radione.ws

Listen to news summaries in your browser, made by a 15 y/o 💥

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Continuously listen to the latest radio news summaries from top providers such as NPR, BBC, ABC, even ESPN, right in your browser. Each is updated hourly. Fast, free & no ads.

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Reviews

  • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd
    Pros: 

    Clean, minimal and just works.

    Cons: 

    Added mobile functionality and listen to news in the background on-the-go

    Love how to the point it is and is a clutter-free way to listen to just news :)

    Think I'm gonna make this one of the primary ways I consume daily news 🙏

    Amrith Shanbhag has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Love the simple design and great functionality

    Cons: 

    Would love keybind support for potentially pausing play outside of chrome

    Great website! Never listen to the news as a short summary and often just use dedicated apps but this is much more handy!

    Calum Webb has used this product for one day.

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Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
Hey PH! I'm a 15 year old who likes to listen to podcasts, so I thought I would build a tool for listening to the news quickly. radione.ws plays the top summaries continuously and quickly, all in your browser. I started this project with a "I'll see if I can do it" mindset, as I just started my first computer science class last year. After a week of playing around with code, I'm stoked to announce this awesome player. I hope you like it!
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
@w More power to you Riley 🙏 Glad to see you shipping young and I think this is just the beginning for you :) Like the way you MVP'd it; maybe now convert it into a simple mobile app that could be bookmarked? Either ways, can't wait to see the other things you ship 🚢 P.S: If you wanna be a part of a community of really cool student makers from around the 🌏 like you, let me know ✨
Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
@amrith Definitely, this would be a cool app to make. Feathrd looks awesome, I don't know why I didn't join sooner. Will submit an application now. Thanks!
Narek Khachatryan@narekk · Product Designer
@w I love it! The site is super clean and intuitive, I love that I just land there and click one button and *boom* you are already meeting my needs. Great clean product design.
Stefan@stegau_ · Co-founder & Head of Support @ Fusioo
Nice job @w! It's a handy way to listen to the news without all the other extra distractions.
Robin Solis@robin_solis · Co-Founder, Synchronicity.co
@w hi Riley, congrats on your product. Do you have a content distribution deal with these news providers?
Alan Houser@pixelmelter · Founder - Designer at Squareflair
LOL “Listen to news summaries in your browser, made by a 15 y/o” — I thought “why would I want to hear a 15yo reading news to me?” 😂
Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
@pixelmelter 😂 Yeah, I don't think that would be a popular product
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Nice, @w! Love the simplicity of the site. What, if anything, are you planning to add?
Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
@rrhoover Hey Ryan! I'm looking into adding more providers, maybe CBS and ABC (Australia). Long-term: possibly making an app version with Phonegap. Thanks for all the support today!
Robin Solis@robin_solis · Co-Founder, Synchronicity.co
It's a cool gui and all but I think the radio companies may have a problem with someone redistributing their content with the commercials stripped out. Do you have deals in place or permission to do that?
Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
@robin_solis My website is basically a stripped down version of a podcast or feed reader. It is simply accessing content already on the web. I don't strip any of the ads out, they were already ad-free to begin with. Saying that I need content deals is like saying that any podcasting app needs contracts and publishing deals with every single podcast that is on the internet. Same thing with an internet browser, Google Chrome doesn't claim the rights of every single webpage on the internet, it's simply the middleman.
Robin Solis@robin_solis · Co-Founder, Synchronicity.co
@w sorry but what you said makes little sense. The content belongs to the maker and there is no way in hell that ABC news is being knowingly redistributed without commercials. That simply is not the way it works. Good luck with that.
Zameer Ansari@xameeramir · @nordible previous @nerdspal @nistencorp
Awesome. isn't this just distraction free news?
Riley WalzMaker@w · High schooler who ships 💯
@xameeramir Exactly! I wanted to make a simple, fast and ad-free site. Even the audio itself has no ads. No distractions at all (unless you count the link to my awesome Twitter profile on the bottom 🔥)