Launch Radium, and its retro radio icon gives you access to a world of digital audio. Simply click the Radium icon and type a few characters: a musical genre, a keyword or the name of a station. Radium searches its database and displays a list of matches along with each station’s description. Choose one and it starts playing.

One of our favourite features is support for AirPlay, enabling you to send your internet radio stream to any AirPlay/AirTunes device on your local network. You can even control the output volume for each destination independently.

Radium gives access to both free and subscription based internet radio stations, with easy search tools and favourites

A History window handily displays recent tracks you’ve listened to. For each track, Radium shows the artist, station and album cover. Radium also includes a 10-band equaliser for tweaking audio output. The equaliser comes with 23 presets, and you can add your own.

Radium’s settings screen offers a number of additional options. You can choose to always use a station’s high quality stream or exclude stations that aren’t available in your area from search results.  You can also configure keyboard shortcuts for playback control, displaying track info and cycling through favourite channels.

OUR VERDICT

Able to connect to both free-to-stream and premium radio services, Radium supports subscriptions for a number of other online audio sites, including Last.fm, making it a versatile way to listen to all your online-radio programming.