Unable to add HLS radio streams

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

NUC 8i7 Roon Server (version 1.6 build 416 stable (64 bit))

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Ethernet to Netgear AC6400 (802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit)

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

NAD T758v3 (ethernet to USB)

Description Of Issue

I am unable to add HLS radio streams when adding radio stations. Roon tells me “Roon could not find a radio station at this URL”.

Looking on the forums, it suggests this should be working as other Roon users and moderators have confirmed this.

The stream URLs all work in other applications. I have restarted the core and players several times, and tried adding them on various devices (laptop, desktop, ipad, phone).




The first doesn’t work for me. The second does but I’m in the UK, not sure if the bbc is region locked.

The first one also doesn’t work for me - this is because the playlist refers to ‘chunks’ which are used to drive the playback, which Roon cannot handle at this time. (NB: This isn’t a HLS specific issue, it appears that more and more internet radio stations are taking this approach)

The BBC feed should work outside the UK as it is only 128k feed.

You can also try http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1_mf_p, which is same quality, but MP3.

I have the same problem! Also with KUT or KUTX which offer high quality AAC 256kbps VBR streams via HLS which don’t work on Roon. Only able to use their MP3 streams at 192kbps CBR.

See here for reference: https://kutx.org/digital

Would be fantastic to get support for this in a future version! Thank you :slight_smile:

ME TOO!!! Occasionally I can get KUTX to play the stream intro on HLS but then it fails. The second KUTX HD2 HLS stream won’t even add as a valid stream…throws an error. I think the regular HLS stream used to fail like that as well but now it will at least let you add it as a valid stream (but won’t play).

Too bad b/c KUTX is freakin awesome and it would be great to have it in higher res. I’m tempted to put a radio tuner in my rack in the meantime but really don’t have the space.

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