Streaming online radio stations to your computer is a great way to access music and shows from all over the world and listen to stations that would otherwise be inaccessible to you. Many radio stations offer a stream on their web site but if you listen to several web stations, this can be an awkward way to switch between stations and it does not really give you the opportunity to discover new stations. RarmaRadio is an impressive radio app for Windows that makes it easy to listen to and record your favorite stations as well as finding new things to listen to.
There are a number of features that make this streaming app worth buying, starting with the fact that when tracks are playing, album art is displayed to enable you to identify what you are listening to. You can search for stations based on name or genre and to make it easier to access the stations you decide you like it is possible to build up a list of favorites. To ensure the best possible audio quality, you have access to a graphic equalizer so you can tweak the sound to your liking.
But one of the most impressive features of RarmaRadio is its recording facility. You are not only able to record the station you are currently listening to, you also have the option of listening to one station whilst recording another – the only limitation here is the speed of your internet connection. If you start to listen to foreign radio stations a lot, you have to take time differences into consideration and to make things a little easier for you, the program can be used to schedule recordings for when you are away from your computer.
Recordings can be saved in a variety of formats including .ogg, .wma, .aac and .mp3. An integrated is included so you can check station web sites to plan your listening schedule, and support for Winamp plugins means that it is possible to extend the capabilities of the program with ease. With access to an online world of radio stations you are spoilt for choice here, but simple searching and filtering makes to home in on something you might like.
Note, since v2.69 RarmaRadio is now free.
Build 2.69 brings these changes:
Added: Pro version now available
Changed: TV Stations now come from vTuner website
Fixed: Minor bugs
The app is a little on the pricey side, but this is a feature packed piece of software that comes with a license for all of your computers.