Alternatives to Pandora, Spotify, Sirius other Premium Radio Services:
Rhapsody has been around since 2001 and is very reliable, however for premium no-ad service you're gonna have to pay up for it. Jango is free and great also, but full of ads as well. Shoutcast and Icecast are not bound to one site, parent, or even company. They include many stations from broadcasters all around the world. This means that the station's reliability, ads, and playlist will depend on the actual broadcasters instead.
So Then Why Should I Try Shoutcast?
Because a lot of Shoutcast broadcasters don't have ads, and still maintain a 99% reliability rate. Stations tend to take the craft more seriously, leading to better content and better playlists. Did you know that most of the songs you hear on premium radio services are actually just another ad? Most songs are nothing more than sponsored content; forced into constant rotation by corporate marketing and management. Furthermore, Shoutcast stations are always FREE to listen to.
Ok So How Does it Work? Can I Get It On My Smart Phone?
So What Free Programs Can I Use To Tune In?
- Winamp or VLC Media Player
- Windows Media Player - Included with Windows
- Real Player
- Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
- TuneIn Radio - Works Great on Windows Phones
iPhone and iPad
Roku Streaming Media Player 2, 3, 4, and 5
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