Radium ~ Perfect Internet Radio
Developer: CatPig Studios Inc.
Current Version: 3.1.3
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Download Size: 9.9 MB - Download
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Introducing Radium for Mac, the most beautiful and intuitive internet radio player you’ll ever use. Find stations in real time by name, genre or region, and tune in to your favorite radios with a single click.
Radium’s 20,000+ high quality stations, Equalizer, and built-in Wish List make listening to your favorite radio a breeze.
Discover new music
• Find new stations by name, genre, region, or any combination
• Love the playing track? Add it to your Wish List with a single click
• Quickly find what you feel like listening to by skimming through your stations' icons
Easily organize your favorite stations
• Click any station’s "+"/"x" icon to add/remove it from your favorites
• Click any station’s icon to change it
• To reorder your favorite stations, drag any station and drop it in its new place
Forget about the Settings
• Let Radium’s “Auto” mode select the best-sounding equalizer preset for each station
• Think another preset sounds better? Select it, and Radium will remember it for next time
• Let iCloud automatically sync your favorite stations, subscriptions, and wish list across all your devices. (Including Radium for iPhone!)
Share your favorite tunes
• Share a track you love on Twitter or Last.fm
• Generate a Radium link with one click and send it to a friend as simple text
Access your favorite subscriptions
• Radium supports many popular internet radio services, including Digitally Imported, CalmRadio, SiriusXM, and many more
Can't find your station? Send us an email and we'll add it in a jiffy. And don't forget to try the FREE iOS version!
Say hello: http://catpigstudios.com
Fixed an issue that prevented some users from activating premium subscriptions.
Most Helpful Reviews
Chocolate hearts - Not terribly thrilled with the chocolate heart or the menubar heart icon. The execution of the chocolate is poor and I don't really get what a chocolate heart has to do with streaming radio. However, the app and it's fuctionality is perfect. All the stations that I love that didn't work in the previous version work now. Thrilled that the app is cheaper than the old version. The old price was a bit steep when you consider this app duplicates and improves upon fuctionality already built into iTunes. Keep up the good work, and don't be afraid of taking another stab at the app icon.
Poorly designed update - This was a poorly designed update from a visual/user interface standpoint. 1) Instead of the former drop-down “menu style” window the program opens a standalone window that must be closed again—it does not go away after you click away. This just adds clutter to my monitor for no good reason. I don’t need or want the window to stay open. I want to select something to listen to and have it go away. 2) The new window does not always show the list of stations to select from. Now it shows what I presume would be album art if I were listening to a stream that supported it. Instead it shows boring, repetitive clip art based on the stream’s genre (i.e. BBC World News is a newspaper icon repeated over and over, a local public radio station is a radio tower, a jazz station is a trumpet, etc.). Again, there’s no good reason for this except to make the app more visible—ironically, this is the LAST thing I want a basic streaming player to do. I want to select a station and have the app go away. 3) There is no obvious pause/stop button. You have to click on the currently playing stream to stop it. There is, however, an unlabeled “X” in the corner of the currently playing stream. This is actually a delete button. It also stops the current stream. I deleted three streaming channels before I figured out what was going on. For an update that’s supposed to have “tonnes of user interface improvements” they went completely the wrong way on this one. It’s harder to use and doesn’t do its job and get out of the way like it should. I’ve been using Radium for years (since before the App Store existed) but I’m very disappointed and I’ve begun looking for an alternative. I will say that being able to hide the dock icon is nice, but that’s not actually an update. I could do that with every prior version as well. Update - 3/30/15: They released an update and listed “user interface tweaks and fixes” as part of the release notes. That apparently still doesn’t include a stop button. You can pause the stream by clicking on the stream title a second time but it continues the streaming process and uses data/bandwidth/battery. To actually stop the playback, you have to Opt.-Click. This isn’t in the help file. I had to search for the answer. There’s still no way to make it auto-hide itself. You have to close it intentionally every time you open it. It also needs to be closed manually every time you start up your computer if you have it set to start on login. Finally, the developers’ social media strategy seems to be responding to criticisms with snark and sarcasm. The app has gone from 4.5 stars down to 2 and they don’t seem to notice it’s because they made a hamfisted attempt at making it look “sleek” or whatever and failed to actually ask users if that’s something they wanted or even beta test it with real users. This is seriously disappointing, especially since I’ve been using the app since before the app store even existed and bought it again when they released it on here. Update - 6/1/15: The newest update fixes missing album art. It does not address the issues brought up by a significant percentage of users in reviews. The dropdown-menu style is still missing and there’s no stop button. You still have to opt-click to actually stop a stream (otherwise it continues to run, using power and data) and there’s nothing to tell you this in-app. Their response to criticism on social media still seems to be to thumb their nose and blow a raspberry.
More Reviews for Current Version
All downhill since v1.0 - This was a great app when it first came out. But nearly every subsequent upgrade has introduced UI abomination after UI abomination. It works, but it’s really ugly now.
Lucky I have the old version - A while back I made it a habit to backup every single app I purchase on the App Store. This allows me to revert to a previous version in case an app gets updated and the update proves to be a failure. I am so glad I did it. Radium has failed. The new UI is badly designed and the developers are not willing to acknowledge it. They run after their own head without listening to customer feedback. Well, fear not! I am running the 3.0.10 version which still has the great old UI! That works great. The only caveat in the 3.0.10 version is that it’s no longer keeping the specified number of notifications in the notification center. I set it to show only the last 5 notifications, but instead it shows ALL of them (which is 20 max). But it’s ok. I can live with it. I rather have this minor annoyance than switching to the new and failed UI version.
Great app to use with SiriusXM Internet Radio - I was looking for a desktop app to listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio and this one does the trick. I like that I can just use this app for that purpose instead of having to open my web browser (note that a subscription to SiriusXM is still required). Two features that would make this app even more awesome is if you could have a button to play the current song from the beginning as well as a 'Live' button to immediately synch back to the live stream at any time -- both of which are available on the SiriusXM web player and iOS app. I don't know if this is something third-party developers have access to, though. Some tabletop internet radios with SiriusXM support (from manufactures such as Marantz and Grace Digital), I believe have these functions, so it might be possible for Radium to incorporate them as well. The developers at CatPig Studios should definitely look into this!
Please fix subs or just remove them. - I love their iPhone app but not in love with this update. It’s nice looking but a lot of little annoyances that are bad UX. It’s great they’re trying new things but I much prefer parts of the old app back as it was more functional. Far as Subscriptions, live365 must of did something on their end to block Radium as live365 has an app for their Premium. Far as K-Pig, that’s not working either and I wonder if it’s the same thing, they can’t hit those services anymore.
Can’t link my account…poor correspondence - I’ve e-mailed the support address multiple times over the course of a week or so, but with no responses. I wanted to use this radio primarily for listening to DI.FM radio stations, but after linking my account, I found that none of the stations would work. Upon unlinking the account the music DOES play, but with all the ads of a guest account. I’d really like to get this resolved...