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Internet Radio Buying guide

Welcome to our internet radio buying guide!

How do you pick the finest internet radio station for you?

What are the different sorts of internet radio?

To listen to your favourite stations over the internet, you don’t need a specific internet radio receiver. You can listen to music on your smartphone, tablet, or computer using a variety of apps and websites. A dedicated internet radio, on the other hand, is more straightforward and convenient to use, and it might even have higher sound quality.

The units themselves come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For the bedroom, there are smaller units with built-in clocks, as well as portable and tabletop models and bigger audio systems. Various designs, of course, have different strengths. Smaller models are typically mono rather than stereo, however sound quality can still be excellent – let’s face it, we listen to music on mono Bluetooth speakers all the time these days.

Portable devices are also more compact and may run on batteries, although larger machines can provide a louder, warmer sound. There’s an internet radio for everyone, whether you want something to carry around the house or a static unit to plug into an existing hi-fi system.

Another important consideration is how you will operate the device. To change stations or adjust the volume, does it employ buttons, a dial, or a touchscreen? Is it simple to search through the available streams and discover new music? How many preset favourites can you keep, and how do you get to them?

What other characteristics should I be on the lookout for?

Many internet radios may also be used as a Bluetooth speaker, which is convenient if you don’t already have one. Other streaming services are increasingly being supported, either through Spotify Connect or a direct connection to Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and other services. Some people even stream music from their home’s iTunes or DLNA-compliant NAS or media server.

Finally, don’t forget to double-check your physical connections. You can stream tunes from your personal media library via a USB port or SD card slot. External amplifiers can be connected via phono or jack outputs for increased volume or clarity, and a headphone output might be useful for late-night listening.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Pure Evoke F3 Digital Radio (DAB+, DAB, FM, WLAN, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, App, Sleep Timer, Alarm Function, incl. Remote Control, Streaming, 25000 Radio Stations), Black
  • Part of the iconic Evoke series, the Evoke F3 is an internet/FM/DAB+/DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Spotify connect
  • Tune in to more than 25,000 internet radio stations from around the world as well as all of your favourite FM and DAB digital radio stations
  • With Spotify connect and bluetooth connectivity you can choose the music you want to listen to, stream from Spotify or play music or podcasts wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet
  • Hand-tuned by Pure’s audio engineering team, the Evoke 3 DAB and internet radio delivers clearly defined, well-balanced and focussed audio across both music and speech content
  • The Evoke 3 digital radio comes with a remote control included, but you can also use the Pure Select app and control your radio from your smartphone
SaleBestseller No. 2
Pure 248482 ELAN CONNECT All-In-One Internet Radio with DAB and Bluetooth 4.2, Charcoal, 12.0 cm*8.9 cm*21.2 cm
  • MORE STATIONS IN DIGITAL QUALITY: DAB+ digital radio offers a diverse selection of great, often exclusive content in highly detailed, digital sound. Plus, there's FM radio for every station that hasn't gone digital yet.
  • RADIOWELT: With access to more than 25,000 internet radio stations from all over the world, there is always something to suit your personal taste.
  • CONNECTIVITY: By connecting your smartphone, laptop or tablet to the Elan Connect, the radio becomes your personal wireless speaker. Favourite playlists from any app are streamed in high-quality digital sound.
  • INTUITIVE OPERATION: Elan Connect's 2.4-inch TFT display shows station information and album art in colour. Combined with the simple and clean button layout, navigation is a breeze.
  • FUNCTIONS: With a total of 20 station presets per source (DAB+, FM, Internet) and 3 DeepL access buttons, favourite stations can be easily found on Elan Connect. The headphone output also allows private listening without disturbing others.
Bestseller No. 3
LEMEGA IR4S Stereo WIFI Internet Radio,Portable DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio,Spotify Connect,Bluetooth Speaker,Dual Alarms Clock,60 Presets,Headphone-Output,Batteries or Mains Powered -Black
  • 【Internet Radio Player】- This flagship Internet Radio Players support the very latest streaming services such as Internet Radio, Podcast, Spotify. Enjoy over 30,000 internet radio and podcast from around world. And built-in Spotify Connect, enjoy listening to millions of music tracks from Spotify library.
  • 【DAB+/DAB and FM Digital Radio】- Enjoy all of your favourite DAB / DAB+ and FM stations with superior quality sound. Easy set-up and quick Auto-Scan to search your favorite stations quickly, with 40 stations Presets to store or recall your favourite radio stations.
  • 【Stereo Bluetooth Speaker】- Acoustically tuned enclosure equipped with 2 x 2.5 inch full range drivers, delivering a powerful and immersive stereo sound. Enjoy your favourite tunes and podcasts from your smartphone or tablet via built - in Bluetooth.
  • 【Portable Digital Radio with Mains or Battery Powered】- With the option of Mains power or AA Battery (No included) makes the IR4S fully portable. Comes With UK Mains Plug and usb cord.It’s compact and lightweight design,wherever you like to enjoy your music, the Portable DAB Digital Radio is ready to play all your favourite stations.
  • 【Dual Alarms Clock with Snooze】- Dual independent alarms to schedule your kitchen/alarms/snooze/sleep timer, smart setting for working days or weekend with either music or buzzer, automatically sets time and date update from Interent/DAB or FM stations. Snooze function gives you sleep extra minutes after alarm ring up.
Bestseller No. 4
Roberts Stream94i DAB+/DAB/FM Internet Radio with Spotify Connect and Added Bluetooth - Black
  • Power source type: Corded Electric
  • Color: Black
  • Package Weight: 2.42 kilograms
  • Package Dimensions: 20.3 L x 29.9 H x 26.8 W (cm)
SaleBestseller No. 5
LEMEGA IR1 Portable Internet Radio WIFI,DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio,Bluetooth,Dual Alarms Clock,Sleep Snooze Timer,60 Presets,Headphone-Output,Colour Display,Batteries Portable or Mains Powered - Walnut
  • 【Smart Radio 】- This flagship Internet Radio Players and All-In-One Systems support the very latest streaming services such as Internet Radio, enjoy over 30,000 internet radio via WIFI streaming from around world.
  • 【DAB/DAB+ and FM Digital Radio】- Enjoy all of your favourite DAB / DAB+ and FM stations with superior quality sound. Easy set-up and quick Auto-Scan to search your favorite stations quickly, with 40 stations Presets to store and recall your favourite radio stations.
  • 【Bluetooth Speaker 】- Wirelessly stream your favourite music with built - in Bluetooth speaker which pairs to any Bluetooth device.
  • 【Portable Digital Radio 】- Compact size and lightweight design, powered either by mains in home or by AA batteries for taking on - the - go.
  • 【Alarms Clock Snooze】- Schedule Dual Alarms or Timer Function with either favorite station or buzzer sound as alarm ringtone to wake up you, automatically sets time and date update from DAB or FM stations.
Bestseller No. 7
Ocean Digital WR800F WiFi/FM Internet Radio with Dual Alarm Clock Sleep Timer 2.8" Color Display Support UPnP & DLNA
  • Stereo RDS and Internet Radio: Simply connect the radio to your internet network to access an extensive number of world’s radio channels.
  • Internet WiFi radio: Steady WiFi reception playing for hours. The speedy power to play lets you listen to your favourite music in no time!
  • Bluetooth & UPnP/ DLNA Compatible: Stream Bluetooth audio to play on the radio or from UPnP/DLNA compatible server via internet network.
  • Personalize your favourite list up to 99 presets: Easy to manage favourites from FM and Internet radio in ONE list. Free to add new audio stream URL.
  • Option to display the big clock when radio is playing / Multi-languages menu display / Remote control. It is a perfect gift for Mum, Dad, Granny or Grandad or that special Anniversary or retirement gift.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Philips Audio Internet Radio R8805/10 DAB+ Radio With Spotify Connect (Bluetooth, Sleep Timer, Dual Alarm, Qi Charging Pad For Mobile Phone, USB) Black
  • This Internet radio with Bluetooth makes it easy for you to listen to your music via Spotify. The radio provides you with excellent sound quality and allows you to stream songs easily.
  • Use the FM radio’s sleep timer function to fall asleep to music and use the (dual) alarm function to be woken up gently.
  • The Qi charging pad built into this Bluetooth radio allows you to charge devices wirelessly. It’s also easy to charge even older mobile phones via the USB port.
  • This digital radio is impressive due to its excellent sound as well as its matte black wooden housing. View album covers and track information on its 2.4-inch colour display.
  • Included in delivery: Philips R8805/10 Internet radio, FM, DAB/DAB+ with Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, two 3-inch full-range drivers, AC/DC adapter, quick start guide, worldwide warranty card
Bestseller No. 9
Hama Digital Hi-Fi Tuner DIT2105SBTX, DAB+ / Internet Radio/Bluetooth RX & TX/App, silver
  • Digital and Internet Radio Tuner for receiving audio signals via FM, DAB/DAB+, Internet radio. Global reception of over 20,000 radio stations and around 10,000 podcasts - without a switched-on PC
  • Enjoy Amazon Music or Spotify on the radio too: store your Amazon account or Spotify Connect on the radio for access to millions of songs and playlists
  • Easily stream music from your smartphone, tablet, notebook and PC via Bluetooth. And thanks to the integrated Bluetooth transmitter, your beats play on all Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones or loudspeakers
  • USB Type-A connection for charging and for playing external data media, e.g. USB stick, MP3 player
  • High level of user friendliness: Control your devices conveniently from the sofa - by smartphone or tablet with the app, via remote control or directly on the device
Bestseller No. 10
Roberts STREAM94L Smart Radio with FM/DAB/DAB+/Bluetooth/Internet Radio/Music Player/Spotify
  • Stream from your smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity
  • SmartRadio & Internet, DAB+, FM radio
  • Built-in Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer
  • Full colour screenBattery or mains powered with optional rechargeable battery pack & remote control

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