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How to Tune in to Whisperings Solo Piano Radio...


There are many ways to tune in to Whisperings radio, whether you are listening to the free stream or the subscription stream. We always recommend that listeners tune in via the players on our home page as these will provide the overall best user experience, displaying the song and artist information as the stream plays. However, if you prefer, you can open the stream URLs provided below directly in a browser or in most third party music players or devices.

Open up the URLs in your favorite player to start the stream...


The Free Stream - See What's Playing Now

Play the MP3 Stream URL: http://pianosolo.streamguys.net:80/live

Play the Windows Media Stream URL: http://vistaweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64k.asx
This URL is intended specifically for Windows Media Player, should you happen to still be using that.

Play from Alexa: The Whisperings Free Stream is available as an Alexa Skill. Once you have enabled the skill, say "Alexa, open Whisperings Radio."


Whisperings PureStream - See What's Playing Now

Play the 128k Stream URL: http://live.str3am.com:3120/secure

Play the 256k Stream URL: http://live.str3am.com:3140/secure

For slower network connections, use this stream:

Play the 64k Stream URL: http://live.str3am.com:3130/secure

The above Whisperings PureStream URLs will prompt you for your PureStream login. If you would rather *embed* your username/password in the URL so you don't have to enter them manually at the prompt, you can create a Custom Stream URL for that purpose. Check out the PureStream FAQ for an example of how to do this.

Other Devices: If you want to tune into Whisperings PureStream with a device like the Sonos, Grace WiFi radio and so on, you'll need to use the Custom Stream URL mentioned above.

Using Your Preferred Media Player...

iTunes
Windows Media Player
WinAmp
iPhone / iPad / Android
Other Devices

iTunes

These instructions assume you have iTunes version 11 or better. If you don't have a more recent version, you may need to update your iTunes software to match these instructions.

The Free Stream: Here's how to open the FREE STREAM from iTunes:
  1. Start up iTunes, go to the File/Open Stream menu. For a keyboard short cut just do COMMAND+U on the Mac or CTRL+U on the PC. That will take you right to the Open Stream prompt in iTunes.
  2. When prompted for the stream URL, insert http://pianosolo.streamguys.net:80/live and click on OK. Make sure you don't have any trailing spaces on that URL link.
  3. The free stream should immediately start.

From that point on, you should see "Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio" bookmarked as a playlist in your iTunes music library. To see this, click the "Playlists" menu that shows up across the top of iTunes (just under the window that shows the Apple icon). You should see the stream listed there... if you don't, select "Internet Songs" from the list that shows up on the left side of the screen. You should see "Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio" listed there in the main iTunes Window. Click on that to start your stream. Here's a YouTube video that shows how to open a stream in iTunes. If you pause that video at 48 seconds in, you'll see a screen shot... notice how "Internet Songs" is highlighted on the left... this is the menu item where you'd find the stream bookmarked/remembered by iTunes.

Purestream: Here's how to open PureStream from iTunes:
  1. Start up iTunes, go to the File/Open Stream menu. For a keyboard short cut just do COMMAND+U on the Mac or CTRL+U on the PC. That will take you right to the Open Stream prompt in iTunes.
  2. When prompted for the stream URL, insert http://live.str3am.com:3120/secure and click on OK. Make sure you don't have any trailing spaces on that URL link.
  3. You should then be prompted for your username and password (if you've logged in using iTunes before, iTunes may have cached your login and may not even prompt you. This is especially true if you're on a Mac.) If you are prompted, enter your login and you're in.

From that point on, you should see "Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio" bookmarked as a playlist in your iTunes music library. To see this, select the "Playlists" menu that shows up across the top of iTunes (just under the window that shows the Apple icon). You should see the stream listed there... if you don't, select "Internet Songs" from the list that shows up on the left side of the screen. You should then see "Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio" listed there in the main iTunes Window. Click on that to start your stream. Here's a YouTube video that shows how to open a stream in iTunes. If you pause that video at 48 seconds in, you'll see a screen shot... notice how "Internet Songs" is highlighted on the left... this is the menu item where you'd find the stream bookmarked/remembered by iTunes.

If you *don't* see a bookmark listed here for Whisperings PureStream: Solo Piano Radio, it may show up as "secure", so try that. If not, you'll need to repeat the steps starting from File/Open Stream above.

If you still have trouble, you can email solopianoradio@gmail.com

Windows Media Player

If you wish, you can open up the Whisperings streams in Windows Media Player should you still be using that. You won't be able to access all the features our web site player offers, but you can access the music.

The Free Stream: To listen in Windows Media Player, start up Windows Media Player, then go to the File/Open URL... menu. Insert this URL: http://vistaweb.streamguys.com/pianosolo64k.asx. The stream should start playing. You can save the stream as a playlist if you like, and then the stream will be bookmarked in your Playlist Library. How exactly this is done depends on your version of Windows Media Player, as the process if different in almost every version!

PureStream (Commercial-Free): Here's how to log in directly from Windows Media Player:

  1. Start up Windows Media Player, then to the File/Open URL menu.
  2. Insert the following URL: http://live.str3am.com:3120/secure. Make sure you don't have any trailing spaces on that URL link.
  3. Click on OK and you should be prompted for your login information. Enter your PureStream username and password.
  4. WMP may also ask you if you want to "display the embedded content." Say yes, as that's the HTML for the playlist so you can see what's playing. Note that, depending on your version of Windows Media Player, you may have to resize the "Now Playing" window or change your "View" to see the playlist.

You can save the stream as a playlist if you like, and then the stream will be bookmarked in your Playlist Library. How exactly this is done depends on your version of Windows Media Player, as the process if different in almost every version!

Important Note: If you don't see the "File" menu option, you probably have your menu system hidden in Windows Media Player. To change this, start up Windows Media Player, then press CTRL+M which should display your menu system along the top of the player. Then you can select the "File" menu. Alternatively, just press CTRL+U to open up the window that prompts you for the stream URL. You can just insert it there.

Other Players...

For WinAmp, you'll need to create a custom stream URL for your account (here's how). Once you have that, go to the "File/Play URL" menu, insert your URL to open the stream.

iPhone / iPad / Android

Apps for Whisperings are made and sold by a third party called Emphatek. Just search for "Whisperings" in the App Store (or the Google Play Store) and you'll find them. Although Emphatek does charge $9.99 for these apps, we highly recommend them, particularly if you are a PureStream subscriber. For more information on these apps, check out these details for iPhone/iPad, Android, or even the Mac Desktop.

You can also tune in using our free HTML player for mobile devices. To use that, open up our web site at http://www.solopianoradio.com in your device browser. Click on the "Play the Free Stream" button to launch our mobile free stream player or "Login to PureStream" to launch our PureStream mobile player and log in. Once you log in, tap on the little play button to start.

Other Devices...

You can tune into Whisperings from a host of other devices, including the Roku Soundbridge, Squeezebox, Sonos, Grace WiFi Radio and so many others. For the free stream, just open up the http://pianosolo.streamguys.net:80/live URL to stream. For Whisperings PureStream, you'll need a special Custom Stream URL that has your login information embedded in it. For a list of devices that support Whisperings PureStream, along with instructions, view our device list in our FAQ.

Any Questions?

Just email support at solopianoradio@gmail.com.