Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe


Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Multimedia, Using The Internet


If you’re a radio fanatic or even just a fan, you’re going to love SHOUTcast! SHOUTcast allows you to listen to any radio station found on the Internet. If that sounds good to you, here’s how you can get it!

Getting Winamp

For starters, you’re going to need the Winamp Media Player. To get Winamp, head on over to and click on the Free Download button. Then click Run (or Save if you’re using Firefox) and install it.

I recommend unchecking the boxes for the additional features you can get, such as the Winamp toolbar. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I need is another toolbar!

Now, just sit back, relax and allow the program to install.

Once Winamp is installed, head over to and choose a radio station you would like to listen to. For example, let’s try NPR (National Public Radio).

Of course, NPR transmits from many different places, so for now, let’s just stick with the non-localized version.

Next to the radio station, click on Tune In. If your computer starts playing the station, you’re good to go. On the other hand, if yours opens something else, here’s what you can do:

1.) Right click on Tune In.

2.) Choose Properties.

3.) Highlight the link’s address and copy it (Ctrl + C).

4.) Now, open Winamp and click on Add, Add URL.

5.) Press Ctrl + V to paste the link you copied from the SHOUTcast Web site.

6.) Click Open and you’re done.

You can also use SHOUTcast to pick up independent radio or stations from another part of the world. Isn’t technology amazing? Happy listening!

~ Brandon Zubek

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive