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Nice looking net radio player for Mac.
August 31, 2012 9:49 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a Mac app that can play internet radio and has a nice looking and easy-to-use interface.

I usually play internet radio in iTunes, but I'd like to find something with a little more usability. I want an app with a small interface (maybe the size of an iTunes minified window). I'd like to be able to search for stations in the app, but especially to be able to add streams and to favourite stations. RZRadio has a promising look, but the reviews are terrible. miniRadio has a nice icon, but I don't want a menu-bar only app. I'd like to keep the price under $5.
posted by nevan to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Radium is really elegant, but menu bar only. Works great, love it.
posted by bongo_x at 10:52 AM on August 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Do you have an iPad or iPhone? TuneIn Radio rules on that platform. Hang on....

Hey, look! They offer it in a browser! http://tunein.com
posted by wenestvedt at 11:10 AM on August 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Trying out Radium now. It's a pretty solid interface. Very pricey at the moment though ($25) I don't think I can afford a license. They used to sell it between 5 and 10 dollars, which seems more reasonable.

For a lot of stations, it seems to fail silently. It never connects, but keeps trying and doesn't give info about what's happening.

Wenestvedt, thanks for the info about TuneIn. I'll listen on my iPhone, but want to avoid using the browser for this.
posted by nevan at 4:24 AM on September 1, 2012


Though overpriced, Radium really is the best option. I don't think it's seen an update since last November despite a few obvious glitches (Growl notifications seem to be broken. Also, the app puts whatever app you're currently using in the background when clicked rather than floating above as other menubar apps do).
posted by 2oh1 at 4:37 PM on September 1, 2012


Also, the app puts whatever app you're currently using in the background when clicked rather than floating above as other menubar apps do

Doesn’t seem to do that on mine (10.6.8), and I usually have single app mode on.

I’m pretty sure I didn’t pay $25 for it, that is sort of surprising. Yes, I bought it on a Macupdate deal, where I buy entirely too much software.
posted by bongo_x at 5:17 PM on September 1, 2012


AppShopper tells me that that price was raised a year ago. It used to be between $5 and $10.

I think I'll enjoy it for the trial month, then wait for a sale.
posted by nevan at 9:06 AM on September 3, 2012


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