Yes, this is true. Google Talk/Yahoo IM/MSN/Live IM can be used to listen to Internet Radio as well. This is possible using GTalk2VoIP service.In order to do so, all you need to is follow the steps mentioned below:
- Add email@example.com to your contact list. In case you are not comfortable with adding a contact in your IM, the other way out is to go to http://www.gtalk2voip.com/ and enter your details in the Subscription form to get an invite.
- Send RADIO command to firstname.lastname@example.org to get list of available radio stations, remember a numerical ID of any.
- Send RADIO ID command to service to get connected.
- Accept incoming call from the service.
Fig: Chat conversation as listed above
For Google Talk users: Google Talk users can invite radio station contact into their list of contacts by adding a contact like: ID@radio.gtalk2voip.com (i.e. email@example.com). When contact appears online, press Call button to connect to the radio station.
LIST OF AVAILABLE RADIO STATIONS:
100 – 181.fm – Kickin’ Country (Todays Best Country!)
101 – 1.FM – Country
102 – Atlantic Sound Factory – ASF Radio
103 – 100.7 Jack FM, San Diego
104 – 102.7 FM The Fringe
105 – 181.fm – The Buzz (Your Alternative Station!)
106 – 181.fm – The Mix Channel (70s, 80s, 90s and Today’s Best Music)
107 – 181.fm – The Eagle (Your Home For REAL Classic Rock!)
108 – .977 The 80s Channel
109 – 1.FM – Channel X, Hindi Radio
111 – Radio Helsinki – 92.6 MHz
201 – KCRW World News
202 – Sporting News Radio
203 – KPFK – Southern California’s 90.7 FM News, Talk & Music
204 – WBUR 90.9 FM, Boston’s NPR News Station
205 – TalkRadioX
206 – Arabian HIT 96.7 FM, Dubai
Try it out and do share your views.
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