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Fake Ghost Pirate
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Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:21 am

Lately TuneIn is terrible- it can take 10-20 minutes to buffer. I tried Shoutcast but they don't have any of the stations I listen to, or anything even remotely similar. Are there any other web radio channels for the Roku? There isn't a category for it so I don't even know what to search for. I listen to a lot of talk radio, not music, and have the Roku 2 box.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:49 am

There are several radio apps under "Music", might be worth your while to have a look.
Have you checked out "private channels"?
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:52 pm

10-20 minutes to buffer? Yikes. Haven't used the app in a few months, but it used to be smooth and fast. What happened?
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:15 pm

20 minutes to buffer? What's your Internet speed?
Yeah, I got some Rokus.
https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:07 am

Fake Ghost Pirate wrote:
Lately TuneIn is terrible- it can take 10-20 minutes to buffer. I tried Shoutcast but they don't have any of the stations I listen to, or anything even remotely similar. Are there any other web radio channels for the Roku? There isn't a category for it so I don't even know what to search for. I listen to a lot of talk radio, not music, and have the Roku 2 box.


That is a problem with the app that comes and goes lately. It is NOT normal or expected behavior. Two things to try to fix it:

1) Restarting your Roku always seems to fix it but takes a few minutes and is a PITA.

2) Sometimes this works, sometimes not.
A) Press Up to go back to list of stations, reselect your station and press OK

B) Press OK twice more to pause and restart the stream.
It should start within seconds, otherwise see fix #1.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:12 am

I just love Soma.fm and they have both a Roku channel and you can find them using tunein and other aggregation channels. Lots of sub stations, Groove Salad is the most popular. I do support them, as it's on the pay what you can model.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:54 am

I'll second the vote on Soma and add The Bat Player, also available in the Channel Store.

Pandora is my favorite for its ability to find great music I've never heard, in whatever genre I select.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:26 am

You might give iHeartRadio a try - very similar to TuneIn (at least the smartphone versions are - haven't used the Roku versions).

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/20197/iheartradio
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:21 pm

davidjazz wrote:
I'll second the vote on Soma and add The Bat Player, also available in the Channel Store.

Pandora is my favorite for its ability to find great music I've never heard, in whatever genre I select.

I love the Bat Player. It comes with a lot of preset stations plus you can search for other stations to add or if you have a stream's URL you can add that.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:13 pm

jeffrok wrote:
20 minutes to buffer? What's your Internet speed?
It's got nothing to do with Internet speed. It's a bug in the app.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:15 pm

Thanks for the nice comments about The Bat Player! Feel free to reach out if there's anything I can ever do to make it something you can really love to listen to music on.
 
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:22 am

I love Radioparadise.com
Play it all day at work, theres a channel for it
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:56 pm

Soma.fm is great they now have Celtic Music station and I love Christmas Lounge when it is on for the Christmas season but they really need a true Easy Listening Beautiful Music station not these so called Easy Listening stations I tried to find online that play Katy Perry crap.

Edit:  Found a easy listening station here.  No Katy Perry.  Wish the Tune-IN app on the Roku allowed custom stations.
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Re: Any GOOD streaming Radio channels?!?

Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:05 pm

startreksteve wrote:
I love Radioparadise.com
Play it all day at work, theres an channel for it


One of the best human-curated channels on the internet, by far. Great screensaver-style photo app on the Roku too.

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