All that’s necessary here in the land of the free and home of the brave is to call your creation whatever you want. Seriously. It’s OK. Except you may run afoul of the FTC, the USPTO, maybe a judiciary entity or two, including the all important court of public opinion.
What does perfection have to do with internet radio?
Because me and my Mac are together for a dozen hours a day I’ve developed the habit of scouring through and listing to various internet radio stations. One of my tools of choice for a few years has been Radium, now billed as ‘Perfect Internet Radio.’
Radium was pretty good before and it’s decent now, but perfect? Despite a price tag, Radium is an elegant, minimalist internet radio station player. It lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easy to find regardless of which application you’re using at the moment.
Settings range from listening to any of thousands of free internet radio stations to subscribing to premium stations, including Sirius/XM, Sky.fm, Last.fm, and many others.
Radium lets you search, find, and add other internet radio station streams, displays album art and is kinda, sorta, mostly easy to use. Once you figure out the new interface. When it works, you’ll love it. When it doesn’t you’ll suffer in silence (though, to be fair, internet radio hiccups are not always the fault of the radio player).
Built in to Radium is support for AirPlay so your Mac can power your family entertainment speakers. Favorite stations can be saved on iCloud and synchronized between Macs; one at home, one on the go.
Reviews for Radium on the Mac App Store represent a mixed bag. There are times when I love using Radium and times when I search for something else. One day there was album art, one day it was gone, now it’s back again. See? That’s just part of the bag of mixed emotions I carry around with me all day.
*CatPig Studios is the developer, and they’re responsible for the monicker ‘Perfect Internet Radio.’