British Company Launches Linux-Powered Internet Radio

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 21, 2008

When you grow tired of watching programs on TiVo, your Linux-based personal video recorder, now you can flip on your Linux-powered radio and listen to some tunes. British radio manufacturer Pure announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, Evoke Flow, an Internet radio that runs on the MeOS Linux platform.

Flow comes equipped with WiFi and synchs with the company's radio station portal, The Lounge, giving listeners access to around 10,000 Internet radio stations and podcasts. Future plans include tagging and and tracking purchases directly from the device.

According to David Harold, spokesman for Imagination Technologies, Pure’s parent company, a Linux platform was chosen because it allows for easy customization. "We may later choose to expose the Linux platform fully, enabling others to add widgets and other extras." he says.

Pure expects to release the Evoke Flow in September for around £150, or about $280 USD.

There are, of course, a few Linux-powered devices already capable of receiving radio stations on the market. Chumby users can connect to Mediafly and SHOUTcast, while broadband-connected TiVo users can hook into the Internet radio network Live365