Listening via TuneIn in the UK has been disabled

Fol­low­ing the results of a UK court case, the TuneIn curat­ed inter­net radio cat­a­logue now no longer allows access to UK lis­ten­ers via their apps or via oth­er ser­vices (such as Sonos) that use their curat­ed direc­to­ry, to radio sta­tions whose music is licensed out­side the UK.

Radio Riel is in fact also licensed in the UK via PRS (Lim­it­ed Online Music Licence) and PPL (Small Web­cast­er Licence) and we are in the process of con­tact­ing TuneIn with our licens­ing infor­ma­tion so access can be hope­ful­ly be resumed (this may take a while, based on the expe­ri­ence of our friends at Radio Car­o­line). Until then, we rec­om­mend that UK lis­ten­ers to Radio Riel do so using the links on the web site,, and in the case of inter­net lis­ten­ing devices such as Sonos, Squeeze­box, etc add the URL(s) specif­i­cal­ly as Favorites.

It must be said that over the past year or so, TuneIn has been becom­ing less and less use­ful, with inser­tions into streams and added adver­tis­ing, as well as mak­ing sta­tions hard to find on the web site. For web-based lis­ten­ing, we would sug­gest Online Radio Box as an alter­na­tive — with a com­plete playlist for the past sev­en days. How­ev­er we don’t have a solu­tion for you yet as far as net play­er devices are con­cerned oth­er than man­u­al­ly adding the URL.

Our apolo­gies for any incon­ve­nience.

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