Update 2022: This website no longer exists now. We recommend you to try some other alternative instead.
Raddio is an amazing free website that lets you listen to live online radios with friends and chat with them. Exceedingly simple to use, Raddio mashes up collaboration, live streaming, and group chat all together to help you create a personalized streaming radio station that you and your friends can enjoy and contribute to, all while chatting with each other in real time. All you have to do is create a collaborative live streaming radio station (or page, channel, or whatever you’d like to call it), invite your buddies to join in, and have fun together. Apart from creating your own radio channel, you can also listen to already active online radios by searching them via their unique radio IDs. And all it takes is a few clicks. Stoked? Then let’s cut to the chase and find out more, past the break.
How To Listen To Live Online Radios With Friends And Chat With Them?
Although the title of this section instantly gives it away that it deals with “using” Raddio, there isn’t much when it comes to actually using it. Simply hop over to the homepage, and you’re greeted with something that looks like this:
See what I mean? That’s got to be one of the simplest and most straightforward web UIs that I’ve feasted my eyes on. As the screenshot up top shows, there are no annoying sign up/login links, no third party logins or anything like that. The left section is where you head to create/listen to live radios. On the other hand, the right section tells you about what Raddio does, and how to make it do what it does, in simple words and well laid out steps. Now that, is uber-simple!
Although the homepage of Raddio practically screams usage instructions at you the moment you open it, here’s the obligatory step by step tutorial, for the detail oriented folks out there. Read on:
Step 1: Raddio’s is up and ready for action the moment you land on its homepage. Now, before you and your pals can enjoy a radio (channel) and collaborate on it, you need to create the said radio channel. To do so, hit the Green hued Start a Radio button on the left. Once you do that, you’re asked to enter your name (required to identify you in the chat). Key in the name, and hit Enter (because there are no buttons to click). Here’s a snapshot:
Step 2: That’s all the information you have to provide initially. You will now be redirected to your very own personalized live online radio page. Here’s how it looks like:
As illustrated by the above screenshot, the live online radio page itself is as simple as it gets. It is roughly composed of two vertical sections. On the left, it lists a unique sharing URL that you can share with the people who you want to be able to listen and collaborate on the zcreated online radio. Below it, there are social sharing buttons that can be used to directly share the live radio channel page on popular social networks. Further down below, a Now Playing section details the track currently being played on the radio. You can use the Add Song and Mute buttons to add tracks to the streaming live radio channel, and mute the currently playing track, respectively. The right section features the chat pane, and this is where you chat (obviously) with your buddies.
Step 3: Use the Add song button to search for a song via its title, artist name, album name etc., and when found, simply click on it to add it to the live radio playlist. As soon as you do it, the playlist’s tracks will start streaming. You can add as many songs as you want, and your pals who are collaborating on this live online radio can also add tracks on their own end. Use the chat section on the right to start chatting with all the online collaborators in real-time. That’s all there’s to it! I bet it can’t get any more easier than this.
Raddio is a fun and intuitive free website that lets you listen to live online radios with friends and chat with them. It’s super simple to use, works incredibly well, and provides you with a simple and straightforward way of enjoying some great live streaming music with your friends, all the way while chatting with them. All you need is a network connection and a browser. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Raddio, and I’m sure you’ll be hooked. It’s really that good!