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best way for streaming music / radio station?

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a friend has a hair salon and wants music in the shop.  He's been playing CDs, but that gets old listening to them loop.

What ways would you think would be the easiest / simplest way to get music in there? They have the internet.  Internet radio? appliance?

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Anthony Russo earned 668 total points
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Laptop, or even a tablet or smartphone with speakers plugged in and using a streaming music service.

Pandora, Spotify, Google All Access, Rdio. There are many to choose from and cheap and simple.

You set a playlist or even just pick a song. Then click their 'Radio' option and it streams similar music continuously.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Don't forget that streaming radio over the Internet requires some bandwidth - high speed connections give better results.

Also, you may find that you will use more bandwidth than your current plan allows and may be in for a surprise at the next billing cycle.

You could also check out Sirius (Satellite) Radio. Requires a XM ready Radio and subscriptions run from $10 - $20 per month.
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Agree with the above, just keep in mind that some services will play commercials if you don't pay for the premium service.

I have a premium spotify account and you can use it to sync tracks offline in case the internet access goes down.
Some businesses choose to use Sirius as well, but would require the hardware for it.
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by:dbrunton
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>>  He's been playing CDs, but that gets old listening to them loop.

Why not rip to mp3?  Choose 256 Kbps VBR quality.  Use a player that randomly selects a different tune each time.
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