5 Reasons to Get an Internet Radio Now

 Internet radio is better than ever. I'm talking here about the technology for listening to online radio as well as the programming. Nowadays you can buy excellent standalone devices that look and work like regular table radios or clock radios, but instead of (or in addition to) playing broadcasts sent over the air, they play streaming radio from the Internet. You don't even need a computer in order to use them, although you do need a wireless Internet connection. Here are 5 good reasons to get an Internet radio now 1. The newest devices work almost identically to the regular radio sets that everyone is familiar with. Turn it on, select a station, and enjoy the music (or talk) of your choice. Sound quality these days is great, too. 2. Station selection! My Internet radio device (an Aluratek) has more than 13,000 stations from all over the world, of every imaginable format, programmed into it. I'll never run out of new places and music to explore. Nor will I have to be stuck listening to the same dozen local, over-the-air stations. 3. Take your hometown with you. If you do happen to love one of your local stations -- one that carries your hometown sports team's games, for instance -- there's no need to give it up just because you're moving across the country or the world. You can continue tuning in to it no matter where life takes you. 4. Study foreign languages by listening to them. Sure, in the U.S. now, it's not hard to find an over-the-air station broadcasting in Spanish. But what about Icelandic Or Indonesian One of the best ways to begin learning a new language is to absorb its sound, its rhythms. An Internet radio makes this easy. 5. Enjoy broadcasts only available online. In addition to regular stations that happen to stream their programming, you can hear thousands of stations that are Internet-only. They're wonderfully specialized, as well. I've discovered an all-didgeridoo station, one that offers round-the-clock birdcalls, and another that plays songs especially for recovering alcoholics! I've given you 5 good reasons to buy -- or be gifted with! -- an Internet radio. How many more will you discover Want to know more