Is there any way to stream audio URLs in the background other than in Safari?

Kahnyl

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I'm sick of getting locked out of Safari every time I want to stream some audio from a specific URL. Is there any app that'll let me input a URL and stream the audio in the background while I use Safari for other things? Obviously an alternate browser would be able to do this but I haven't been able to find one that has been updated for the 4.0 APIs.
 

Victor Star

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I've been using HiDef Radio to listen to streaming radio. It allows you to add your own URL. That might work.
 

Kahnyl

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That doesn't seem to work in the background. It's version of "backgrounding" appears to be just sending the stream to Safari.
 

applesupergeek

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WunderRadio?
Btw does wunderradio have a recorder? Bit disappointing if it doesn't since it's not cheap comparatively.

To the op:another way would be to just save the stream locally via some app, and play it on the iPod, although if feasible this is much more cumbersome.
 

Kahnyl

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Do any of these apps do background audio/ They all just seem to do the Safari workaround.
 

Dan73

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Btw does wunderradio have a recorder? Bit disappointing if it doesn't since it's not cheap comparatively.

To the op:another way would be to just save the stream locally via some app, and play it on the iPod, although if feasible this is much more cumbersome.
It doesn't. I haven't even looked at other apps like it since I bought it way way back when there were fewer apps.

Also WunderRadio does have background support.