5 Best Internet Radio Players 2021

An Internet radio player is a device that is capable of receiving and playing streamed media from either Internet radio stations

Internet radios reach many areas in the world. Streaming technology has expanded a lot with an estimated 19,000 stations currently available, including many traditional FM /AM simulcasting their content over the Internet and can be picked up using an Internet radio player device.

With an Internet radio player, you can listen to thousands of radio stations all over the world anytime, anywhere. The nice thing about an Internet radio player is that you can access your favorite radio stations without a computer. Those Internet radio players work as a stand-alone. They are very portable, and you can carry them with you anywhere you go. Most use batteries as well as a traditional AC outlet.

Our experts at Tech Gadgets Today have selected the latest and best Internet radio players, to make it easy for you to pick the best Internet radio that fits your need and your budget.

BEST INTERNET RADIO PLAYERS COMPARISON

Best Overall
Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic Smart Internet Radio...
Editor's Choice
Como Audio: Duetto - Wireless Music System with...
AUNA Connect 150 Black/Walnut, 2.1 Internet Radio,...
Sangean WFR-28 Internet Radio / FM-RBDS / USB / Network...
Budget Choice
Ocean Digital Portable Internet Wi-Fi/FM Radio with...
Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic
Como Audio: Duetto
auna Connect 2.1 Internet Radio
Sangean WFR-28 Internet Radio
Ocean Digital Portable Internet Radio
Brand
Grace Digital
Como Audio
AUNA
Sangean
Ocean Digital
Power Source
AC & Batteries (2 AAA)
AC & 2 AA batteries
Corded-Electric, Battery
AC, Batteries
AC, Batteries
Sound Output
12 Watts
30 watts
2 x 3 watt + 1 x 14 Watt
12 Watts
2 Watts
Hardware Interface
USB
Bluetooth
USB, 3.5mm Audio
USB
USB, 3.5mm Audio
Connections
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Ethernet, USB, WiFi, AUX
Wireless
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dimensions
11.1 in (W) X 6.3 in (H) X 5.3 in (D)
5.51 x 14.56 x 5.31 inches
6.9 x 9.3 x 5.2 inches
2.44 x 9.33 x 5.83 inches
7.6 x 4.6 x 2.8 inches
Weight
4 Pounds
6.6 Pounds
4.9 Pounds
2 Pounds
1.8 Pounds
Best Overall
Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic Smart Internet Radio...
Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic
Brand
Grace Digital
Power Source
AC & Batteries (2 AAA)
Sound Output
12 Watts
Hardware Interface
USB
Connections
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dimensions
11.1 in (W) X 6.3 in (H) X 5.3 in (D)
Weight
4 Pounds
Editor's Choice
Como Audio: Duetto - Wireless Music System with...
Como Audio: Duetto
Brand
Como Audio
Power Source
AC & 2 AA batteries
Sound Output
30 watts
Hardware Interface
Bluetooth
Connections
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dimensions
5.51 x 14.56 x 5.31 inches
Weight
6.6 Pounds
AUNA Connect 150 Black/Walnut, 2.1 Internet Radio,...
auna Connect 2.1 Internet Radio
Brand
AUNA
Power Source
Corded-Electric, Battery
Sound Output
2 x 3 watt + 1 x 14 Watt
Hardware Interface
USB, 3.5mm Audio
Connections
Ethernet, USB, WiFi, AUX
Dimensions
6.9 x 9.3 x 5.2 inches
Weight
4.9 Pounds
Sangean WFR-28 Internet Radio / FM-RBDS / USB / Network...
Sangean WFR-28 Internet Radio
Brand
Sangean
Power Source
AC, Batteries
Sound Output
12 Watts
Hardware Interface
USB
Connections
Wireless
Dimensions
2.44 x 9.33 x 5.83 inches
Weight
2 Pounds
Budget Choice
Ocean Digital Portable Internet Wi-Fi/FM Radio with...
Ocean Digital Portable Internet Radio
Brand
Ocean Digital
Power Source
AC, Batteries
Sound Output
2 Watts
Hardware Interface
USB, 3.5mm Audio
Connections
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dimensions
7.6 x 4.6 x 2.8 inches
Weight
1.8 Pounds

THE BEST INTERNET RADIO PLAYERS REVIEWS

1. Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic Smart Internet Radio

Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic Smart Internet Radio...
  • In addition to the built-in apps and radio station databases, play any audio via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from any Chromecast enabled app on your smartphone or computer such as TuneIn, Google Play or Spotify; Control music via the front panel, included IR remote control, or free iPhone or Android remote control apps
  • Group multiple Mondo Elite Classics together for multi-room audio; Group with any google audio products, and even control your mondo elite by any Google voice assistant in your home or office (for your privacy - Mondo Elite Classic does not have a microphone)
  • 12 or 24 hour clock; Up to 5 individual escalating volume alarms; Wake to one of 8 buzzer options, 10 station presets, or USB thumb drive; Customizable Sleep and Snooze timers; 30 daytime and nighttime back-light settings; Large blue or red clock selection; Personalize your sound via the built in 5 band equalizer

The Mondo Elite Classic from Grace Digital is one of the best Internet radio players around. It provides excellent sound in a stylish design that incorporates your favorite listening options into a single device! 

You can stream your favorite embedded apps which include Amazon music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Pandora, Live365, Calm radio, and over 100,000 radio stations from around the world.

Full Functioning Alarm

The Mondo Elite Classic has a 12 or 24 hour clock option, which displays in the center 12 or 24 hour clock, with up to 5 individual escalating volume alarms.

Wake to one of 8 buzzer options, 10 station presets, or USB thumb drive.  Customizable sleep and snooze timers, 30 daytime and nighttime back-light settings, large blue or red clock selection. 

You can also Personalize your sound via the built in 5 band equalizer.

Grace Digital Mondo Elite Features

The Grace Digital Internet radio has Google Chromecast built-in, so you can stream your favorite music from your phone, tablet, or laptop right to your Mondo Elite Classic. 

You can also easily control your speakers with hundreds of apps you already know and love from your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet.

With 100,000+ Internet Radio Stations you are always in range of your favorite AM/FM/HD radio station via the internet.

Mondo Elite Classic Remote Control

Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic comes with its own remote control, making it easy to turn Mondo Elite on and off, change the station, update your presets, skip songs, or update your audio settings. 

You can even set the sleep timer and snooze the alarm directly on the radio, via the remote control, or using the free smartphone app.

Qi Wireless Charging

Grace Digital Mondo Elite Classic charges your favorite QI enabled devices while you listen to your favorite tunes.

1. Como Audio Solo - Wireless Music System

Como Audio: Duetto - Wireless Music System with...
  • Multi-room music system with one-touch streaming and Hi-Fi sound
  • Countless music sources including FM radio, Internet radio, Bluetooth streaming, Wi-Fi connectivity
  • No phone or device needed for most functions

The Como Duetto’s interior components are housed in a rigid MDF cabinet that itself contributes to the high fidelity sound. The Duetto is available in a choice of rich finishes: walnut, hickory, glossy white and glossy black.

With Como Audio’s Duetto music system, all your favorite music is ready to play at the touch of a button.

It’s so easy to program and use– set one button to play your favorite Spotify playlist, another to play an Internet Radio station, and still another to play the music files you’ve stored on your smartphone.

Best of all, the two channel speakers, with solid-state woofers for the best thumping base and soft-dome tweeters for the high notes.

This will make it seem like you’re listening in a music hall, not from your favorite easy chair. This makes the Como Audio Duetto one of thee best Internet radio players. The Como Duetto won the Editor’s choice award.

Free Como Control App       

Download the free Como Control App (works with either iOS or Android) and convert your smart device into a wireless, touch-screen controller for your Como Audio music system. 

Access all functions including power, volume, tuning, presets, sources, EQ and play/pause.

Toggle Internet station logos and Spotify album art, see metadata and coordinate multi-room sound output.

You can also set the time, activate the Sleep timer and perform a factory reset, all without touching the unit’s control buttons.

Dedicated remote control

 
Each Como Audio unit also comes with a dedicated remote control.

Use it from your easy chair or any place across the room to duplicate many of the front-panel features and add some new ones.

Control power, volume, mute, ‘now playing’ information, and even adjust the backlight screen when the unit is not in use. Just one more tool to provide total control of your music.

Your music in every room 

  The beauty of Wi-Fi means you can put a Como Audio player in any room of your home: one in the media room, one in the bedroom, one in the kitchen, even one portable unit to take out to the pool or backyard deck.

Then, using the free Como Control app (iOS and Android), you can easily link all the units together.

You can play the same music in every room, or different tunes for different rooms. You are in total control of your music and its output

1. auna Connect 150 Smart Internet Radio

AUNA Connect 150 Black/Walnut, 2.1 Internet Radio,...
  • HiFi: This internet radio provides professional sound, delivered by two 2.5" broadband speakers and further supported by an 3" woofer.
  • Connected: This auna digital radio features a Wi-Fi and LAN interface, which connects you to over 10k internet radio stations worldwide. The connected capability also allows you to control the player via your internet access.
  • All-in-1: Just in case internet radio isn't enough the player has an analogue FM receiver. While a RDS function also provides you with useful additional content such as: artist, title, album, genre, and news.

1. Sangean WFR-28 Portable Smart Internet Radio

Sangean WFR-28 Internet Radio / FM-RBDS / USB / Network...
  • Internet Radio, FM-RBDS/ USB/ Network Music Player Digital Radio (USB MP3 playback and WMA compatible) with over 20, 000 Internet channels and podcast available.
  • Control the radio with the free undok remote control app, compatible with iOS and Android devices. The app allows selection of internet radio stations and control of media for UPnP/DLNA music streaming from a local computer, server or NAS device, as well as control of FM radio and other functions. Undok is also compatible with Spotify connect so you can play your music directly from your Spotify app
  • Easy to read LCD display with backlight and 10 station presets (5 Internet, 5 FM)

1. Ocean Digital Portable Smart Internet Radio

Ocean Digital Portable Internet Wi-Fi/FM Radio with...
  • PORTABLE INTERNET WIFI RADIO/ BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: Extra long-lasting play time on Wi-Fi for over 8 hours making it perfect for kitchen, garden or carry around in the house. Speedy power-to-play!
  • INTERNET/FM - Variety of listening choices over 20,000+ internet stations for free, comes with ordinary FM reception. On the go!
  • BLUETOOTH AUDIO STREAMING – Play your favourite music from your smartphone, tablet or other smart devices through the Bluetooth connectivity(not for wireless headphone/speaker).

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Last update on 2021-10-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API