Do you love to listen to the radio? Well if you have an Internet connection, you can easily listen to live or streaming radio on your computer. Get access to whatever kind of music you like without having to worry about antennas, static, or the interference of other stations ruining your favorite song. Want to know what’s going on over on the other side of the world? Tune in and find out! In this article, I’ll show you how to do it.
First of all, for those of you who aren’t familiar with Internet radio, many radio stations have created Internet radio stations that offer real-time or archived broadcasts. Do a quick Google search and you’ll find an abundance of Internet radio stations to choose from. Keep in mind that some Internet radio partner programs are only available through subscription.
Before you can start listening to the radio on your computer, there are a few things you need to know and do.
First, you need to verify that Windows Media Player in installed on your computer. If you’re running Windows 7 (or Windows Vista), Windows Media Player is already installed. If you are unsure, click Start, point to All Programs, and check to see if Windows Media Player is listed.
Note: you can also use RealPlayer and QuickTime formats to listen to the radio.
With Windows Media Player, it’s easy to immediately start browsing Internet radio stations.
To find and listen to Internet Radio using Windows Media Player in Windows 7:
On the start screen, scroll to Extras.
Click Explore, and then click Music + Radio.
Note: The selection of programs that appears in More Music + Radio will vary by country/region.
If you’re running an earlier version of Windows:
On the start screen, scroll to Online Media.
Click Program Library.
Click Music + Radio, and then click More Music + Radio to see a list of Internet radio partners that are available.
Click the online radio station to access music online.