3 Ways to Listen to Radio Online
Nowadays, physical radios are getting obsolete. But radio was the way to listen to different types of music without having to select and play one by one. When it is the age of the internet, a large number of people started looking for the online radio players on the web. As a result online radio applications are started getting developed. In this article I will list some of the solutions to play online radio for PCs, phones, and tablets. There exists some way to play radio online on all of these platforms. Read the article to know about the solutions.
- Solution #1: Through internet radio websites
- Solution #2: Through online radio players
- Solution #3: Through online radio apps
These options are easiest option to play the radio. You just have to open the website in the browser. The player automatically gets loaded inside your browser and you can play radio directly from your browser. I’m listing some of the sites:
Musicovery is a great website to listen to radio online; It supports playlist according to the mood. Buffering is pretty good. The interface is nice as well. Click the link to visit the website. The mood feature makes it very popular.
The website buffers the song even on slow connections, the connectivity is pretty good. It has a large database of online radio stations. It automatically starts playing the song when you open the website.
It keeps the song history. It doesn’t charge for the purpose, no hidden charges. Large database of stations.
It is also free radio player website; It provides you a option to select from the popular choices as well. Nice interface, easy to operate.
It has a small database, just around 100 channels but the listed channels are very popular. You can sign in to the digitally imported using google+ or facebook.
Tip: Here are 25 more online radio sites that you can choose from.
If you are on a PC it is a great option for you to play the radio through small sized player via internet. These players get installed on your PC or some are just your browser plug-in. So you don’t have to load the player in your browser again and again like in the first solution. Data is consumed just for playing the song not for loading the player.
It is available for free. Very small size, compatible with all the versions of windows.
There are several applications are available for different platform such as android, iOS. These applications stay connected to online radio servers through internet. Your device should be connected to internet in order to use these applications. You can easily find several applications with great interfaces in the App Store.
Online Radio Apps for Android:
This app has more than 50 million downloads. The interface of the app is great. You will have the 5 clickable menu options including Home, Browse, Explore, My Profile, and Connect with friends. Along with the player you will have the 4 clickable tabs named Related, Recent, following, and options. You can browse through them easily.
It has more than 100,000 real radio stations and more than 4 million podcasts from all over the world. The application is available in the android play store free of cost, to get the app click here.
This app has also more than 50 million downloads; to play the music through the app you just need a data connection. Even it works on 2G connections.
The interface is nice and easy to use but it is less attractive as compared to the previous one. It has the separate low speed radio section, which is the main feature of the app.
You can sort the list of radio station by the location as well in addition to the genre. It has a rating of 4.7 in the google play. To get the app click here.
It has a database of more than 50,000 radio station around the world. If you can’t find the station in search, you can perform a browse operation from the directory. It also has equalizer that supports on all android phones android 2.3 onwards. Its interface is nice.
- a. Data Guard option to protect from the data loss while connected to cellular network instead of wifi.
- b. You can scroll through the last played fm stations.
- c. You can use rewind button to play your favorite song again.
d. Sleep timer and alarm features are available.
Online Radio Apps for iOS:
This is a free official application provided by apple itself. It is available for all the apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV. The interface is mind blowing. Apple is pretty good at designing the great interfaces. It is very easy to use application. Even you can ask SIRI to play this radio app and can ask about the song that is being played. There is a social share option through which you can tweet your favorite station.
All the songs that you have heard earlier are available in the history such that you can easily retrieve from there and you will be able to buy directly from the list.
It is the same app that I have mentioned on top in the android’s app. So, It has almost the same interface and features as of that app. Developers has made the app available for almost all the platforms.
It is available for both iPhone and iPad.
The app is developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. As of now the app is missing some great feature such as direct iTunes link to buy the song, more info about the song, add to favorite etc. But developer has promised to add these features in the near future.