After years of honorable service, the old radio you used to listen to your favorite radio shows has stopped working. Spending a lot of time in front of the PC, you have decided not to buy a new one and to start listening to the radio on the Internet. For this reason, you have done some research on the web to find out what are the solutions available to you, ending up straight on this guide of mine. That's the way it is, am I right? Then let me tell you that you have come to the right place at the right time!
In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will explain to you like listening to the radio on your PC providing you with all the information you need to succeed in your intent. First, it will be my job to list a series of programs to install on your computer that allow you to listen to thousands of radio stations via an Internet connection. Next, if you don't want to install any software, you will also find some online services that allow you to hear the radio directly from your browser.
If you can't wait to find out more, do not delay any further and investigate the topic immediately. Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Find the solution that you think best suits your needs, try to put my instructions into practice and I assure you that, in no time at all, you will be able to listen to all the radio stations you want. Happy reading and good listening!
Program to Listen to the Radio on the PC
The programs to install on your computer are among the first solutions you can consider for listen to the radio on the PC. Here, then, are some software of this kind that could be for you.
TuneIn (Windows / MacOS)
TuneIn is a famous service that allows you to listen to over 115.000 radio stations from around the world. It is available for Windows PC, macOS and also as an application for Android and iOS / iPadOS. In its free version there are banners and ad breaks, which you can remove by activating a Premium subscription ($ 9,99 / month with 7-day free trial). In addition, the latter also allows you to listen to live NBA basketball, NFL football, NHL hockey and MLB baseball games.
There is a PC with Windows 10, you can download TuneIn from the Microsoft Store. Alternatively, connect to the official website of the service and click on the option Download app, at the top right, to start downloading the program. Once the download is complete, if you have a PC Windows, double-click the file TuneIn + Setup + [version] .exe and wait for the progress bar to reach 100%, to complete the installation.
If, on the other hand, you have a Poppy, april il dmg package just downloaded, drag TuneIn to the folder Applications macOS and open the folder in question, then right-click on the icon of TuneIn and select the item apri twice in a row, to bypass macOS restrictions on applications from non-certified developers (this is only necessary at the first start).
You are now ready to listen to your favorite radio stations. All you have to do is select the category of your interest (Local Radio, Trendy, Music, Work-outs, News, Debates etc.), locate the radio you want to listen to and press the relevant ▶ ︎ button to start playing it.
Alternatively, select the option Search, top left; enter, in the appropriate field, the name of the radio station you prefer and press the button Submit on the keyboard to view the search results. Then press the ▶ ︎ button relating to the radio station you are interested in, to start playing it.
It will be useful to know that by selecting the option Subscribe, at the bottom left, you can create a free account, useful both for adding the radios you listen to most frequently to the list of favorite radio stations and for synchronizing your data (recently listened to radio, favorite radio stations, etc.) between multiple devices .
Good Radio FM (Windows 10)
Good Radio FM is an application for Windows 10 that allows you to listen to thousands of radio stations from all over the world. It is free but there are some advertising banners that can be removed by activating one of the available subscriptions (starting from € 1,49 / month) or by paying a one-off € 19,99.
To download Good Radio FM on your computer, open the link I just provided, agree to open the Microsoft Store and press pulsating Get, to start the download. When the download is complete, click on the button starts, to open the application in question, and locate the radio station of your interest in the section Recommended, which lists the main Italian radio stations.
Alternatively, write the name of the radio you intend to listen to in the field Search, at the top right, and press the icon of magnifying glass, to view the search results. Then click on the radio station of your interest to start playing it, and that's it.
It will be useful to know that by clicking on the heart, at the bottom right, you can add the currently playing radio station among your favorites. Then, by pressing the icon of star, located in the top menu, you can quickly access the list of your favorite radios.
RarmaRadio is a free program that allows you to listen to thousands of streaming radio stations. It also has an interesting function that allows not only to start a continuous recording of the radio being played but also to automatically record and divide the individual songs transmitted.
To download RarmaRadio on your computer, connect to the official website of the program and click on the button Download now. Now, double click on the file rarmaradio_setup.exe obtained, press the button Yes, to allow the program to make changes to your computer, select the language to use and click on the button OK.
Then click on the option forward, put the check mark to accept the terms of the license agreement and click on the buttons forward (for four consecutive times) e Install. Wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and press on the item end, to close the window and start RarmaRadio.
At this point, click on the option Gender and select the musical genre of your interest (Dance, disc, Rock, Samba etc.), to view all the radio stations available for the selected music genre. If, on the other hand, your intention is to listen to an Italian radio station, select the voice Country, tap on Italian flag and double-click the radio station that you intend to hear.
FM Radio (macOS)
FM radio is a free application for macOS that allows you to listen to thousands of radio stations. Among its main features there is also the possibility of setting an automatic radio shutdown timer.
To download FM Radio on your Mac, open the link provided above, agree to open the Mac App Store and click on the buttons Get e Install, to start the download. If necessary, verify your identity by entering your Apple ID or Touch ID password.
Once the download is complete, press the button apri, to start FM Radio, and click on the icon radio appeared in the menu bar. At this point, choose the option Yes if you want to start FM Radio automatically when your computer starts, otherwise select the item Not now.
Once this is done, locate the radio station you want to listen to and click on its logo, to start playback. Alternatively, click on the icon magnifying glass, enter the name of the radio of your interest in the field Search and press the button Submit on the keyboard to view the search results. Then click on the ▶ ︎ button relating to the radio station you prefer and enjoy listening.
How to Listen to the Radio on Your PC Online
If you prefer to listen to the radio sul PC online without installing any programs, you will be pleased to know that there are numerous solutions at your disposal. Which ones are they? I'll tell you right away!
As anticipated in the opening lines of this guide, TuneIn is a famous service that brings together thousands of radio stations from all over the world. It is also available in an online version that allows you to listen to the radio directly from your browser.
All you have to do to listen to online radio with TuneIn is to connect to the official website of the service, click on the button Ascolta now, at the top left, and choose one of the radio categories (Local radios, Trendy, Music, News, Work-outs etc.) visible in the sidebar on the left.
Alternatively, select the option Search, insertion il name of the radio to listen to in the appropriate field, click on the button Submit on the keyboard and, in the search results, press the ▶ ︎ button relating to the radio station of your interest, to start playing it.
Also in this case, as I indicated to you in the lines dedicated to installing TuneIn on your computer, you can create a free account, to manage your favorite radios, and activate a Premium subscription, to remove banners and advertising interruptions.
myTuner is another online service that you can consider to stream your favorite radio stations. It is free and requires no registration.
To start listening to the radio with myTuner, connect to the main page of the service and select the item Ski resorts, located in the top menu, to view the most popular radio stations. Through the drop-down menus Country, State / Region, City e Gender, you can search for a specific radio station by applying search filters.
Alternatively, click on the item Research, at the top right, enter the name of the radio you want to listen to in the field Search for stations and podcasts and hit the option again Research, to view the search results. At this point, all you have to do is click on the ▶ ︎ button relating to the radio station of your interest, to start playing it.
Selecting, invece, l'opzione Log in, you can create a free account, useful for synchronizing your listening data between multiple devices. In fact, it will be useful to know that myTuner is also available on the Microsoft Store, on the Mac App Store and also as an application for Android and iPhone / iPad devices.
Another good solution to listen to online radio directly from the browser is Radio Garden. If you have never heard of it before, you should know that it is a completely free service that allows you to listen to thousands of radio stations. The peculiarity of the service in question lies in the fact that it is possible to choose the radio station to listen to through an interactive world map.
To listen to the streaming radio on Radio Garden, connected to the main page of the service, click on the ▶ ︎ button and, in the new screen displayed, press on the area of your interest, to view the available radio stations and start listening.
Alternatively, if your intention is to find a specific radio station, click on the icon magnifying glass, at the top left, write the name of the radios you are interested in in the field Search station or location and first name of the one you intend to listen to, to start playing it.
By pressing on the icon heart, on the top right, you can add the radio station currently playing to your favorite radio list. Finally, I would like to point out that Radio Garden is also available as an application for Android and iPhone / iPad devices.
Radio.it is an Italian site that gathers over 30.000 radio stations, both Italian and international. The service is free and no registration is required. It is also available as an application for Android and iPhone / iPad devices.
If you think Radio.it is the best solution to listen to the radio on your PC, connected to the main page of the service, write the name of the radio you want to hear in the field Discover new stations and podcasts now e clicca sull'icona della magnifying glass, to view the search results.
Press, then, on the radio of your interest, to start playing it, and that's it. It will be useful to know that by selecting the option Log in / Sign up, at the top right, you can create a free account that allows you to save your favorite radio stations and synchronize your data between multiple devices.
If you usually listen to only one radio station and the latter also streams over the Internet, you can hear the live broadcast of the radio in question directly from its official website. Here are some Italian broadcasters that broadcast on the Web.
- RaiPlay Radio: is the official Rai radio portal that allows you to listen to all Radio Rai broadcasters live. For each program there is also a special section to listen to the latest episodes and podcasts. In this regard, my guide on how to download Rai podcasts may be useful.
- radio Deejay: it is among the most listened to radio stations in Italy. By accessing the section On Air of its official website, you can listen to the live streaming of all programs.
- RDS: Radio Dimensione Suono, known simply by the acronym RDS, also broadcasts in streaming on the Internet. To start listening to it, simply go to the main page of its website and click on the ▶ ︎ button. There is also a useful function that lets you know the title of the songs being broadcast.
- RTL 102.5: you can listen to the famous Italian radio station also on its official website, by selecting the option Audio. Alternatively, it is possible to watch the radio vision by selecting the appropriate item.
- Virgin Radio: the radio note owned by RadioMediaset can also be listened to online on its official website, by selecting the item Listen to the live broadcast. The function is available Songs broadcast, to know the title of the last 5 songs broadcast.