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Introducing HLS

Introducing HLS

We're pleased to announce HLS is now available for all AAC & MP3 streams on the Radio Mast Streaming Network, at no additional cost.

HLS streams provide enhanced stability for mobile listeners, reduced battery usage, and are seamlessly integrated with Radio Mast Analytics and listener statistics. Best of all, all AAC & MP3 streams are now upgraded to be HLS-enabled, with no additional cost or reconfiguration involved for broadcasters.

Radio Mast provides a cost-effective upgrade path for radio broadcasters looking to upgrade from Icecast or Shoutcast to an HLS-enabled stream. Simply connect your existing streaming audio encoder to Radio Mast, and your stream will be available as HLS. To get started, create an account today and get $5 in free credit.

Existing Radio Mast users can find the HLS stream URL for their AAC & MP3 streams on the Overview tab of your stream.

HLS streams can be played in web browsers on most mobile devices and on hardware internet radio players. Some desktop players support HLS streams, including VLC.

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