Download Radio Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.9.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15486 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
    2573 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
    3475 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
    282 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
  • TuneIn Radio

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    327 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
  • Digital TV 2050

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    358 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
  • GTA Radio

    1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

    8
    162 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
  • Tv Wave

    0.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch TV directly on your PC

    6
    26 votes
    • PROS: Small interface, Fun design
    • CONS: Very difficult to use, No help files
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Web Media Player

    0.64.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Streaming media program for Windows

    7
    20 votes
    • 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
        • 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
          • Music Streaming for Pandora Radio

            1.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Stay focused while enjoying your favourite music

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Simple UI, Easy controls
            • CONS: Only for Mac, No new features
          • RadioLover

            1.6.420

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Record MP3 radio as songs

            7
            16 votes
            • 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
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