Live365 Broadcaster Feature Requests

Welcome to the Live365 Broadcasters Feature Requests log!   Our goal is to build the best platform possible to help all our broadcasters. To help make sure we are building the features you specifically want to see, we opened up this public feature requests log. This gives you, the user, the ultimate power because you now decide what we build next! Please submit any features you'd like to see built in this channel and be sure to vote on the ones that are most important to you. The features that get the most votes will become priorities for our development team during the next sprint.

Ability to play "blocks" (or mixes) of music and stay in compliance.

Various users are requesting a way to play a block of music as in a mixshow or similar/identical to a "top 20 countdown" in a scheduled show (Prerecorded). ...
Suggested by: Adam (17 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 54

Audio normalization, gain and EQ on the station dashboard.

The new versions of the server streaming software support enhanced normalization on the back end. Some broadcasters have requests audio tools on the dashboard to ...
Suggested by: Philip (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 02 Apr Comments: 53

Track and Playlist Statistical Reports

Ability to pull statistics on Tracks and Playlists especially number of disconnects when track/playlist played, number of spins/listens, Date Added, Playlists the ...
Suggested by: Jason Stoddard (13 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 14 Apr Comments: 50
Under consideration

listeners can Like/Love songs

listeners via mobile or web can like current track playing, broadcasters receive stats/metrics on what tracks are liked.
Suggested by: Dj Rage (30 Aug, '18) Upvoted: 02 Apr Comments: 16
Under consideration

Last played widget

This would allow their listeners who are visiting the website to see a list of the last played tracks on the station before tuning in. The goal is to show what type ...
Suggested by: Bogdan (26 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 04 Dec, '23 Comments: 19

Option to stream at a different bitrate than 128kbps

At least up to 192 kbps bitrate
Suggested by: John (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 38
Under consideration

More Cross-Fade Control

Some have suggested cross-fading during playlists and I know cross is an option now, however the following would be suggested: 1. Intersect the cross at a ...
Suggested by: Rich (25 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Oct, '23 Comments: 27

Affiliate Links for Amazon/Apple Music purchases

Some have requested that we allow them to participate in the affiliate programs that music providers offer. The listeners can click on links which take them to ...
Suggested by: Brian (16 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 32
Under consideration Directory/Listeners

Admin and DJ accounts hierarchy/permissions

Allow station owners to setup DJ, user or guest accounts with configurable permissions. This will allow the Admin user to control what aspects of the station the ...
Suggested by: Philip (14 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 26

App for Roku

Create an app to listen to Live365 on Roku!
Suggested by: Paula Stotts (27 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 25

Show Station Icon When Ad is Playing or no Album cover is available

More so, allow us to upload a specific Station Icon for ads. Example: Our Station Logo with "some words from our sponsors" or "we will return in 2 minutes with some ...
Suggested by: Will (26 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 18
Under consideration

Listening to own station does not count against TLH

Broadcasters should be permitted to listen (monitor) to their stream on a private link that does not count against the TLH. I monitor my steam very frequently for ...
Suggested by: Dan Binder (10 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 16
Under consideration

Live365 Dashboard - Mobile station management

I don't necessarily need to control the entire station from a mobile app, although that would be great too. However, the ability to see statistics and anything else ...
Suggested by: Rob (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 03 Jun, '23 Comments: 16

AutoDJ: Queue up songs in real time, take requests

I would like to see the Auto DJ have a playlist area where you can drop a random song in. For example: I get a Facebook message from a listener who wants to hear ...
Suggested by: The1Essence Radio (11 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 05 Apr Comments: 19
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Historical Analytics - show cities and states

I would like to see more specific historical report data from the U.S. cities and states.
Suggested by: Moderator (12 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 30 Aug, '23 Comments: 58

Embedded player for Broadcasters website.

We occasionally get this request. Although I understand that it is mainly a licensing issue for the website that desires an embedded player - we have had broadcasters ...
Suggested by: Adam (25 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 05 Sep, '23 Comments: 21

Export track library to Excel/CSV file

would be great if i could export my track library to XLS format so i can easily look to see what i have loaded up vs search song by song. if it could include play ...
Suggested by: jerry (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 25
Under consideration

Rotation/Separation Logic Options

An option that would allow you to select rotation logic for the playlist. Specifically by "Least recently played". in conjunction with the ability to adjust ...
Suggested by: Rich (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 29 Mar Comments: 14

iOS and Android App Download Widgets for Station Websites

Please create download widgets for the iOS and Android apps so that those of us who have websites for our stations can give our listeners an easy way to find and ...
Suggested by: DJ Lorelei (04 Mar, '19) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 4
Under consideration Mobile App

App Appearance

Requesting updated appearance of the LIVE365 app. Would like the option to display or not display album cover image. When album cover IS displayed, it should be a ...
Suggested by: John (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 14
Under consideration Mobile App

Sort Tracks by Date Added

Ability to sort Tracks by the date that you uploaded them. This would be on the Media > Tracks page and also the Filter. Add ability to show/hide "Upload Date" column.
Suggested by: Jason Stoddard (13 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '23 Comments: 25

Skill for Amazon Alexa

listening to live365 on the amazon echo is listening with live365 app through Bluetooth. it would be nice down the road for listening to live365 via Alexa skill
Suggested by: Chris from Rockade Radio (03 Aug, '18) Upvoted: 01 Feb, '23 Comments: 9

Request/Contact DJ

Ability for listeners via Mobile app or Webpage to click a button and send a quick message/request to station. This message can be sent to the stations email.
Suggested by: Wes Hendrix (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 14
Under consideration

"weighting" a track in AutoDj

i'd like to be able to tag the media as something like: low rotation; medium rotation; high rotation. the end goal would be i want a "classic" rock song not played so ...
Suggested by: jerry (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 29 Mar Comments: 13
Under consideration

Premium Option for Station Listing

This was brought up for years at the old Live365 especially in the old forums. A premium listing option for the top position in the genre page and /or station page ...
Suggested by: Rich (25 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 12
Under consideration Directory/Listeners

Social media integration

The ability to promote songs, playlist, etc directly from the back end of the software would be extremely helpful. Added bonus: the ability to schedule posts to some ...
Suggested by: Rob (20 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 9
Under consideration

Reporting to show what songs had high bounce/drop rate, as well as songs with most listeners

The old Live365 had this reporting feature which was great for helping to decide which songs to drop out of rotation. This report also worked in telling us which ...
Suggested by: bruce (04 Aug, '18) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 5
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Copy/duplicate playlist

being able to make a copy of a playlist so that it can be edited into a different program with similar material
Suggested by: Bogdan (26 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 23
Under consideration

Playlist duplicate track warning

While we allow tracks to be played more than once, it might be a good feature to have a pop-up error display when a user adds a track that is already in the playlist.
Suggested by: Bogdan (26 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 23 Dec, '23 Comments: 9
Under consideration

Option to trigger TOH Station ID

An option in AutoDj > Station ID's Station IDs per hour 1 2 4 6 Play this many station IDs per hour when on Auto DJ. Make sure you categorize your Station ...
Suggested by: Rick - 97.3 The ARC (03 Aug, '18) Upvoted: 24 Mar Comments: 3
Under consideration

Provide more stream encoding formats: AAC, HLS

Provide a separate link for AAC broadcasting, as some directories require AAC and will not work with MP3. Or maybe even allowing users to select if they want their ...
Suggested by: Bogdan (23 Oct, '18) Upvoted: 21 Feb Comments: 30

Opening Greeting When Stream is Accessed

When listeners first connect it would be nice to have a station greeting/announcement that could maybe be pulled as an ID?
Suggested by: John Mouw (30 Jan, '19) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 2
Under consideration

Song requests from library list

display a list of songs "in rotation" and then let the listener submit a request for a song to be played by clicking on the song
Suggested by: Bogdan (26 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 2
Under consideration

Bulk Update "Do Not Play Flag"

Provide bulk update of "Do Not Play Flag" from media list. At present, we can only mark the Do Not Play Flag on an individual track. This should work the same as ...
Suggested by: Progressive Rock AZUSA (03 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 12 Apr Comments: 21
Under consideration Media Management

Ability to see in REALTIME what city, state, country listeners are tuning in from

There was a time in previous versions of Live 365 that we were able to see specifically what city and state the listeners came from. However in the newer version I ...
Suggested by: Gerard Elliott (03 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 20
Under consideration Reporting and Analytics

Mobile app support for Android Auto and Apple Carplay

Car stereos are beginning to use Android Auto and Apple Carplay where you plug in your mobile phone through the USB port or through bluetooth and be able to access ...
Suggested by: Ty Rosenow (15 Nov, '19) Upvoted: 19 Aug, '22 Comments: 12
Done Mobile App

Sonos Intgration

I would like to see integration with Sonos so that I can listen to my fav stations on Live365 via my Sonos system.
Suggested by: Tim (27 Jun, '19) Upvoted: 15 Feb Comments: 9

Ability to turn off the station stream

Currently turning off Auto DJ does not actually stop the stream. If a station is silent and a listener tunes in they will still consume TLH mins. Broadcasters ...
Suggested by: Adam (16 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 27 Feb Comments: 7
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Chromecast, Google Cast, or Android TV Integration

It would be great to be able to push Live365 streams, to chromecast or android devices that support Google Cast.
Suggested by: Roger (02 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 19
Under consideration

Re-work Live365 Home Page To Match App

There has been discussion among broadcasters that would like to see additional options for visitors/listeners when they visit the Live365 home page. A good example is ...
Suggested by: Rich @ 97.3 The ARC (28 Dec, '18) Upvoted: 06 Dec, '22 Comments: 2

Ability to "Kick" Live DJ streams, manage encoder password.

Broadcaster's that have remote DJ doing shows request the ability to remotely stop the stream if the remote DJ forgets to turn off the encoder or run over their ...
Suggested by: Adam (16 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 06 Feb Comments: 22
Under consideration

Bring back Studio365

Would love to have a broadcasting app like Studio365 since I had surgery and can’t come into the studio to make announcements, please bring it back ASAP!
Suggested by: Big Jim Shively (09 Dec, '18) Upvoted: 10 Feb Comments: 11
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Publish the stations "Upcoming Schedule" on the Live365 Directory profile page

A fantastic feature would be a daily or weekly schedule for listeners to see when their favorite DJ or special scheduled events were coming up. If this was posted to ...
Suggested by: David Craven (22 Feb, '19) Upvoted: 22 Mar Comments: 9
Under consideration Directory/Listeners

Top of hour function - News Feed, ID's, station updates

I would like to see a feature where all we have to do is provide a newsfeed URL and Live365 automatically inserts it and plays the news every hour at the top of the ...
Suggested by: Jim Clark (07 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 21 Mar Comments: 20
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Take songs out of Rotation/Finer control over AutoDJ mode

It would be useful to have the ability to take songs/genres/categories out of rotation while in Auto DJ mode. However, the broadcaster should still have the ability ...
Suggested by: Francis Ganon (29 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 10
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Message for listeners on player/directory/app for Live365 outages

When a station is down due to a Live365 issue (like mine in now); how about having an automated message on the player web page saying that the station is down ...
Suggested by: Jay Goldberg (09 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 23 Mar, '23 Comments: 3
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Up-vote of songs in the player

It would be nice to have folks vote on songs they like and a report for the broadcasters to see what works and what songs dont
Suggested by: Michael Lynch (21 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 02 Apr Comments: 5
Under consideration

Cross-fading during playlists/clock wheels

The tracks fade during AutoDJ mode, but not in Playlist/Scheduled Events.
Suggested by: Brian (25 Jul, '18) Upvoted: 24 Mar Comments: 4

Email Notifications on Disconnected Stream

I would like to see a notification when stream disconnects so that way I know to look at my broadcasting software and see what happened or I would know if my systems ...
Suggested by: Kevin Brocato (26 Nov, '18) Upvoted: 10 Apr Comments: 10
Under consideration Tools for Broadcasters

Stats - Bring back "Past Listeners" graph on station dashboard

We used to be able to see at what times we had listeners each day. Now all that is posted is LISTENERS TODAY and there is no graph to indicate when people were ...
Suggested by: Mary Alice (09 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 24 Aug, '23 Comments: 7