Best internet radio app/widget for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Stanley Lyndon, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Stanley Lyndon macrumors member

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    Which is it? So far it looks like the BBC Radio widget sounds the best to me, but it does seem to be very buggy.

    I'm looking for streaming internet radio - not something that requires one to create a playlist and then listen to it. Something where a RJ has already made a playlist and is playing them at >128KBit quality.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. Stanley Lyndon thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't used Pandora but it is only because I was told it was a place where one has to make a playlist and then listen as opposed to like a true radio station. Was I under the wrong impression?

    And also, I'm guessing Pandora doesn't work outside the USA?
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Yup. Blame the media companies.
     
  5. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    You're right it's not a true radio station and yeah not outside the US.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    +1 Tunein radio....The best radio app going, however, A thread was running yesterday stating that it had been removed from the US App store? It's still available in the UK though.
     
  7. Stanley Lyndon thread starter macrumors member

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    The question was for the mac! Isn't TuneIn for iOS?
     
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  9. rowley macrumors 6502

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    Mmm, there is an ios app, but you can listen via a web browser, and if you use safari, you can make dashboard widgets.
    i.e.
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  10. Stanley Lyndon thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks interesting. How do you do that?
     
  11. rowley macrumors 6502

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    Hit webpage in safari.
    then File > Open in Dashboard
    Window the section you want as a dashboard widget.
    There you go.
     
  12. Nikh macrumors regular

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    I seen app 'Radio Recorder' at Mac App Store. It has ugly design and description (and, damn, it's overpriced), but it seems to be able to record songs from radio, and has a lot of predefined stations.

    Also, why not to use iTunes to listen to radio? It has a lot of predefined stations as well.
     
  13. Regal macrumors regular

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    I tried Pandora, LastFM & Radium but ended up with SnowTape which i think is the best one, it can both stream & record and has a really nice clean interface.

    Highly recommended! :cool:
     
  14. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    Snowtape.
    But I think it does not update often, I hope it will be supported for the future.
     

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