Internet Radio – L337Tech for Android

**This app was developed by a Palm Hot Apps winner!**

Internet Radio – L337Tech for android is quite possibly the most complete and robust free internet radio application in Google Play!

Internet Radio is a robust music application used to tap into thousands of online radio stations. Search and listen to thousands of online radio stations easily. Stream internet radio over 2G, 3G, or even Wifi. Internet Radio utilizes both SHOUTcast™ and icecast.org services. Internet Radio also accepts custom input internet radio stations. See below for a list of features or watch the youtube video explaining each feature in detail:

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Features:

  • Search icecast.org stations
  • Search SHOUTcast™ stations
  • Play on bluetooth connect
  • Play on headset connect
  • Default volumes for bluetooth and headphone auto connects
  • Switch server for a given station
  • Input custom internet radio stations
  • Stores recently played stations
  • Stores your ‘Favorite’ stations
  • Bitrate filter for the broadband impaired
  • Displays current song when available
  • Displays the station’s bitrate when available
  • Displays the station’s current listener count when available
  • Now Playing status icon displays current song and allows easy access to Internet Radio when working in other apps
  • Filter search results on bitrate
  • Choose the number of search results
  • Bluetooth media buttons capability
  • m3u and pls support
  • Ability to change the buffer size
  • Ability to add custom station from webpage
  • Browse by top stations and genres
  • Re-establishes new connection when your device switches from 2G/3G/4G/WiFi
  • Bluetooth next and previous buttons cycle through favorite list
  • Legal notices: Internet Radio is Copyrighted 2012 by Casey Broome of L337Tech.com, however Internet Radio does makes use of an android class developed by Jeremy Wadsack originally created for the NPR application under the Apache license. The class is called StreamProxy. Terms of Service: I, Casey Broome, or L337tech.com are not responsible for any damage this app could or may cause to your phone or anything your phone is or may effect. This app should never be used in areas of government that have rules or laws against the use of internet radio including SHOUTcast™ and icecast.org services. It is the sole responsibility of the user to use this app properly. Use this app at your own risk. What is SHOUTcast™ Radio? The SHOUTcast™ Radio Directory is one of the largest directories of professionally and community programmed online radio stations in the world. Today SHOUTcast™ Radio features over 35,000 music, sports, talk and community programmed stations from around the globe. You’re sure to find something you like on SHOUTcast™ Radio. SHOUTcast™ Radio also provides audio broadcasting software tools for those who want to create a radio station. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their computer to listeners across the Internet or any other IP-based network (Office LANs, college campuses, etc…).

    Internet Radio HD – an HP webOS 3 + app

    **This app was developed by a Palm Hot Apps Winner developer**
    Internet Radio HD Pro is a robust music application used to tap into thousands of online radio stations. Search and listen to thousands of online radio stations easily. Stream internet radio over 2G, 3G, or even Wifi (if your device supports this). Internet Radio HD Pro utilizes both SHOUTcast™ services. Internet Radio HD Pro is an official partner of SHOUTcast™. See this app in HP’s product catalog.

    Internet Radio HD – an HP webOS 3 + app

    Internet Radio HD Pro is the webOS 3.0 version of your favorite app Internet Radio Pro. This version represents the first iteration of the webOS 3.0 version. I plan on adding custom station play ability as well as full Icecast abilities (just like the original Internet Radio Pro). I am also looking to expand this app into other internet radio services so stayed tuned…

    This app works great on the new HP TouchPad!

    Terms of Service and Disclaimers:
    SHOUTcast™ Terms of Service
    I, Casey Broome, or L337tech.com are not responsible for any damage this app could or may cause to your phone or anything your phone is or may effect. This app should never be used in areas of government that have rules or laws against the use of internet radio including SHOUTcast™ and icecast.org services. It is the sole responsibility of the user to use this app properly. Use this app at your own risk.

    What is SHOUTcast™ Radio?
    The SHOUTcast™ Radio Directory is one of the largest directories of professionally and community programmed online radio stations in the world. Today SHOUTcast™ Radio features over 35,000 music, sports, talk and community programmed stations from around the globe. You’re sure to find something you like on SHOUTcast™ Radio.
    SHOUTcast™ Radio also provides audio broadcasting software tools for those who want to create a radio station. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their computer to listeners across the Internet or any other IP-based network (Office LANs, college campuses, etc…).


    Auto Play Internet Radio with Mode Switcher

    Internet Radio is one of L337Tech.com best and most entertaining apps. Having the ability to listen to thousands of internet radio stations easily is great. What about automatically listening to music with no user interaction with your phone? We have a solution thanks to WebOS Internals.

    With the use of WebOS Internal’s Mode Switcher, we now have the ability to have your phone automatically start playing the last station you were listening to with Internet Radio simply by your phone making a bluetooth or headphone connection. This is super useful for when you start your car and your phone automatically pairs with your stereo unit. Your phone will begin to rock out without you touching it or removing it from your pocket!

    So how is this achieved? Lets get started with the walkthrough. First, download and install preware (if you already haven’t). Now search preware for “Mode Switcher” and install that. You also have the option to install “start Mode Switcher on boot” patch that will keep Mode Switcher from running in dashboard mode.

    Of course you will need to download Internet Radio or Internet Radio Pro:
    Download Internet Radio

    Download Internet Radio Pro

    Now we need to setup each application. In internet Radio simply find a station you like and listen to it for a brief moment. Then go to the preferences page and click “Play last on start up”. On Mode Switcher it is a little more complicated so I suggest using the images below to guide your settings. If you need more help with Mode Switcher go here.

    Now create a pairing with your car or bluetooth stereo unit or headphones or whatever. Now Internet Radio launches and starts playing automagically! So the next time you step into your car or turn on your bluetooth headphones you will enjoy music without touching your phone!

    Enjoy!

    Casey Broome
    L337Tech.com
    number1pete on precentral.net forums

    Internet Radio

    Internet Radio is a robust music application used to tap into thousands of online radio stations. Search and listen to thousands of online radio stations easily. Stream internet radio over 2G, 3G, or even Wifi. Internet Radio utilizes both SHOUTcast™ and icecast.org services. Internet Radio also accepts custom input internet radio stations. See below for a list of features or watch the youtube video explaining each feature in detail:

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    Features:

  • Search icecast.org stations
  • Search SHOUTcast™ stations
  • Displays the current top SHOUTcast™ stations
  • Input custom internet radio stations
  • Stores recently played stations
  • Stores your ‘Favorite’ stations
  • Displays current song when available
  • Displays the station’s bitrate when available
  • Displays the station’s current listener count when available
  • Dashboard scene displays current song and allows easy access to Internet Radio when working in other apps
  • Allows you to push the station to Palm’s native internet streaming app for enhanced quality and buffering abilities
  • Set your default player as ‘Custom In App’ or the ‘Palm Player’
  • Set the app to play the last station listened to on start up
  • Filter search results on bitrate
  • Reorder ‘Favorites’ list
  • Choose the number of search results and recently played stations to display
  • Bluetooth audio capability
  • m3u and pls support
  • Download Internet Radio

    Download Internet Radio Pro

    The main purpose of this app is to allow users the ability to quickly find a suitable internet radio station for their enjoyment. The internet is constantly being filled with hundreds of new stations all the time so finding something decent to listen to can be a challenge. Internet radio uses icecast.org and SHOUTcast™ services to quickly search and filter through the thousands of stations on the web. Internet Radio also uses some neat custom preferences that allow the user to tailor their search to their needs.

    The user can search on an artists name, album, song, genre, or just about anything to help find what they need. The search looks through currently playing as well as station names and tags. This should allow you to narrow in on exactly what you are looking for. And if you just cant decide what you want, hit the SHOUTcast™ top stations button to see what other people enjoy the most.

    This app includes a custom player that displays station name, song name, and bitrate and current listener count. This player also includes a dashboard to keep you up to date on currently playing song name when you navigate over to another app. If you need a little extra quality and buffering ability then you can push the station to the native Palm streaming app with click of a button. Once you have determined which player you like, feel free to set that as your default in the preferences.

    By now you should have found a great station to listen to. If so add it to your ‘Favorites’ list. if you forget to, don’t worry, it should show up in your recently played list. If you found that one and only amazing station, go ahead and turn on the ‘Play last song on start up’ feature found in the preferences.

    Lets say you are somewhere out and about that has terrible cellphone reception. That is okay, just turn on the 2G filter in the preferences menu to help you find a lower quality station to play.

    If you have any issues such as problems or if you have any requests, please post them here in the forums or as a comment below. Please don’t post your issues in the app review. Most problems can easily be fixed once we have identified them. See below for a list of Q/A.

    Thank you for your interest in Internet Radio. If you liked this app, think about making a donation to help encourage future development.





    Terms of Service and Disclaimers:
    SHOUTcast™ Terms of Service
    I, Casey Broome, or L337tech.com are not responsible for any damage this app could or may cause to your phone or anything your phone is or may effect. This app should never be used in areas of government that have rules or laws against the use of internet radio including SHOUTcast™ and icecast.org services. It is the sole responsibility of the user to use this app properly. Use this app at your own risk.

    What is SHOUTcast™ Radio?
    The SHOUTcast™ Radio Directory is one of the largest directories of professionally and community programmed online radio stations in the world. Today SHOUTcast™ Radio features over 35,000 music, sports, talk and community programmed stations from around the globe. You’re sure to find something you like on SHOUTcast™ Radio.
    SHOUTcast™ Radio also provides audio broadcasting software tools for those who want to create a radio station. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their computer to listeners across the Internet or any other IP-based network (Office LANs, college campuses, etc…).

    What is Icecast?
    Icecast, the project, is a collection of programs and libraries for streaming audio over the Internet. This includes:

  • icecast, a program that streams audio data to listeners
  • libshout, a library for communicating with Icecast servers
  • IceS, a program that sends audio data to Icecast servers
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    ####### Help Section and FAQs #############

    Q) I can’t seem to get past the “Buffering” message. What can I do?

    A) There are a few things you can try so I will list them below:

  • Make sure you have a reliable data connection whether its 2G, 4G, or wifi.
  • Make sure the streams bitrate is lower than your data connections maximum download speed.
  • Double check that it is a working station by attempting to play it on your computer
  • Push it to Palm’s streaming player to see if it can handle the stream
  • Q) My search results are coming up empty while searching for icecast stations?

    A) icecast currently has much fewer stations than SHOUTcast™. Try being more general with your search. If all else fails type in a genre that you are interested in like “Top40” or “80s”.

    Q) Sometimes when I push the “Push to Palm Player” button the Palm Player says there was an error playing back the file. What can I do?

    A) This is a very interesting error and it seems to happen when you try and switch screens to fast. I have programed a slight delay that seems to work 99% of the time but I have found that if it is not working simply wait a brief moment and then press the “Push to Palm Player” button. Also some stations are on overloaded or slow servers so getting the stream from them can take longer than the typical station. It is important to note that if you switch your default player to the Palm Player then this is not an issue anymore.

    Q) Some streams do not display the current song or bitrate. What can I do?

    A) Some steams literally do not offer up their current song and bitrate so I cannot display it to you. Other times (escpecially with icecast streams) the stream does not meet certain standards so the information cannot be pulled out in the standard way. Please use the forums to note stations that have problems. Sometimes a workaround can be developed and other times they can’t.

    Q) Occasionally when I perform an icecast search I get back a bunch of crazy code, what happened?

    A) Some stations that use icecast are highly standardized. When my standard filtering alogorithm is performed on nonstandard stations it can return crazy results. Please use the forums to note stations that have problems. Sometimes a workaround can be developed and other times they can’t.

    Q) There are some features that I would like to see in the app. What is the best way to relay these to you?

    A) Using the forums on this site is the best way. You can leave a comment on this page but they can be easily overlooked.