You can listen to FM radio in Windows Media Center and create presets for your favorite radio stations.
To listen to FM radio in Media Center, you'll need an FM tuner connected to or installed in your computer, and an antenna connected to the tuner to receive a signal. FM tuners are very similar to TV tuners—in fact, many TV tuner cards have an FM tuner built in.
For more information about listening to FM radio, including how to set up your FM tuner, see Radio in Windows Media Center: frequently asked questions.
On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Music, click Radio, and then click FM Radio.
While the radio is playing, move the mouse to make the playback controls appear, and then do one of the following:
On the FM Radio screen, find a radio station that doesn't have a preset already.
Click Save as Preset, enter a name of the radio station, and then click Save.
On the FM Radio screen, click presets.
Right-click the preset you want to edit, click Edit, and then do one of the following:
To change the name of the station, type a new name, and then click Save.
To delete the station, click Delete, and then click Yes.
In addition to FM radio, you can also listen to Internet radio stations. Some Internet radio stations are only available through subscription.
On the Windows Media Center start screen, scroll to Extras, and then click Explore.
Click Music + radio to see a list of Internet radio partners that are available.
Click the Internet radio station and then follow the instructions.
The availability of Internet radio, including which stations appear on the Explore page, will vary by which region or country you are in.
An optional FM tuner is required to play FM radio stations in Windows Media Center.
You can use Windows Media Center to listen to FM and Internet radio stations available in your area, and you can create presets for your favorite radio stations.
On the start screen, scroll to Music, click radio, and then click FM Radio.
To let Windows Media Center find a radio station, under Seek or Tune, click - or + to find available stations. If you know the frequency of the station, enter the numbers using the numeric keypad on the remote control or on the keyboard.
Use the on-screen transport controls in the bottom right of the screen to control playback, including changing channels, adjusting volume, and pausing or stopping playback.
On the start screen, scroll to Music, click radio, click presets, and then click the preset you want to edit.
To edit the frequency of the preset, under Tune, click the - or + button and then click Save as Preset.
To edit the name of the preset, click Edit Preset. On the Edit Preset screen, enter your changes, and then click Save.
Under Seek or Tune, click - or + to find a radio station you want.
Once you find a station you like, click Save as Preset.
Enter the name of the station, and then click Save.
On the start screen, scroll to Music, and then click radio.
In the Radio gallery, click Presets, and then select a preset radio station. You can also access the preset station you last selected.
Some Internet radio partner programs are only available through subscription. The availability of this service and selection of partners that appears in More Music + Radio will vary by country/region.
On the start screen, scroll to Online Media, and then click program library.
Click Music & Radio, and then click More Music + Radio to see a list of Internet radio partners that are available.
Click the online radio station.