RadioZilla is an easy-to-use tool for playing and recording internet radio streams.

As with most similar programs, RadioZilla organises its supported stations into musical genres: "Blues", "Classical", "Country", "Electronic", "Folk", "Pop" and more. There are more than we expected, though - 25 in total - and they featured some unusual choices, including soundtracks and talk radio.

Select your preferred genre and the program will then display a list of matching stations. Click one of these and, in theory, RadioZilla should connect to and play its stream immediately. But in reality, some stations may be offline, others might have disappeared entirely, and so around half the time we found we couldn't connect to a particular station.

There are so many stations that this really didn't matter too much, though, and once we found something that worked everything was fine. A caption usually told us who was playing, along with an image (a piece of album art, say), so if you're wondering who's behind a particular track then you can find out at a glance.

And if you want to record the stream, it's just a matter of clicking the red Record button. The program won't ask you about folders, file names, formats or anything else - it just automatically saves each track as an MP3 file to a Music\RadioZilla folder for your listening convenience.

Verdict

An easy-to-use tool for listening to and recording internet radio