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Windows 7: Can WMP stream internet radio?

29 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can WMP stream internet radio?

Seems like in an older version of WMP you could access internet radio stations and play them through WMP.

On my Win Seven machine I don't see that option.

Is my memory faulty? Or did MS drop that ability?

I have a networked speaker in another room distant from the computer and would like to log into a station and play the content through the remote speaker. I can access this radio station and stream the content through Firefox (quite separate from WMP) but I don't think I can pass that stream to the remote.

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29 Nov 2011   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You need a browser to run the internet radio. I run my home stations all day long. I have dedicated a seperate browser just to do that - Safari in my case.

No isea how you have wired your remote speakers. Can't you set them as default in Playback Devices.
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30 Nov 2011   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

If I remember correctly all you have to do is paste the stream URL into a new playlist.

On the other hand you could just use the free version of Radio Sure.
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30 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

it is possible to have internet radio on wmp ,although it is limited. open wmp/ click the media guide button

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,select media guide from pop out ,then click the link in the middle of the screen.

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