7 best Internet Radio Apps & Media Players for Windows 10, Windows 8
We compiled a list of the best Windows 10, Windows 8 apps to listen to radio on your computer. Read the description for each app and install the one that best suits your needs.
Music is a very important part of our daily lives, and this is why there are so many devices dedicated to bringing us the music we want close to us and always available. But sometimes, we get bored by the same playlist, and in times like these we turn our attention to an old friend that has been with us for generations.
You might have guessed it: Radio. Although the common radio is not that popular anymore, Internet Radio is on the rise, and with these digital services getting better and more numerous by the day, there is no shortage of apps that allow us to listen to them. Windows 8, Windows 10 also has some great solutions for listening to online radio, and now we’ll be taking a look at some of them.
- Read also: 5 best radio apps for Windows 10
Best Radio Apps for Windows 8, Windows 10
Although there are countless radio apps on the Windows Store, not many offer you the features that you might like and most of them are targeted to a specific area. Nevertheless, there are the old time favorite radio services available for Windows 8 and Windows 10, in the form of these awesome radio apps.
Tuba.FM is described as ‘the first application that matches music with the taste of every user’. It is intuitive, user-friendly and allows you to customize your music searches and organize your own lists (even create and share your personal radio channel). Due its advanced algorithms, it finds music genres you like. You will easily find a good music ‘friend’ in Tuba.FM.
You can download Tuba.FM from the Windows Store for free.
Although Pandora radio is not yet available in Windows 10, Windows 8, those who enjoy this service can still benefit from it. Pradio is a third party app that can stream Internet radio from Pandora to your Windows 8, 10 computer. Also, the app allows users to create their own personalized stations with only the music they want. For searching you can use the Charms bar, and from here, users can also stream music to other devices. The app allows the creation of bookmarks and share them and other information via the Share option in the Charms bar.
Download Pradio for Windows 10, Windows 8
3. Slacker Radio
Slacker Radio is one of most better looking apps that we’ve seen so far, offering its users a very intuitive and easy to navigate interface, but at the same time, a very solid app that is stable and has lots of features. One of its more notable features is the possibility to listen to certain songs or artists, which in a normal radio would not be a viable option. This can be achieved in this app by searching for songs via the Charms bar or by browsing the list of the top songs or artists.
Much similar to TuneIn radio in both notoriety and features, iHeartRadio is a great radio app for Windows 8, Windows 10 users. The app allows its users to quickly search through a variety of Internet radio stations and filter them by genre, location or content. Its design is pleasing to the view, but very user friendly at the same time, making it easy to navigate the app and find what you are interested in. Also, for registered users, there is the option of playing custom stations.
5. TuneIn Radio
TuneIn Radio needs no introductions, its services are very well known and they are beyond reproach. The app for Windows 8 is not different than what we’d expect from TuneIn, in the sense that it offers the very best features and lots of flexibility. Users can browse through stations grouped by a number of filters, such as region, music genre, news or podcasts, they can add favorite radio stations and they can also view the most listened stations. The app is rock solid and its performance flawless.
With these apps in on your computer or mobile device, you will never again run out of new music and you will always be informed of the latest hits, but also of the latest news. Give them a try and let us know what you think if them.
6. Audials Radio
Audials Radio is one of the most popular Internet radio apps in the Microsoft Store. This tool brings more than 100,000 radio stations from around the world to your Windows 10 ,8 computer. There are over 70 genres available, so you’ll definitely find something you’ll like. Moreover, the radio recorder feature allows you to record your music and save the respective songs as MP3 files. If you prefer listening to podcasts, Audials Radio has got you covered. There is a list of more than 260,000 podcasts that you can choose from.
7. Windows Media Player in Windows 8, Windows 10
To play an Internet Radio station in Windows 10, Windows 8, you need to download the stream and open it with Windows Media Player. Supported formats are – .m3u URL, WMP and it can’t play .pls URL like it did before with Windows 7. So, you can’t discover internet radios with the Windows Media Player, you need to download the streams by yourself.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2012 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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