Radio+ extension

Keep your user entertained by integrating our Radio+ extension and stream your favourite radio station from the app 24/7.

IMPORTANT! IF YOUR APP IS ALREADY LIVE IN THE STORES AND YOU ARE ABOUT TO ADD AUDIO CONTENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOUR APP WILL NEED TO BE RESUBMITTED. IN THAT CASE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR SUPPORT TEAM.

How to add Radio+ screen to your app

Go to Screens → press the + button → search for Radio in the pop-up window → click it to add it as one of the screens of your app.

If you don’t have it installed yet, you will be prompted to do so beforehand.

Settings consist of:

  • Background Image URL
    – Only static image formats are supported (e.g. PNG, JPEG)
    – Minimal size of the screen background is 750×1136
  • Stream URL
    – Place a direct link to your stream and make sure it is not a link to some online web-based radio player
  • Stream Title
    – This title will be visible only while your stream is playing
  • Sharing option
    When this is enabled, in the navigation bar area share button will appear. Your app users will be able to share your Stream URL outside the Shoutem App via native options offered by their mobile devices (e.g. SMS, e-mail, WhatsApp messages, Viber messages, Facebook, etc).

How Radio screen looks in the app

Which stream formats are supported?

Radio+ extension is developed with React Native’s track player, so mostly all regular streams are supported – plist, M3U, XSPF, MP3, m4a, mp4, etc. If you are not sure if your stream is supported, we strongly advise you to test drive the feature using our Shoutem Preview app for Android.

Can I see which artist is currently playing, as well as the song?

Yes! Stream metadata (the name of the artist, song artwork, and song that is currently playing) is displayed at the bottom of the screen once you start the stream.

Why can’t I hear my radio stream while previewing the app in the builder?

This behaviour is intended since our preview is not a real device and doesn’t have the technical capabilities to play audio files.

Can I stream radio while connected to a different device via Bluetooth?

Yes! You can play the audio on headphones or speakers via Bluetooth.

For Apple Family only – By using Apple’s amazing AirPlay feature you can listen to radio from your Shoutem app across multiple compatible speakers.

If you’d like us to take over the whole app building process and help you create an app with Radio+ feature, take a look at our Shoutem PRO.