iTunes 11 for Mac: Listen to Internet broadcasts
You can use iTunes to listen to music streamed over the Internet. iTunes can also play many types of audio files available on the Internet, including spoken programs.
Tune in to Internet stations
Choose Music from the Library pop-up menu.
If you don’t see the Internet button, choose iTunes > Preferences, click General, and select Internet Radio (next to Show).
To see the available stations, click the triangle next to the type of music you want to listen to.
To tune in, double-click a station.
If you use a dial-up modem to connect to the Internet, choose a station with a bit rate of less than 48 kilobits per second (kbps) for best results. To see a station’s bit rate, select the station, choose File > Get Info, and click Summary.
Connect to an Internet broadcast
If you know the exact URL of an Internet broadcast or audio file, iTunes can connect to it directly.
Choose File > Open Stream.
Enter the full URL of the broadcast or file you want to listen to. For example:
For information on file types iTunes can play, see Choose import settings.