I installed a few months ago program called TuneIn on my iPad as well as recently on Android phone. I quite like this application, looks nice, you can find good radio streams with high quality. Additionally what I like about TuneIn is that you can create free account and with it you can share your favourite channels across different devices - find a channel once and listen to on all devices. When I finally switched to Ubuntu desktop I was hopping to install this application on my home operating system but it was not so easy or I did not look hard enough.
I was looking for the TuneIn to install on Ubuntu but without luck for some time as well as what media player can support it via some additional extension. One day I found that VLC has extension that once installed allow you to listen to streams from TuneIn.
What I am going to show you here are two things. How to install latest VLC on Ubuntu using PPA and second how to add and use TuneIn extension on VLC.
Installing latest VLC on Ubuntu: