iPhone 3GS... can it do online radio streaming?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Happy Marsden, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Happy Marsden macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2014
    Ok, to be specific.... I want to listen to radio on this site: radio.fr

    I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6. When I try to open a radio station on that site under Safari, I don't hear squat.
    I figured maybe it's a Safari issue. I installed Dolphin. Same result. I put it into "Desktop Mode". Same result.
    Then I figured maybe it's a Flash issue. I installed "Frash" (which is an Adobe Flash substitute, for jailbroken iPhones).
    Here, the page loaded a bit better but.... still no sound. Also, no pause/play button (which does load properly on my Mac).

    Can someone say what is the issue here, and is it possible to fix this? Getting this site to work is kind of important for this iPhone. (There is an equivalent radio app, "radio.net", but wouldn't you know.... it only runs on 7.0+!)
  2. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012
    You need too upgrade too iPhone SE at lest if you want too listen too radio has I think it only works for IOS 7 and above
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It is not necessary to have an iPhone SE to use an iOS 7+ app. Even an iPhone 4 can do it.
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    It sounds like you'll need a newer iPhone if you must use this app. There are other streaming radio services so perhaps you can find another that works with your 3GS.
  4. Happy Marsden thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2014
    Can either of you or someone else please explain what is the block, here? It's not an app, by the way. The website in question says nothing about requiring a certain version of a certain smartphone to work. So precisely why can't Safari, Dolphin, etc properly load this website?
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Maybe it simply doesn't work on mobile browsers. Why not go into an Apple Store, or any other electronics store that has newer phones on display, and try visiting the site on one of them? At least then you would know if it has something to do with age or software limitations on your 3Gs.
  6. Happy Marsden thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2014
    Oh yeah, the site works on mobile browsers. I tried it on my LG G3, everything loads and plays fine. Not on my 3GS or my 4S, both running a version of iOS 6. However... I did figure out that I am able to get radio stations to stream on that site on the iPhones.... the problem was, some elements of the page (ie. play/pause button, search button) were not being rendered. This despite my installing "Frash", the Adobe Flash substitute for jailbroken phones. Once you know what to press... it works.

    So I still don't know what is missing on iOS 6 for the page to fail to render on Safari & Dolphin.... Java perhaps.
  7. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    As far as i can tell this site doesnt work on my 6S either so not sure its an age of phone issue. Something on the mobile site doesnt like iOS or vice versa. Could potentially look at the TuneIn Radio app and search for the station which is want i tend to do with various radio stations.
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    iOS has never supported Java, so it's not that.

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