How do you listen to Internet radio?


Quick Answer

Listen to Internet radio on computers, smart phones and tablets by using an Internet browser or an application that plays music. To be able to use the application, your device must be connected to the Internet via broadband, cable, WiFi or a cellular service.

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Internet radio stations allow you to stream music directly to your device through your preferred Internet browser or through an app provided by the company. The app can be easily downloaded to your device. Many Internet radio streaming services provide the app and their services for free, with certain restrictions. Free subscriptions allow you to set music preferences a variety of ways, and they are typically ad supported, meaning your playlist is periodically interrupted with advertisements. Many Internet radio streaming services also allow you to use their services without becoming a subscriber.

A few renowned companies that offer Internet radio are Pandora, Spotify, Last.fm and Songza. There are also companies which allow you to listen to your local radio stations and radio stations in other cities live, such as iHeartRadio. To begin listening, simply navigate to the company website or download the company app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Sign-up, and follow the prompts to set your music preferences.

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