Streaming

As of May 1, 2013 we have changed the location of our streaming feed. Click on the type device you have to learn more about updating your settings.

Having trouble connecting to the Michigan Radio audio stream? Please try the suggestions below.  For additional help, you’re welcome to email us at streaming@michiganradio.org

Click on one of the player links below to play our Live Stream
 
 


You may also call our studio during regular business hours at 734-764-9210 and ask to speak to someone for streaming help.  We’ll do our best to make sure you can listen online to Michigan Radio!


Windows Users

Michigan Radio offers a Windows Media stream that you can access using the Windows Media Player, built into every version of Windows  CLICK HERE

You can also follow these steps:

  1. Open up Windows Media Player.
  2. Click on ‘File’ on the menu at the top.  If you don’t see ‘File’ on the top menu, try right-clicking on a blank spot on the top menu bar and selecting ‘File’.
  3. Choose ‘Open URL’.
  4. Copy and paste this link into the Open URL dialog box that appears:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004

If the stream still doesn’t play, email us at streaming@michiganradio.org.
 


Mac Users

Michigan Radio offers an MP3 stream that you can connect to using iTunes.  Here’s how to get it working:

  1.  Open up iTunes
  2. Click on ‘File’ on the top menu bar.
  3. Select ‘Open Stream’.
  4. Copy and paste the link below into the Open Stream dialog box that appears:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004

The stream should begin immediately.  If it doesn’t, email us at streaming@michiganradio.org.

 


iPhone/iPad Users

Important Note:  For best results, connect your iPhone or iPad to a wireless network before streaming; you may experience hesitations and drops if you use 3G or 4G.

iPhone and iPad users have a couple of options for connecting to the Michigan Radio audio stream. 

Option 1:  Download the Free Michigan Radio iPhone/iPad App

On your iPhone or iPad, visit the iTunes Store, search for ‘Michigan Radio’, and download the free Michigan Radio app.  If you have trouble finding it, you can click on the link below:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/michigan-radio-your-npr-news/id332602247?mt=8

 

Option 2:  Connect to the Michigan Radio Audio Stream Using the Safari Web Browser

If you prefer to listen to the Michigan Radio stream without the iPhone/iPad app, you can do the following:

  • Open the Safari web browser on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Visit the Michigan Radio website at the link below:

http://www.michiganradio.org

Click on the ‘Listen Live’ button at the top left of the main page.

  • The streaming player should automatically pop up and begin playing.  If it doesn’t, check to make sure you have pop-ups enabled in Safari.
  • Still can’t connect? 

You can email us at streaming@michiganradio.org or try connecting to the stream using iTunes


Android Users

Important Note:  For best results, connect your Android device to a wireless network before streaming; you may experience hesitations and drops if you use 3G or 4G.

Like iPhone users, Android users have a couple of options for connecting to the Michigan Radio stream. 

Option 1:  Download the free Michigan Radio Google Play app

Michigan Radio has a free app available through Google Play; you can find it either by searching for ‘Michigan Radio’ on the Google Play site  Click Here
 

 

Note:  This app requires Android 1.5 or higher.

Option 2:  Connect to the Michigan Radio Audio Stream Using a Web Browser on Your Android Device

If you prefer to listen to the Michigan Radio stream without the Google Play app, you can do the following:

  1. Open a web browser on your Android device.
  2. Visit the Michigan Radio website at this link: http://www.michiganradio.org
  3. Click on the ‘Listen Live’ button at the top left of the main page.
  4. The streaming player should automatically pop up and begin playing.  If it doesn’t, check to make sure you have pop-ups enabled in your browser or click on the button marked ‘MP3 Stream’.
  5. Still can’t connect?  You can email us at streaming@michiganradio.org.

Internet Radio Users

Internet radios use a database to locate audio streams; if you’re having trouble finding the Michigan Radio stream, you can enter the address below manually into your Internet radio to connect to our MP3 stream:

http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004

If this link doesn’t work, email us at streaming@michiganradio.org for more help.


Other Users

Blackberry smart phones and other devices should be able to connect to the Michigan Radio streaming service using a media player installed on the device.  Because there are so many device variations out there, it’s not feasible to cover the exact process here but below are some general steps to follow:

Important Note:  For best results, connect your smart phone to a wireless network before streaming; you may experience hesitations and drops if you use 3G or 4G.

  1. Open your favorite media player on your device.
  2. Connect to our stream manually by copying and pasting this link:  http://ummedia12.miserver.it.umich.edu:8004
  3. If you still cannot connect to the stream, email us at streaming@michiganradio.org for more help.

More Information

As of June 6, 2012 Michigan Radio has switched to HTML5 for live streaming. We now stream audio in the AACformat and H264/MP4 for video.  To enable listening from your computer you will need the following:

Windows users:

The latest version of Flash installed | Download

HTML5 compliant web browser; below is a list of the HTML5 Web Browser we support.   


Mac users:

HTML5 compliant web browser; below is a list of the HTML5 Web Browser we support. 


Windows Media users  click here


Android Users

Download Michigan Radio app from Google Play. There you can wireless sync apps to your device by logging into your Google Play account. Or if you are already browsing on your phone, you can install the app directly. The app allows you to pause and re-start the live audio, and view top news stories and upcoming events. You’ll also find quick links to view our program schedule, become a member or to contact Michigan Radio.

More Info click here.


Apple Users

Download Michigan Radio app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

More info click here


Michigan Radio Streaming Help

In order to listen to our stream you will need to download and install the latest version of Flash.  Also update your web browser to one of the following:

Web Browser we support.

If you are experiencing problems and cannot listen to the stream, please check the following elements.

The problem could lie in the Internet Explorer configurations. There are a few steps to rectify the situation.

First please make sure that you have the latest version of Internet Explorer, you can find it here: Download

Secondly, open Internet Explorer click on "Tools" and select "Internet Options" in the drop down menu. A window will open; select the "Advanced" tab. At the bottom you will see "Reset Internet Explorer Settings", click on "Reset...". Be aware that by doing this all your cookies, temporary files and add-ons will be deleted and/or disabled. Close Internet Explorer.

Reopen Internet Explorer, you should be redirected to a welcome page. Do NOT turn on automatic Phishing Filter, this is critical, if you do turn it on you need to go back to step 1. Please note that you can be asked if you want to turn on the automatic Phishing Filter at any time during your browsing experience, do NOT turn it on.

Make sure that you have the latest version of Flash Player, you can get it click here.
Problem: When you log on the player page, it says that you don't have Flash Player installed on my computer but I do have it.

Try to listen on Firefox or Chrome to make sure it's not a problem with your browse configuration. If you here audio then update your browser to the latest version and then update or Install Flash.  Click here

Problem: When I launch the Player, it says that I need to upgrade my version of Flash Player.

Solution: You are using an old version of Flash Player, please follow the link below to update Flash Player and it will solve your problem: Click here

Problem: I can't access the stream, all my configurations are up to date including my browser my Flash Player. I can't connect at all.

Are you listening from home or work?

If it's from the office: You should ask your network administrator if they are blocking the stream URL in the firewall office.

If it's from home: Are you using any kind of firewall, antivirus or parental control? If yes, try to disabled it and try again, to make sure that it's not one of these software that creates the problem.

If you can listen to the stream after you have turn it off, that means that you have to change your settings in order to be able to listen to the stream.

Try the HTML5 checklist click here

You will need to receive H.264 support yes and AAC support yes

Also try the HTML Test Matrix click here 

Check for for H.264 (video) AAC (audio)

Michigan Radio Streaming Checklist:

  1. Have you updated your web browser to an html5 browser?
  2. Windows have you updated to the latest version of Flash?
  3. Have you tried the HTML5 checklist?
  4. Have you tried the Test Matrix?