What is internet radio?

Internet Radio describes a technical achievement which allows audio to be digitized and split into small pieces for transmission across the Internet. The ultimate effect is to create the illusion of “radio”. The audio is “streamed” through the Internet from a server in one location and reassembled on the listener’s end by a software player on a computer or Internet Radio receiver. However, those listening to the continuous stream audio broadcast have no control over the stream, similar to traditional radio broadcasting. Many radio stations worldwide offer their broadcast via Internet radio to a worldwide audience. Nowadays, hardware devices commonly known as web radio and radio automation software such as SAM Broadcaster LITE that connects to a home-based network and then plays through a live audio streams.

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