5 interesting applications to listen to Internet radio

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Again we present this post about software for GNU / Linux in which you will be able to know, if you do not already know them, some applications for play radio channels over the Internet. Specifically, we are going to present 5 players from which you can select the best alternative to delight your ears, both more powerful applications with GUI, and other lighter ones based on text.

You should already know that not only the stations that you usually listen to in your area with your radio devices are the only ones accessible to you. Thanks to Internet you can access the online versions from your favorite channels and also to many other stations in your country that you cannot catch with your receivers, and even others from other countries. Of course, there are also radio channels that you can only access through the network.

You will have all this at your fingertips just by installing one of these apps which we list below:

  • Radio tray: it is a minimalist app to reproduce sites that broadcast on the Internet. It is not a new application, but it is quite light and has quite a few interesting functionalities. It is based on gstreamer libraries to be able to play more formats. Its GUI supports configurations and is extensible through plugins that add extra functionalities ...
  • RadioTray Lite: it is not maintained too actively, therefore the project is somewhat abandoned. But that does not mean that it is not functional. It is written in C ++ and is based on Radio Tray, therefore it has similar functionality to the first case.
  • degree: based on GTK3, this application is capable of searching (using radio-browser.info) and playing the radio channels found on the network. It is also capable of filtering channels by languages.
  • GNOME Shell Internet Radio: If you don't want an application, and an extension is enough for you, this is your best option. It is an extension for the GNOME environment. It is quite simple and has similar characteristics to Gradio. It also supports the editing, deleting and adding of lists, as well as having the possibility of marking stations as favorites.
  • Curseradio: Finally, if you don't like graphical interfaces or you are looking for something much lighter, it is based on text and you can handle it from the terminal. It also supports putting strings as favorites, sorting by categories, keyboard shortcuts, etc.

Do not forget to leave your comments, if you know any more, it will be welcome ...


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  1.   JULY CESAR CASTLE MORENO said

    Hello good afternoon
    Good contribution and let me leave you the links of another application, for those who like ska, reggae, Rock and related genres mainly in Spanish

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobappcreator.app_59416_62242

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app59372.vinebre

    1.    Isaac PE said

      Thank you!!

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