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Tuning In

After you have begun a broadcast, listeners may tune in at any time to listen to your station.

There are several ways to tune in, described below.

From Your Control Panel

If you just want to tune in (yourself) for testing purposes, there are two ways to listen to your stream from within your control panel.

  • Click the Play icon in the upper right-hand corner of any page in the control panel. This allows you to listen to your stream without leaving your web browser, if your web browser supports audio streaming.

  • If your web browser does not support audio streaming, or if you wish to tune in with a third-party player for other reasons, click the music note icon in the upper right-hand corner of any page in the control panel. Select your player (or media format) from the list to launch the corresponding player on your home computer to tune in to the stream.

Note that the above tune-in methods are not accessible to the public; use one of the methods described in the following section to allow the public to access your stream.

Outside Your Control Panel

Members of the public may tune in to your stream by clicking a link that you provide to them. There are two ways to provide these links to your listeners:

  • Manually. You can obtain the tune-in links by clicking Quick Links under the General heading in the navigation menu to the left-hand side of the page. The tune-in links will appear under the Tune-In Links heading. Simply copy the links and send them to your listeners through whatever medium you prefer, such as E-mail or your web site.

  • Via Widgets. Centova Cast provides a number of widgets that you can embed into your web site's pages to automatically provide information about (and interactivity with) your station, including tune-in links.

    To see an example of the widgets available, visit your stream Start Page. You can find the link to your start page by clicking Quick Links under the General heading in the navigation menu to the left-hand side of the page. The start page link appears in the Quick Links box at the top of the page. For more information about embedding widgets in your own web page, see the Publishing station information on your web site section in the Advanced Usage guide.