The good thing is the computer does NOT have to be turned on. Once set up, this works just like a table radio. I have mine connected to my stereo system, using it as a tuner. I have the Innovator2 with the remote. But I also have the Android app for this on my Evo phone. So I can change channels and adjust the volume without getting out of my comfortable recliner. I love my grace radio and use it more than the 40" TV I bought about the same time.