How to set iPhone bookmark to radio stream?
February 28, 2011 2:54 PM   Subscribe

How do I make an icon-based bookmark to an online radio stream on my iPhone?

I listen regularly to a local FM talk station (97.3 KIRO-FM) and they provide an iPhone-ready streaming link on their website when you browse there via Safari on the iPhone. I'd like to create a springboard bookmark on my iPhone to launch this stream when I tap on it. I've made a couple of attempts on my iPhone to create this, but I haven't found a way yet that works.

Here is the direct link to the playlist stream in question:

http://den-a.plr.liquidcompass.net/pls/KIROFM.pls (link)

Assuming this is possible, can you please help me set this up?

Relevant details:

- iPhone 4, current iOS version
- iPhone is not jailbroken (and won't be)

Thanks so much!
posted by karizma to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Try the following steps:
  1. Open Safari on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to a web page that contains a direct link to the playlist stream (either mynorthwest.com or this Ask MeFi page itself).
  3. Click on the playlist link and hold until the action sheet slides up.
  4. Choose "Open in New Page".
  5. Click the "Done" button at the top left of the audio stream screen.
  6. In Safari you should now be on the placeholder page for the direct playlist link.
  7. Click the Action icon in the center of the toolbar at the bottom of the page and wait for the action sheet to slide up.
  8. Choose "Add to Home Screen".
  9. Enter in the name that you want for your home screen icon-based bookmark.
I think you'll end up with a generic icon, but this will otherwise do what you want.
posted by RichardP at 3:14 PM on February 28, 2011


Wow, dead on! The "open in new page" was the step I was missing. Thanks so much for your help (and the concise steps!).
posted by karizma at 5:18 PM on February 28, 2011


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