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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Front Row with Internet Radio!

This is a great tip submitted by Laurent Lenert (tip from entertainmac.com): Front Row with Internet Radio! iTunes has the option of listening to radio stations over the internet since a long time. Even though Front Row is now a year and a half old and has been updated many times, this option never popped up. Well it seems Front Row and iTunes already have everything needed to take advantage of that and only a little bit of tweaking will solve everything. To do it:

1. From iTunes, choose the internet radio stations you want to have in Front Row.
2. Add these stations to your library.
3. Finding these stations in Front Row is tricky, especially if your library is very large. The best way of grouping all the stations in a single place in Front Row is with a smart playlist. So you only have to create a smart playlist based on "Kind" and looking for "MPEG audio stream".
4. You're done! Now, in Front Row, you only have to search for that smart playlist and you can play your favorite internet radio stations in Front Row and using your Apple Remote.

Thanks for the great tip Laurent and EntertainMac.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Very cool tip! Worth it just to get all my favorites in one folder, let alone the front row access.

May 26, 2007 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Jannick said...

Actually you don't even have to make it that complicated.
I've been using it for a while now by just dragging and dropping my favorite radio stations to a regular playlist and then accessing them from Front Row.
Works flawlessly, at least on my Mac.

But then again... why not make a smart playlist, they're much cooler ; )

May 27, 2007 at 5:22 PM  

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