FIRST: WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO iTUNES RADIO? SECOND: WHAT ALTERNATIVES DO I HAVE?
Posted on 2012-08-15
I love streaming radio stations from iTunes running on my miniMac
(I'm a fan of talk/vintage radio, not music radio);
it has worked flawlessly for years. But last week the radio-streaming servers
stopped working. The outage seems to cover most of the country and
Apple support has no official word about what's happened or when
it might come back. (Imagine that?)
Now I have to use a PC to connect to each individual radio
station web site and pick "listen live." This works, but not nearly as
well as having my 10 favorite radio stations in an iTunes playlist on
the miniMac. I use the infrared remote to move up and down
the playlist effectively changing stations.
I miss the convenience of the remote control, a feature that's
not available on the PC. Is there other radio streaming software
that runs on the Mac, uses a playlist for station pre-sets but not
Apple servers, and supports the infrared remote?