There are many live FM radio stations online including I Heart Radio, Last FM and Live365 that offer free streaming music on various devices, and the best FM radio stations meet users' needs by offering free online or streaming music of all genres and featuring beneficial options such as apps, custom radio stations and music sharing. Most stations are free but some do require registration.
Most online FM radio stations, such as LastFM, provide free 24/7 access to music worldwide. In order to access the music, a genre, album, band, song or category needs to be entered on the website. Music is available immediately or time can be taken to create a profile. A profile adds benefits for the users like music recommendations based on previous plays or searches. The website also allows a user to search for or start a new station and provides information about the user's preferences, recently played music, similar artists and related stations. Users with an account can upload their music and connect with fans using the music manager and purchase the music, track or ringtone by clicking the "buy now" link through online retailers such as iTunes, Amazon or 7digital. Most of the stations offer Internet radio, video, photos, statistics, artist biographies and concert information.