All things considered, BoomBox Internet Radio Player is a useful tool for music seekers. The program is now free and doesn't contain adware, although you still should be alert during installation, as the program bundles an online casino program. However, you can easily get around installing it simply by unchecking the correct box. On the plus side, the number of available radio stations is enormous, and, in addition to genre details, the program tells you which song currently is playing on each station. Though not always accurate, the Now Playing feature still will give you a sense of the rotation on a particular station. Stations stream through media players such as RealPlayer and iTunes, and you can start recording at any point. BoomBox Internet Radio Player's comprehensiveness, smooth buffering, and recording functionality could appeal to audiophiles looking for alternative sources for new music.
What's new in version 1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedOctober 21, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
BoomBox is a small program that quickly gives you access to thousands of online radio stations from country and rap to electronic and pop. It comes with a suite of options and search methods for quickly finding the station you want, and it displays the song the station currently is playing. It also comes with its own favorites database for storing stations that fit your musical interests. The program comes with one of the most advanced streaming-audio recorders on the Internet. It allows you to set when the program will stop and how it should cut the song, and has advanced song-change detection to keep each song in its own file.