Companies like Streema and Live365 offer free steaming FM radio from stations all around the United States, while companies like WNYC offer free mobile applications to download programs from their individual FM radio stations. Streema and Live365 are designed for use on both mobile devices and computers, while WNYC uses a mobile app.
Streema acts as a personal radio tuner that works through a computer rather than a radio. Users can listen to streaming FM radio without downloading any software or downloading specific songs. If users want to save specific playlists or preferences, they must create a user account and sign in each time they use the website. The service also allows users to request radio stations that are not already represented on the website.
Live365 offers a directory of thousands of FM radio stations that span more than 150 countries. Users can select the stations they like and stream music or talk radio over their computers.
WNYC operates 93.9 FM in New York City, as well as AM 820. Through their mobile app, users can listen to current programming or access previous programs they missed. The application is called Discover and allows users to establish custom playlists, as well as listen to live and on-demand programming.