I am always on the lookout for good music. The best way to do this online is through online radio stations. These stations usually offer free music streaming with good audio quality. You can tune into a radio station depending on your favorite music genre or, perhaps, your mood. From then onwards, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the music.
But hunting for a radio station’s website for its online stream can be a bit inconvenient. Here to take the difficult part out of the “online radio” equation for you is an excellent PC app titled “Radio? Sure!”.
‘Radio? Sure!’ is a very user friendly piece of freeware that is compatible with computers which are running the Windows OS. The function of this app is to provide you with access to thousands of online radio stations. These stations can be filtered by a keyword search (on their name), by their country of origin, by their genre, and by their language. The app even provides the user with the ability to record the music being streamed into an MP3 file.
In order to begin you must download the app’s setup file which is sized at nearly 5 MB. During the installation, you are given the option to get the app as a portable freeware instead of an installable one. Once you have the app up and running, you will find a window like in the screenshot above. A radio station will randomly start playing; details of the song being played will appear in a balloon notification in the System Tray.
From the app’s main window, you can easily conduct a search for your desired radio station. As mentioned up, you can filter and sort via the station’s name, country, genre, and language. When you are tuned into a station that you would like to listen to later as well, you can add it to your list of favorites.
In case a song is on that you want to record, you should click on the recording button which is located in the bottom left part of the app.
The location of the recorded files can be specified in the app’s preferences.
Finally, the app lets you choose between its default interface and the ‘compact’ interface. You can alternate between the two interfaces simply by clicking on a small button in the top right part of the app’s window.
I was pleasantly surprised by how easily I grew fond of ‘Radio? Sure!’. I now have it playing in the background all the time when I work. I am sure that the app will prove to be equally enjoyable for you. Note that the app offers a Pro version as well for US$ 9.99; the Pro version offers additional premium features such as more instances of simultaneous recording, grouping of favorite radio stations, etc.
You can get ‘Radio? Sure!’ from here.