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Non-obtrusive sidebar gadget which enables you to easily listen to classical music, as well as view the name of the currently playing song and artist.
Classical PH Radio is a small widget which was developed specifically in order to help people listen to a radio channel.
The installation process is seamless and after completing it, you are met with a simple and intuitive interface. This means that all user categories can work with it, without encountering problems.
Aside from that, it contains a play/pause button, a volume bar and a few boxes, which enable you to view the name of the station you are listening to, as well as the name of the artist and song currently playing. It is unobtrusive, as it comes with two sizes, which you can easily switch between.
The only channel you can listen to is “Classical Philippines”, and in the bigger size, this software app enables you to also view the covert art of a specific album (if detected) and use a search tool. The latter lets you look for specific keywords on Google, by opening a new tab in your default web browser.
Right-clicking on the program’s frame brings up a context menu, which closely resembles most Windows Gadgets. It is possible to add more widgets, close this one or move it to another location on the screen. Furthermore, you can change its size and opacity level (from 20% to 100%), as well as force it to always stay on top of all other opened utilities.
To conclude, Classical PH Radio is an efficient piece of software, for people passionate about classical music. It encloses a few, yet useful options, a friendly environment and it does not put a strain on your computer’s performance.
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Listen and stream Knoxville or Tennessee country music from certain online radio stations through this simple to use desktop tool.
Q106.8 Country is a lightweight tool that allows you to stream your favorite music from online radio stations. The gadget can bring your favorite tunes to your desktop, along with artist name, title and album artwork, if available. Quick shortcuts to the radio station website, as well as to social media networks make it easy for you to share the links.
Q106.8 Country is built especially for running on Windows 7 and separately, on Windows XP and Vista. It rests on your desktop and allows you to listen to your favorite tunes without opening the website in the browser.
Moreover, the gadget includes a keyword field, designated to general online searches. Simply type in any subject that interests you, hit Enter and the tool prompts open the results of the search in your browser/searching engine of your choice.
Q106.8 Country is pre-configured to stream music from country channels on radionomy.com, therefore, each time you open it, you can be sure to listen to your favorite songs. The gadget displays the name of the artist and the title of the currently playing song, along with album artwork, if it is available.
You can mute/unmute the player at any time by clicking the ‘Play’ symbol in its interface. Each song’s duration is indicated through a circular progress bar, around the ‘Play’ button.
Moreover, you can easily share a link to the currently playing song on Twitter or Facebook, using the Share functions, or obtain the embedding URL.
If country is your favorite genre of music, then Q106.8 Country is a suitable solution for listening to songs, right from your desktop. The channel plays both old and new music, for all listeners and features convenience shortcuts for sharing the songs on social media websites. You may also embed the audio using the especially generated link.
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A lightweight and simple to use Window gadget that enables you to capture a multitude of radio stations, that you can listen to at any time.
XIRadio Gadget is a reliable Windows tool that enables you to listen to the radio via the Internet. The widget features a multitude of channels that you can listen to, by simply connecting to the Internet. Since it is a Windows widget, it does not require special conditions or a complicated installation process.
XIRadio Gadget comes as a double widget, in different skin colors. Thus, the XIRadioB.gadget file opens the blue colored radio tool, while XIRadioM.gadget activates the silver skinned widget. The tools are easy to use and do not require a complicated installation. Once you open the widgets, they remain on the desktop in a fixed position. XIRadio Gadget runs smoothly on Windows Vista and Windows 7, but it requires additional configuration to run on Windows 8.
You may easily relocate them by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the interface to the new position. The dotted button in the left corner of the widget allows you to easily change the desktop location of the radio player. Additionally, you can enlarge the widget’s window or bring it back to the original state by clicking on the Resize button.
XIRadio Gadget offers you a large series of decoded radio stations, that you can browse and listen to at any time. All you need to do is select the desired post, click play and wait for the connection to be established. The process generally takes a few short seconds. You can play and pause the radio station with the help of the dedicated buttons. The name of each radio station is displayed at the top of the window, while the volume dynamic is indicated with the help of the power bars.
With XIRadio Gadget, you can easily listen to the available stations at any time you wish. Catch up with music, shows, news, at the radio, using this lightweight tool that does not require installation and consumes a small amount of resources. Its modern looking interface stays on the desktop as long as the widget is active.
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A desktop enhancement that was designed to help you enjoy the latest music hits right onto your desktop by listening to online radio stations.
All users who experienced Windows Vista and/or Windows 7 must be familiar with one of the best desktop enhancements brought by the Redmond developers, namely the sidebar with its gadgets. Unfortunately retired with the advent of Windows 8, these fun widgets allowed users to enjoy a variety of content without having to open pages in Internet browsers or install applications onto their PCs.
For those who love listening to online radio stations and are still on one of the above-mentioned iterations of Microsoft's proprietary operating system, there is a nice enhancement still available that brings music closer to you.
Called XRadio Gadget, it comes with a neat interface that resembles an old cassette tape and features some easy to use controls. Just like a regular player, the widget features a set of controls specific to this kind of utility: play, stop, forward and rewind.
You should note that the latter function will actually switch back to the last station you selected, instead of rewinding the songs. There are some buttons for adjusting the volume of the music and the animation of the rolling tape makes for a groovy effect that intensifies the pleasant experience of using this desktop widget.
With XRadio Gadget you can easily see what station you are currently connected to because the name is inscribed on the white label that is 'sticked' to the cassette tape's side. The quality of the sound stream is quite decent and should please the ears of the listener, if they are not too pretentious.
Overall, the whole feel of this nice enhancement is what will surely make it highly appreciated by any users that take it for a spin. With a cool looking interface and easy to use controls XRadio Gadget should still remain a hit in its software category.
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A simple and easy to use application functioning as a widget that can play Internet radio, providing you with access to several radios and music genres.
AudioAddict Radio is a simple and user-friendly software solution developed to provide you with an easy means of listening to music from online sources, with little effort on your part.
The utility has a very simple interface, making it very simple to use and occupying very little space on your desktop. Unfortunately, it does not run minimized in the notification area, meaning that if you want to listen to music, you will need to keep it on your desktop at all times.
The program features several Internet radio stations, such as Sky.FM, JazzRadio and Rock Radio, each with a wide range of genres, allowing you to easily find your favorite style and listen to it right from the web, without having to download a single song. Additionally, the tool enables you to play 'Digitally Imported' music. However, you cannot add your own favorite stations to the list.
The preferred radio can be chosen from the 'Settings' section of AudioAddict Radio, while the genre can chosen from the drop-down menu in the main window, from the numerous options for instance 'Trance', 'House', 'Techno', 'Lounge', 'Ambient', 'Dubstep', 'EuroDance', 'Hardcore', 'Gabber', 'Liquid DnB', 'Drum 'n Bass', and many others, depending on the selected source.
AudioAddict Radio lets you adjust the volume of the music with 5 points, using the 'Plus' and 'Minus' buttons, displaying the current volume level in right corner of the window. Similarly, you can press the 'Play' and 'Stop' buttons in its main window whenever you want.
To conclude, AudioAddict Radio is a useful and efficient widget that allows you to listen to your favorite songs at anytime from online radio stations, enabling you to choose the music genre that suits your preferences.
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A small and clean sidebar gadget which enables you to listen to a radio station, without it affecting your computer’s performance.
evoSonic Player is a small widget that was designed in order to help you listen to radio music from the desktop.
This software tool boasts a simple and modern-looking interface, which enables any type of user to find their way around it with great ease, be they experienced or not.
Aside from that, it can become non-obtrusive quite fast, as it comes in two different sizes. It is important to keep in mind that when the first size is enabled, you are not going to be able to listen to music anymore.
The second window mode presents a play/pause button and the name of the song and artist currently playing. In addition to that, it is possible to share the song and radio you are listening to with your friends, on Facebook or Twitter. It also includes a search tool bar, which can help you look up particular keywords on Google. However, a small setback is the fact that it does not integrate a volume bar.
Right-clicking this widget opens a context menu which closely resembles the one used in most Windows Gadgets. This lets you add other gadgets, move the frame to another desktop location, change its size and opacity level (from 20% up to 100%), close it, as well as force it to stay on top of all other launched utilities.
It does not burden you system’s performance, as it requires insignificant CPU and memory. Help contents are not provided, yet they are not actually needed when considering how simple to use this tool can be.
All in all, evoSonic Player proves to be a pretty decent piece of software for listening to radio from your desktop. It has a good response time and a user-friendly interface. Nevertheless, it could definitely benefit from more work.
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A lightweight desktop application that offers you the means to easily listen to quality rock music from a popular online radio station.
92.3 Desktop Radio Station Gadget is a gadget for your Windows 7 operating system that offers a simple way in which you can listen to rock music from one of Muskogee’s stations.
It’s easy to install, as is any other Windows gadget. The interface though is rather rough around the edges in terms of design. A nice thing about it is that it offers you a Winamp style visualization that responds to the rhythm of the track which is being played. It’s a random effect which you can’t control or customize, but can display in full screen mode.
92.3 Desktop Radio Station Gadget comes with a few features that make it possible to stream high quality audio. It can automatically detect the speed of your Internet connection, as well as allow you to manually select it. You can also have it use the default buffer or enter a custom one.
Right clicking the gadget brings out a context menu that allows you to play, pause or stop the streaming. You can also bring the volume up or down, but in order to do so you have to open the context menu, go to the volume section and then click up or down. That seems a bit too much work for such a simple task.
The way 92.3 Desktop Radio Station Gadget looks should be no concert to you if you’re just interested in listening to rock music. And the music it streams is really good. Most times you want to know who’s playing that song and it’s disappointing to see that the title is not displayed anywhere in the gadget window.
All-in-all, the gadget offers your ears high quality audio and allows you to listen to some pretty good rock music without eating up system resources.
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