'Music and More...'
This page features recommendations by U3A Member Ian McLeod and others. It includes links to ways to access entertainment including music; radio from around the world; catch-up TV; YouTube; and subscription film channels including Netflix.
Please note: Confident internet browsing skills are required to benefit from the links in this package. Apple users may have to install 'Apps' to open up the links.
Resources - suggested by Ian McLeod
The free version of Radio Tunes contains many music genres; advertising is relatively unintrusive and streams audio files efficiently without putting a strain on download limits.
Tune in http://www.tunein.com
Listen to radio services all over the world. Follow up international events by going directly to radio stations in countries involved; touch base with radio stations of places in which you have lived or have family; stave off homesickness and/or, as Ian explained when demonstrating Edinburgh radio stations, keep your accent in working order! Using the top tab based menu you can choose stations geographically or by topic such as 'music', 'sport', 'news'.
SBS On Demand - http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/programs
SBS On-line Movies - http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/movies
Freeview 'Catch Up' - contains links to freeview on demand for SBS; ABC iview; Plus 7 (Channel 7); Channel 9: Channel 10
Youtube - www.youtube.com
Movies - type 'Movies' or a term such as 'Classic Movies' into the YouTube search box
Music - type 'Music' or a term such as 'Classical Music Playlist' into the YouTube search box. Note - YouTube music files stream music using both video and audio files. Dedicated music and radio websites such as Radiotunes and Tunein mentioned above stream music using audio files.
Subscription film channels
If you choose the 30 day free trial for either of these subscription services you will need to provide bank account details or use PayPal. If you decide not to continue, don't forget to cancel your subscription before the end of the 30 day trial period to avoid the amount being taken out of your account automatically.