Nexus Radio is a free music application that lets you search, listen, and download millions of songs from various sources. Apart from it, you can listen to thousands of radio stations which have been pre-filled inside this app. These radio stations have been categories according to their music genres.
To listen to a radio station, click the Stations tab on top and select All Stations. From the left sidebar choose your favorite genre and then select the stations from the main window. In total, you will find more than 8000 stations.
Additional options of each radio station, such as, quick recording, add to favorites, and search for artist or song that is playing in the radio are given under Control Panel. If you would like to search for an artist or song whose music you cannot find in any radio station, head over to the On-Demand tab.
As you can see from the screenshot above, you can search for a song, Listen to it, or Download it(in mp3 format) by clicking Save Song. It has some features of a music jukebox, such as, you can and add some sound effects and customize the equalizer.
Below is a quick look at the Options tab. As you can see, the default directories for recorded files and downloaded music can be changed. You can also select the default audio bitrate, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Once you select the radio station, you can close it down and it will minimize to the system tray. You will be notified of the upcoming song that will be played next. This notification would wary, depending on when the current song is going to end.
Overall, it is a robust and powerful music app for serious music lovers. It takes 28-29Mb for system memory while running, which is worth for what this app can perform. It works on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7. Enjoy!