It's quite easy to get your station included in the Radioplayer mobile apps. It's just a matter of ensuring you've got a compatible stream available (low bitrate mp3 or aac at 48k or under) and a couple of logos cropped.
Step 1: Prepare your streams
The Radioplayer mobile apps require a stream of 48k or under. This is because users on poor quality 3G connections or even 2.5G connections should still be able to listen to your station. Even faster 3.5 and 4G connections can degrade when the user is in transit.
We support both MP3 and AAC. We've noticed that AAC streams tend to sound better at these low bitrates. Indeed you can go right down to 32k AAC and it's still fine. If you stick with MP3, then consider a mono stream which will sound better than stereo.
You will need your streaming provider to give you the stream URL and for advanced users, we also support both M3U8 and PLS playlist formats to allow for pre-roll, playlisting or load-balancing.
Step 2: Prepare your images
You need to create a couple of images to upload to Radioplayer. The first is a 288 (w) x 162 (h) logo, the second is 160x90. Acceptable file formats are PNG, GIF and JPEG only. Save them somewhere locally, in preparation for the next step.
Step 3: Upload the images
Login to My Radioplayer and you'll be presented with a list of your station(s). Locate the station you wish to update and click to update the Station Profile. From there, click the Branding tab. Our tool lets you either upload one big image and the platform will resize it for you. Or you can upload an individual image for the 288x162 and 160x90 images (and the others if you wish).
Step 4: Specify the streams
Navigate from the Images tab to the Audio tab. Click on "Add a stream":
Add the stream URL, the bitrate (e.g. for 32k, enter 32), the stream format, and ensure the Target field is left blank for 'all targets' or select the mobile targets ('Android', 'iOS'). If you're missing any of these details, your stream host will be able to help. When you're ready, please hit "Add a Stream" and submit your changes for review.
That's it. Your profile edits will be reviewed by the Radioplayer Support Team and all being well, your station will appear in the app within a few hours after that approval.