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Listening to Radio

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by martinturner, 5 Jan 2012.

  1. martinturner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,777

    Want to get rid of an old stereo in our dining room and use the PC to play radio stations instead (mainstream ones like Radio1, Radio2 etc). Rather than going to the stations website and streaming, is there a program that you can buy/download that works much like an actual 'radio' that has all of them on? Thank you :)
     
  2. Dano

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Dec 2006

    Posts: 9,668

    Location: UK

    Plenty of desktop gadgets for win7 and vista sidebar that will do this, along with plenty of media players such as winamp's shoutcast.
     
  3. cats_five

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 409

    Location: Fife, Scotland

    When I did this my bandwidth usage shot through the roof as I work at home and was streaming most of the day. I switched to using the Sky connection - not as convenient but free.

    For streaming BBC stations, all you need is on their website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio
     
  4. Scottland

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,433

    Location: North Wales

    If you visit bbcstreams.com, then you can download an asx file which will allow you to play the streams through programs such as windows media player etc.

    Another option would be to use the website tunein.com, which lets to create an account and add a number of online radio stations to your favourites. They also have apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone which lets you do the same.
     
  5. martinturner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jun 2007

    Posts: 1,777

    Awesome, cheers guys!
     
  6. yashiro

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,545

    Location: UK