FM radio hasn’t gone away. Whatever it is, it has evolved. Now you can listen to many of your local radio stations from anywhere in the world. These stations are available to stream online in a browser or from a dedicated app.

Linux has a handful of quality, modern apps for streaming Internet radio. If you haven’t already developed the habit of listening to the radio on your computer, now’s the time to start.

1. Shortwave

Shortwave is an Internet radio app designed for the GNOME desktop. This means that it comes with benefits that generally apply to GNOME software. this is easy. It is smooth. And it has an adaptive design that feels as at home on a phone as it does on a desktop, if not more so.

Shortwave has over 25,500 available stations. The home page points you to several popular options to get started. You can play them or add them to your personal library for easy access later.

When in desktop format, the currently playing stations appear in a panel on the right. When in a mobile shape, the station appears at the bottom. While you’re listening to a radio station playing music, shortwave will also provide the ability to download tracks, if that stream provides metadata.

GNOME is the default desktop interface for many of the most popular versions of Linux. This includes Fedora and Ubuntu. So if you are a new Linux user and have wound up on a GNOME-based distro, Shortwave is liable to be the best-integrated and feature-rich option.

2. Tuner

Tuner is an app for elementary OS, though you can install it on any Linux distribution of your choice. The elementary OS dock keeps the app close, and the sound indicator lets you pause and play your station without switching away from the current app. If you’ve fallen in love with elementary OS, the tuner is a no-brainer.

But what about the app itself? The tuner’s search field does a great job of finding stations, but if you don’t already know what you’re looking for, the tuner insists on helping you find new stations.

There’s a “Discover” section that serves as your home screen, along with a section for “Trends” and another marked “Popular.” And if you don’t find what you want after searching through them, there are music genres like “classical,” “electronic,” and “jazz” listed at the bottom of the sidebar. When you know exactly which station you want, put an asterisk on it and return to it whenever you want.

The tuner is comparable to the shortwave in feature and feel. This is one of the more acceptable options to consider. But for those of you digging into something a little more barebones or technical, what you’re looking for is further down.

3. Goodwill

For some people, the options above are fine, but they’re a little extra. Where is something easy?

Goodvibes is a basic Internet radio client for GTK-based desktops. It is not going to be the first choice for people new to computers, as you need to have knowledge of Internet Radio M3U format. This is because, even though Goodvibes comes with some baked in stations, you need to add new stations manually using the M3U URL. Goodvibes doesn’t help you find new stations. It’s up to you to do this in a web browser.

But there is a certain audience that prefers this type of app. It’s a KISS-style app in the same way that Arch Linux is KISS. Goodvibes comes with the necessary functionality to play and manage internet radio stations, with nothing extra.

If the shortwave feels too GNOME and the tuner feels too elementary, that alone could be a reason to give GoodVibes a go. It’s a bit more desktop agnostic.

4. GNOME Radio

Okay, so Goodvibes makes you wonder what radio stations are out there. And even with shortwaves and tuners, you may still need help sifting through the plethora of options. That’s where GNOME Radio comes in.

GNOME Radio, originally known as GNOME Internet Radio Locator, will help you find internet radio stations based on their location on the map. It can help you find the stations where you live now, what’s going on in the area you’ve moved away from, or just pretend to be on the other side of the world for a day.

Once you’ve found a station, you don’t need to switch apps to start listening. You can give the station a click or enter the station name in the search box to start playback.

It’s not the most mature project, but it’s worth a look. The developer has a blog on which you can keep track of the app’s growth. GNOME Radio’s approach is fun and different from the others on this list.

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