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Free Radio and Video Streaming Credit

Free Radio and Video Streaming Credit

Get started with Radio and Video Streaming with a free £10 credit on us!

Choose from :

  • SHOUTcast V1 and V2 with or without Auto DJ
  • Icecast
  • Wowza Media Streaming Engine Video

Simply choose a package from our prices page or configure your own and add the promotion code freecredit10 to the checkout.

No payment info needed – if you do not wish to continue with the streaming package after the first month simply let us know or cancel from the billing area with no charge.

If you have any questions or would like help building your perfect package, please feel free to get in contact here 

Useful Links

http://streamgb.com/radio

http://streamgb.com/video

http://streamgb.com/blog/difference-between-shoutcast-and-icecast-streaming/

http://streamgb.com/blog/how-to-start-an-internet-radio-station/

http://streamgb.com/radio-streaming-guide

http://streamgb.com/video-streaming-guide

 

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*New customers only. If you are a previous customer or have had a free trial with us, please feel free to get in contact to use a different promotion code.

** £10 credit to be used for the first months payment. Any remaining credit will not rollover.

*** Limited time offer only

Submit your Station to Internet Radio Directories

Submit your Station to Internet Radio Directories

Submit your Station to Internet Radio Directories

Once you have your Internet radio station up and running the next step is to promote your station and get more listeners by submitting your details to Internet radio directories.

  • If you are streaming with SHOUTcast V1 your station will automatically get added to the SHOUTcast directory.
  • Icecast also has an automatic option to be listed on the Icecast directory.
  • With SHOUTcast V2 you can submit specific information via the SHOUTcast Interface to be listed on the SHOUTcast directory.
  • You can choose to be listed or not listed on these directories by selecting ‘public’.

This is a great starting point but there are many other Internet radio directories you can submit your information to and grow a wider audience.

Submit your information to as many directories as possible and get your radio station heard.

TuneIn

TuneIn - Internet Radio Directories

TuneIn radio directory is 1 of the most important directories to get your station listed on.

As well as the directory listing, your station can be played through the TuneIn app available on Iphone and Android devices. TuneIn is also available on smart TV’s.

You can submit your Internet radio station to TuneIn by clicking here.

InternetRadio

Internet Radio Logo - Internet Radio Directories

A growing platform for Internet Radio listings with thousands of stations ordered by genre.

You can Submit your Internet radio station to InternetRadio by clicking here

Windows Media Radio

Windows Media Radio - Internet Radio Directories

  • Your station name
  • Your business name
  • Your web site address
  • Your country or territory
  • Please confirm that your station complies with your applicable territories’ (country’s) laws
  • Please confirm your station is 24×7
  • What is your current user traffic to your station(s)?
  • How many stations do you currently have and what genres?
  • A direct streaming link to the station you are submitting

*MP3 only. Submit your station and port without the .pls extension IE http://myserver.streamgb.com:8000

You can submit your Internet radio information by emailing the above to tuner@microsoft.com

Streaming The Net

Streaming The Net - Internet Radio Directories

A great place to get your station discovered in different countries around the world.

You can also list your streaming TV station as well as radio stations.

Click here to add your channel to Streamingthe.net

Streema

Streema - Internet Radio Directories

Over 70,000 Online radio stations listed on the Streema directory.

Click here to submit your info to Streema

DeliCast

Delicast Logo - Internet Radio Directories

A simple directory for radio and TV streaming stations

Click here to add your details to Delicast

Radio.com

Radio.com Logo - Internet Radio Directories

Online Radio and TV Station directory that includes it’s own IOS and Android apps for listeners to tune in to.

Click here to submit your details to Radio.com

Filter Music

Filter Music Logo - Internet Radio Directories

Listing of popular underground electronic and dance music radio stations around the world.

Click here to submit your Internet radio station to Filter Music

Radio Tower

Radio Tower Logo - Internet Radio Directories

A simple directory listing thousands of radio stations.

Click here to submit your Internet radio station to Radio Tower

Screamer Radio

Screamer Radio Logo - Internet Radio Directories

Over 4000 stations listed by date, country and genre.

Click here to suggest your Internet radio station to Screamer Radio

Radio Guide

Radio Guide Logo - Internet Radio Directories

An easy to use directory with online radio player.

Click here to submit your Internet radio station to RadioGuide.FM

Live Online Radio

Live Online Radio Logo - Internet Radio Directories

A wide range of Online Radio stations listed by country, language and genre.

Click here to submit your Internet radio station to Live Online Radio

Live Radio

Live Radio Logo - Internet Radio Directories

An Irish based directory listing radio stations all over the world.

Click here to add your Internet radio station to Live Radio

 

Start your online radio station today with a free 14 day trial from Stream GB

Difference between SHOUTcast and Icecast Streaming

The difference between SHOUTcast V1, V2 and Icecast Streaming

Radio Streaming Mixer

Stream GB offers 3 different types of streaming platform for audio radio streaming.

  • SHOUTcast v1
  • SHOUTcast v2
  • Icecast

 

All 3 radio streaming platforms are quite similar and our radio streaming control panel will display all 3 in the same way. There are however pros and cons of each platform that are outlined below.

SHOUTcast V1

The original audio streaming platform used by thousands around the world. This platform is still popular today for its ease of use, stability and simplicity.

Originally developed by Nullsoft and was created in 1998.

AOL purchased Nullsoft in 1999 and then sold the platform in 2014 to online radio aggregator Radionomy.

 V1 Pros

Listing on the shoutcast.com directory – The directory has thousands of online radio stations and is also syndicated by other directories allowing exposure of your Internet radio station.

Simplicity – SHOUTcast V1 has been around for some years and radio station owners are more likely to have used this version in the past allowing a familiar interface.

MP3 and AAC Live Streaming

V1 Cons

V1 does not allow for mount points and if you use Auto DJ there is no automatic switching feature. You or your DJ’s will have to manually log in to the control panel in order to stop Auto DJ when you wish to go live.

Auto DJ can only use mp3 format.

 SHOUTcast V2 Pros

Automatic source switching when using Auto DJ. When you or 1 of your DJ’s wishes to connect in live, the stream will automatically switch to the live source.

You can upload mp3 and AAC files to the Auto DJ system.

Multiple bitrate usage with mountpoints.

V2 Cons

Older users of SHOUTcast V1 will notice a change in the D.N.A.S interface and advanced options.

Icecast

Icecast was created in 1998 as an open source audio streaming server and allows anyone to modify its contents to their specific needs. This platform allows for Ogg Vorbis as well as mp3 and AAC.

Icecast Pros

Icecast allows for multiple mount points allowing you to switch from 1 source to another. A perfect example of this is our Auto DJ system. You can simply connect in live on the encoder and the source will automatically switch from Auto DJ to live and back again when you disconnect.

Icecast is used well with HTML5 based players on desktop and mobile devices. Some devices even allow for the playing of the stream in the background when the mobile web page is not on show.

Multiple Bitrate usage with mountpoints.

Icecast cons

Your stream will not be listed on the SHOUTcast directory but will be listed on the Icecast directory instead. The SHOUTcast directory typically gets more views then the Icecast directory would do.

Summery

SHOUTcast V1 is great for users who like the familiarity of the user interface whilst SHOUTcast V2 and Icecast have more features and automatic Auto DJ switching.

All 3 of these services can be added to the Tunein and iTunes radio directories to increase your listeners.