Where to start? First of all, Amazon seems to have this USB dongle listed as a "toy". I'm sure that's just a data input error. The stick works as advertised,in as much as it is a plug and play device, and it boots up and presents the input screen as it should. The problem is that the data base of stations is very difficult to work with. Many stations are mislabeled (such as movie channels turn out to be news etc.)and so many of the stations listed are to links that have no streaming data at all. Another data error is that, for instance, when searching by country and then state,no stations showed up for my state, although when searching for say, NEWS, several stations in my state are listed. Since it does essentially what it purports to do,I will keep it and probably sell it at a yard sale. I have found that by looking up stations on the web and going to their websites, I get the same effect without the confusion. And as far as hundreds of stations, well, all I can say is "good luck with that".