Internet Radio Pack for Windows Media Center is a package for Windows Media Center 2004/2005/Vista that allows you easy access to popular Internet radio stations via the “Radio” menu in Media Center.
The list of radio stations will grow over time as I add more of the stations I listen to. The current list of supported stations are:
- Virgin Radio UK
- XM Online
- Live 365
XM Radio and Live 365 are supported courtesy of the MCL file these companies provide for Media Center. The installer simply creates the appropriate link in the “Radio” section to avoid the need to traverse through Online Spotlight or manually edit files.
Virgin Radio support is via a custom HTML page designed for access using a TV and remote control. Audio is played natively through Media Center, the artist photos and information are pulled via AJAX from the feed used to power the “Listen Now” page on the Virgin Radio website.
- On first listening you may be prompted by Media Player to confirm streaming from the Virgin Radio site. If Media Center is running full-screen they may be hidden
- The Virgin Radio interface has been designed for access via a Remote control – literally. There is no support for navigating the interface via mouse, though the arrow keys on the keyboard may be used.
- More stations