Radio-Browser is an ambitious community project. It collects as many public internet radio stations as possible. It's free to use, has a well documented API, with a simple JSON interface.

It's now the backend in many open source music players:

  • Rhythmbox (for which it was originally intended)

  • Streamtuner2 (obviously)

  • RadioDroid (Android)

  • DreamBox plugin

  • Musicbox (Android)

  • Gradio

  • Kodi/XBMC

Since v0.3 (in streamtuner2 2.2.0) you can now also share your favorite stations directly. There's a new context menu ▸ Share in Radio-Browser.


Instead of browsing by genres, you can switch to languages or countries.

Note that you'll have to use Channel ▸ Reload Category Tree (F5) again to update the category view.

The API server option lets you predefine a more local cache to be used for station list queries.

And "Minimum stations to list a category" can be used to filter out fringe/sparsely populated genres - on using Channel ▸ Reload Category Tree (F5). Typically 15 should be okay, or 150 if you want to see only major categories. Else the category list would become around a thousand entries.

With RadioDroid there's a mobile version to access and play from directly. Get it on F-Droid or the Play store.