GNOME Internet Radio Locator is a free and open-source desktop application created specifically for use with the GNOME desktop environment and designed to help users easily discover free online radio stations from broadcasters across the globe.

Supports more than 80 Internet radio stations

The application comes with a map that, by default, shows the user marker pop-ups with a selection of various free Internet radio stations from 35 cities across the globe. Clicking on any of these map marker pop-ups will let you play the respective radio station if it’s still active.

However, more than 80 free Internet radio stations are supported by the app, across more than 75 cities from all over the world, through the built-in text-based location search, which features automatic completion when you type a city name. The map can be zoomed in and out so you can see more or fewer stations.

Build for GNOME 3

GNOME Internet Radio Locator is built with the GTK+ toolkit for GNOME 3 desktop environment and relies on the GNOME Maps application for the map functionality, as well as on the widely-used GStreamer multimedia framework for audio playback. In addition, the libchamplain and geocode-lib libraries are being used internally.

While it’s designed for the GNOME desktop, users can use the application with other desktop environments, including Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, Budgie, and even KDE, as long as they have all of its dependencies installed on their GNU/Linux distribution. GNOME Internet Radio Locator will debut officially with GNOME 3.30.

Bottom line

We find GNOME Internet Radio Locator a useful tool for those times when we can’t access our music collection. However, it should be noted that the application needs a constant Internet connection to function, both for finding radio stations and for listening to them. All in all, it’s a great app that we bet many will find very useful.

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