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Simple Trick to Listen to Internet Radio Stations on Mac

Summary

Where to find the Internet radio stations for listening? This page collects three ways to enable you to listen to the Internet radio stations on Mac online or offline for playback.

When you use Mac to search the radio stations for listening, iTunes will be the first thought. However, apart from iTunes radio stations, could you get more radio stations from iTunes? The answer is yes, and you could also create other stations according to your favorites in iTunes. Still, if you like, you could listen to the Internet radio stations offline without Wi-Fi. How? Those are what we shall show you in the following description.

Listen to Internet Radio Stations on Mac

Listen to Internet Radio on Mac

There are a couple different ways to find and listen to radio stations. We'll show you how to do it!

Part 1. Listen to Radio Stations Listed in iTunes

You can search for and select radio stations that Apple has listed in iTunes. Here's how:

Step 1 Open iTunes. You'll find it on your Dock or in the Applications folder.

Step 2 In the left-hand sidebar, select Radio. Select a music category, and then select a radio station. Remember that radio stations with a higher bit rate will sound better, but streaming them will also take up more bandwidth.

Select Radio

Listen to Internet Radio from iTunes Stations

Step 3 Your radio station will start playing.

Part 2. How do you make a radio station on iTunes

Here in northwest Oregon, we have some of the best non-commercial public radio stations in the country. The problem is that where we work, we can get away with listening to something (quietly) on our computers, but bringing in an actual radio would be frowned upon. Fortunately, our two favorites started streaming their programs live online, even though they're not one of the chosen few that Apple has decided to add to iTunes. (iTunes gives you a selection of about a hundred radio channels, but there are literally thousands of others available.)

Even though these stations will play just fine through a web browser, we find that it's a lot more convenient to have them waiting for us in iTunes. That way, we don't have to load in an extra browser window, we get one-click access to all our favorites, and can use the iTunes equalizer to fine-tune the sound for our surroundings. As long as the station offers streaming in a format that iTunes understands (MP3 is the most common), you can add it as a playlist.

Here's how:

Step 1 Open iTunes and create a new Playlist from the File menu.

Step 2 Give it a useful name like "Radio Favorites."

Step 3 Open up your web browser and navigate to your station's web site and find the "listen online" link.

Step 4 Control-click on the link (or use the right mouse button, if you have one) and select "Copy Link" (the exact phrasing may be different if you are using a browser other than Safari). This will put the URL (web address) into your Clipboard.

Copy URL

Create Radio Stations on iTunes

Step 5 Return to iTunes, click on the Advanced menu and select Open Stream.

Step 6 Click in the URL box that appears and paste the address inside. In most cases, the URL will end with ".pls".

Copy Link

Create Radio Stations on iTunes

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 The radio station should now appear in the main window. You may have to click on the Play button to start it up.

Step 9 To give the station a permanent home on your playlist, click on the station's name (in the Names column) then drag and drop it onto the playlist you created in Step 2.

You can do this with as many stations as you like. You're just adding links to iTunes, so the space they consume is about the same as a browser bookmark.

Part 3. Listen to Radio Stations without-Wi-Fi

If you are out without Internet connection, how do you enjoy the radio stations? The answer is downloading Internet radio stations and getting the playback on your device. That is what we will show you in this part: How to save radio stations? For saving the radio stations on your computer will require you to take an audio recorder, because radio stations always bears the rule of disabling to download programs from them. So no matter what radio stations you want to save from live play or online streaming, you can record them and playback on your computer without limitations.

Aiseesoft Radio Recorder is the professional radio stations tool on your Windows 10/8/7/Linux.

Aiseesoft Radio Recorder

Step 1 Download, install and launch this software on your computer. Select "Audio Recorder".

Step 2 Turn off Microphone audio and turn on System audio to record the voice from your computer, instead of the sound around from your microphone.

Step 3 Navigate the Internet station that you want to save, click "REC" to start to record the radio.

Record Internet Radio

Then you can click the stop button to pre-listen and save the radio recording to your computer. If you like, you could drag the audio recordings into your USB flash and paste them into your Mac for offline listening.

Bottom Line

Several times a year, most pubic radio stations stage an on-air fundraising drive. You have access to all this great music because other listeners appreciate the station enough to contribute to its support. In the US, public radio stations get little or no state or federal funding and the bulk of the budget comes from contributions from individual listeners. So please seriously consider making a donation to your favorite stations. Most stations offer a secure web page or an 800-number that makes donating safe and easy. And make sure you let them know you're an online listener. The bandwidth they are using to stream their broadcasts does not come cheap and your donation will let them know they've made a good investment.

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December 13, 2017 16:15 / Updated by to Recorder