I’ve been listening GR since a little bit more than a year already and I came across this question a few days ago. Up until now, I’ve been listening through the .pls file in the AIMP player on my PC and everytime I found a song that makes me go like “oh, I need to rate this” I just open the web page in my browser and rate it there.
My question, while it is stated in the title of this topic, would be more like a sum of the following doubts:
Is it recommended to use a software player like AIMP, Winamp and others, at all?
While it works (and leaving aside the unability to rate songs this way), I’m not sure if the station gets aware that someone is listening to the radio in that moment through (a third party?) software.
Is there an official way to play the radio besides the web browser that let us rate songs while listening?
Not to complain, really. It’s just that I’ve found some difference in the audio quality when using one way or the other (Maybe because of the equalizer? Dunno.) and the RAM usage of the browser is nowhere near that of the audio player, at least on PC -shrugs- (my little toaster is giving its best, don’t be harsh).
So, is it available anything like that (rating songs outside the web)? Any software in particular? Maybe a mobile app?
I’m pretty sure that I’ve read somewhere a list of the official channels but I can’t recall where it was. Either I’m still too dumb to navigate the website or it isn’t there.
Also, while thinking about it these past days, I even search for a GR app for Android in the Play Store! Which, obviously, don’t exist. So…
Have you guys considered releasing an official app or something like that anytime?
Of course with the same features of the website (login account, songs rating). Would it be viable? I know basically nothing about the topic, but giving its nature of being a radio, I guess it would be very practical in comparison to the web counterpart.
All of this started because my computer is getting old and I use almost every bit of RAM available for graphic edition software but I still want to listen the radio (AIMP) and rate songs (web browser) hahah.
I’m aware that not everyone out there goes through my same situation and it isn’t my intention to sound pretentious (something like “arr, arr! give me choices because the current ones don’t fit my needs!”). Even if there isn’t anything like I’m looking for, I still wanted to share my thoughts. Hopefully, they’re interesting enough at the very least.
Keep up the beautiful work you’re doing!