Download Radio Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15049 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • iTunes 64 bit

    12.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    2467 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations, Apple Music streaming service
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • Spotify

    1.0.89.313

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3432 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • Google Play Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    7
    221 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
    • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
  • Digital TV 2050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tune your PC into hundreds of TV channels from around the world

    7
    346 votes
    • PROS: Huge selection of countries to choose from, Streaming and quality good, Features integrated radio and webcams
    • CONS: Poor selection of national channels, Many streams do not work , Interface looks dated
  • TuneIn Radio

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    326 votes
    • PROS: Tons of radio stations, Local broadcasts from major cities, Well organized interface, Intelligent search, Podcast support
    • CONS: Radio station icons are hard to read, No skipping, No recording features
  • GTA Radio

    1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

    8
    144 votes
    • PROS: Includes stations from six GTAs, Lots of great music and chat radio, Generally smooth streaming
    • CONS: Poor audio quality, Station navigation could be better
  • iHeartRADIO

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Personalized internet radio

    6
    21 votes
    • PROS: Local radiostations from major cities, Personalized and smart streaming radio, Useful Windows 8 multitasking, Integrated lyrics
    • CONS: Mediocre quality music, Takes some time to learn your musical tastes
  • RarmaRadio

    2.65

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tune in to thousands of streaming radio and TV stations

    8
    69 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of stations to choose from, Neat, convenient station structure, You can record up to 10 stations at the same time, Also includes TV channels
    • CONS: Interface is quite basic, Recording functionality only works with radio
  • Tv Wave

    0.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch TV directly on your PC

    6
    25 votes
    • PROS: Small interface, Fun design
    • CONS: Very difficult to use, No help files
  • RadioSure Portable

    2.2.1022

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take thousands of free online radio stations anywhere

    8
    114 votes
    • PROS: Endless list of radio stations, High speed, great sound quality, You can record streaming audio to MP3, You can add new stations to the list
    • CONS: Search function could be improved, New versions haven't changed much
  • Web Media Player

    0.64.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Streaming media program for Windows

    7
    20 votes
    • Xstreamripper for Mac OS X

      1.14

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Save online radio broadcasts to Mac

      7
      30 votes
      • PROS: Very simple and easy to use, Records directly to Mp3 form
      • CONS: Silence reduction feature works erratically
    • RipCast Streaming Audio Ripper

      1.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Record SHOUTcast shows continuously

      6
      15 votes
      • myTuner Radio Free

        1.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A Free Audio & Video program for Mac

        6
        1 vote
        • FStream

          1.4.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Listen to and record online radio easily

          7
          66 votes
          • PROS: Decode and encode streams, Use Apple Remote, Uses little CPU, Easy to select and add streams
          • CONS: No equalizer, No stream browsing, Preset lists limited to ShoutCast and SourceMac
        • RadioLover

          1.6.420

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Record MP3 radio as songs

          7
          16 votes
          • Jango Radio - Free Streaming Music

            5.1.0.3

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            iPhone

            A free music & radio app for iPhone, by DKCM Inc.

            -
            No votes yet
            • Radium

              3.0.4

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Mac

              Listen to radio stations from around the world

              8
              11 votes
              • PROS: Huge number of radio stations, Radio stations from many different countries, Integrated in the Menu Bar, Stable and clear streaming
              • CONS: Many stations are obscure, No way to filter stations by theme, Not clear how to add your own streams
            • BBC Radio Widget

              4.02

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Mac

              BBC Radio delivered to your Dashboard

              3
              3 votes
              • PROS: Covers all BBC radio stations, Easy to use, Connections are quick, Timetable pop-out
              • CONS: Some stations mixed-up, Some stations don't load, Widget is a bit too small
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