Will Rogers ever enable FM (over the air, NOT streaming!) radio in Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 5.
Sprint got FM enabled on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 4, 5.
AT&T recently got FM enabled on Samsung Galaxy S7.
Phones' hardware does support over the air FM radio. It only needs to be enabled in firmware.
If I can quote @RogersDarrell from another thread (Note 5 Marshmallow update): "...we think you’ll enjoy what is in store!"
Maybe we'll get the FM radio enabled with the update.
Although it's purely speculations right now.
The problem is that there is no true competition in Canada. The three big ones use their monopoly, keep telling us stories about how much they invest in extending coverage and take advantage. Do we really need all that coverage in scarcely populated arrears? Personally I would go for reasonable prices. Our prices among the highest in the world. Sure they want to keep it that way. By disabling over the air FM radio they incite us into generating internet traffic. Strange that CRTC protects interests of monopolists instead of protecting customers. Unfortunately I see no changes coming for as long as it keeps that way.
I would like to have FM enabled even for the fact that this would not discharge my battery as much as LTE or WiFi. Battery would last for days.