#2 Internet Radio Hosting
Whether you're new to internet radio hosting or an established expert, you need top-quality tools to create your unique broadcasting content. With its variety of hosting solutions, Shoutcast allows you to access your station from anywhere. Whatever radio genre you plan on pursuing, Shoutcast will ensure it reaches its highest potential.
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Shoutcast has been around since the dinosaurs and is or was a very highly respected launching pad for thousands of online, streaming radio stations. It's also closely associated with WinAmp, perhaps the most popular free music player for Windows. Unfortunately at the time of writing, the Shoutcast site has decided to abandon its classic design and functionality and introduce "Shoutcast 2.0". The alleged purpose of this, is to make the service substantially better for all its loyal users and provide a basis for wonderful new developments to come. However, judging from public comment, the site appears to have alienated just about everyone by making things harder to find and more complex to understand. Such is progress. I haven't used Shoutcast for ages, so I only vaguely remember the old, black site. I did give the new one a try, however, and picked "Classic Rock" as my genre. For which, Shoutcast returned a whole load of *classical* music stations, instead. Really unimpressive, guys. I have to give this a "meh" for now, unfortunately. It's still a huge repository of streaming stations, about 35,000 altogether, so it's going to continue to be a very popular venue. And the service itself, as accessed via a desktop media player, may be just the same as ever. But for me, it would be a stretch to rate the site itself any higher until I can actually find what I'm looking for, first time around.
Hello Shoutcast, I cancelled my show today since no one has gotten back to me AT ALL! I am so pissed at you guys and you have no professional business running. How is it no one gets back to you after 7 emails now? My personal computer tech Neil sent you an email asking for help and after 5 days no one still has got back to him or me! I want to insure you will not be charging my credit card for $14/month for any kind of products you have. I'd like to know what kind of $#*!ing business runs an internet radio show and has no software download to run your program, it has no indication with a step by step process to get started. There is no help what so ever to get anything or any kind of help from your side. This for me is truly the "$#*!-iest" program and businesses I've seen in a very long time that has no customer service what so ever! One last time... DO NOT CHARGE my credit card for anything or any products from shoutcast. I am going to leave you guys the nastiest Google review there is. I had everything setup to run my show; spend well over $2,000 to get started with proper gear and DJ stuff. Now I have to run elsewhere and get an actual company to help run my DJ internet show. This email is to protect me and proof of many requests (6 of them) to get help and got nothing in my 7 days FREE TRIAL. I am going to seek help on knowing why no one gets back to you from shoutcast. I will contact the Better Business Bureau and put in a complaint as well as Consumer protection to insure you have a proper setup for the future. You have no telephone number to call you and none of my emails were answered. CAN YOU BELIEVE I FINALLY GOT AN EMAIL FROM YOU GUYS! BUT! IT WAS TO ADVISE ME YOU WILL BE CHARGING ME SOON FROM MY 7 DAYS FREE TRIAL WAS UP SOON. Go figure huh? Your company is going to get a rude awakening! Thank god for Google reviews, at least I can tell the world on how you really operate when DJ show hosts want to give you money, I guess I was not worth it was I? Thanks... but no thanks Shoutcast. I'm pissed I wasted my time with your stupid ass pretend company with no guide line or any customer service. I have all the 7 emails to prove my case and help by emails if requested by anyone!
Company is a joke and Totally Broken! Website is complete useless and support never replied back at all! Been waiting days for a response. Decided to move on to a different way to reach listeners. Get it together Shoutcast! Why fix something that wasn't broke in the first place? Tip for consumers: Don't hold your breath for support.
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Shoutcast in its "Shoutcast for Business" version at 14.90 euros excluding tax rhymes with regular breakdowns of the hosted radios ("We host!") and no communication from the support team = Radio silence! The rating (2 stars) reflects my experience after a year of using their services and as a former user of the Radionomy platform. I only ask to reassess these 2 stars because the Belgian company Shoutcast has potential if it gives itself the means and with the right teams.
The company SHOUTcast has so much potential, which it should exploit. Instead, you usually get no response from support, SHOUTcast for Business stations are often unavailable, and the features you are promised are not delivered or are only half usable. Please, SHOUTcast: You have so much potential and could generate a lot more money if you hire more staff and fix your software.
They should be honest and apologize to customers because the platform Shoutcast has all kinds of problems that they are not capable to solve. And they should absolutely refund all the customers that are paying for a service that Shoutcast is not able to offer. For example the radio streaming drops every 5 minutes. Impossible to invest time, money and energies on a platform like this. It's simply a fraud.
Stay far away from Shoutcast aka Targetspot. It is the most unreliable company to work with. Extremely bad service. You can monetize it via Targetspot (just the same company but a different name). They pay extremely late (I am still receiving payments from last year). The quality of the ads is usually poor but their unskippable fillers are even worse.
Not English, can't add your own stations
Sometimes times app freezes and crashes