Tuner

Tuner – radio station player

In operation

Tuner taps into the wonderful radio-browser.info community database giving you access to over 29,000 stations from all over the globe.

On the left hand pane, there’s various presets. First is Discover which shows a random 10 stations from the community database. It’s a great way of finding new stations.

Tuner - Discover
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There’s trending and popular filtering too, the latter filters stations by popularity (it’s determined by the number of clicks each station has received).

Tuner - Popular
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The software also lets you browse stations by your resident country. As you can see, it’s displaying “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. We’ve rarely ever seen a software app ever use the UK’s full name in this way as the country is almost always known as the United Kingdom, Britain, or UK.

Tuner - Starred
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One of the most useful features is the ability to save your favourite stations although sadly there’s no way to reorder them.

You can also filter stations by their genre: choose from 70s, 80s, 90s, Classical, Country, Dance, Electronic, House, Jazz, Pop, and Rock.

Next page: Page 3 – Other Features

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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Cuppycake
Cuppycake
3 years ago

Are any TV stations included or do you have to add IPTV m3u list .. love the blog on the G2 by the way ,bought one myself ( i5-6500T) and very pleased with its performance running Linux mint ?

UUUnicorn
UUUnicorn
3 years ago

Tuner doesn’t show up in my Ubuntu Budgie launcher! (*SIGH!*)

Londoner
Londoner
3 years ago

You can change the station order and edit the favorites list by editing a json file. If you installed Tuner via Flatpak, it’s at ~/.var/app/com.github.louis77.tuner/data/com.github.louis77.tuner

Harry T
Harry T
3 years ago
Reply to  Londoner

Pretty lame you have to edit a json file to do something so obvious.

Vince C
Vince C
3 years ago

I never knew about Tuner. Thanks so much!

Jumping Jack
Jumping Jack
3 years ago

Tuner is actually very good. An undiscovered gem!

ARF
ARF
2 years ago

Tuner now shows codec and bitrate for each station.

wgparch
wgparch
1 year ago

I am glad I searched and discovered Tuner nice nice I prefer it over shortwave!

Mah
Mah
1 year ago

On Ubuntu 22.10, I had to install geocode-glib.git and do ‘sudo apt install gtk-doc-tools’ for that.

nekrub2
nekrub2
10 months ago

Wordeful tool. Just one question: Can you export your favorites and reimport them on an other device?

HaikoB
HaikoB
7 months ago

I have an error:
WARNING: CMake Toolchain: Failed to determine CMake compilers state
Run-time dependency geocode-glib-1.0 found: NO (tried pkgconfig and cmake)
what i have to do???
Thank you