How to Listen?

We are sometimes asked, “How can I listen to River Radio on my Smart Speaker?” “How do I tune in on my mobile?” Well, I was thinking that I would make sure there was a solution to read, for people who want to tune in to the station. Basically, River Radio can be picked up on anything with an internet connection; be this a smartphone or tablet, smart-speaker or computer.

Mobile apps

Our free iOS and Android apps are the best way to listen on the go! Take us to work, to the gym or wherever you have an internet connection!

Inside our mobile apps, we offer one touch listening to River Radio on the go or use with Bluetooth in your car or any other device.

You can also interact with us by sending us a message, or a song request sent directly to our on air presenters!

Download our mobile apps using the relevant link to your App Store.

How Do I Listen To River Radio on Alexa?

“Alexa, enable River Radio!” It’s that easy to get our Alexa skill enabled on your Amazon ‘Alexa’ compatible device. Once enabled, just simply say Alexa, launch River Radio and the radio station will start playing. You’ll then be able to listen to River Radio anywhere you have an ‘Alexa’ device.

You might find that the easiest way to enable our skill is to click the link below from your smartphone to install it via your Alexa app. Once enabled, just say Alexa play River Radio.

If you find that “Play River Radio” doesn’t work then please try Start River RadioOpen River Radio or Launch River Radio.

How Do I Listen To River Radio on Google Nest / Google Home?

OK Google, start River Radio!” (or “Hey Google, start River Radio” if you prefer! ) That should be all you need to say to hear us on your Google smart speaker. However, you may need to install the River Radio Action on your Google Assistant smartphone app first. Our Google action will also enable you to listen via your phone or Android TV if you wish too!

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Listen online

You can listen to River Radio online via your computer or connected device. The easiest way is to hit the ‘Listen Live’ button at the top of riverradio.uk

Click on the ‘Listen’ button and a player appears. If you plan on navigating away from the site and doing further browsing, such as reading The Lennox Herald, then click on the ‘Player’ button and a pop-up window will appear, streaming our excellent station. This window will keep the broadcast going until you close the small pop-up.

You can access the live player at any time directly using this link.

If you have an internet radio, you might need to enter a direct stream link to your account or device. Right-click on this link and choose ‘copy link’ and then paste it where you need to put it.

Listening in the car

If you have Apple CarPlay or AndroidAuto, just plug your phone into your car via USB. Then open the River Radio app on your phone and we’ll start playing through your car’s speakers. Or you can listen to us via the TuneIn app, which means you can start and pause us via the display on your car radio.

Alternatively you might have a system where you can connect your phone to your car radio via Bluetooth or with an AUX cable. In either of these cases just connect your phone as you normally would, open the River Radio app and we’ll start playing through your car’s speakers.

How Do I Listen To River Radio On A Sonos?

Sonos is a what-you-see-what-you-get Smart Speaker. It works in tandem with Alexa and Google Assistant (if you want it to) or, as we do, it can be used just from the Sonos App. Within the Sonos app, you will need the add-on ‘myTuner Radio‘ to stream the station. Here is how to install it; on iOS or Android, within the Sonos App you will need to go to the Settings pane…

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap Services.
  3. Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service.
  4. Tap the service you would like to add – in this case it is myTuner Radio.
  5. Tap Add to Sonos.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.

You will now be able to search for the station River Radio from within the Sonos App and from within the myTuner Radio plugin within the Sonos App.

How Do I Listen To River Radio On Other Smart Systems?

Well, there is always Bluetooth, Airplay or other forms of Casting as Smart Speakers have the ability to host the myTuner Radio app. You can always cast using Bluetooth to the speaker. You would just need to access the station’s site and stream from there.