Wouldn’t that be a cool function in your car’s radio? For Mac users who listen to live audio streams, there’s Intermission, a Mac app that lets you pause and rewind live audio with the click of a button.
It’s not a Mac DVR app for audio, but the pause and rewind functions are a snap to get and live right in the Mac’s Menubar. There’s not much to Intermission, either. Whatever live streaming audio is playing on your Mac can be paused. Or jump back 10 seconds. Or, rewind as far back as three hours.
What good is Intermission?
It’s perfect for any Mac user who listens to iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify or other live audio streaming service. SiriusXM satellite radio? Can do. Pause. Rewind. Ditto for live sports audio, talk radio. Any audio that plays on your Mac gets hijacked so you can pause it or rewind it.
Intermission is not a DVR for Mac audio, but it can be. The same Mac developer that publishes Intermission also publishes Audio Hijack Pro which records whatever audio is rolling through your Mac at the time.
The two apps together let you listen to streaming audio, back it up (up to three hours buffered), and then record it for posterity.
Sweet. Especially for anyone who listens to streaming audio from Pandora, Live 365 radio stations, or anything else.
The only issue with Intermission is the same as with Audio Hijack Pro. These are professional level apps which don’t have a cheap counterpart. Otherwise, you’ll be hooked.