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Aladdin Tuner 3.0

At a Glance
  • Aladdin Systems Aladdin Tuner 3.0

If you enjoy listening to live streaming media, check out Aladdin Tuner 3.0, an update to a program previously called MacTuner (Reviews, September 1999). Aladdin Tuner includes a list of more than 3,400 radio- and TV-station Webcasts (automatically updated whenever you launch the program). Use its maps to find a station, and then double-click on a station to launch your streaming player. Aladdin Tuner supports RealNetworks' RealPlayer, Apple's QuickTime Player, and Microsoft's Windows Media Player.

Aladdin Tuner isn't without flaws: its interface is sometimes awkward, and its search feature often failed to find stations I knew were in its database.

At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Simplifies finding streaming content
    • Inexpensive.


    • Some interface glitches
    • Poor search feature
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