9 Best online radio stations

Best internet radio stations


Did you know that you can listen any kind of music on web radio stations? Of course you do, but in addition you can find out the best radios online and choose your own best online radio station.

Nowadays, we are overwhelmed with endless listening options and it’s getting hard to find a standard of quality in the ever-deepening ocean of musical chaos. FM radio stations online are very easy to use, you just select your desired genre of music you want to listen and it plays various songs. Statistically the number of people who listen their favorite stations are doing that via the Internet is very big, even 16.9 million adults in Britain, according to the latest survey from RAJAR.

We have chosen the best internet radios for tuning into online music from your computer, weighed in with dozens of nominations. Make yourself comfortable, because a desire to hear all radio stations is inevitable.

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora is a music program that studies your listening habits and recommends new bands based on your artist tendencies. You just give Pandora the name of one of your favorite artists or a song that you really enjoy, and then sit back and listen to similar songs by similar musicians that you will definitely love. It is a great tool for music lovers who are always on hunt for new sonic blood. But unfortunately for many, Pandora is only for Americans at the moment, but they are doing everything they can to make it international.

Spotify

Spotify

Spotify

Spotify is a full-service music player, jukebox and music search tool, which also has great hands-off radio features in form of shared, collaborative playlists that you can subscribe to. You can choose from thousands of songs to build playlists as you want and it gives you an option to listen free if you agree to listen an advert every 20 minutes or just pay about $14 per month for endless ad-free music. Spotify is very easy to use and has endless listening options, which makes it perfect for making parties. Spotify has recently released an application for the Android operating system and an iPhone application.

Soma.fm

Soma.fm

Soma.fm

Soma.fm is a listener-supported radio station that has 14 channel, all based upon a different style of music than you might be used to. It has been broadcasting electronic, trip-trop, alternative and more since around 2000, long before most streaming music came into its prime and long before people though the online radios are not free. The service plays no ads or commercials during your broadcast and the channels and programs aired can rarely be heard anywhere else. Soma.fm has a mobile application for Android as well as for iOS.

Last.fm

Last.fm

Last.fm

Build your own playlists based on an artist or genre of your taste and meet on halfway with many likeminded artists. For instance, type in “Lady Gaga” and Last.fm will play you artists such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and a number of similar artists. It is a great way to introduce you to artists you might have never heard of before and expand your own interests. You can also connect with other users and trade suggestions, but the service would cost you a whopping $3 a month.

Live365

Live365

Live365

Live365 is one of the most comprehensive internet radio directories available and its way to find music that suits your taste is easier than you can imagine. Just search by song type or genre, or take a lucky dip pick from the site’s list of daily recommendations.

TuneIn

TuneIn

TuneIn

TuneIn lets you listen to live radio stations on the air anywhere in the world, wherever you are. From acoustic stations in Europe to talk shows in Africa, you have the option to search the globe by genre, location, station type or even name or call sign, and start listening. And the best of all these is that you can take TuneIn on the go on your Android, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone or WebOS by downloading their free mobile application. With paying $1, you get the Pro version for Android, Blackberry and iOS which allows you to record live radio for playback later, pause live radio, play back, rewind and more.

Slacker

Slacker

Slacker

Slacker Radios is a very unique online radio that has hundreds of genre specific channels you can play at any time and as you listen, you can personalize those stations by giving Slacker feedback about what you love and banishing artists you hate. It also has huge music library, stuffed full of new music and the actual human element where stations are constantly rotating and changing playlists with new tunes and removing stale ones that no one likes. Slacker is free and ad-supported, but if you want to pay $4 every month you get Slacker Plus which removes the ads, gives you unlimited song skips, song lyrics and lot more.

SHOUTcast

SHOUTcast

SHOUTcast

Shoutcast is a free internet radio with 24 genres and countless subgenres. It has collected thousands of free online radio stations, covering everything from Bubblegum pop to Impressionist Classical. You can see the original online radio station, how many listeners for every channel there are, what music is playing at every channel and other stuff. You can also add SHOUTcast toolbar to your Internet Explorer, Flock and Firefox. Exhausting all options will take you a lot of time, so start discovering it.

AccuRadio

AccuRadio

AccuRadio

AccuRadio offers an amazing selection of stations within each genre and there are just too many channels. There are seven categories only for classical channels and over 280 channels of really great music. There is no mobile application or community which makes it faster, so it is perfect when working in your office or home.

Goran Nikolov is a content writer of Protista, a website where you can find a lot of interesting lists. He is from Macedonia and has a passion to write lists about everything that surrounds him, especially about sports, health, music, technology and history. Goran loves to play basketball in his free time, enjoys playing on his guitar and sharing his thoughts with others.