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

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Kahnyl, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. Victor Star macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. Kahnyl thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  4. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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  5. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    Fstream should do that, it's a fantastic app, and free. Check it out.
     
  6. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. Kahnyl thread starter macrumors 68000

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

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    yep

    and this allows for backgrounding and listening over 3g. it's ace
     
  9. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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