SHOUTcast or Icecast
Account activation is instant and setup only takes a few minutes. Do not worry if you have no knowledge about online broadcasting, our customer happiness team will walk you through the step by step process and assist you remotely.
You should always be able to try before you buy, that's why we offer Internet Radio Hosting Demo accounts free, with no obligation. Demo accounts allows for up to 10 listeners, 2 GB of traffic and is available for 5 days. You can upgrade to a paid account at anytime and keep the same encoder settings.
Can our listeners tune in on Mobile Devices?
Yes, your listeners can tune in on most mobile devices natively. We'll provide the proper tune in address for each device.
What is a SHOUTcast?
SHOUTcast is an internet broadcasting platform, specifically for audio streaming. It can be used by radio stations or end users, to deliver audio content to anyone connected to the internet. SHOUTcast uses mp3 (MPEG Layer 3) technology for audio delivery.
Is SHOUTcast compatible with SAM Broadcaster?
Yes, SHOUTcast Servers are fully compatible with SAM.
Does Primcast cover Royalty fees?
No, you will need to pay your own royalty fees. Monthly royalty reports are available at no extra charge for all SHOUTcast Streaming accounts.
Once I sign up, how do I begin Broadcasting through SHOUTcast?
Simply follow the step by step instructions in our SHOUTcast Tutorial and you'll be broadcasting in no time.
What bitrate do I need to use?
You must use the bitrate specified with your plan. Our system monitors your bitrate and will inactivate your account if you use a higher bitrate.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept most major credit cards, PayPal, Checks or Money Orders. If you place an order and chose the pay by check option, the account cannot be activate until your check is received and cleared.
How do I include my Station in the SHOUTcast directory or Tune In?
As long as your stream is public, it will automatically be listed in the SHOUTcast.com directory. You will just need to input the name of your SHOUTcast Stream and the Genre of the music you are broadcasting. Our customer happiness team will assist you with your Tune In submission.
Once my station is live, how will my listeners tune in?
Your listeners can tune in with any mp3 stream compatible media player. Our live support team is also able to provide embedded code for various players to automatically load onto your web site. Listeners will be able to locate your station in the SHOUTcast directory or any other directory you are listed in, by searching the name of your station, your music genre or current song title and artist.
Can the source of my SHOUTcast Server be relayed from another SHOUTcast Server?
Yes, our SHOUTcast Servers can relay any other SHOUTcast Server. You can enter your relay settings in your Primcast.com control panel.