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Internet radio reviews

You can read internet radio reviews and news articles where you see this icon read our news article in our products list, or by clicking on the large images of receivers, below.

Why should I buy a wi-fi internet radio?

Internet radios make listening to online radio stations convenient and simple, without waiting for your PC to boot up. With an amplifier and speaker(s) built-in and the option of a battery-operated radio, they offer a quick way of tuning in to your favourite shows from the UK and overseas. They consume little power compared to a computer.

With stations organised by country (locality) and genre, a radio opens up a world of music, sport and talk programmes and expands on the UK's relatively narrow selection of stations. For example, you'll be able to tune in to a wide choice of jazz, soul, dance and country music stations from around the globe.

What does a wi-fi internet radio do?

Internet radio opens up a whole world of radio listening. Using an internet radio you can listen to thousands of stations broadcasting from countries around the world.

Internet radios and wireless wi-fi radios use your broadband connection to enable you to stream live radio, "listen again" content & podcasts without switching on your computer.

Many internet radios also have a built-in DAB digital radio tuner to receive digital stations through a built-in aerial. Most radios of these type also pick up FM stations, allowing you to tune in to existing stations on analogue, such as BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM, which makes them a popular choice.

Internet receivers and radios allow you you to save favourite stations to memory presets on the radio. These radio gadgets use a portal (website) to retrieve up-to-date stream links and store more of your favourite lists of radio stations for easy recall. When you log-in to these websites using a PC or Mac, you can quickly modify your favourites lists and suggest new stations to add to the list.

More sophisticated wifi internet radios allow you to stream music from your PC or MAC.

What other equipment do I need?

Wifi-only radios require a wireless router and broadband internet connection; these radios do not have an ethernet (RJ45) socket to connect the radio via a cable to the router.

However, most radios offer an ethernet socket on the rear of the radio to allow you to connect to your router with a cable. This is useful only if you plan to sit your radio near to your router, or don't mind trailing cables across the room.

If you have a wi-fi Pure Contour, Oasis Flow, ONE Flow, Sensia, or Sirocco 550 receiver, you can buy a mini USB ethernet adaptor to give you a way of connecting a cable into the back of your router, turning it into a wired set.

Wi-fi radios are generally more convenient as they allow you to move the radio around the house without being physically connected to the router by a cable. Most tabletop wi-fi radios require mains power to work, so you'll still need to locate the radio next to a power socket, however there is a small but growing number of portable battery internet radio battery-operated internet radio receivers, from Roberts and Pure.

How easy is it to set up an internet radio?

Setting up an wi-fi radio is easy and you should only need to do it once at home. The radio will scan for and display your network SSID (name). It's then easy to enter your network's case-sensitive security key (upper and/or lowercase password) using the controls on the receiver. The receiver will then connect to your network and you can begin streaming radio stations. If you run into problems (for example, if there are a lot of signals from wireless networks from your neighbours' houses), you can manually enter the SSID (and then the password).

Those radios that have an ethernet socket and can connect directly via a cable to the router are noted as such under the "key features" summary. As this is a secure connection by cable, you don't need to know the SSID or password.

How does the internet radio access streaming links?

Most Revo and Roberts radios use the reliable UK-based Frontier Silicon portal (website) to grab stream links and firmware (radio software) updates from the web. Pure radios use their own The Lounge portal - again a reliable portal. Other brands, such as Sony and Oxx, use USA and Europe-based vTuner, which is yet another portal that is kept up-to-date.

Older radios use Cambridge-based Reciva. Although streams through the portal are well maintained, the firmware in some legacy models is no longer supported or updated, which can lead to problems.

Can I play my iPod or iPhone through my internet receiver?
Can I get DAB stations through my internet radio?

You can also buy internet radios with built-in iPod/iPhone docks and DAB digital tuners for a complete music system capable of playing a wide variety of digital media. You'll find these types of radio on this page under different headings.

DAB stations (those that broadcast over the airwaves and that can be received through an aerial with a dedicated DAB digital radio) also stream online, so they can be heard via your internet receiver.

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Latest Revo range of wi-fi internet enabled radios
Revo AXiS X3 updates dock connector, offers aptX streaming & net radio
Latest connected radio packs loads of useful radio & audio features with touchscreen tech


Revo SuperSignal wraps DAB+ & FM in walnut and alum cabinet
Bluetooth streaming lets you stream radio over the internet, or tune in to terrestrial broadcasts


Revo SuperConnect streams everything from a-z, music to radio
Top of the range system offers hybrid radio access covering DAB, DAB+, FM and internet



A range of wi-fi internet radios available to buy online
Pure Evoke F4 offers internet streaming and Bluetooth in one formula
Pure's internet radio offers music and radio streaming with A2DP connectivity


Sony pairs up Bluetooth, tap-to-connect NFC with DAB+ and FM
The full-size CMT-SBT100B and CMT-SBT300WB use Bluetooth & your smartphone for net radio


Roberts playing your favourite sounds with Blutune range
Wireless audio streaming from smartphones lets you tune in to your fave stations on the 'net




Revo Axis XS

Pure Sensia 200D connect

internet tablet running iPlayer for radio

Revo AXiS XS covers internet radio, DAB+ broadcasts and good ol' FM
At around £200 the XS offers Bluetooth connectivity and PC/Mac music streaming, too.

It makes perfect Sensia: 200D integrates wifi radio, DAB, & Facebook
Colour touchcreen puts thousands of internet radio stations at your fingertips.

Getting your radio fix as simple as powering up an Android tablet
Affordable, hi-res tablets put fast forward and rewind of catchup services at your fingertips


Roth Audio KRadio internet, DAB and FM receiver

MagicBox Cleaver internet radio

Cobra CIR-1000A internet radio

Stereo speaker dock fits in three flavours of radio: internet, DAB & FM
At under £150 the KRadio offers a lot of sound functionality for your pound - all in stereo, too.

MagicBox Cleaver: meet and feast on internet radio
Quirkily-named Cleaver sports DAB and FM, so you can keep track of all manner of digi stations

Cobra CIR-1000A internet radio accesses thousands of web stations
The inexpensive Frontier-Silicon powered receiver features clear screen and alarm clock.


MagicBox Beam news article

Cocktail Audio X10 review

Pioneer XC-HM70DAB network receiver

Beam this up MagicBox: let me have internet radio, DAB and FM in one
Magicbox Beam includes colour screen, DAB and FM radio in a remote-controlled stereo dock.

Cocktail Audio X10 reviewed : shaking up internet & CD ripping
Compact audio system with internet radio streaming via Reciva & ripping to hard disk drive

Pioneer XC-HM70DAB network receiver review; Vtuner net radio
Compact audio system covers all bases with internet radio streaming & ripping to hard disk

TEAC CR-H700i receiver with internet tuner
TEAC CR-H700i review with FS-powered internet tuner & DAB
Comprehensive spec includes AAC and Flac decoding and 2 x 40 Watts power output


Magicbox Cleaver tabletop wifi internet radio

MagicBox Cleaver
MagicBox Cleaver wifi-only mains powered internet receiver

read our news articleread MagicBox receiver news item
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections


Guide price:

£65
available from: Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Top 5 wi-fi internet radios - bestselling receivers & tuners


Having difficulty in deciding? Here's the pick of the crop for reliability & value for money...

Roberts Stream 105 portable wifi internet radio

Roberts Stream 105 portable wifi internet radio
Roberts Stream 105 mains/battery wifi internet radio

read our news articleread Roberts Stream 105 news item
wi-fi only internet radio
portable battery internet radio battery or mains powered (uses 6 "C"-size batteries) for full portability
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections


Guide price:

£90
available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £90
also consider: John Lewis - £99.95 (Roberts Stream 106X internet radio)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Stream 83i portable DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio with FM

Roberts Stream 83i tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio
Roberts Stream 83i tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio

key features:

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combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio
dual alarm - wake to all radio formats or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
large, clear white-on-blue display
high gloss piano black finish
twin speakers for stereo sound
clock with two multifunction alarms; incremental volume wake-up system
MP3/WMA/Real/FLAC/AAC compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections; no subscription fees to pay
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker
portable battery internet radio battery or mains powered (uses 6 "D"-size batteries)
15 station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
stream music from your PC; play music files from USB mass storage stick
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit certified

dimensions: 210mm high x 248mm wide x 135mm deep

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Guide price:

£149.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £149.95

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Pure Avanti Flow DAB/wi-fi internet radio with iPod dock

Pure Avanti Flow DAB/wi-fi internet radio with iPod dock
Pure Avanti Flow DAB/wi-fi internet radio with iPod dock

key features:

read our news articleread Pure Avanti Flow news item
combined DAB/wi-fi internet radio
also features FM with RDS RadioText and station naming
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
auto-dimming organic LED display for superior contrast and readability
twin 3 inch speakers and additional 5.25 inch downward firing subwoofer
WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2 and Real Audio compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speakers
single alarm with snooze feature
no subscription fees to pay
30 DAB and 10 FM station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP and WPA/WPA2 certified encryption
remote control included

dimensions: 125mm high x 385mm wide x 225mm deep

Guide price:

£279.99
yes, this receiver has an iPod dock

What Hi*Fi
Award Winner 2009
Product of the year - radios
Best internet radio
*****

Stuff score
*****
DAB plus logo
compatible after firmware upgrade (UK model) what's this?

available from: Amazon - £check | Play - £check | John Lewis - £251.95 | Comet - £279.99

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Stream 205 kitchen portable wi-fi internet radio with DAB & FM

Roberts Stream 205 kitchen wi-fi internet radio with DAB & FM
Roberts Stream 205 kitchen wi-fi internet radio with DAB & FM

key features:

combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio
dual alarms - wake to DAB, FM, internet radio or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
large, clear white-on-blue display
white or black finishes
twin speakers for stereo sound
MP3/WMA/FLAC/AAC compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections; no subscription fees to pay
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through twin speakers
portable battery internet radio battery or mains powered (uses 6 "D"-size batteries)
15 station presets; USB socket for software upgrades
stream music from your PC; play music files from USB mass storage stick
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit certified

dimensions: 175mm high x 295mm wide x 110mm deep; 1.4 kg

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Guide price:

£149.99
available from: Amazon - £check (black finish) | John Lewis - £150 (black finish) | John Lewis - £150 (white finish)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Pure ONE Flow portable wi-fi internet radio with DAB and FM

Pure ONE Flow wi-fi internet radio with DAB and FM
Pure ONE Flow

read our news articleread Pure ONE Flow news item
wi-fi internet/DAB digital/FM radio
portable battery internet radio portable design uses optional E1 battery ChargePak, available separately
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections

Guide price:

£89.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
Best internet radio up to £150 - Awards 2011
*****

DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?

available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £check | Play - £check
also available - accessories: Amazon - under £20 (Ethernet adaptor for mini USB port) | Amazon - £check (ChargePAK E1 battery pack)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Revival iStream portable DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM

Roberts Revival iStream retro-looking DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM
Roberts Revival iStream retro-looking DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM

key features:

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combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio
dual alarm - wake to all radio formats or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
large, blue-on-white LCD readout
also features FM reception with RDS
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
subscription fee for Last.fm features
black leather finish; 1 Watt RMS power output
3.5mm input and output (AUX) sockets
portable battery internet radio battery or mains powered (uses 4 "D"-size batteries) for full portability
between 30 - 60 hours, based on 4 hours' daily use of alkaline batteries
MP3/WMA/Real/FLAC/AAC compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
30 station presets across DAB, FM and internet radio; carry handle; headphone socket
adjustable sleep timer
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit certified

dimensions: 150mm high x 247mm wide x 125mm deep


Guide price:

£199.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

available from: John Lewis - £199.99 | Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


simple functionality wi-fi internet radio


Just want a no-frills internet radio receiver? These should do the trick...

KitSound Surfer 1.0 & 1.2 tabletop wi-fi internet radio

KitSound Surfer wi-fi internet radio
KitSound Surfer wi-fi internet radio

key features:

read our news articleread Kitsound Surfer review
play live and listen again content (e.g. BBC listen again)
backlit white on-blue LCD screen
alarm clock radio function; FM reception to tune in to existing stations on FM
use as a media player to play stored PC content
headphone socket; single speaker; 5 Watts maximum power output
no subscription fee to pay
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
requires a broadband internet connection and wireless (i.e. not hard wired) router
WEP certified encryption only (note: most routers now use the higher WPA/WPA2 encryption)

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Guide price:

£99.99
available from: Argos online - £check (item 514/3601) | Amazon - £check (1.2 updated version) | Amazon - £check (1.0 original version) | Play - £check
also from Kitsound:Kitsound Pulse internet radio with DAB & FM

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Q2 wi-fi internet radio

Q2 internet radio
Q2 cube-shaped wi-fi internet radio

key features:

read our news articleread Q2 internet radio review
stream live and listen again content (e.g. podcasts, BBC, etc)
four presets; headphone socket; tilt and flip functionality
connect to your PC or Mac to select preset stations
no subscription fee to pay
fully upgradeable internal software - using Q2 Radio App for updates
requires a wireless broadband internet connection

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Guide price:

£89.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

Stuff score
*****

available from: Amazon - £check (white finish) | Amazon - £check (green finish) | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (blue finish) | Amazon - £check (pink finish) | 

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


iPod docking stations / receivers with wi-fi internet radio


Connect your iPod with a dedicated built-in docking station or hook up your mp3 player via a 3.5mm audio-in jack.

Pure Contour wi-fi internet iPod docking station with DAB & FM

Pure Contour wi-fi internet iPod docking station with DAB & FM
Pure Contour wi-fi internet iPod docking station with DAB & FM

key features:

wi-fi internet/DAB digital/FM iPod docking station
FM RDS station naming and RadioText
alarm clock function - wake to DAB/FM/'net radio or a buzzer; sleep timer
alarm clock function - wake to DAB/FM/'net radio or a buzzer; sleep timer
128 x 64 pixel graphical LCD auto-dimming display, large clock and feature icons & light sensor
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
yellow-on-black display; dual top-mounted 2 inch speakers; 2 x 18W RMS max power output
WMA (Standard V9), AAC, MP3, MP2, Real Audio compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm audio in for auxiliary devices
no subscription fees to pay; mains powered
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection & Ethernet adaptor
WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption

dimensions: 370mm(w) x 230mm(h) x 175mm(d); 2.9kg

Guide price:

£159.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

T3 total
*****

DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?

available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £check | Co-op Electrical - £check
also available - ethernet connector: Amazon - under £20 (Ethernet adaptor for mini USB port)
also available - Contour 100Di: Amazon - under £100 (Contour 100Di - read more here)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Stream 63i tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio with FM & CD

Roberts Stream 63i tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio
Roberts Stream 63i tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi internet radio with CD and iPod dock

read our news articleread Roberts Stream 63i news item
combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio
built-in iPod dock and CD player
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections


Guide price:

£349.99
available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £349.95 | Play - £check | Co-op Electrical - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo AXiS DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and colour touchscreen

Revo AXiS DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and colour touchscreen
Revo AXiS DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and colour touchscreen


key features:

read our news articleread Revo AXiS news item
features DAB (DAB+ compatible) digital radio, FM radio and wi-fi internet radio functionality in one unit
iPod dock with adaptors supplied
also features FM reception with RDS
play live and listen again content
3.5 inch touchscreen display
8 Watts RMS power output; bass port
alarm clock with adjustable sleep and snooze functions; wake up to DAB radio, internet radio, FM radio or buzzer; multiple alarm memories
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; iPod dock; AUX input
subscription fee for Last.fm features
station presets
optional remote control
requires a broadband internet connection
and wireless wi-fi connection
WEP, WPA and WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 220mm (W) x 150mm (D) x 125mm (H)

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Guide price:

£199.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
Best internet radio over £150 - Awards 2011
*****

yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?
available from: Amazon - £check | Revo Direct - £199.99 | Advanced MP3 - £check (search on "axis") | John Lewis - £check | Tesco Direct - £check (item 212-4328)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo Domino D2 wi-fi internet radio with iPod dock

Revo Domino D2
Revo Domino D2 wi-fi internet radio with iPod dock


key features:

read our news articleread Revo Domino D2 news item
wifi internet radio functionality and FM receiver in the same box
built-in iPod dock; recharge your iPod while you listen
remote control to select iPod functions
FM RDS station naming with scrolling RadioText
play live and listen again content
high contrast OLED screen
built-in single speaker
digital alarm clock with adjustable sleep and snooze functions; wake up to internet radio, FM radio or buzzer; multiple alarm memories
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
3.5mm input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker
subscription fee for Last.fm features (30 day free trial)
10 station presets on each waveband
includes remote control
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router for wi-fi radio features
WEP/WPA/WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 215mm (W) x 127mm (H) x 142mm

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Guide price:

£149.95
yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?
available from: Revo Direct - £149.95 | Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish)
Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts ColourStream tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM & iPod dock

Roberts ColourStream tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM  & iPod dock
Roberts ColourStream tabletop DAB digital & wi-fi radio with FM & iPod dock

key features:

read our news articleread Roberts ColourStream news item
combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio with iPod dock
dual alarm - wake to all radio formats or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
large, colour touchscreen display
iPod dock with adaptors supplied
also features FM reception with RDS
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
subscription fee for Last.fm features
high gloss piano black finish; twin speakers for stereo sound
MP3/WMA/Real/FLAC/AAC compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket
30 station presets; MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC playback via USB
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit certified

dimensions: 260mm high x 340mm wide x 340mm deep

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Guide price:

£199.99
available from: John Lewis - £199.99 | Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo Heritage DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock

Revo Heritage DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and last.fm access
Revo Heritage DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and last.fm access


key features:

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features DAB (DAB+ compatible) digital radio, FM radio and wi-fi internet radio functionality in a premium product
aluminium, tactile rubber and real walnut finishes
iPod dock with adaptors supplied, compatible from 4th gen iPod and iPod mini onwards
control iPod through the Heritage remote control; play iPhone in flight mode
also features FM reception with RDS station naming and RadioText
play live and listen again content
OLED screen and joystick control
single speaker (7 Watts power); telescopic aerial and built-in wireless aerial
stereo sound through headphone and RCA sockets
alarm clock with adjustable sleep and snooze functions; wake up to DAB radio, internet radio, FM radio or buzzer
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
iPod dock and stereo RCA phono input and outputs for full connectivity to existing system/MP3 player
subscription fee for Last.fm features (30 day free trial)
USB socket for music playback from USB mass storage device
10 station presets on each waveband; remote control
requires a broadband internet connection and wireless router
WEP, WPA and WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 215mm (W) x 127mm (H) x 142mm

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Guide price:

£229.95

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

Stuff score
*****

yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?
available from: Revo Direct - £229.95 | John Lewis - £229.95 | Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo Domino D3 DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock

Revo Domino D3
Revo Domino D3 DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and last.fm access


key features:

read our news articleread Revo Domino D3 news item
features DAB (DAB+ compatible) digital radio, FM radio and wi-fi internet radio functionality out of the box
iPod dock with adaptors supplied, compatible from 4th gen iPod and iPod mini onwards
control iPod through the Domino D3 remote control
also features FM reception with RDS station naming and RadioText
play live and listen again content
OLED screen and joystick control
single speaker; telescopic aerial and built-in wireless aerial
alarm clock with adjustable sleep and snooze functions; wake up to DAB radio, internet radio, FM radio or buzzer; multiple alarms
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
iPod dock and 3.5mm AUX input for connection of MP3 player
subscription fee for Last.fm features (30 day free trial)
10 station presets on each waveband; remote control
requires a broadband internet connection and wireless router
WEP, WPA and WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 215mm (W) x 127mm (H) x 142mm

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Guide price:

£169.95

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


DAB plus logo
compatible what's this?
available from: Revo Direct - £169.95 | John Lewis - £169.95 | Amazon - under £165

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


TEAC R-4iDNT wi-fi internet/DAB/FM clock radio with iPod dock

TEAC R-4iDNT wi-fi internet/DAB/FM clock radio with iPod dock
TEAC R-4iDNT wi-fi internet/DAB/FM clock radio with iPod dock

key features:

wi-fi internet/DAB digital/FM clock radio; station preset memories
single alarm - wake to DAB, FM or iPod
snooze and sleep timer; white-on-blue display; 3 stage display dimmer
iPod and iPhone support for most models. Supports other iPods via audio input
streams music from PC; works with Last.fm
NXT BMR (Blanced Mode Radiator) flat panel stereo speaker system
2 x 10W RMS max power output
audio input; remote control
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection

dimensions: 310mm(w) x 53mm(h) x 210mm(d)
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Guide price:

£199.99
yes, this receiver has an iPod dock
available from: Play - £check | Amazon - £check | Tesco Direct - £check (item 209-4503)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo Ikon DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and colour touchscreen

Revo Ikon
Revo Ikon DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock and colour touchscreen


key features:

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features DAB (DAB+ compatible) digital radio, FM radio and wi-fi internet radio functionality in one unit
iPod dock with adaptors supplied
control iPod through the Ikon remote control
also features FM reception with RDS
play live and listen again content
3.5 inch touchscreen display
twin speakers; 2 x 15 Watts RMS
alarm clock with adjustable sleep and snooze functions; wake up to DAB radio, internet radio, FM radio or buzzer; multiple alarm memories
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; iPod dock; AUX input
subscription fee for Last.fm features
20 station presets; remote control
remote control
requires a broadband internet connection
wi-fi and wired LAN connection options
WEP, WPA and WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 207mm (H) x 345mm (W) x 123mm

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Guide price:

£279.99

yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


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available from: Revo Direct - £279.99 | Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


wi-fi internet radio micro system and tuners


There is a limited choice of micro systems packing wi-fi net radio and a small selection of tuners.

Sony CMT-MX750Ni micro system with iPod Dock , DAB & wi-fi radio with FM

Sony CMT-MX550i micro system with iPod Dock , DAB & wi-fi radio with FM
Sony CMT-MX750Ni micro system with iPod Dock, DAB & wi-fi radio with FM

key features:

micro system with iPod dock, DAB, FM and internet tuners
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
built-in iPod dock with adaptors supplied
also features FM reception with RDS
2 x 50 Watts RMS power output
use as a media player to play stored PC content
fully upgradeable internal software - using vTuner for favourite station storage and stream connections
stylish finish; two-way speakers
MP3/WMA/Real/FLAC/AAC compatible
40 station presets on DAB and FM
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router

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Guide price:

£259.99
yes, this receiver has an iPod dock

available from: Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Pure Sirocco 550 wi-fi/DAB micro system with iPod/iPhone dock

Pure Sirocco 550 wi-fi/DAB micro system with iPod/iPhone dock
Pure Sirocco 550 wi-fi/DAB micro system with iPod/iPhone dock

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fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections


Guide price:

£349.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

yes, this receiver has an iPod dock


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compatible what's this?
available from: Amazon - under £350 | John Lewis - £349.95
also available - ethernet connector: Amazon - under £20 (Ethernet adaptor for mini USB port)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Monitor Audio Airstream 10
The Monitor Audio Airstream 10 features internet radio, DAB and FM in one. It uses the Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections. It is priced around £230.00.

AEG IR 4427 internet radio tuner
The AEG IR 4427 internet radio separates tuner features internet radio, DAB and FM (with RDS station naming and scrolling RadioText) in one. It uses the Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections. It is priced around £100.00.

wi-fi internet radio alarm clock radio


How about wi-fi internet radio to wake you up in the morning? These alarm-format internet radios might be right up your street...

Pure Siesta Flow wi-fi internet alarm clock radio with DAB and FM

Pure Siesta Flow wi-fi internet radio with DAB and FM
Pure Siesta Flow combined DAB/wi-fi internet radio with FM

key features:

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wi-fi internet/DAB digital/FM clock radio
FM RDS station naming and RadioText
four separate alarms - wake to DAB/FM/'net radio or a buzzer
40 station presets and unlimited internet station favourites
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
yellow-on-black display; dual top-mounted 2 inch speakers; 2 x 2.5W RMS max power output
WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2, Real Audio compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; charging port for USB devices e.g. mobile 'phones and other devices
no subscription fees to pay; mains powered
10 station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit encryption
1.5 Watts (standby), 3.0 Watts (in use)

dimensions: 180mm(w) x 66mm(h) x 166mm(d); 1kg

Guide price:

£89.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

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compatible what's this?

available from: Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Streamtime wi-fi internet alarm clock radio with FM

roberts streamtime wifi internet alarm clock radio with FM
Roberts Streamtime wi-fi internet alarm clock radio with FM

key features:

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wi-fi internet/FM clock radio
dual alarms - wake to radio or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
white-on-blue display; single speaker
single speaker
MP3, WMA, Real, AAC, WAV, AIFF and FLAC compatible file format; connects to WMP ver 11
fully upgradeable internal software - using Reciva portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker
no subscription fees to pay; mains powered
10 station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit encryption

dimensions: 194mm(w) x 80mm(h) x 182mm(d)

Guide price:

£119.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

available from: Amazon - £check | Play - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Combined DAB digital, FM and internet radios


Radios that can receive FM, DAB and streaming internet radio are popular, as they allow you to choose from literally thousands of radio stations from around the world. DAB radio offers reliability in receiving a signal with no sound break-up or dropouts in good reception areas and a choice of up to 50 stations. Internet radio offers a wide range of musical genres from stations around the globe and good old FM is there when you need it. Wi-fi internet radios give you the freedom to move the radio around the house without having to locate the radio right next to the router, where a traditional internet radio relies on a cable connection to the router.

Pure Oasis Flow rechargeable DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM reception

Pure Oasis Flow rechargeable DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM reception
Pure Oasis Flow rechargeable DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM

key features:

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weatherproof and water-resistant combined DAB/wi-fi internet radio
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
also features FM with RDS RadioText and station naming
store 30 DAB, 10 FM and unlimited internet radio favourites
cast aluminium frame with rubber bumpers and rubberised controls
4 inch weatherproof speaker
3.5mm stereo input for connection of external audio device e.g. MP3 player or MiniDisc for playback through the Oasis
portable battery internet radio Mains or battery powered using built-in (replaceable) ChargePAK battery
stub aerial can be folded down
3.5mm headphone socket; any upgrades can be ported across by USB port
matrix display giving station info and scrolling text, etc.
low power consumption yellow-on-black display
WMA (Standard V9), AAC, MP3, MP2, Real Audio (cook) compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP and WPA/WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions: 230mm high x 155mm wide x 140mm deep
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Guide price:

£179.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****



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compatible what's this?

available from: Amazon - £check | Play - £check | John Lewis - £145
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under £30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)
also available - ethernet connector: Amazon - under £20 (Ethernet adaptor for mini USB port)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Pure Evoke Flow portable DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM reception

Pure Evoke Flow DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM reception
Pure Evoke Flow DAB/DAB+/wi-fi internet radio with FM reception

key features:

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combined DAB/wi-fi internet radio
also features FM with RDS RadioText and station naming
single alarm with carry handle that brightens the display and silences the alarm when touched
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
low power consumption yellow-on-black display
3 inch single speaker
WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2 and Real Audio compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker
no subscription fees to pay
30 DAB and 10 FM station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
DAB+ compatible: can be upgraded to the DAB+ standard when required
portable battery internet radio ChargePAK compatible (rechargeable battery pack designed for Pure products, available separately)
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP and WPA/WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions: 175mm high x 210mm wide x 110mm deep
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Guide price:

£149.99

What Hi*Fi Award Winner
*****
Radios: Product of the Year 2008

T3 total
*****

Stuff score
*****


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compatible what's this?

available from: Play - £check | Comet - £check | Amazon - £check | John Lewis - £149.99 | Co-op Electrical - £132.59 | Argos online - £149.99 (item 049/0737)
also available - Pure iPod dock: Amazon - under £30 (powered iPod dock for your Pure DAB radio)
also available - additional S1 matching speaker: Play - £check | Amazon - £check
also available - Pure Reach F-10 remote control: Amazon - £check (remote control for your Evoke Flow) | Play - £check
also available - rechargeable battery pack E1: Amazon - £check (PURE ChargePAK E1 for Evoke Flow) | Play - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Roberts Stream WM202 DAB/wi-fi internet radio with FM

Roberts WM202 DAB/wi-fi internet radio with FM
Roberts Stream WM202 DAB/wi-fi internet radio with FM

key features:

combined DAB/wi-fi/FM internet radio
dual alarm - wake to all radio formats or a buzzer
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again
white-on-blue display
twin speakers for stereo sound
WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2 and Real Audio compatible
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker
portable battery internet radio no subscription fees to pay; battery or mains powered (uses 6 "D"-size batteries)
15 station presets; 3.5mm stereo line output for connection to a separates amplifier or other micro system
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router or wired internet connection
WEP/WPA/WPA2 64/128-bit certified

dimensions: 174mm high x 300mm wide x 115mm deep
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Guide price:

£149.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****
T3 total
*****

available from: Amazon - £check (black finish) | Amazon - £check (silver finish) | Amazon - £check (white finish) | Play - £check (silver finish) | Play - £check (black finish) | John Lewis - £149.95 (black finish) | Co-op Electrical - £129.94 (silver finish) | Argos online - £149.99 (item 500/6274)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


TEAC r4iDNT wi-fi/DAB/FM clock radio
The TEAC R-4iDNT alarm clock wifi internet/DAB/FM desktop system with iPod dock features internet radio, DAB and FM in one, with wake-up, snooze and sleep timers. This sleek desktop radio offers a multitide of radio from one unit. It plays music from your iPhone without missing incoming calls and texts, while you are listening not just to the iPod but also to radio stations via the internet, DAB or FM. It uses NXTs new BMR speaker technology, allowing for a slimline build. The built-in internet radio tuner delivers thousands of radio stations from around the world while the DAB/FM tuner also connects you to favourite local stations. In addition, as you playback playlists on your iPod, the music ID will be sent to the Last.fm server, which analyses your musical taste and delivers similar types of music next time you visit Last.fm. It is priced around £180.00.

Pure Sensia DAB/wi-fi internet radio with Twitter/Facebook

Pure Sensia DAB/wi-fi internet radio with weather app
Pure Sensia DAB/wi-fi internet radio with Twitter/Facebook
Pure Sensia DAB/wi-fi internet radio with Twitter/Facebook access

key features:

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combined DAB/wi-fi internet radio with large colour touchscreen
also features FM with RDS RadioText and station naming
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again and podcasts
access to Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, weather, news and other apps
on-screen keyboard and scrolling/spinning menus for fast station access
multiple search facilities e.g. search station by country, genre, name, etc
large 5.7 inch 640x480 TFT touchscreen display to control radio
twin 3 inch speakers and 2 x 15 Watts RMS power output
WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2, Real Audio (cook) compatible
Media streaming requires UPnP server or PC/MAC running UPnP server software
fully upgradeable internal software - using Pure's The Lounge for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the Sensia
single alarm with snooze feature; countdown timer
no subscription fees to pay
30 DAB and 10 FM station presets
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router
WEP and WPA/WPA2 certified encryption
remote control included; headphone socket; telescopic aerial
portable battery internet radio ChargePak E1 compatible (rechargeable battery pack, available separately)
available in red, yellow, black and white colour finishes

dimensions: 166mm high x 280mm wide x 180mm deep; 1.9 kg
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Guide price:

£249.99

T3 total
*****
What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

Stuff score
*****

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compatible what's this?

available from: John Lewis - £check (black finish) | John Lewis - £check (white finish) | John Lewis - £check (red finish) | John Lewis - £check (yellow finish) | Amazon - £249.99 (black finish) | Amazon - £249.99 (white finish) | Amazon - £249.99 (red finish) | Amazon - £249.99 (yellow finish)
also available - ethernet connector: Amazon - under £20 (Ethernet adaptor for mini USB port)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


More internet radios


The models below are slightly older (but in many cases just as good and reliable) than the ones listed above. Features vary, so check the key features to make sure the radio is the right one for you.

Logitech Squeezebox wi-fi internet radio

Logitech Squeezebox internet radio
Logitech Squeezebox internet radio

key features:

wi-fi internet radio and music streaming from your PC or Mac
2.4-inch 24-bit colour LCD screen, with ambient light sensor to adjust display brightness according to environment
two-way single speaker (stereo reproduction via headphones)
play live and listen again content, e.g. BBC listen again. Listen again content requires your PC to be switched on, to act as a server
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
alarm clock feature with 7 days of settings
6 preset buttons allow one touch access to favorite radio stations and playlists
music streaming supports MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless compatible (other formats possible via transcoding which may require additional software)
radio supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and WMA streaming formats
headphone socket; 3.5mm line level input for connection of MP3 player for playback through the internal speaker (cable supplied)
no subscription fees to pay
requires Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later for streaming OR
requires Windows XP/2000/NT/7, Windows Vista, 733MHz Pentium OR
requires Linux/BSD/Solaris/Perl 5.8.3 or later
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router; features ethernet port for hard-wired connection to router
compatible with all other Squeezebox products
WPA Personal, WPA2-AES, and 64/128-bit WEP certified encryption

dimensions: 130mm high x 220mm wide x 128mm deep
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Guide price:

£149.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****

available from: Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


MagicBox Nocturne XP2 DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock

MagicBox Nocturne XP2 DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock
MagicBox Nocturne XP2 DAB/Wi-Fi internet radio with iPod dock


key features:

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features DAB digital radio, FM radio and wi-fi internet radio functionality out of the box
iPod dock with adaptors supplied, compatible with later generation iPods
play live and listen again content
backlit screen and touch controls
twin speakers; telescopic aerial and built-in wireless aerial
alarm clock feature; wake up to DAB radio, internet radio, FM radio or buzzer
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC content
iPod dock and 3.5mm AUX input for connection of MP3 player
2 x 10 Watts RMS power output
20 station presets on each waveband; unlimited favourite internet stations
fully upgradeable internal software - using Frontier Silicon portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
requires a broadband internet connection and wireless router
WEP, WPA and WPA2 certified encryption

dimensions 299mm (W) x 171mm (H) x 146mm

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Guide price:

£149.99

What Hi*Fi verdict
*****


yes, this receiver has an iPod dock

available from: Amazon - £check | Tesco Electrical - £149.00 (item 206-9715)

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price


Revo Mondo Wi-Fi internet radio adaptor for hi-fi system

Revo Mondo Wi-Fi Internet radio adaptor
Revo Mondo Wi-Fi Internet radio adaptor

key features:

wifi internet radio adaptor that connects to an existing hi-fi system
play live and listen again content
high contrast white-on-black dual-line display
digital alarm clock with snooze function
Realaudio, MP3 and WMA compatible
use as a media player to play stored PC/MAC content
uses the Reciva portal for favourite station storage and stream connections
headphone socket
no subscription fee to pay
RCA phono output sockets for connection to existing hi-fi system
includes remote control with preset access
requires a broadband internet connection and a wireless router for wi-fi radio features
WEP/WPA certified encryption

dimensions 179mm x 130mm x 48mm

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Guide price:

£99.99
available from: Revo Direct - £99.95 | Advanced MP3 - £99.95 (search on "mondo") | Amazon - £check

Prices are a guide only : please visit supplier's website to confirm current price

iPod Touch radio streaming
The iPod Touch is an alternative way to listen to radio stations over a wi-fi network. You can connect the iPod Touch to a speaker dock and tune in to thousands of stations, either by using a station's dedicated App, such as Absolute Radio's, or by entering the stream info directly into a web radio player App. The BBC iPlayer is available through the Touch web browser, opening up a host of local and national radio stations.