Thousands of podcasts are recorded every day about a huge variety of topics. They’re easy to access on a smartphone or computer, but can you get a radio that will play podcasts?
Listening to Podcasts on a DAB Radio
Since regular DAB radios aren’t connected to the internet, you won’t be able to listen to podcasts directly.
Listening with Bluetooth
If your DAB radio has Bluetooth, you could stream a podcast through the radio’s speakers you’re your phone or laptop.
You could stream the podcast directly from the internet or download it first.
If you’re looking for a radio with Bluetooth, we’ve picked out the best models here:
Listening via USB
If your DAB radio has a USB drive or Micro SD card reader, you could play podcasts saved in MP3 format to a USB stick or Micro SD card.
If this sounds convenient to you, see the radios below:
Listening to Podcasts on an Internet Radio
Internet radios connect to the internet via WiFi or an Ethernet cable. They allow you to listen to radio stations from all around the world. You can usually play podcasts on an internet radio as well.
One good internet radio for listening to podcasts is the Roberts Stream 94i. This radio lets you browse podcasts (including BBC podcasts) so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
Lots of internet radios are also compatible with the Spotify Connect app, which lets you listen to any podcasts available on Spotify.
You’ll need to use an external device such as a smartphone or laptop that’s connected to the same WiFi network to select podcasts. Then they will play through the radio’s speakers.
Sometimes you need Spotify Premium (the paid version of Spotify) to use this feature.
Some internet radios that let you play podcasts include the following:
- Roberts Revival iStream 3
- Majority Peterhouse Graduate (via Spotify Connect)
- Majority Fitzwilliam (via Spotify Connect)
- Ruark R2 Mk3
For some more options, see the following article: