FreeStreams Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”)

Updated January 30, 2013

1. What is FreeStreams?
FreeStreams gives professional radio and television broadcasters software and monetization solutions so that they can make money from their Internet and mobile distribution. We also work with publishers and mobile app providers to help them grow their audiences and revenue. Our products are free to use and we don’t require long term contracts.

2. How long has FreeStreams existed?
We started FreeStreams in late 2011. We launched our streaming platform on Leap Year Day 2012. Since then, we have welcomed more than 400 stations onto our platform, including the world’s largest terrestrial radio station (Alfa 91.3 in Mexico City).

3. Who is behind FreeStreams?
FreeStreams has many digital distribution veterans, a radio station owner, a couple of lawyers, an automation system expert, a device licensing guru, social media specialists, and one of the world’s leading internet media streaming engineer/rocket scientist. We have received private equity investment from two family offices and we are profitable.

4. What browsers are supported?
We support Chrome, IE, Safari and Firefox.

5. Do you have apps to listen to Internet radio stations on my mobile phone?
Yes.

We have an app for Android 4 phones and later. You can find our Android app here.
FreeStreams Android App

We have an app for iOS. You can find our Apple iOS app here.
FreeStreams iOS App

6. What codec does FreeStreams use?
All of our stations use the AAC codec.

7. What bit rate are the streams?
The bit rates of our streams vary by station and by device. Most stations use 32kbs streams for our mobile apps. Most stations use 64kbs or higher for their non-mobile streams.

8. How do I add a station to FreeStreams’ Radio Guide?
If you are a broadcaster, you can email us here. It doesn’t cost anything. If you are a listener, please email the station you would like us to add and ask the station to contact us.

9. How do I contact FreeStreams?
You can email us at contact@freestreams.com.


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