With Windows Media Center, you can stream over 100,000 radio stations from all over the world. Major terrestrail AM/FM, Interent, Fire Rescue, Police scanners . . . you name it!
The system is powered by RadioTime, a free radio-streaming 3rd-party service provider that lets any user access the channels. You can also grab the RadioTime WMC free plug-in and “surf” the airwaves right from your couch.
After installing the plug-in, just fire up Windows Media Center and navigate to the Extras section. Click the RadioTime icon, then choose your desired category: Local Radio (it uses your broadband provider IP number to automatically detect your location), Talk Radio, Music Radio, World Radio, or Sports Radio.
There’s also a My Presets feature . . . like a Favorites area, and all you have to do is sign up for a free RadioTime account in order to use it. RadioTime for Windows Media Center is way cool beyond belief and a must-have for any WMC user. It works with all versions of WMC.
By the way, RadioTime is the same company that brought you the first in-car streaming-internet-station option on the new 2011 Cooper Minis.