Real Internet Radio

I would love it, if Spotify added internet radio etiher as an app or as a build in function. The possibility of having all the music collected in one single app or program, would be awesome. And I am not talking about internet radio as Spotify has it now, where it suggest new songs from the one you are listening to or by genre, but real internet radio, where you can listen to the local radio station in your area or to one of your favorit internet stations in another country.

Updated: 2015-11-17


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Yes! Streaming MP3s from radio stations would be such a great feature.

Casual Listener

this would be awesome! Having an updating list in real-time to what the station is playing whilst listening with the then ability to add it straight to a playlist would be a very cool feature!


I like to listen to BBC 6 Music - its the curated nature of the broadcasts.


It would be much better if I could use the spotify app to stream and listen to these radio stations ( live ).

if Spotify were to collaborate for example with the BBC , it could arrange for spotify to have access to song info for the currently played track, and also for past tracks.


The spotify app could also present the All music info, and links to the artis, band, album etc directly.

There could even be an option to have spotify ply the high bitrate version .


I originally requested for Spotify to be able to stream the LIVE broadcasts. But it would be super cool if one could access the radio shows on demand too.  Plus all the playlists could then redirect to spotify versions of the tracks, so that Premium users get 300kbps  quality playback instead of the 128kbp  htat most radio stations stream at. 


I travel a lot for work, and it would be great if I could access all the local radio stations (specifically for sports for myself) through spotify.  The local radio stations apps aren't always done very well, or have issues.  If Spotify could integrate with them, that would be amazing!