio Service App Screen 5


requires following permissions on your android device.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

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.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Michael G-avatar

    Michael G


    This app radios everything you do to the cloud. Once it arrives, an AI adds it to the "you" data repository. From this it creates a picture of you that is more accurate than your self image. It will be able to predict how you will react to any possible situation. It knows how to modify your responses to achieve a desired outcome. The only way to opt out is to discard your phone.

  2. Snoots and Snogs-avatar

    Snoots and Snogs


    app It doesn't apply to me in any way, shape or form, but every single night, and randomly.... it re-installs automatically! "ANT" (now literally reminds me of pesky BUGS! 🐜), because there are two. Think on that concept now. GET OFF MY PHONE, AND STAY OFF! .

  3. T T.N-avatar

    T T.N


    I can't delete it. I got it when i synced one very old tablet where this stupid app was with my old phone. And ever since is moving to every device I get. I don't even know what it not using it at all and is very frustrating that im not able to delete it. Pls help

  4. Mr. Ecripse-avatar

    Mr. Ecripse


    I have not a single device that utilizes ant radio service, but it keeps saying it was used at some point in the past. Yet never connected a single device with it, only wifi or blu-tooth. What gives?

  5. Justin Hreha-avatar

    Justin Hreha


    This recent update has broke my Bluetooth communication for my TOZO NC9 and JBL Live 300 earbuds. They were working absolutely perfect until this update. Now they drop connection constantly. Please reverse or fix whatever has gone wrong. Samsung Galaxy S9+

  6. Zaneius Valentine-avatar

    Zaneius Valentine


    It's literally just backend drivers and such for ANT Hardware of your phone uses it for NFC and the like. Not bloat or spyware it would be there regardless; Android has simply moved to app-based modules for update flexibility (something google has been talking about for years) rather than just Android Services itself.

  7. Harry I-avatar

    Harry I


    Connection establishment is pathetic, it cannot hold linking more than 20 seconds with my other devices and it gets failed in just 20 earlier S6 used to maintain good connection and note like new Note10 Plus which continuously drop the conncetion/linking with my tv and other mirroring devices...Zero points to this ...

  8. M M-avatar

    M M


    Again This is the radio & i seem 2 have the plug in service also. Why cant i open this app & your plug in app? What r u hiding? So thats 2 apps on my phone i know nothing about!!! What is this for & why do i need this on my phone? Can someone help me.if i unistall these 2 apps from my phone will i loose data or somethin.

  9. Mark Hogan-avatar

    Mark Hogan


    This app is extremely frustrating. Normally it will take 3-4 app restarts to connect to a single bulb, in the same room. I just had to spend 30 tries and a phone restart to get it to connect.

  10. Pat Phillips-avatar

    Pat Phillips


    To disable app from FAQ. How can I remove this service? Since this service is standard software, you’re unable to delete it from your phone. Instead, you can disable this service by following the manufacturer’s instructions. The typical process is: settings>applications>application manager>appropriate app>force stop>disable Disabling this service will not affect your phone’s software. If, in the future, you require the ability to connect to services and devices via ANT+, just enable the servic

  11. Melvin Corns-avatar

    Melvin Corns


    So tired of Samsung tablet loading up junk apps using my ram that I bought this tablet for. Another app every dang day it seems. Phone video call duo video call and many many more. Don't have no phone on this tablet or ever plan to.

  12. James Kauzlarich-avatar

    James Kauzlarich


    As this is a system App, I don't think it should be available for review. But since it is, and I don't believe it is ever used by my apps, and it's unremoveable, it's just another 15 to 20 megabytes of wasted space on my phone. Something I cannot afford.

  13. Stevan B.-avatar

    Stevan B.


    I don't think that companies would allow themselves to sell phones that has preinstalled spying software. Even if anyone is interested in your private info and "spying" on you, you would't even know it or/and have that app as listed. But, we SHOULD be able to uninstall whatever we want, so having this apps that can only be disabled (like Facebook), doesn't make much sense...

  14. Leslie Ellis-avatar

    Leslie Ellis


    This app thinks I signed up as a beta tester with another account. It will not let me open the apps. No idea what this is, other than bloatware that came with the phone. Apparently I don't get to find out either

  15. Anarchy 2021-avatar

    Anarchy 2021


    Very good app and give them 1000 health, Keep up on improving the wifi speed and distance coverage! :)😎👍

  16. Bruce Byers-avatar

    Bruce Byers


    The solution to the problem, a problem. Garmin infects those who dare interact.

  17. Danica S-avatar

    Danica S


    just updated this morning and was working fine. Closed phone down and rebooted-and it uninstalled itself. Fine job NOT GOOGLE APP STORE!!!

  18. Pit J.-avatar

    Pit J.


    Pair between Win10 and S20+ failed. Not any more and integration and compatible if Windows10 mobile app companion is enabled and after lattes updates.

  19. pedro lopez-avatar

    pedro lopez


    Drops connection every minute or so. Needs some serious work!

  20. DVB fta-avatar

    DVB fta


    Yet another garbage app forced on us that will not allow uninstallation... or at least disabling it! I did not ask for or install this app, it's on my phone by default, apparently.

  21. Maximiliano Ledo-avatar

    Maximiliano Ledo


    Most reviews for this app are negative and, a great majority of them are from people that don't even got a slightly clue of what this app does or what is it for...and yet they give it a bad rating and comments as they were professional developers. Perhaps democracy is not that good after all. Come on! Using google won't bait you.

  22. Alexander Korzhenko-avatar

    Alexander Korzhenko


    Ever since I installed this app I gained the ability to read minds and control mobile devices with my mind, pretty cool I recommend.

  23. Diana Bowen-avatar

    Diana Bowen


    I have no clue why this app is on my tablet? If you try to uninstall it goes through the motions but is still there.

  24. Protonumus-avatar



    Great work. No issues on the function of purpose. Review by Protonumus [YouTube]

  25. Vagenlitefoot-avatar



    it sucks. unresponsive, bad connection, lousy selections, the ui was garbage

  26. Brandie Morin-avatar

    Brandie Morin


    Don't use, have never used it. Havd tried to uninstall & it keeps coming back.

  27. Emalee Weber-avatar

    Emalee Weber


    Pre installed garbage, can't uninstall, takes up precious space. Just as bad as Facebook.

  28. Maninderjit Singh-avatar

    Maninderjit Singh


    Hiii ANT Radio Service Fix Network Up and Down Hota fixed update 2020

  29. Randy Dodge-avatar

    Randy Dodge


    Have no idea how it installed it self? Samsung cease and desist adding hidden apps, no matter what service they provide, make them uninstallable.

  30. Esther Taiwiah-avatar

    Esther Taiwiah


    I can't access the radio or even see the radio app on my screen

  31. a v-avatar

    a v


    Unable to DELETE? Another garbage app.

  32. Joshua Merrell-avatar

    Joshua Merrell


    Radio? Some kinda archaic boomer word, like cursive.

  33. The Legends Collector-avatar

    The Legends Collector


    There is two different apps with this ant Radio Service. The other one is ant + plugins connection or something. I have no idea how these apps got on my phone and I never got notified saying that my phone was automatically installing them. So I have no idea how they got on my phone. Can I please get a response from the creators or administrators on how these apps ended up on my phone?

  34. Dang A.-avatar

    Dang A.


    Amazing! Before I had this app I was homeless now I'm working at a fortune 500 making over 10 billion a year it really changed my life! I can't recommend this app enough!

  35. tracy fisher-avatar

    tracy fisher


    This app embedded/sold or bought it's way into my device! Never heard of it or saw it until it just showed up! I have never used it, dont want it, but can't get rid of it! Yet even though I clear data ,click off permissions uninstall updates hit force stop and disable ! It just helps its self back to my system storage and data !I can't update MY choice of apps because of these useless garbage taking and adding all the time ! You ,this app as well as other Ant apps invading You all all despecable

  36. Ketaki Gode-avatar

    Ketaki Gode


    Need quick access and service

  37. Phillip Sizemore-avatar

    Phillip Sizemore


    Garbage. When you uninstall. It doesnt disappear from your installed apps selection on play store. And the is also a plug in app that goes with it. When you uninstall any other app. It disappears from your list. And it wasnt preinstalled on my device. I downloaded from play store without reading reviews. If I had. I would have never installed.

  38. Dan D-avatar

    Dan D


    So this says I updated it in June 2020, but that's impossible since I never update apps I don't use. Like this one. That means it updated itself somehow. Also, it's interesting how this app isn't even on my phone, yet shows up in my list of apps that needs to be updated. STOP FORCING APPS ON US.

  39. john fray-avatar

    john fray


    as of 11/8/18 i read sooo many reviews for this App, i read in depth details an come to find out if ur not a training cyclist, evry day marathon runner or cyclist this App isn't needed, i tried to play the video about this App and ovcource its not available, so it is pre installed through condolence of phone manufacturers!! so iv uninstalled any updates and cleared Data gave no permissions then force stopped it.

  40. Matthew Guillen-avatar

    Matthew Guillen


    I really want this uninstalled and off my accounts. Never wanted it and never downloaded it and now stuck with it and the problems that wont go away. Thank you all for believing in me and helping me back in to my accounts. Dont spend all the money before the next person gets a chance.

  41. a_person7-avatar



    I cant even use this there is no open button Also forced installed on my samsung GET IT OFF

  42. J Lawrence-avatar

    J Lawrence


    Thanks for the malicious software this gives us ! For those who use it for fitbit and installed with your new sheeple tracker... glad your happy. But for the rest of us who have this forced and locked onto our phones, its true that its used as a all accses pass to all accounts, info, gps, email, banking, and malicious & Spyware. Do some research and you will find that there are programs coded to attach itself to the program for taking admen rights away. Can get it from gethub & other sights.

  43. Luke Slywalker-avatar

    Luke Slywalker


    Unused app which constantly appears as new updates are downloaded . Beside from what i read about it just very bad app/program and about 75percent of population has absolutely no use of it whatsoever... stupid and pointless to waste storage (even if im sitting on 256gb with up to terabyte memory card). But obviosly people or person who made it originally gave a lot of oral to everybody around so theyll pack this bloat in, and people/person will get his money or whatever else

  44. john jones-avatar

    john jones


    This came up on updates ,I've never seen this anywhere in my phones apps . What I'm going to do is fully check all files ,if I see this app it will be overwritten so,I'm not interested in bloatware for any reason . Feel free to stuff your app.

  45. Otto Tater-avatar

    Otto Tater


    Forced on me, not downloaded voluntarily so there's no way to give it a high rating it's too invasive to recommend. If it comes on your system you need it use it it'll be fine if it doesn't come in your system you don't need it don't worry about it

  46. Adam Wójcik-avatar

    Adam Wójcik


    It is NOT spyware, bloatware, adware, or any sort of malware. If your WiFi driver showed up in Google Play as an app would you be freaking out that it's spyware, adware and what-not? I don't think so. So again: This will NOT hurt your phone/tablet/guinea pig and is just a driver for hardware present in your device. Plus, it takes up no nore than 20 MB of space, so to all people complaining: What sort of potato are you using? BTW, just root if you want this off your phone :D

  47. Danelle Botchlet-avatar

    Danelle Botchlet


    Zero stars this app sits in my play store just spinning like its trying to update or something. It won't allow my other apps to update at all so now they won't work right either. I cant find where or how to get it off my phone.

  48. Zaifa Hazeerah-avatar

    Zaifa Hazeerah


    Don't know what's this for...I've already uninstalled this but it just keep appearing installed in my a negative star rating for this app. Edited part: So if this is for NFC then why would NFC not work in my phone even before i uninstalled this in my phone?

  49. Hopefore Moore-avatar

    Hopefore Moore


    I have un installed this well as disabled auto update! So please stop re installing I do not have enough space for a app I never choose to have as well as dont use! HERE IT IS. 13 MONTHS LATER! When I first got my tablet I did not know that there was pre-installed apps hidden embeded.Now I only know is very soon I will not be able to use due to everything that's been installed by who ever be it Samsung or Google play store,or the Devil? I do not want or use voice recon,TV, music,flip,work

  50. Kisha Cunanan-avatar

    Kisha Cunanan


    I cant remove it, I already reformat my phone, it looks like it will be permanently app in my phone. You should fix this I want to remove it but cant and I did not even downloaded it, it downloaded automatically without my permission. Its frustating to deal with this kind of app 😡

  51. Jennifer Moreau-avatar

    Jennifer Moreau


    Another FORCED app from a phone developer. I don't have anything that uses this. There's already a nifty thing called bluetooth. The ability to UNINSTALL this would be its best feature.

  52. Lance Dickson-avatar

    Lance Dickson


    Bloat ware. Useless and unwanted.

  53. Ken Keniff-avatar

    Ken Keniff


    My phone is telling me I have it installed yet I cant locate the location of app .. not am I able to open it from the play store

  54. Maya Desire-avatar

    Maya Desire


    Tired of paying for a phone then not being able to choose EVERY app I use on there an half my space already being taken by apps like these. I have no need for this app an I'd like it off my device asap... It should of ALWAYS been that if you fully own your phone then you can Uninstall any or all apps you want. It's appalling to see so many complaints about the same thing yet no response from you all such a absent display of customer service or just a bad one to me...

  55. Broc Ungaro-avatar

    Broc Ungaro


    ,still no option to remove this. For those who like or live this great. I'm happy for you. I don't use it, when I tried it I didn't like it. But, i can't remove it. So that means it's malware or bloatware. I have no option, it takes precious space on device. No choice, take it you will like it

  56. Ned MacInnis-avatar

    Ned MacInnis


    Not sure what this is or why I have it. Must be bloatware.

  57. Kevin Mc-avatar

    Kevin Mc


    Don't know why I'm forced to update this Ant Radio app as I don't have any apps that require it. :(

  58. Betty Howard-avatar

    Betty Howard


    Keeps resetting and changing info on my phone

  59. Yoshimori Morahima-avatar

    Yoshimori Morahima


    Spyware. Can't uninstall. Keeps trying to update itself. It's using too much of my phone resources and draining my phones battery because it wouldn't stop trying to update itself. Why did Samsung and Google allowed this to be uploaded to their app stores?

  60. Green Shiver-avatar

    Green Shiver


    Yep, it's still here! How Samsung ( looking at the reviews that read like lousy, unwanted, can't remove it, garbage and oh, for that one idiot who thinks everyone believes it's the FBI or some kind of spyware) can still ignore everyone wishes, I just want to share with them 🖕!

  61. Tyler Sampson-avatar

    Tyler Sampson


    I have this pre-installed, but I can't even use the app. It's no where to be found, a radio sounds nice, but the fact I can't get rid of or use it is ridiculous and deserving of no stars.

  62. TheRealCat-avatar



    It helps bluetooth devices work on your phone and it takes up such a TINY amount of space. It's so small a standard floppy disk can store it.

  63. Robert Ruddle Jr.-avatar

    Robert Ruddle Jr.


    I have absolutely no need for this app. 👎 I have years of experience working for a major BC&BS insurance and understand the lengths they would go to use data collected by app's like this to the public's detriment.

  64. The Good Samaritan-avatar

    The Good Samaritan


    It is used for a lot of things. It is a service app that adds a another form of communication for industrial, scientific, and medical uses.

  65. Marcel Jones-avatar

    Marcel Jones


    Latest up took my cell signal down from 3 bars to 1 bar in my house !!! Can't even call in my own house now !

  66. Tiganus Constantin Razvan-avatar

    Tiganus Constantin Razvan


    trojan like facebook app you uninstall but is still there.there are couple app they push in just to spy on you that will offer to the close attacker 100÷ control over hotspot protectec by password there are several apps INJECTED by SAMSUNG to oveload cpu,memory and to fill with unussual content your device to determinate you to aquire a new product.

  67. John Wilkinson-avatar

    John Wilkinson


    Never use it...who wants to listen to radio on a phone

  68. Kelly Kirk-avatar

    Kelly Kirk


    I have Been Trying To Unistslle this Pre installed app. But can not get it off. I don't Need it, it just takes up Space. I have no need for this App and would Like it Removed from my Galaxy Samsung S7 Edge. But don't and can't get eid of this app. I don't want or need

  69. Robert Henzler-avatar

    Robert Henzler


    I assumed this was yet another streaming music app. Upon furter investigation, I have no idea what it is, what it's for, or what it does. All their website says is that it's preinatalled and makes certain hardware function. My WiFi and bluetooth works just fine without it. All I can find are mentions of fitness devices, which I don't have. Why preinstall this on everyones phone if it's only useful to a select group of consumers? Try telling people what this is.

  70. Mandy Shultz-avatar

    Mandy Shultz


    I think this kind of application is pretty unnecessary for the common person. since I have the ability to uninstall unnecessary stuff at least for this I am uninstalling it. I'm sure it comes in handy for people who are interested in stuff it uses. Im just not.

  71. Susana Reis-avatar

    Susana Reis


    The update it's not working for Samsung Galaxy devices, for old and new devices.

  72. P G Ricketts-avatar

    P G Ricketts


    First, this isn't a radio for listening. It allows other devices, like heart rate monitors (bought separately, not an app) to transmit info to and from your phone. Got any type of fitness gear? That's how they communicate. Blood pressure machines (not apps) use it. It is not removable for uninformed users who don't research to understand what it is or does. Y'all need a Samsung J3 and you'll be fine. This is a BMW high performance phone. You need a Ford Focus.

  73. barry kelly-avatar

    barry kelly


    This service is similar (not part of) to the system components that enable other forms of wireless connectivity on your phone (ie. WiFi, NFC) and will NOT run or use system resources unless you start an app THAT REQUIRES ANT wireless communication. pre-installed by your device manufacturer to allow the built-in ANT wireless hardware already present in your mobile device to operate. If you do not intend to use this feature there will be no impact to your system and no further action is required.

  74. Todd Smith-avatar

    Todd Smith


    I thought this was a FM radio emulator app, which is useless to American users. We're not supposed to be able to use our phones as a FM radio reciever anymore. I thought "I can't use this, I don't need it, I'll just disable it through the app manager since I can't uninstall it. It just robs me of my available free space. I now see that it is something entirely useful and necessary and not at all what I thought it was for to begin with. It is needed for the phone to communicate via wifi/NFC

  75. Podo Draken-avatar

    Podo Draken


    I, like others, have no need for this App. There is no way to Uninstall or Disable by default means if it is something you do not wish to have eating up storage. It is not essential for device operation so you should be able to, at the minimum, Disable it. Gave 2 Star because unable to Uninstall or Disable. Can not rate higher since I have no need for this App.

  76. Lee Crawford-avatar

    Lee Crawford


    Not sure about the audio quality of the radio, since I can't listen at the frequency that ants hear on. Two stars for the functionality I don't use because I don't own a smart watch and don't use exercise equipment. Three more stars for all the laughs I've had reading comments from idiots complaining about this 1MB app being bloatware and invasion of privacy and they don't know why an app other than Angry Birds is on their phone and Samsung-bad-Apple-is-my-hero. If you have this app, it's because your phone has ANT hardware that won't work without it, and that is how your phone can play Game of Thrones on the treadmill and count your steps when you sneak to the fridge for a midnight snack. If you are unhappy, go buy a brick painted like an iPhone.

  77. First Last-avatar

    First Last


    It's a proprietary wireless standard that is basically same exact thing as Bluetooth. Entire first search page of Google is the Consortium trying to tell you how great it is. They say an advantage of it is that one device can transmit and multiple devices can read. That's not a breakthrough it's something every car radio has done since they were invented. Only an idiot would call this a driver its a third-party proprietary app that uses the Android cell and Wi-Fi radio drivers

  78. Bill Black-avatar

    Bill Black


    As a runner with 10 half marathons, a dozen or so 5ks, a 10k, and countless hours of training and just general running I realize very well what ANT is. I have no ant devices. I might use some in the future but until that time, this service does not belong on my phone. To all those saying it only takes up X amount of space, go away. If your phone has room to spare I'm happy for you. But some of us can't afford larger amounts of memory or just don't like having things installed we have no control over. Having ranted I'll say this isn't a conspiracy, its not a hacker app, You don't need it. Your device will function without this service. It can be very useful for those that use ant devices. I am currently not using and such devices.

  79. why? King-avatar

    why? King


    I give it five stars because it explains to you in detail why it's on your phone for and what its function is more than any other app I've ever seen that was pre downloaded on a phone

  80. SpEd-avatar



    The world is full of stupid people. This is an app that runs in the background and only when it's needed. It doesn't drain resources or battery. It's necessary to run the hardware for wireless functions. Without it you have a $600-$1200 slab of plastic and glass that doesn't do much of anything. If you don't want it... settings>apps>ant>force stop>yes>storage>clear data>yes>disable>yes. It's that simple. Be sure to come back to let us all know how things worked out. If you still can. Good luck.

  81. Sher Alam-avatar

    Sher Alam



  82. E Onesalt-avatar

    E Onesalt


    I didn't now install this app & its been buffering all day everyday & draining my battery.

  83. Jay Hoskinson-avatar

    Jay Hoskinson


    A critical app for active people (runners, cyclists, triathletes, skiers). ANT Radio Service allows things like heart rate monitors, fitness equipment, garmin watches, etc, to connect to your phone & apps using the ANT+ protocol (much more effective than bluetooth and allows multiple connections). It is NOT some secret gov't conspiracy. Man some of you are real pieces of work. Unfortunately with Android Pie, built-in ANT+ seems to have been forgotten, which is a bummer.

  84. Amos Phiri-avatar

    Amos Phiri


    The default sound setting of this app is set so low that I have to push the volume control to maximum in order to hear properly. However, the problem comes when I switch from it (the radio) to another audio app like t he music player or video player because I'd have pushed the volume so high that my eardrums are almost damaged by the sudden change in noise levels. Then I have to push the volume way down low to a comfortable level which is too low on the radio.

  85. Tina Burton-avatar

    Tina Burton


    I have an LG phone that did *not* come with this app pre-installed and unremovable. It also allows me to selectively accept permissions (i.e., Facebook doesn't have access to my media files). Zero bloatware. Decided to install 🐜+ for Endomondo (?), and maybe it will help with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Everyone here thinking Samsung and iPhone are the only two options have their heads in the digital cloud. Have fun spending thousands of 💰 💰 for compromised, unsecured devices.

  86. Gareth Welch-avatar

    Gareth Welch


    ANT is a communication protocol like WiFi or Bluetooth, and allows your phone to connect to things like smart watches, activity trackers, studio bikes at the gym, even home-automation stuff. It is not Samsung specific, but some Samsung apps (and Garmin and Fujitsu and Adidas and Endomondo and ...) are enhanced by ANT technology. The size on my phone is less than 1MB - less than a single photo - so not exactly bloatware. This "app" allows the hardware to work so on a computer it's known as a "driver". Without it, features on your expensive phone will not work. If you don't update this app, some ANT devices you own may not work, or security leaks may not be fixed, leaving you unhappy. Apart from that the app has no features at all, it simply makes the hardware work so other apps can use it.

  87. Matthew Weston-avatar

    Matthew Weston


    Had no idea this was on my phone, since I purchased it, preinstalled, Verison. Been a while since I needed radio (certain messaging/calling). You dont actually use the app yourself. Your system/device knows when it needs access to ANT hardware built in & this app allows that. You probably have another ANT App w/Plug-ins in the name, incase you also need space, so it's goodbye for now. Glad I never saw it run w/any tool, this is great (Especially Verizon installed) it never ate up my battery! 5/5

  88. TinkaLittleFaith-avatar



    Agree with all the other negative comments. Can't uninstall this app. I paid full hard earned cash straight out on my unlocked note 9 and have no choice , cant get rid of this app... excuse me but it's one of the reasons why I purchased unlocked straight out is to have no bloatware . Samsung stop allowing things like this, you'll find you are helping to shove away your customers, one reason we purchase your phone is for freedom of customization , etc to turn around to find out not much freedom is truly given when you look a little closer.

  89. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I think NO app should ever be added to my phone unless the developer first sends me (via snail mail) full documentation about it, how it works, why I need it, pays me (in cash, local currency only) for the use of space on my equipment, and then lets ME decide whether I want it or not. Besides, we don't have ants in FL, the palmetto bugs ate them all. Bwahahaha!

  90. Keith Greene-avatar

    Keith Greene


    I found nice music after I downloaded the app, but didn't use it enough & I tried to uninstall it after zero usage. This app doesn't display an obvious way of uninstalling. Feels like I'm being held hostage. Funny but true. ...1 star because I feel I'm being forced to keep something I don't need!

  91. Dead to Self-avatar

    Dead to Self


    Description is useless not clear for non geeks. So will uninstall do to most apps updates are \10-50 mb, this is over 150. I only get 2gb per month.

  92. PandA Crabtree-avatar

    PandA Crabtree


    Unwanted don't use and would love to get rid of it. It's frustrating & annoying.

  93. Robiwil2 b real-avatar

    Robiwil2 b real


    STOP TRIPPING!! Its not a radio its FM frequency to connect Smart Watches and Fit Bit type devices so it can communicate with your phone. I bought a Fitbit at Christmas and all of a sudden I see this app on my phone. It didn't come pre-installed on my Samsung S8. It on newer versions now to help make the connection easier for Smart Watches. It helps wrist devices and the app on your phone communicate. It's NOT Spyware, Bloatware or adware.

  94. Michael Torgerson-avatar

    Michael Torgerson


    How did this app get on my phone and is it spyware? .... Bloatware.... Check permissions.... Yes this is an app that is preinstalled because this company paid Samsung or Google. The permissions to access sensitive information is present. It's funny when the developer has to say the app isn't spyware or bloatware because most of the time that is not true. Open source the code of the app so we, as the users, can see if your claims are true.

  95. vegn_brit-avatar



    Worked perfectly. I was able to connect my ANT+ heart rate monitor to my tablet and Rouvy was able to connect! I used a cheap Micro USB (Male) to USB 2.0 (Female) Adapter and an old ANT+ usb key that came with my old Garmin Forerunner. With the software installed, no configuration was needed. I just attached the ANT key to the cable which I then plugged into the tablet and Rouvy found the heart rate monitor! Saved me a lot of money as I did not need to buy another heart rate monitor! Thanks to Google! For USB support, this software has to be installed together with ANT USB Service ANT+ ANT+ Plugins Service ANT+ My tablet is a Lennovo running Android 9. This software is for tablets that do not have ANT+ support already builtin.




    I really like the Ant Radio Graphics and Logo. It works Well, a Ant Head,That is Catchy $$ I ♡ It. that is all for now! I just got here. Tell US More [ 0ptional ] How do I save all input data. I Need a databank !! In my personal phone so if you are type any thing. but somedays We are all Geniuses !! We always want What WE just Wrote !! Even if it was only 5 sentence $! Why do half writed messages get dumped? Should be save to memory so it can be finished? Save♡Data ! ANT Radio, TURN IT UP !!

  97. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Samsung and Google with their spyware/malware built-in app. Unfortunately, this app is like ANTs marching to an Apple Pie at a window seal. No matter how many cans of Raid(tm) I've used, this app can't be extinguish.

  98. jon rigby-avatar

    jon rigby


    worked reasonably well for a few weeks. Unable to apply app update. uninstalled and reinstalled. Now can't get it to work due to permissions problem. App's a bit flakey, so you may waste a lot of time trying to get it to work.

  99. Ebrahiem Khan-avatar

    Ebrahiem Khan


    Phone keep on freezing

  100. I, DON'T, EXIST-avatar



    THIS APP WAS NOT FACTORY INSTALLED! as stated in the Term & Service agreement. I DID NOT INSTALL THIS APP! An app that was NEVER on my phone that I know nothing about or what it does or what it's for just appeared on my phone out of nowhere and now I can't get rid of it. I have a MAJOR issue with this and according to a few other reviews I skimmed through it appears this isn't an isolated incident. You guys better fix this and fix this NOW because I never authorized the download of this app to my phone.

  101. James Chalmers-avatar

    James Chalmers


    I have no idea how this useless made its way onto my phone as I don't use it an have no useful need for it because it serves no relevant purpose in supporting anything of Value working functionality or otherwise. So if your are having problems deleting this app is I was, I found that you must go all the back into your Play Store enter Ant Radio Station an Hit the Uninstall tab to be rid of it.

  102. Vanessa L-avatar

    Vanessa L


    I had this installed without knowing it. I had so many advertisings and I didnt get Prompt for passwords anymore to unlock my phone which was a big concern. Beita plugin was one of the things that pops up but i never installed it so i looked it up on play store and it brought me to Ant. I uninstalled Ant and now I dont get advertisings and actually have to put my lock pin in which is a relief. Idk what this is for but the fact that my phone cleared up when I uninstalled it is very concerning.

  103. Lyn Ferguson-avatar

    Lyn Ferguson


    I'm laughing at the bad reviews saying Get Off My Phone! But it is a useful app! It does not have ANY malware and is NOT by hackers. You need this for your Wi-Fi to work. If you do not want this app think about taking your wifi away, never use ANY wifi on your phone or tablet and do not use mobile data ever.

  104. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This is a pre installed app. no one loaded it when u weren't looking. why it's called radio and has nothing to do w music, is beyond me. It's a shame you buy a device w 32gb and 16 plus is unavailable due to preinstalled garbage. you want to get rid of preinstalled? root your device. then you have full control. you're welcome.

  105. Elaine Johnson-avatar

    Elaine Johnson


    These apps that installed without permission only drains the battery. I don't need this on my phone. Then when I want to delete it, it says by deleting this app may cause other apps on your phone system some problems. I am the one who should decide what I want and don't want on my phone since I'm the one who pays the bill. Thank you!!

  106. Andy Bircumshaw-avatar

    Andy Bircumshaw


    Crapware - I am unable to uninstall this rubbish from my brand new Samsung tablet. Very annoying. 👎

  107. Steve Cumming-avatar

    Steve Cumming


    As many other intelligently reviews are given, I equally add weight. As an engineer & have 35+ yr in the software industry; is my credential for giving an informed statement. ANT is a protocol (like Bluetooth, WiFi, etc) but if I was to ask someone about their WiFi, they might not be able to tell me if it is 2.4 Mhz or 5 Mhz or both. They might not know whether their WiFi router brocadcasts on channel a/b/g/n or combos. ANT is added by manufacturers, to allow services to be created for DEVICES

  108. ffej kk-avatar

    ffej kk


    Just more bloatware for your android. I never installed this and never used it, so why is it on my phone?

  109. Kirsten Ercole-avatar

    Kirsten Ercole


    Spyware. Stupid nfc tags can trigger movement notifications. Like the theft tags at stores

  110. Lev Serebryakov-avatar

    Lev Serebryakov


    Doesn't work on Android 9. Worked on same phone on Android 8. There is no permission settings on my phone for this app. Must be updated for Android 9+

  111. Akash Pednekar-avatar

    Akash Pednekar


    The app permission option is disabled , so cant give permission on oneplus 3 , also most of android 9& above are facing same issue

  112. Carmen Zoraida Lopez-avatar

    Carmen Zoraida Lopez


    - star, not able to uninstall & on in circular motion in "installed apps" section, not keen, not keen at all

  113. Mr. J. R. L.-avatar

    Mr. J. R. L.


    Pre-installed garbage, can't uninstall this app that takes precious space.

  114. Reinard Dolleschel-avatar

    Reinard Dolleschel


    5 stars for the clear and useful app description. That's the exact info most users come here to find. Well done.

  115. Milton Lau-avatar

    Milton Lau


    a totally useless app, if you're not burdened with superficial technology gadgets. of course once you're dependent upon such things like home locking by remote, then get your zombiephone lost or stolen, you've screwed yourself - you have nobody to blame but your self for getting hooked on an immature technology that shouldn't have been made available.

  116. Dude-avatar



    I dislike preloaded junk that, once you root it out, gets reloaded during system updates.

  117. Maria Louisa Marciano-avatar

    Maria Louisa Marciano


    Useless bloatware that bribed their way into being added to the manufacturer's bloatware. I don't know anyone that uses this app. I don't have the proprietary equipment this app demands. I am certain that the associated costs time force this on unsuspecting consumers is paid by the poor bastards that use ant controlled devices.

  118. lightning anims ツ-avatar

    lightning anims ツ


    Won't let me Uninstall and its been updating for two damn years and the update is still not done and. Now I cant install some stuff I want to install

  119. overlord cerberus-avatar

    overlord cerberus


    Annoying and probably an invasion of privacy. Im forced to have this unknown software that i dont want on my phone but i shouldnt worry because if i dont use the software it remains inactive.ok then if its unused and inactive then its also pointless being on my phone.why then cant i just delete it seeing as its apparently doing nothing more than taking up space on the phone? Because thats not true is it? Its doing something alright...i'll bet its always active. So what is it and whats it doing?

  120. Rajesh Kumar Ojha-avatar

    Rajesh Kumar Ojha


    Other aaps are not responding when it update. Net server became slow

  121. Charlie C-avatar

    Charlie C


    I would love to remove this app from my device but apparently that is not possible. Update 2020... new device same problem.

  122. Tong Thao-avatar

    Tong Thao


    This Radio Service it's Awesome, it can do a lot thing for you. Thanks

  123. Mohd Khaseem-avatar

    Mohd Khaseem


    I have a wireless headset (Bluetooth) it is getting connected but unable to play radio. It is saying connect wired headphones to turn on the radio . The wire act as an antenna. About this also emailed to the support team but did not receive any information from them.

  124. Richard McFaul-avatar

    Richard McFaul


    I don't know what the hell it does! I am trying to find out how to un install. My phone has intrusive ads. I have removed everything except this. I am not sure it's this app causing the ads but there isn't much left on my phone to generate ads.

  125. Steven Fitzgerald-avatar

    Steven Fitzgerald


    The amount of people who don't understand what this app does amuses and disappoints me. As an app which allows communication between my device and various sports equipment it works fine. If you don't like or use it, disable it in Settings Applications.

  126. The Oiulkj-avatar

    The Oiulkj


    I'm an ant and I use this radio all the time. It's great for letting you know when a human is about to step on your hill so you have time to run over and bite their legs. Best app, long live the queen.

  127. Dirk Hillbrecht-avatar

    Dirk Hillbrecht


    This service does not work with current versions of Android 9. It does not request the access rights for the ANT+ hardware and there is no way to enable it manually. This renders the complete ANT+ system unusable with no way to recover.

  128. David Harmon-avatar

    David Harmon


    I don't use the services connected to this. Just another vulnerability and resource hog. I have a bunch of hogs running exploits and stealing my paid for bandwidth because of these useless poorly coded apps.

  129. Shelli Anna-avatar

    Shelli Anna


    Brand new phone, email, number, everything! And this app was suddenly installed not even a week later. I never installed this app!! Cant take it off and my phone is compromised now. Google take this app off asap so no others are affected

  130. Joanne Murray-avatar

    Joanne Murray


    Lousy and bug filled use if you like spyware and malware

  131. Anthony Crouch-avatar

    Anthony Crouch


    Worked ok, now won't work since recent android update. Firmware not detected, apparently. I used to use it to upload data from my bluetoothless garmin watch, now its defunct. This is probably the fault of the phone maker, to be fair...

  132. Amina Guevara-avatar

    Amina Guevara


    I understand what people are explaining about the app being preinstalled, and it is supposed to be helping the phone. However, I get paranoid easily especially since I opened a photo stating that people should be aware of a particular URL link because it deals with sex trafficking and THIS APP RANDOMLY STARTED DOWNLOADING... 🤦🏼‍♀️ if this is really the case then I apologize for my judgement without looking at ALL the reviews and I really do hope it's just a preinstalled app. Thank you.

  133. Brandon Persaud-avatar

    Brandon Persaud


    my tablet is the same way glitchy

  134. KingDJ-avatar



    I love listening to Ant Radio, the breakfast show is amazing and we listen all day while we are working in the tunnels. The soldiers listen to it too. Our Queen is a big fan, and always tries to phone in for the quiz during drive time.

  135. S A N D-avatar

    S A N D


    It's an ant language translator using radio waves as it's medium. 10/10, 5 stars, Would use again.

  136. Bilawal Indhar-avatar

    Bilawal Indhar


    Whenever I opened the Net It shows that app is updating

  137. Eric Budd-avatar

    Eric Budd


    Uninstall just keep re installing itself built some sort of hidden backup But when I find it and eliminate the problem Hopefully police wont be able to abuse the app in order to break constitutional laws and local police can actually get to investigate their own jurisdictions rather than let homeland crime grow in the cities that they get paid to serve. Also add auto update after disabling which is a real problem

  138. Michele Walker-avatar

    Michele Walker


    Absolutely useless. The ONLY thing this app does is take up storage space. I did NOT ask for this, and do not appreciate the forced installation after the most recent system update. Shame on all of you for forcing your spyware upon us.

  139. RulaCoutureParisJewelry-avatar



    This is a very dangerous app and should not be downloaded at any cost. Hackers use it to spy on you. Still don't know why I cannot get this app off my device and also unable to deactivate. This app tracks you and spy's on you. Beware.

  140. Elsy Messy-avatar

    Elsy Messy


    Most of the preset channels offer great content. But if you really want to listen in on ants tune in between presets and you'll surely find something entertaining. Nothing calms my anxiety like the soft melodic chatter of ants. I found a nice station around 107.3

  141. Freddie Garay-avatar

    Freddie Garay


    As an adult I always had trouble connecting with people so I would go out to the yard in the evenings to play with ANTS. I realized quickly had no way of communicating. Then suddenly I see that my phone came preinstalled with ANT & ANT+, I WAS SO SHOCKED! the universe had answer my communication problems with THE ANTS colonies in my neighborhood! I am now able to communicate with the Queen ANT, and her daughter and I are very very close. I AM NO LONGER LONELY! THANK YOU ANT RADIO SERVICE!

  142. John Taylor-avatar

    John Taylor


    My smartwatch isn't ANT+, so this software isn't needed. Why do I need to use up space on my phone and processing cycles with this software on my Samsung?

  143. Rose Ellen Louros-avatar

    Rose Ellen Louros


    I'm trying to delete it off of my phone but my phone freezes everytime I try to delete it but it's fine when I get out of the delete page. I want this off of my phone it doesn't have the game that I like like the BUBBLE GAMES and you don't have not. ONE BUBBLE GAME I'm very good at that game but you don't have it so I want out. Please tell me how to delete it this app.

  144. Shelley Doran-avatar

    Shelley Doran


    This all is great it helps connect my smart watch to my phone and not had any issues so far.

  145. Samantha Jayne-avatar

    Samantha Jayne


    My 3 star means neutral. I have no clue what this does, aside from updating all the time.

  146. R Foregette-avatar

    R Foregette


    You guys know full well this is bloatware, and making it uninstallable is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Are you using this app to spy on everyone and collect free data that you can sell? That would be the only reason why you don't give a s*** to answer anybody else below. You guys are a bunch of asshats for forcing software / apps on people's PRIVATE cellular equipment.

  147. nerissa delrosario-avatar

    nerissa delrosario


    Antenna was working only at the open area though it was 4g its kind a slow and sometimes it totally lost the connection

  148. Doug Hunt-avatar

    Doug Hunt


    My ants are so satisfied with this app! They have never been able to communicate so easily until this. They are so happy and it is so much easier for them to locate picnics for food now!

  149. Mr T-avatar

    Mr T


    Some of the reviews are ridiculous... It's a tiny app to help my phone do something lol.. some paranoid ppl think it's fbi spyware or sex trafficking bot get a grip ppl pmsl

  150. william coleman-avatar

    william coleman


    I have another app I use for my radio for music and news this app is not useful for me, it is a total waste of space it needs to be a app the someone can download to see if they wish to use it not to have it installed with the phone service provider.