What is streaming radio?

FAQ / What is streaming radio?

There are two primary ways to deliver audio these days: downloads and streaming. With downloads, an audio file is stored on the user’s computer. Streaming audio is not stored, but only played. The success of streaming media is fairly recent, but the idea behind it has been around for quite a while. For instance, you are receiving streamed transmissions whenever you watch TV in your living room or listen to the radio in your car). With streaming, information travels to an electronic device in the form of a cable signal, a satellite signal or radio waves. Your device decodes and plays the signal. Unlike downloads, streaming radio transmissions are not stored on your devices.

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