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== 3rd Party Music Services ==
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A music service is defined as a portal via which a user can listen to audio of some type.  This portal may or may not be free, and may or may not create the actual content.  eg. Shoutcast is the portal, but is not the content creator for the stations you can listen to via it.
  
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Your Squeezebox player can use various 3rd party Music Services in various ways. This article is an attempt to explain how and where they are used, and associated costs if any.
  
Your Squeezecenter, Squeezebox, Duet, Controller, and Transporter can all use various 3rd party Music Services in various ways.  This Article is an attempt to explain how and where they are used, and associated costs if any.
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== Known Services ==
 
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== Known Services: ==
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Here is a list of known services as of 4/20/09:
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Classical.com
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Deezer
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Last.fm Audioscrobbler
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Last.fm Radio
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Live music archive
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| <strong>Name</strong>
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| <strong>Description</strong>
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| <strong>Cost</strong>
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| <strong>Membership</strong>
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| <strong>Built in to SC?</strong>
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| <strong>Built in to SN?</strong>
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| <strong>Built in to SBs and Trans?</strong>
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| <strong>Built in to SBR?</strong>
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| <strong>Restrictions</strong>
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|[http://www.classical.com/ Classical.com]
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|Description needed
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|?
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|Login required
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|Yes
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|- valign="top"
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|[http://www.deezer.com/ Deezer]
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| A French music streaming service. Deezer has negotiated rights to make 165,000 songs available for streaming legally via an agreement with Sony, as well as some of Universal's catalog.
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|Free
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|Login required
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|No
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|Europe only?
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|- valign="top"
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|[http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm] AudioScrobbler
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|Description needed
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|Free
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|Login required
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|?
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|- valign="top"
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|[http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm] Radio
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|The world's largest online music catalogue, with free music streaming, videos, pictures, charts, artist biographies, concerts and internet radio. PErsonalized music similar to Pandora.
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|Free/Subscription
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|Login required
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|Yes
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|- valign="top"
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|[http://www.archive.org/details/etree Live Music Archive]
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|Huge collection of live music, concerts. Deadheads paradise.
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|Free
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|No
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|No?
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Live365
 
Live365
 
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| http://www.live365.com Live365 Internet Radio - thousands of free online radio stations. ... Enjoy Live365's commercial-free VIP subscription for five days.
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|Free/Subscription
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|Login required
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|Yes
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Mediafly
 
Mediafly
 
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|http://www.mediafly.com Mediafly is your source for personalized podcasts, news, sports, comedy, pop-culture, and more, delivered to your PC, iPod, PDA, and mobile devices.
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|Free
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|Login required
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|Yes
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|- valign="top"
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MP3Tunes music locker
 
MP3Tunes music locker
 
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|Description needed
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|?
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|?
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|Yes
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MusicIP
 
MusicIP
 
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|Don't know if this belongs in this list - if so, also include iTunes.
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|Free/limited to n songs in a mix.
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|N/A
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|No
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Napster
 
Napster
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|http://www.napster.com Every month, subscribers get MP3 download credits and unlimited access to full-length, on-demand streaming music from Napster's catalog of over 9 million songs.
  
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|?
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|Login required
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|Yes
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Pandora
 
Pandora
 
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|http://www.pandora.com Allows user to create their own "station", which streams songs based on user feedback. It is a self-learning station. User can create multiple stations.
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|Free but limited unless you subscribe, in which as you get unlimited music.
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|Login required
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|Yes
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RadioIO
 
RadioIO
 
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|http://www.radioio.com List of stations by genre, stations have a dedicated DJ usually.
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|Many free stations, some "audiophile" stations require subscription.
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|Login required
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|Yes
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RadioTime
 
RadioTime
 
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|http://radiotime.com/ - find streaming talk radio and streaming music radio. The best guide to every type of radio: conservative, progressive, public, news, sports. Emphasis on local radio.
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|Depends
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|Depends
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|Yes
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Rhapsody
 
Rhapsody
 
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|http://www.rhapsody.com Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads,
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|Teaser introduction, then costs.
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|Yes
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|Yes
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Shoutcast
 
Shoutcast
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|http://www.shoutcast.com Internet Radio service that offers thousands of free MP3 & AAC radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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|Free
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|No?
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Sirius / XM
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|http://www.sirius.com Traditionally a satellite based radio service, now offers internet streaming.
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|Yes
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|Yes
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|Yes
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Slacker
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|http://www.slacker.com Slacker Personal Radio is the easiest way to create free radio stations. Listen anywhere to free personalized Internet radio stations playing your favorites.
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|Yes
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|Upgrade to get ad-free listening, unlimited skips, song lyrics and more. Your subscription works wherever you listen to slacker!
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|Yes
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tunesBag
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|http://www.tunesbag.com/squeezenetwork tunesBag is your personal online music service. You can synchronize your iTunes library or select directories to upload. tunesBag is available on the web, mobile, desktop and wifi radios.
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|Free & Premium packages
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|Login required.
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|No
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Sirius
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== Other Services provided by third-party plugins, (you download separately from SC): ==
  
Slacker
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Alien BBC
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BBC iPlayer
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Last.fm  (alternative provider)
  
Now, we will list costs.
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Magnatune
  
== Totally freeNO MEMBERSHIP Req: ==
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NPR Radio
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Public Radio Fan
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RadioFeeds UK & Ireland
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SeeqPod
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XM Radio  (now Sirius?)
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== Totally free, NO MEMBERSHIP Req: ==
  
 
Live Music Archive
 
Live Music Archive
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ShoutCast 27,000 streams
 
ShoutCast 27,000 streams
  
== Also free, but additional services (beyond the free part) exist for a paid membership: ==
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== Completely free, but requires a free membership: ==
 
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RadioIO + 61 stations
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Sky.FM + 40 stations
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SomaFM + 14 stations
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== Completely free, but require a free membership: ==
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RadioTime
 
RadioTime
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Yahoo! Radio / CBS Radio 300 stations
 
Yahoo! Radio / CBS Radio 300 stations
 
……and others)
 
……and others)
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== Also free, but additional services (beyond the free part) exist for a paid membership: ==
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RadioIO (61 stations)
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Sky.FM (40 stations)
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SomaFM (14 stations)
  
 
== Paid Membership normally required, some free services otherwise: ==
 
== Paid Membership normally required, some free services otherwise: ==
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Live365
 
Live365
  
Napster  (also a 30 day free trial)
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Napster  (also offers a 30 day free trial)
  
 
Pandora
 
Pandora
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Sirius
 
Sirius
  
== Additional material planned for this article: ==
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== Misc: ==
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Amazon CD store is a plugin that comes with SC, but isn't a music service, its a way to let you buy the CD of whatever you're listening to.
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MP3tunes/tunesBag music locker services requires that you upload your own music files.
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MusicIP and iTunes are not music services.
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== Planned for this article: ==
  
A table showing all the services and what they cost.
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* A table showing all the services and what they cost.
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* An explanation of what services come preloaded, and what don't.  How to enable/disable them.  Any other restrictions (minimum SC version, country restrictions, etc).  Where are they located on each slim thing, be it SC, SN, SBC, SB, Transporter, what have you.  Links to third-party plugin providers.
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* A listing of unique content for any given service.
  
A definition of what makes a portal service.  ie. is the service what you listen to?  or how you get to it?  like say the BBC stuff.
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Article Source:
  
An explanation of what services come preloaded, and what don't.  How to enable/disable them. Where are they located on each slim thing, be it SC, SN, SBC, SB, Transporter, what have you.
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http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=62523
  
A listing of unique content for any given service.
 
  
PLEASE HELP ADD AND EDIT THIS ARTICLE!  BE MERCILESS!
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[[Category:Streaming]]

Latest revision as of 06:45, 12 November 2010

This page needs editing. PLEASE HELP ADD AND EDIT THIS ARTICLE! BE MERCILESS! A music service is defined as a portal via which a user can listen to audio of some type. This portal may or may not be free, and may or may not create the actual content. eg. Shoutcast is the portal, but is not the content creator for the stations you can listen to via it.

Your Squeezebox player can use various 3rd party Music Services in various ways. This article is an attempt to explain how and where they are used, and associated costs if any.

Contents

Known Services

Name Description Cost Membership Built in to SC? Built in to SN? Built in to SBs and Trans? Built in to SBR? Restrictions
Classical.com Description needed ? Login required Yes
Deezer A French music streaming service. Deezer has negotiated rights to make 165,000 songs available for streaming legally via an agreement with Sony, as well as some of Universal's catalog. Free Login required No Europe only?
Last.fm AudioScrobbler Description needed Free Login required ?
Last.fm Radio The world's largest online music catalogue, with free music streaming, videos, pictures, charts, artist biographies, concerts and internet radio. PErsonalized music similar to Pandora. Free/Subscription Login required Yes
Live Music Archive Huge collection of live music, concerts. Deadheads paradise. Free No No?

Live365

http://www.live365.com Live365 Internet Radio - thousands of free online radio stations. ... Enjoy Live365's commercial-free VIP subscription for five days. Free/Subscription Login required Yes

Mediafly

http://www.mediafly.com Mediafly is your source for personalized podcasts, news, sports, comedy, pop-culture, and more, delivered to your PC, iPod, PDA, and mobile devices. Free Login required Yes

MP3Tunes music locker

Description needed ? ? Yes

MusicIP

Don't know if this belongs in this list - if so, also include iTunes. Free/limited to n songs in a mix. N/A No

Napster

http://www.napster.com Every month, subscribers get MP3 download credits and unlimited access to full-length, on-demand streaming music from Napster's catalog of over 9 million songs. ? Login required Yes

Pandora

http://www.pandora.com Allows user to create their own "station", which streams songs based on user feedback. It is a self-learning station. User can create multiple stations. Free but limited unless you subscribe, in which as you get unlimited music. Login required Yes

RadioIO

http://www.radioio.com List of stations by genre, stations have a dedicated DJ usually. Many free stations, some "audiophile" stations require subscription. Login required Yes

RadioTime

http://radiotime.com/ - find streaming talk radio and streaming music radio. The best guide to every type of radio: conservative, progressive, public, news, sports. Emphasis on local radio. Depends Depends Yes

Rhapsody

http://www.rhapsody.com Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads, Teaser introduction, then costs. Yes Yes

Shoutcast

http://www.shoutcast.com Internet Radio service that offers thousands of free MP3 & AAC radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world. Free ? No?

Sirius / XM

http://www.sirius.com Traditionally a satellite based radio service, now offers internet streaming. Yes Yes Yes

Slacker

http://www.slacker.com Slacker Personal Radio is the easiest way to create free radio stations. Listen anywhere to free personalized Internet radio stations playing your favorites. Yes Upgrade to get ad-free listening, unlimited skips, song lyrics and more. Your subscription works wherever you listen to slacker! Yes

tunesBag

http://www.tunesbag.com/squeezenetwork tunesBag is your personal online music service. You can synchronize your iTunes library or select directories to upload. tunesBag is available on the web, mobile, desktop and wifi radios. Free & Premium packages Login required. No

Other Services provided by third-party plugins, (you download separately from SC):

Alien BBC

BBC iPlayer

Last.fm (alternative provider)

Magnatune

NPR Radio

Public Radio Fan

RadioFeeds UK & Ireland

SeeqPod

XM Radio (now Sirius?)

Totally free, NO MEMBERSHIP Req:

Live Music Archive

DI.fm (Digitally Imported) 52 stations

BBC (not all streams supported outside of UK)

ShoutCast 27,000 streams

Completely free, but requires a free membership:

RadioTime

Last.fm

Mediafly

(Streaming Services with MULTIPLE stream stations, preloaded on server menu with RadioTime free account: 1.FM 38 stations 181.FM 56 stations 1Club 70 stations .977 FM 11 stations Got Radio 48 stations Yahoo! Radio / CBS Radio 300 stations ……and others)

Also free, but additional services (beyond the free part) exist for a paid membership:

RadioIO (61 stations)

Sky.FM (40 stations)

SomaFM (14 stations)

Live365

Napster (also offers a 30 day free trial)

Pandora

Slacker

Classical.com

Rhapsody

Sirius

Misc:

Amazon CD store is a plugin that comes with SC, but isn't a music service, its a way to let you buy the CD of whatever you're listening to.

MP3tunes/tunesBag music locker services requires that you upload your own music files.

MusicIP and iTunes are not music services.

Planned for this article:

  • A table showing all the services and what they cost.
  • An explanation of what services come preloaded, and what don't. How to enable/disable them. Any other restrictions (minimum SC version, country restrictions, etc). Where are they located on each slim thing, be it SC, SN, SBC, SB, Transporter, what have you. Links to third-party plugin providers.
  • A listing of unique content for any given service.

Article Source:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=62523