WFMU debuts first live streaming radio for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch

WFMU has announced what’s believed to be the first live audio stream for Apple’s iPhone (and iPod touch via Wi-Fi).

iPhone and iPod touch listeners can point their browsers to and listen to WFMU’s live mp3 streams at either 128k or 32k (for EDGE) and also choose from a selection of archived content and podcasts.

WFMU reports, “A month or so ago, Tversity, a New Jersey based software company, announced that they had figured out a way to stream to the iPhone. Tversity’s main product offering is a media server that allows you to stream all your audio and video content from your home computer to various web enabled devices (including many mobile devices and game consoles). I tend to think of TVersity as a variation on Sling Player or something similar to DotTunes but with many more features.”

“After contacting Tversity we learned that they also have some products aimed at enterprise level clients and they do a lot of work providing media delivery solutions to various wireless carriers. Over time we’ve been able to do some minor tweaking with their product and we’re very pleased with the results,” WFMU reports. “We’d like to thank Tversity for helping us deliver what we believe is the first live streaming offering for the iPhone.”

WFMU is an independent freeform radio station broadcasting at 91.1 FM in the New York City area, at 90.1 FM in the Hudson Valley, and live on the web.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

iPhone tested: it works (like a charm)! Let the avalanche commence!


  1. there’s some frantic slightly angry operatic music playing (with a lot of accordian)…but works like a charm on edge. this is really cool and I’m even starting to like the music. can’t wait for this revolution to take hold.

  2. After he built it, the fud masters came,

    They saw it & turned Lime Green in an instant,

    “He has built it! they won’t come!!:- The most expensive phone in the world they won’t buy!!:- The plans over $10,000.00!!:- No SDK!!:- It is Sandboxed!!!!!”

    They wailed and gnashed their teeth in the hope that we would take heed and avoid the iphone.

    But he HAD built it, & we did go, & the Developers are now coming!!!! Are they still Lime Green with envy?

  3. My son built a program for me on June 30 that streams my favorite radio station to my iPhone. It only streams an hour’s worth of the show at a time and then I have to do a refresh. My iPhone (and AT&T;) think I’m playing an mp3. I hope the process will become mainstream!

  4. Woody, I’m with you.

    iTunes Ambient is where I live; go to sleep to Drone Zone on SOMA FM out of Frisco every night. Here’s hoping Chillout Lounge, Radioioambient (come on, Forrest!), Groove Salad, hell, ALL of ’em, get on the bandwagon with this!

    Life is good getting better all the time.

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