What exactly is Internet Radio?
Internet radio is exactly what the name implies. You can transmit music, radio shows to millions of users all over the globe using the internet instead of air signals like traditional AM, FM radios. Internet radio is not bound by the limits of geography like conventional radio.
How does it work?
There are two major ways by which internet radio works.
Version I – You are the Originatorunnamed
In this method, you provide the audio or music to be transmitted right from your system to your listeners online. You can make use of software to turn your desktop into a server that streams audio. This helps your listeners to tune into your streaming station to listen to your channel. Apart from the streaming software you also need broadcasting software. The best thing is that this software is easily available online and you can even download them for free.
You can even purchase reputed software and get started with your own online internet radio station in no time. The one drawback of this method is that the number of listeners you can tune into your station all depends on the rate at which you can access the internet. For instance, if you have a poor internet connection then the number of listeners will be seriously restricted.
Version II – You use a Server as your Source
In this method, you still need the use of a broadcasting software but you send your audio to a server, which then uploads it to a streaming software. The major advantage of this method is that you can easily increase the number of listeners. The servers are typically equipped to handle plenty of requests at a time, thereby they can deal with several listeners at the same moment.
So what are you waiting for? Set up your dream internet radio station today.