Radium ~ Perfect Internet Radio
By CatPig Studios Inc.
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Radium is a beautiful, minimal, easy to use internet radio player. It sits in your menu bar, and it just works.
With 10,000+ stations from all over the world, support for AirPlay streaming, iCloud syncing of favourite stations, premium internet radio services, Last.fm, beautiful album covers, and much more, it's the last internet radio player you'll ever need.
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What's New in Version 3.1
- Visual refresh + tonnes of user interface improvements
- Dark Mode menubar support
- Wishlist tracks can (only) be removed manually now. (Amazing!)
- Option to display Dock icon
- Retina display improvements
- VoiceOver improvements
- Fixed remote speaker connection issues and some US radio station connectivity issues
- Stability and performance improvements
Four stars…but I still miss menu-bar only appearance
I loved this app…it sat tucked away in my menu bar, played the nicest internet radio stations, easily accessed when I needed it. But now it doesn’t work at all with the new update. The icon simply spins and spins and spins, never connecting to a station, any station. I also don’t care for the way they detached it from the menu bar. Such a shame, because this WAS one of those well-designed apps that really shone in its simplicity. But I’m not giving it one-star just yet. Updates can be glitchy with even the best and most expensive software. I suspect they’ll fix this soon enough.
UPDATE 3-5-14: I emailed Radium and they promptly replied, asking what stations were not playing after updating (all of them). They didn’t suggest it, but I deleted the app and reinstalled and that appears to solve the problem. I have the stations back and they all play. I still miss the menu-bar only window; that was one of Radium’s bets features. As far as the other redesign goes, it looks good, but there is a learning curve that’s a little frustrating. Now that I have figured out a few things, I’m raising my review to 4 stars. I’ll give it 5 when the menu-bar-only option comes back.
What did you do to the poor thing?
Just updated this previously wonderful program, and without warning everything has changed. The pulldown menu is no longer in the menubar but is a separate miniwindow. Of course I can live with that, but what I can’t live with is that there seems to be no preset/favorites function any more. Just a window categories of radio programming that you can click on, preselected for you more or less like the comparable function in iTunes. Have all my presets disappeared? Is the function even in the app any more? If not, it’s really transformed itself into something significantly less useful. I have prowled the settings for anything that will allow me to restore previous functionality, but there’s nothing there. More astonishing, there’s no help feature (just a “tips and tricks” link that loads a Word file!) and no indication anywhere of what has changed, or how to access seemingly deleted features. For shame!
(Thanks to Time Machine, I have gone back to the earlier version successfully — mentioned in case anyone else wishes to do this.)
Great Internet Radio app, but……….
Radium is probably one of this best Internet Radio apps out there but it is frustrating to use. While the newer version is a big improvement over the earlier version it still has the problem in that there are no clear cut instructions on how to build up favorites lists. The web site is not much help. I manage to do it by trial and error but afterwards I have no idea what I have done to achieve the task. It also would be good if there was an easy way to import the station lists that are part of iTunes.