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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about SomaFM and what they use it for.
  • When do we stop finding new music?
    I've been using and it's really the only thing that got me back into listening to music. ( is also interesting ). - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • How the greatest MP3 player undid itself (2017)
    I just had a flashback to using Winamp with multiple .m3u/.pls playlists for local and streaming content I had collected and curated. I always liked Bagel Radio and probably first heard about it from the old Penny Arcade forums or on one of the offshoots of their forums whose name I now forget. I also quite liked nearly all of Soma FM's stations, especially the Indie Pop Rocks station, but I feel that Bagel Radio... - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Demoscene and Video Game Music Streaming Radio Links
    Not a Demoscene radio per se, but SomaFM is also a donation-funded internet radio that's well aligned with demoscene listeners like me: electronic, chill, downtempo music which goes well with coding sessions. I've been listening to them for decades now. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • I lost Whamageddon while I was taking these photos of Leany McLeanyTree last night. Seriously, Last Christmas started playing right as I walked up to it.
    I almost never hear that dreck, thankfully, but lost the LDB Game really early on. (TBH, I no longer try to win—I actually like listening to Department Store Christmas on Source: 7 months ago
  • How to Discover New Music
    I'll second that! WFMU is the best! Broadcasting since forever across the river from Manhattan. Yoko Ono and Matt Groening are known listeners. "Bad Animals" is my favorite. For funk and hiphop, look at for the guest DJ every Friday night. And Soma FM has lots of amazing curated streams. Hands-down, THE best holiday mixes, with several hours of all the versions of aulde lange syne on... - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • Is taking three 1-hour showers a day that big of a deal?
    I totally get how relaxing the shower is... The hot water is like a warm blanket that is just so satisfying. However, I'd like to recommend an alternative "therapy" for achieving a similar realm of relaxation. Earbuds, (so many good choices, but Synphaera is great for zoning out), and a weighted blanket. Give it a try. Source: 11 months ago
  • Ask HN: What focus/coding music are you listening to these days?
    Generally (and for the last 20 years or so), the excellent SomaFM[1]. Mostly DefCon and Groove Salad with some Synphaera[2], AAC streams all saved in a playlist in Strawberry, has been my regular goto. Otherwise, I've been on a Synthwave/chillwave kick, since it reminds me of my younger years (80's/90's... rose-tinted glasses and all that). The Midnight; Brian Eno; Tycho; Tangerine Dream; etc... Or whatever comes... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Is down?
    Another alternative, though not exclusively electronic music: Source: 12 months ago
  • Do you still listen to your old music collection now that streaming services are so ubiquitous?
    I listen to a couple of streaming radio station like SomaFM and Funky Radio. I still have a couple of crates of records that someday I want to rip to MP3, but so far, someday has never arrived. of. Source: 12 months ago
  • Renter-sound
    Noise-cancelling headphones will help drown out conversation for sure. Even regular music in the background should help—something with a beat and soft lyrics. SomaFM has some great stations for unobtrusive daytime background noise (I like Secret Agent and Lush). Source: about 1 year ago
  • Redditors who listen to music while you work - what’s your go to mix to focus?
    I'll plug SomaFM radio whenever I can. SomaFM is probably my all-time favorite platform for music... Aside from my own library. They have several channels that would fit the ambient/chill vibe. Groove Salad, DEF CON radio, Drone Zone, Deep Space One, Synphaera Radio and a couple more ambient/chill. Along with many other genres. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Just switched to Vivaldi, from Opera GX. However any plug ins for background music?
    I put in the sidebar and use it for background music. I usually listen to Drone Zone. Source: about 1 year ago
  • [TOMT] [online radio] [2010 +/- 5or6] Do any Australians remember which online radio channels internode used to offer?
    Https:// However I still don't know how to put the channels directly from here into my Winamp player. Yes I still use Winamp :-p. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Lofi air traffic control – LAX
    Came here to mention SomaFM and am glad to see many other comments about it. Don't forget to support! - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Goodbye to Google Home
    I can finally play channels without the egregious TuneIn ads. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I made a site that mixes live air traffic control with lofi hip hop
    Https:// does this. It’s the San Francisco Police. Source: about 1 year ago
  • A guy over at r/InternetIsBeautiful made a site that mixes air traffic control with lo-fi hip hop. After experiencing the past few days, chilling out with BNA is very relaxing.
    SomaFM has been doing it for years. Space station is ambient music with NASA comms overlaid. There is another that is EMS out of San Francisco. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Your electronic music "journey"
    Soma FM. They have a lot of nice channels to stream with many different types of electronic music. Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • What radio station does everyone listen to?
    Https:// for years now. Something for a range of moods, and seasonal Christmas music when it's that time of year too. Source: over 1 year ago
  • What do you think about music during a game of TI?
    I put on - they've got a couple of space-appropriate channels that are just right for the background. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Replacement for Amazon Echo?
    Thank you! Does it work with Soma FM? ( ). Source: over 1 year ago

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