As soon as you have some free time, you like to relax on the sofa at home and listen to the radio. Every day you have a fixed appointment with your favorite radio show but, during the last episode, the hosts announced that the broadcast will soon change time. The new airing won’t allow you to follow the show, so you’ve thought about subscribing to his podcast. Unfortunately, however, the radio station only offers podcasts with short clips of the broadcast and you have already resigned yourself to missing part of your favorite show.
Well, if that’s the case, let me tell you there is no reason to despair. Give me a few minutes and I’ll solve the problem! With today’s guide, in fact, I will tell you how to record Internet radio from both smartphones and tablets and computers using some extremely intuitive solutions: some allow you to listen and record your favorite radio station in real time, others to set timers for stop recording at a certain time. Convenient, right?
Come on then, make yourself comfortable and take five minutes of free time to dedicate to reading the next paragraphs. Choose the solution that you think best suits your needs, try to put into practice the instructions I am about to give you and I am sure that you will be able to record your favorite radio program and listen to it again later in full relaxation. Happy reading and, above all, good listening!
- Audials Radio (Android / iOS / Windows)
- TuneIn Radio Pro (Android / iOS)
- RarmaRadio (Windows)
- Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder (Online)
- Piezo (Mac)
Audials Radio (Android / iOS / Windows)
One of the first solutions to consider to record Internet radio is Audials Radio : it is a free application for Android devices (also available in a Pro version at a cost of 5.03 euros), iOS and Windows 10 Mobile that allows to listen to and record thousands of radio stations from around the world.
After downloading the Audials Radio app from the store of your device, start it by pressing its icon (a celestial radio on a white background ), tap the Login button and press the Register with Facebook option to connect your account social at Audials Radio. Alternatively, tap on Subscribe for free , enter your details in the Audials username , Your email , Password fields and type the verification code in the Enter the security code field . Then put the check mark next to the item I have read the conditions of use and I accept them , click on the itemAccept in the new screen displayed and tap on the Register now option to complete the registration.
Now, press on the Radio item and press on one of the available options: Genres to choose a radio station by musical genre ( Classical , Heavy metal , Electronic , Pop , Rock , Religious music , etc.); Countries to browse radio stations by country; Italy to view the list of Italian radio stations; Local for the list of local broadcasters or The best artists to find radio stations that are broadcasting a song by the chosen artist.
Once you have identified the radio station to listen to, tap on its name to start playback, then press the Record item and press the down arrow icon to choose the type of recording. Then press the option Record and cut songs to record and divide the songs automatically or press on the item Record continuously to record without cuts. To stop and save the recording, tap the Stop button and that’s it.
To view the list of recordings, press the house icon at the top right and tap on the Recordings item . Press, therefore, on the recording of your interest and on the ▶ ︎ button to start playback, otherwise tap on the three dots icon at the bottom right and press the Delete item to delete it.
You should know that Audials Radio is also available in a web version , but it does not allow you to record and access recordings made from mobile devices. To use Audials Radio from a computer, you can download the Windows 10 PC application which works similarly to that described for smartphones and tablets.
To download the Audials Radio app for Windows 10 , click on Cortana ‘s search bar , then type Store in the search field next to the magnifying glass icon and, in the results displayed, press the Store item . Now, in the Search app field (top right) write Audials Radio , then click on the Audials Radio option and press the Install button to start downloading and installing the app. Wait a few moments and you will be able to see the Audials Radio application in the list of apps installed on your PC.
TuneIn Radio Pro (Android / iOS)
TuneIn Radio Pro is the paid version of the popular TuneIn Radio application. It is available for Android (11.07 euros) and iOS (10.99 euros) and, in addition to allowing you to listen to thousands of radio stations, it removes advertisements and offers additional features, such as the recording of this. that you are listening to.
After downloading and installing TuneIn Radio Pro on your device, presses on its icon (the word TuneIn Pro on a blue background ) and tap on the Navigate item below to choose the radio station to listen to. Alternatively, press the Search item and type the name of the radio station of your interest in the Search field at the top. Once you have identified the radio you want to listen to, tap on its name and press the ▶ ︎ button to start playing it.
To record the radio you are listening to, press the red button at the bottom left, press it again to stop and save the recording. When the operation is completed, tap on the Recordings item to view the list of recordings made and press on each of them to start listening.
RarmaRadio is free software for Windows that allows you to record radio stations directly from your computer. Allows access to thousands of radio stations, with the ability to split recorded songs and set a timer to stop recording automatically.
To download RarmaRadio on your computer, connected to the program website and click on the Downloads item in the main menu. Then press the Download button for RarmaRadio and wait for the download to be completed, then double-click on the rarmaradio_setup.exe file , press the Run button and click the OK button to confirm the Italian language . Then click on the Next button , put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement , click on the Next button four times in a row and press the buttonInstall to install the software. Once the installation is complete, click the Finish button to close the window and launch RarmaRadio.
To select the radio station to listen to, click on the Stations item at the top and choose one of the options available in the left sidebar: Genre to find a radio station by music genre; Country to search for a radio station by country or Network to view the most popular radio stations. Once you have identified the station you are interested in, select it and press the Listen button to start playback, then click the Record button and choose the recording mode you prefer.
- Continuously – splitting songs: record continuously by applying a cut between songs;
- Continuously – without dividing songs: record without interruptions and without cuts;
- Timer – split songs: set a timer to stop recording and save individual songs;
- Timer – no split: set a timer for stopping recording and record without trimming;
- Current song only: to record only the song currently on air.
To stop recording, click on Stop Recording and automatically the recording will be saved in MP3 format. To view the list of recordings, click on the Recording item at the top and double-click on the recording of your interest to listen to it.
If the radio station of your interest is not included in the RarmaRadio database or the program does not fully satisfy you, you can record the audio played by your PC (and therefore also the online radios) using Audacity , the famous audio editing software available for free. for Windows and macOS: I told you about it in more detail in my tutorials on how to use Audacity and how to record audio on Mac (on macOS you must first install software to make system audio appear among the audio sources to be recorded with Audacity).
Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder (Online)
Among the solutions to use to record Internet radio there is also Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder : it is a free online service that allows you to record directly from the browser window, by first downloading a special launcher available for Windows and macOS.
To use this solution, connected to the Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder site , click on the Start recording button and press the Download launcher button . Once the download is complete, if you have a Windows PC , double-click the apowersoft-online-launcher.exe file , press the Run button and, once the installation is complete, click the OK button .
If you have a Mac , on the other hand, double-click on the apowersoft-online-launcher.pkg file and, in the new open window, press the Continue and Install buttons , then enter the password of your user account on macOS and wait for the installation to complete .
To start recording a radio station, connect to the website of the radio station you are interested in, open the launcher and make sure that the Audio system option is selected next to the Sound source item . Then click the red button to start recording and press it again to stop.
You must know that Apowersoft Free Audio Recorder is also available in a desktop version to be installed on your computer and that you can download for free by pressing the Download desktop version button . Its operation is identical to the online version.
Piezo is a program for Mac that allows you to choose the application from which you intend to record audio and to make recordings in a very simple way. In its free version it allows you to make recordings of up to 10 minutes, a limitation that can be removed by purchasing the full version at a cost of 19 dollars.
To register your favorite radio stations with Piezo, connect to the program’s website and click the Free download button to start downloading. Once the download is complete, double-click the piezo.zip file and move the Piezo icon to the macOS Applications folder . Then press the icon of the program to start it.
Now, using the drop-down menu next to the Source item , indicate the application from which you intend to record the audio: for example, if you are playing your favorite radio station via browser, select the browser in use via the drop-down menu. Then press the gear wheel icon and enter the name to be assigned to the recording, then set the audio quality of the recording using the drop-down menu next to the Quality item and click the red button to start recording.
On first use, you will need to install the ACE plugin necessary for Piezo to work properly. Then press the Install ACE and Install buttons , enter the password of your user account on macOS and wait for the installation to be completed. Press the red button again to start recording and the OK button to use the free version of Piezo. You can view the list of recordings by pressing the magnifying glass icon .