Many of us enjoy internet radio and the excellent selection it provides over mainstream radio. And for a large subset of that group, internet radio is only radio we can bear to listen to.
So how do we get streaming internet radio goodness on the iPad? The good news is that is possible, and basically just works once you get it going.
Simpler than you think
The solution is rather surprising – we use Safari to stream! Amazingly enough, Safari allows you to stream radio in the background even when the application is not open. I have had mixed results as to whether the streaming is interrupted by opening other tabs and other applications while streaming.