Listen to radio stations using your default browser or a media player such as Windows Media Player or iTunes. Though you can also play your music files in a media player, you only need a browser to stream hundreds of radio stations without the need to download a media program.Continue Reading
Open your default browser, and visit the TuneIn website. You do not need to create an account; however, creating a new account provides a way to save your favorite radio stations. Other website services, such as RadioTunes, also provide free radio streams without the need to sign up. If you have iTunes installed, open the program, and select Music in the top bar. Next, click Radio, and select a station from the list.
Click Music at the top of the TuneIn website. Click the genre on the next page, and choose a radio station. Alternatively, browse for a radio station using the search field at the top of the page. On RadioTunes, select a station from the home page.
Minimize the browser, and right-click the browser icon from your desktop, task bar or dock. Open a new browser window to continue browsing the Web. Closing this new window does not interrupt your radio stream from the other browser window.
Windows Media Player plug-ins, which add additional functionality to the built-in media player in the XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 versions of the Windows operating system, are available free at Microsoft.com. The plug-ins are in the Music, Photos and Video sub-section of the Downloads page.Full Answer >
To change a browser to open by default, a user can set the default browser from within the browser itself, but it's often simpler to access it through Control Panel in Windows. The Control Panel contains options for setting default programs for virtually all applications.Full Answer >
The default browser is the Web browser that is automatically used when opening a Web page or clicking on a link. For example, if Google Chrome is the default browser and a link is clicked, it opens in Google Chrome and not Internet Explorer.Full Answer >
Make Google Chrome your default browser by accessing your browser settings. Navigate to Default Browser, found at the bottom of the Settings page. Select the button that reads, "Make Google Chrome the Default Browser."Full Answer >