Internet Radio, occasionally called Wi-fi Radio, is a different way to broadcast radio programs to that of the traditional, fixed site radio stations. To listen to traditional radio you have to be in line-of-site with the original transmitter or its relay station. In addition the power of the signal you receive is inversely proportional to the distance from the source and can be subject to such things as 'fading' and weather conditions. Internet Radio eliminates those issues and brings other significant benefits. The following video illustrates the features and benefits of a typical, modern Internet Radio:
As internet radio is delivered over the internet, it gives a fast and reliable signal, together with digitally updated service data, including lists of available internet radio stations with information on their genre, nationality and language of the broadcast. This makes choosing, or searching for, your preferred type of radio, music genre etc. very easy indeed. Out of over 20,000 know internet radio channels currently available, there is something for everyone. This particularly applies when you are away from home, even abroad, and want to not miss out on certain programs emanating from home stations. Remember the internet is available worldwide.
The only requirement to receive internet radio programs is to have access to a (good and stable) internet connection. This can be via a desktop computer, laptop, notebook or even smartphone. If you do not yet have an internet connection at home, then you will need a router and modem (sometimes combined) and a contract with an Internet Service provider. Once established with your own Wi-Fi network, you can integrate you internet radio usage with any other media player (such as a music player) to give you total flexibility in playing your music collection or internet radio through either source.
From the above, some people may believe that internet radio is complicated to use, but this is far from the truth. Indeed some of the most user friendly examples of internet radios come from normal domestic radio manufacturers, who now offer models that have internet radio tuners in addition to, or sometimes instead of the AM/FM/DAB wavebands. To find out more about these modern table-top or portable internet radios, visit this website [http://etc] where you will find information and comment on many of the top internet radios currently available.
Whether you access wi-fi radio using a computer or a standard domestic radio from a large manufacturer, you will have the opportunity to choose between any of the over 20,000 stations at will and basically free of charge.