The Radio power allows you to take your radio with you to any chat so you and other users can tune in at any time.
xat also offers a free radio service for your own chat that users can listen to while present there.
The Radio power allows you to play a radio station anywhere you go. Other people can listen to your radio station by clicking on the "Radio" smiley included in your name.
To simply use this power, put (radio#URL) in your name. Where "URL" will be the URL for the radio station you want to have.
Remember that the URL must start with http:// or https:// or the radio will not function correctly.
If your radio doesn't work, try adding /; to the end of the URL (e.g., http://radio.com/;).
Free Radio Services
xat's In-chat Radio
To set it up, press "Edit Your Chat" above the "Sign Out" button. Click on the "Extra Features" button, scroll down until you see the "Radio Station" field and then enter the URL of the radio.
Here we have compiled a list of professional radio stations, which are known to play clean (no swearing) music to use for your chat.
- 181.fm Hitz Channel: http://relay.181.fm:8128
- 181.fm Party 181: http://relay.181.fm:8036
To search for more radio stations, check out this radio search engine.
If you are an owner of a radio that is clean and would like to advertise your station here, then please open a ticket.
If your radio link isn't working, try adding /; to the end of the URL (e.g., http://126.96.36.199:80/;).
Embedding An External Radio
If you would prefer, you can also embed a radio below your chat. To do this, visit this link and enter your radio's address into the box and click the "Submit IP" button. Four different styled radios will be generated, and you can try each one and choose the one you like best.
To get it on your chat, you will need to go via the "Edit" button at the bottom right of your chat, enter the chat password and then click "Submit". On the following page, scroll down until you reach the chat tabs editor and paste the radio code (figure 1) and click "Save Changes". Click the "Preview" button to check this was done successfully. It may take up to 10 minutes for it to update on your chat directly.
Note: This can also be used on profiles.
xatRadio.com is a free service for online radio stations, it allows you to upload your own radio player and use it on xat. The website can be used by anyone as long you have a xat account. You can turn on special settings to lock your player to your chat(s) or site(s).
To upload your player, first register. Uploaded players will be analysed before approved, pending players will not work on xat until approved. This website is not run by xat yet is monitored by xat users.
Please see xatradio.com/terms for rules of what you can and can not upload. For example, the SWFs must contain images suitable for all ages.
This power also has smiley effects. A sample of available radio smiley effects are below: