All Songs Considered - 24/7

If you haven't already heard, NPR's All Songs Considered blog recently launched a 24/7 streaming music channel featuring "a non-stop mix of every song ever played during the 10 years of All Songs Considered."  This is extremely exciting news, for music nerds & public broadcasting nerds alike.  There's tons of great music here, enough to keep you busy for a very long time.  The only dilemma is, what's the best way to listen to it?

If you're using a web browser, you can use their web-based Flash app (on the page linked above), or if you have an iPhone, they have an app for that.  But what if you don't?  Don't be fooled by that "Android" link on the page, that just links to a stream - it's not really an app (though there is a community-built app for streaming NPR stations on Android devices).  So what's a non-iPhone user to do?  Fear not.  My friend Lori recently made me aware of this page, which lists all the myriad ways you can get your digital hands on that stream of sweet, sweet music.  Most of those links are for iPhone apps, but they do go into a little more detail about the Android streaming link as well as recommending an Android stream player (I've used this one, with mixed results).

I think my favorite thing about this is that they expose the underlying stream link so you can use whatever device you want, as long as it can read an audio stream.  So Squeezebox users, rejoice!  You can simply open that stream URL via the web interface, and voila:  10 years of curated music will be yours to enjoy on your home stereo system.  Ain't life in the future grand?

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