Any computer with an Internet connection can easily be turned into a global radio receiver. All it takes is some software and some tips on where to look so you can listen. In order to turn your computer into a radio, you will need to download a player like Microsoft Windows Media Player. Internet radio also commonly broadcasts in Real One and QuickTime formats, also easily downloadable programs. It is easy to start exploring different radio stations immediately with Windows Media Player. Launch the player and click on the Radio button in the top right-hand corner of the player. You will find a list of dozens of radio 'stations' that have custom-built playlists of songs by genre, like Latin, Christian Hits, Jazz, Americana and Roots, or Rap & Hip Hop.