Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Do You listen to the Internet radio in the car?
Old 01-15-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
Full time employment: Posting here.
UnrealizedPotential's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 573
Do You listen to the Internet radio in the car?

I was just curious how many forum members do this. I have pretty much given up on over the air radio. I do get the Los Angeles stations and I am still not happy. But the internet radio is a whole new ballgame. In short it is awesome. If I was not so cheap I would get a smart phone so I can do this. I just might do it anyways. Who else is interested in this or is currently taking advantage of it?
__________________

__________________
Understanding both the power of compound interest and the difficulty of getting it is the heart and soul of understanding a lot of things. Charlie Munger
UnrealizedPotential is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-15-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
2017ish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,848
I like our local station. When on long road trips through areas that lack broadcasts of similar style of music, I will often stream it through my car via my smart phone and Tuned In Radio App.; we also use Pandora.

edit to add app.
__________________

__________________
OMY * 3 2ish Done 7.28.17
2017ish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 11:08 AM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
Mo Money's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: .
Posts: 269
We use and enjoy two different services, both free (but which have periodic advertisements): Pandora and AccuRadio. We broadcast them over a Bose Sound Dock which we rigged with a small bluetooth device we bought on eBay for, like, $5. Works well. We also swear by our Mini Jam Box, which is a bluetooth speaker that has great sound and fits in your pocket -- and has an 8-hour charge.
__________________
“We always may be what we might have been.” -- Adelaide Anne Procter
Mo Money is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
mpeirce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Columbus area
Posts: 1,597
If there are certain radio stations you enjoy and want to listen to when you are on the road away from home, both iheartradio and Tunein are good apps for this. Many stations are only on iheartradio, so you need it to listen to them, while TuneIn picks almost all the rest, plus international stations. I sometimes enjoy listening to talk radio in the UK or South Africa or Australia (I'm English language only).

For music there are so so many choices. It's more a matter of taste and habit which you like. I've been using iTunes Radio lately and have enjoyed it.

Also consider podcasts. This is really what I listen when one the road. There are so many interesting and informative podcasts our there to choose from. It's also a good fallback when way out in the boonies with no cell coverage.
__________________
mpeirce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:08 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,650
When driving fro a DC to Florida I will occasionally stream NPR or Radio Paradise. RP plays an eclectic mix from the 60s thru the present.
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
Administrator
Janet H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 4,957
I regularly stream folk alley - they have an awesome app. NPR is another fave but frankly their app is almost useless. I keep hoping for improvement.

Have you checked out amazons echo? Amazon Echo review - CNET
__________________
E-R.org Custom Google Search | You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. (Robin Williams)
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:31 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,696
How much data do you use when running internet radio? I'm assuming we are talking about non-wifi use.

Here is one article I found that estimated 1.7 GB of data if used for 1hr/day over 30 days: How Much Of Your Broadband Allowance Does Internet Radio Consume? - hypebot
__________________
Lsbcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:37 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
kcowan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pacific latitude 20/49
Posts: 5,739
Send a message via Skype™ to kcowan
We connect the iPhone for iTunes when travelling long distances. We like local stations but do not drive a lot anymore.
__________________
For the fun of it...Keith
kcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #9
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,492
I just bought a Bluetooth speaker for the iPhone and can see the advantage of streaming while on the road. We will try it next trip.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
How much data do you use when running internet radio? I'm assuming we are talking about non-wifi use.

Here is one article I found that estimated 1.7 GB of data if used for 1hr/day over 30 days: How Much Of Your Broadband Allowance Does Internet Radio Consume? - hypebot
The Verizon data calculator says 30 hours is 1.8 GB, AT&T's calculator says 1.0 GB. Based on our last road trip the Verizon calculator overestimates data usage.
__________________
MichaelB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,710
Listen to Pandora in the car most of my drive time
__________________
Living well is the best revenge!
Retired @ 52 in 2005
marko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
imoldernu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Peru
Posts: 4,616
NPR radio home and car. 4 broadcasting stations cover about 150 miles here in IL. In FL, couldn't get even one station in central Fl. Music - 8 gig on my mp3 player.
__________________
imoldernu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 03:59 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,422
Two recently new cars we bought both had 3 month trials and while we enjoyed it, I didn't think that the expense was worth it. I liked the BBC and a few of the hits channels but with the ability to stream bluetooth from the phones it's hard to justify.
__________________
6miths is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:05 PM   #13
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 55
I only pay $20 for unlimited everything on a smart phone. This is through Cricket Wireless and we have five users so it brings the rate down to $20 per line on the 1gb unlimited plan. For one line its $35 with auto pay on the 1gb unlimited plan. You get 1gb of high speed then you are throttled to 128k afterward. This is still enough to stream music. Even when throttled I run GPS and stream talk radio at the same time.
__________________
mike143 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:08 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,475
Lifetime sirius/xm in 3 cars. $250 total. I doubt they offer this anymore.


Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
EastWest Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:12 PM   #15
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 178
Spotify
__________________
34rlsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:13 PM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Car-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Citizen of Texas
Posts: 2,486
Do You listen to the Internet radio in the car?

No since it uses to much of my bandwidth and slows down my streaming videos that I watch while driving.
__________________
Car-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:14 PM   #17
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,457
Spotify is my favorite. In the car, at home, and at work. Love my own playlists, and also following the playlists of some of my favorite artists.


Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:42 PM   #18
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,130
I bought a standalone internet radio a few years ago. This model was being cleared out and I got it cheap - around $30 IIRC. I bought one for my SO too and we both use them on a very regular basis. I listen mainly to the BBC on mine, and it's much more convenient than listening on the computer. I can switch it on, push the preset for the station I want and bingo - it's there!

EDIT - I just realized that the title of this thread asks about listening in the car. My mistake - sorry about that. I'm afraid I don't listen in the car because I don't have a car

__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 04:42 PM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,536
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnrealizedPotential View Post
I was just curious how many forum members do this. I have pretty much given up on over the air radio. I do get the Los Angeles stations and I am still not happy. But the internet radio is a whole new ballgame. In short it is awesome. If I was not so cheap I would get a smart phone so I can do this. I just might do it anyways. Who else is interested in this or is currently taking advantage of it?
Yeah we started using Apple radio this last car trip and I'm going to drop out satellite radio subscription.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 05:06 PM   #20
Full time employment: Posting here.
UnrealizedPotential's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Major Tom View Post
I bought a standalone internet radio a few years ago. This model was being cleared out and I got it cheap - around $30 IIRC. I bought one for my SO too and we both use them on a very regular basis. I listen mainly to the BBC on mine, and it's much more convenient than listening on the computer. I can switch it on, push the preset for the station I want and bingo - it's there!

EDIT - I just realized that the title of this thread asks about listening in the car. My mistake - sorry about that. I'm afraid I don't listen in the car because I don't have a car

Major Tom, what kind of a connection allows the internet radio to play on this standalone radio?
__________________

__________________
Understanding both the power of compound interest and the difficulty of getting it is the heart and soul of understanding a lot of things. Charlie Munger
UnrealizedPotential is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What financial radio show do you listen to regularly? Alan123 FIRE and Money 63 03-31-2011 01:55 PM
Recording from Internet Radio TromboneAl Other topics 12 01-14-2011 12:19 PM
2 Way Radio/Marine Band Radio for Christmas bizlady Other topics 2 11-21-2009 11:17 AM
Recording Internet Radio BOBOT Other topics 1 02-14-2007 10:02 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:54 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.