CNET Editors' review
Radium for Mac offers a convenient solution for streaming Internet radio as it lets you find stations easily from a single interface. The program's basic and easy-to-use menu makes finding streaming content a breeze, all in a well-designed package.
Radium for Mac comes with a 30-day trial. After seamlessly starting up, the program places an icon directly in the top row of the main Mac screen. The heart-shaped icon is easy to identify and clicking it brings up a single search field. The user can then enter terms for the type of station you're looking for. This brings up a list of options, which are labeled clearly and describe the respective content well. Clicking the station icon immediately begins the streaming audio, which comes through clearly as it would from a station's own Web page. Users can also designate favorites, which will immediately load when starting the application later on. There are options to share your favorite track via Twitter and Last.fm as well as to visit the station's Web site. While the program works well, the playback options were few, but the option for stopping and playing audio was easy to locate as it's just next to the search field. The users can also activate as well as change shortcuts for the most basic options such as Open/Close Radium, Play/Pause, and volume controls, etc.
Radium for Mac works well and would be a useful option for users looking for an application to consolidate Internet streaming radio.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Radium for Mac 3.0.2.
From CatPig Studios:
Radium is internet radio for people who value their sanity. It lets you listen to free music and news from all over the world in just a few clicks. Poking around in web browser windows and dealing with broken plugins just to find and listen to internet radio stations is a waste of valuable time, and a strain on your patience. Enter Radium, a native internet radio for your Mac: just search, click, and listen. No mess, no fuss, no hassle. Radium does all the heavy lifting.
What's new in this version: iCloud sync support
Bug fixes and performance improvements
More Products to Consider
- Convert CDs to MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC formats, convert audio ...
- Convert DVD movies to all the popular video or audio formats wi...
- Get fast and flexible digital-media playback with access to sma...
- Convert M4A/AAC into MP3/WAV format.
- Mix, scratch, and remix MP3 or music videos live.
- Play video and audio files, convert to other file formats, burn...
- Create, edit, burn, mount, and encrypt CD, DVD, and BD image fi...
- Rip audio CDs, convert music, and burn discs easily.
- Open FLV encoded video files.
- Convert all your FLAC files to the standard MP3 files.
- Cut desired parts from your MP3 files.
- Copy DVD to iPod, iPhone, 3GP, PSP, Zune, HD TV, AVI, Divx, Xvi...
- Record, edit, convert, analyze, and restore sound files.
- Listen to audio files with light and simple audio player from t...
- Manage your music and movie libraries on your PC, iPod or iPhon...
- Run a virtual mixing console for MP3, WAV, and Karaoke (MP3+G) ...
- Burn CD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
- Convert your MP3 files fast and easily.
- Create all sorts of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.
- Search and download from over 100 million songs.
- Compress video files to transmit them fast over computer networ...
- Edit your digital audio files on your Windows PC.
- Get flexible audio and video playback with access to smart orga...
- Create drum or audio loops and play sample files and MIDI instr...
All versions:3.3 stars
out of 7 votes
Current version:1.0 stars
out of 1 votes
My rating:Write review
Results 1-1 of 1
"Doesn't work very well."
Version: Radium 3.0.4
Nice idea, and when it worked ok, that was good.
Some stations wouldn't play, others would suddenly stop working.
I had high hopes, but a confusing layout didn't help. Having some stations just stop playing at various times, isn't good. And watching it trying to connect over & over and not being successful, was also not good. The new program is not compatible with Snow Leopard, and since they are doing no more updates, I'm just SOL, until I get a new OS, &/or find a better working streaming player.
Add Your Review
Submit your reply
E-mail this review
Report offensive content