Share your stories with your listeners wherever you go. Broadcast from your iPhone for on-location news stories or special events.

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Written by Jamie Ashbrook
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NOTE: This help guide was prepared by Radio.co and is for reference only. We advise to check the developer’s help resources for more in depth support with their software.

Take your radio station with you using PocketStreamer. The best way to broadcast from your iPhone and to your listeners wherever you go. Integrated with Radio.co's online broadcasting platform, you can start broadcasting live in seconds.

Broadcast from Your iPhone

PocketStreamer is a simple to use and elegant iOS app that works with Radio.co stations. Broadcast from your phone using the MP3 codec with adjustable bitrate. Connect to your Radio.co account and PocketStreamer will automatically enter all the connection details so you can broadcast live in a matter of seconds. Features include:

  • One-click Integration with Radio.co: Log using your Radio.co credentials and see when you're next broadcasting live. No host or port details needed!

  • Adjustable Sound Quality: MP3 encoding with different bitrates, including 32kbs, 64kbs, 128kbs, and 320kbs.

  • Smart Reconnect: Automatically connect back to your station.

  • Multiple Station Management: Add several radio stations to PocketStreamer for easy management.

  • Broadcast in the Background: Multi-task by broadcasting to your station and doing other things like looking up notes without interruption.

  • Connect to a Mixer: Hook your phone up to a mixer and broadcast like a pro.

  • Audio Control: Built-in volume meter and gain adjuster means you're always in control.

  • Compatible with Multiple Providers: Including Radio.co, Live365, and other Icecast v2/Shoutcast v2 based services.

How to Broadcast Using PocketStreamer

PocketStreamer is a free to use iOS app that works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - get started by downloading the app here.

Downloading PocketStreamer.

Once installed, open it to find a list of server types, then select Radio.co.

Choosing server type in PocketStreamer.

Once you've selected Radio.co, it will open up a browser page outside the app asking you to sign in with your Radio.co credentials.

Connecting to Radio.co in PocketStreamer.

Once you've signed in, give permission to PocketStreamer to access your Radio.co Account by selecting 'Allow'.

Allowing PocketStreamer in Radio.co.

Once confirmed, the PocketStreamer app will come back on to your screen and you'll see a permission box appear asking whether you'd like to give PocketStreamer access to your microphone - select 'OK'.

Allowing microphone access in PocketStreamer.

And that's it. You can now broadcast from your iPhone live (provided a Live DJ event is scheduled or live Anytime is enabled in your Radio.co account) by clicking on the 'Go Live' button at the top of the page.

Multiple Station Management

If you have multiple stations associated with your Radio.co log in, you'll be able to switch between them by clicking the 'Stations' button in the top right corner.

Adding a radio station in PocketStreamer.

Updating Your Radio Station's Track Information

If you'd like your artist and title info to update on your station, then select the 3 dots next to 'Artist - Title'. This will display a pop-up box where you can enter the track details, before clicking 'Send', which will send it to your radio station.

Setting metadata in PocketStreamer.
Custom metadata active in PocketStreamer.

Changing Your Microphone's Settings

To change the microphone sensitivity, you need to drag the slider left (for reduced sensitivity) or right (for increased sensitivity) in the main section of the app.

If you've connected an external microphone and would like to change the audio input on PocketStreamer, you can do so by clicking 'Audio' in the top left corner, then choosing your new input.

Broadcast from Your iPhone Anywhere

Using PocketStreamer, being able to broadcast from your iPhone is a breeze. If you're using the PocketStreamer app and have a suggestion then leave a comment below, or if you haven't tried it yet then download and try the app for free today.

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