Streaming is a service provided to listeners that enables them to listen to a radio station on their computer without the need for a radio. Streaming involves providing listeners with a continuous stream of audio that you cannot pause or rewind. This is the same as the live radio that you listen to at home or in your car.
Streaming ( or Internet ) radio differs from traditional radio in the fact that you are not bound by range or signal strength. As long as you have an active Internet connection you can listen from anywhere in the world.