Stream Quality Internet Radio Stations to Your PC or Mobile

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stream internet radio stationsI love music. I don’t know many people who really don’t enjoy music on their computer, especially while doing mundane tasks or surfing. It just seems to make the time go by faster and make it slightly more enjoyable.

While we’re always looking for neat web applications and such here at MakeUseOf, recently I found this little site called Filtermusic and it really has made my enjoyment of music that much greater. There’s tons of other great music apps/web apps here on MakeUseOf, but here’s yet another.

I realize that there are some great other web apps out there, what with LastFM really grabbing some market share of streaming music and the great Pandora, but there’s just something about hearing something “fresh”. And that’s exactly what I feel that I’ve found in Filtermusic.

What is it?

What is filtermusic?

Essentially, Filtermusic is a listing of Interweb radio stations that stream in high quality (128Kbps) and feature uninterrupted play. That’s one of the greatest features. To listen to their streams, they just require that you have either iTunes, VLC, or Winamp. With some additional tools you can record streaming music as MP3 files as well.

Currently, this site is translated into a ton of languages: Greek, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, Serbian, Polish, Dutch, Hebrew, Danish, Albanian, Bulgarian, Latvian, Slovak and Swedish with more coming as listeners offer up appropriate translations.

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Styles of Listening Pleasure

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Filtermusic’s got all kinds of styles. Here’s a rundown of what’s out there:

  • Easy Lounge, Groove tunes
  • HipHop, R&B
  • Funk, Soul, Disco
  • House, Dance
  • Progressive, Techno, Trance
  • Electronic sounds, Industrial
  • Breaks, Drum ‘n’ Bass
  • Downtempo, Dub, Ambient
  • Independent, Freestyle
  • Hits, Mainstream
  • 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
  • Rock, Alternative
  • Popular, Eclectiv
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Reggae, Dancehall
  • Latin, Salsa, Tango
  • International, Ethnic

Each one of these sections has tons of available stations to listen too, that’s the beauty of it. It seems like just about whatever your preference of music is, they’ve got you covered.

Mobile Access

If you feel the need to jam out on your mobile, they’ve got a page dedicated to that too with direct links to the playlist files for easy grabbing and play. That makes it easy to streamy internet radio stations on iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows mobile phones.

Just insert the “pls” file into your mobile phone streaming music app and you’re in business.

Love it? Hate it? Sound off in the comments and let us know if there’s more out there that we’ve just not covered yet.

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Comments (14)
  • pipicom

    Cool Travis, thanks!

  • William

    Excellent! No ‘social’ aspect (I’m a miserable old git!), plain and simple without too much to think about.

    I hope they don’t go and spoil it by adding ‘features’.

  • Transcontinental

    I’ve just discovered there were country restrictions :

    “We’ve released our free advertising supported version in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. In most other countries Spotify Premium is available for purchase.”

    Sorry for that.

  • Chris

    This sounds nice and i will check it out but I am hooked on slacker radio. Customize radio stations that play the stuff I want to play is very nice.

    • Transcontinental

      Another music concept is that of ‘Spotify’ ( spotify.com/en/ ), but it’s only on invitation at this time. I’ve got 10 invitations to share, if you’re interested send me a valid email to :
      verbatim AT snugmail DOT com (disposable email address, no problem ahead), and Spotify will send you an invitation via my shares remaining . It’s splendid.

    • Transcontinental

      I just found out that there are country restrictions, for the free version anyway :

      Quote :
      “We’ve released our free advertising supported version in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. In most other countries Spotify Premium is available for purchase.”

      Sorry for that…

    • Transcontinental

      EDIT

      Quote :
      “We’ve released our free advertising supported version in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. In most other countries Spotify Premium is available for purchase.”

      Sorry for that.

  • tecben

    Please dont call 128Kbps High quality. I only want the hear “High Quality” use on 320Kbps music or FLAC formats.

    • Transcontinental

      High sound quality starts at 128Kbps; 320Kbps is either snobbish if you cannot tell the difference, either nirvana if you can :) Besides, the recording quality is another feature!

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