Chrome Extension for Streema

Over the past few months we have received requests from 3rd party developers to use our radio directory in their own applications.  And while thinking about an API has been entertaining, for now we’ve had to focus our efforts on other aspects of Streema.  Well, we wanted to let you know that recently we made an exception when a developer we’ve known for a while, @thepose, asked us if he could create a Chrome Extension to use with Streema.  We figured it couldn’t hurt to experiment, so we gave him the green light… and now there’s a new way to listen to radio on Chrome:  the Radio Player for Streema extension.

Now, before we continue, for those of you that are not familiar with Chrome or Chrome Extensions, let us give you a very quick intro:  Chrome is a Web Browser, much like Internet Explorer or Firefox, and it’s developed by Google; and Extensions are handy and useful applications that enhance your browsing experience on Chrome.

The extension Radio Player for Streema brings you the possibility to tune in to your favorite radio stations while you continue surfing the web.  Among it’s main features, the Extension has a notification system that displays the song for the stations that have Now Playing information available. Please, try it outshare it with your network, and give us your feedback!

In addition to being very happy to know that our users now have another way to enjoy Streema, we’re also happy to experiment with the idea of working with third party developers.  Our radio station directory contains tens of thousands of stations, from more than 230 countries and covering over 190 genres.  If you have thoughts about how to integrate it into another platform, do share them with us, we are always open to new ideas.

Radio is a powerful medium, traditionally broadcasted through the airwaves – but today, it’s future is on the Internet.  The huge challenge will be to find the way it will be consumed:  PCs, mobiles, cars, game consoles…?  Most likely, it’ll be all of them.

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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Streema and the Browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera.

We periodically receive many inquiries regarding browsers, the most common ones being “What’s the best browser?” and “What’s the best browser to run Streema on?”. However, recently the most popular inquiries have revolved around the following question: “Why doesn’t Streema work in Chrome?”.

The potential answers for the first question are quite personal. Within our team, we can say that the PC users prefer Firefox and the Mac users prefer Safari. : )

As for the second question, Streema should work fine on:

  • Internet Explorer: The last two versions, 6 and 7.
  • Mozilla Firefox: The last two versions as well, 2 and 3.
  • Safari: The last two as well, versions 2 and 3.

If you don’t know which version you’re using, just go to your browser’s menu, click on the “Help” tab, and then “About [browser’s name]”.

Last week, Google launched their new browser called Chrome. We’ve seen that, for the time being, it doesn’t support the Windows Media Player. In other words, although Streema looks great on it, our site won’t work with Chrome when you play most of the stations on our directory. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let all you Chrome fans know!

Touching the same point, there is a similar problem if you use Opera with the last version, although it can be solved using MPlayer or VLC Media Player.

For more info, please visit our FAQs section, or contact us via the contact form or email us at info at streema dot com. Hope we’ve cleared most of your doubts. : )

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team