Your dream has come true. You’ve started an internet radio station. But now what?
It doesn’t make sense to spend hours broadcasting and have just your mother and girlfriend/boyfriend listening to you, right? So, the big question is: how do you get new listeners to your internet radio station? It can be time-consuming and a bit frustrating trying to promote your station and increase the number of listeners but there is an easy way to do it. And that is to submit your internet station to radio directories. But let us first explain the basics:
What is an online radio directory?
Internet radio directories are websites that act like libraries of internet radio stations where listeners can easily find online radio stations according to their taste in music and the type of station.
So, an easy (and free) way to place your online radio in front of a potential fan base is to list it on as many radio directories as possible. If you type ‘online radio directory’ on Google you will find (at this moment) 177,000,000 results! So it’s quite a job to find the best online radio directories where you can submit your station. To save you all that time and effort, we’ve gathered the 14 best internet radio directories for you to add your radio station and grow your listeners with ease. So, without further ado, here are the best online radio directories of 2021.
The best online radio directories of 2021
Streema is one of the most popular internet radio directories with over 70,000 stations. Listeners can search radio stations by: Radio Station Name, Dial, City, Country and Genre.
You can submit your station here.
Streema also offers a free to download mobile app available for Android and iOS. Through the app, mobile users can listen to AM, FM and online radio stations with an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
Founded in 2002, Tunein is probably the most popular directory for online radio, having more than 75 million monthly active users and delivering live news, radio, sports, music, and podcasts to over 60 million monthly active users. It lists more than 100,000 radio stations from around the world including AM, FM, HD, LP, digital and internet stations, as well as more than four million podcasts. TuneIn is no longer actively supporting new registrations. However, the platform has this page where it says that you can submit a form and the TuneIn team will review your inquiry and reach out if they are able to add your station to the platform.
iTunes Internet Radio
Did you know that many people use iTunes to listen to music streamed over the internet? Users can easily add your station to iTunes by following this process. Users will be able to find your station through the ‘Radio tab‘ of the Apple Music app (found on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV, Android device, or Chromebook) or through the iTunes app on their laptop.
Raddio.net lists over 100,000 free internet radio stations from around the world. Users can search by local, language, genre, regio and top stations. Submit your station here.
Radio.net is another popular internet radio directory with more than 30,000 radio stations and 600,000 podcasts. It is a German directory providing users with free access to stations and podcasts from Germany and all over the world. Radio.net serves more than 7 million monthly users worldwide and its mobile app has been downloaded more than 32 million times. Submit your station to radio.net.
Streamitter.com is one of the oldest internet radio directories, as it started in 2004 as a part of the ‘Startje.net’ web directory. Streamitter lists thousands of online radio stations from around the world. It offers extra ways of getting free visibility for your station by having a ‘Random Radios’ section that features random radio stations everytime the page is refreshed. Also, there are two other interesting sections: One featuring internet radio stations by the visitors’ home countries (by tracking the visitor’s IP) and another one featuring the latest new additions. Users can also search by countries, genres, new radios, most liked radios, top favourites radios, updated radios. Submit your station here.
Founded in 2012, RadioLine is another heavyweight directory. It gives free access to more than 60,000 news, sports, talk, music radio stations and podcasts worldwide. Users can easily find and listen to their favourite radio stations, or discover new ones according to their mood, location, musical taste and more. It offers a free mobile app for Android and iPhone users. The homepage has several sections where they showcase a selection of stations from around the globe and top podcasts. You can register your internet station for free here.
Online Radio Box
There is a recommended section on the right side where internet radio stations from around the world are showcased. Users can search by genre or country. Finally, you can also install the free Online Radio Box mobile app to listen to music from anywhere in the world right in your phone. The app supports Android and iOS and can be downloaded from both Google Play Market and App Store. Users can save their favourite radio stations in the “Favourites” section.
You will need to sign up (for free) to list your internet radio to Online Radio Box.
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Streaming The Net (STN) was launched back in 2009 and is an independent directory for online TV and radio streams. The homepage features a ‘Playing Now’, ‘Popular’ and ‘Newest Stations’ sections for extra free exposure. You can submit your radio station here.
Radiotower.com is one of the oldest directories of radio stations on the Internet. It lists over 6,000 free internet radio stations. You need to have a free copy of Real and/or Windows Media Player installed to listen to stations. Submit your station here.
TuneYou is another free online radio directory listing more than 50,000 radio stations updated daily. The website has a great, modern design and feel. It offers a mobile app for Android users that can be downloaded for free on Google Play. Submit your station to TuneYou here.
myTuber is another popular directory of radio stations and podcasts, listing over 50,000 radio stations in 200 countries and territories and over 1 million pPodcasts to listen for free with rankings per country. The myTuner app is available on iOS and Android and has over 40 Million downloads making myTuner a ‘must’ for all online radios. You will need to email myTuner or submit your station via myTuner’s mobile app.
Radio Garden is a super cool website that lets users find radio stations through an interactive world map. To add your radio station to the Radio Garden globe you simply need to fill in this submission form. Stations are usually added within 1-2 weeks.
More Internet Radio Directories to list your internet station:
- Screamer Radio
- Live Online Radio
- Radio List
- Frequence Radio
- Listen Online Radio
So that was a list of some of the online radio directories where you can submit your internet radio station. If you’re looking for more ways to promote your station have a look at our guide: How to Promote Your Internet Radio Station the Right Way
Are there any others that you recommend? Let us know in the comments below.
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