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Anonymous 10 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago 1
Any chance we could record streams on wi-fi for later playback to avoid data usage charges? This seems to be about the only major function missing from this great app!
Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago
Caching radio stations for later listening would be great. We would like to do it but since we are partnered with SHOUTcast there are some legal guidelines we need to follow. Part of those guidelines are not to record the broadcast content. We currently have a few ideas that could in some way resolve the issues you mentioned, we are left to present them to SHOUTcast for approval.

It would be great if an Equalizer was added.

Anonymous 10 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago 6
What really would be great is that you add a Equalizer to the programe. I have a headphone that needs some other settings that standard. Please add this!

-Rogier Huisjes
Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago
Android 2.2 and higher now supports EQ. In the future we will be providing a more advanced set of options.

How about shortcuts to a specific favorite stations?

Anonymous 10 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago 5
I would love to see shortcuts to my favorite stations. That way, I could have a collection of shortcuts such that with one tap I could start listening to specific stations while driving.

Thank you!
Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago
Favorites shortcuts are available for paid version.

To add a shortcut:
1. Long press the home screen and hit shortcuts.
2. Find xiialive favorites icon and press it. That will take you to the favorites list.
3. Choose the station you like and a bottom edit box will show to allow you to change the title of the shortcut.
4. Click accept and that's it!

Add capability to work as a media app with Android Auto

l1128562 3 years ago 0

I use Android Auto app while driving, (https://www.android.com/auto/) They have the ability to add Media Apps, of which there are a lot. Would be nice if XiiaLive was one of them.

Not a bug

HTC Wildfire stutters audio when screen locks.

ChrusG 9 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago 52
My HTC Wildfire slows down the cpu when the screen locks, which causes the audio to stutter. But I still would like to "lock" the screen so as not to accidentally touch it. Also dim or turn off the screen backlight to save battery too if possible?
Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago
I'm officially closing this bug. We have tried various ways to make this work and its just a device problem. Also, the latest release of XiiaLive v3.2.0 no longer supports this device. We now support Android 2.3 and greater. Sorry for any inconvenience it might cause some of you.
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Add Amazon MP3 integration for tagged tracks.

Anonymous 10 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 10 years ago 0
It would be cool if I could just find the album on the amazon store with a single click from the tagged tracks list.
Jona (Lead Developer) 10 years ago
This is a great idea! We definitely want to give this option to our users. :) Thanks for your feedback!

Is xiialive still under development?

Philipp 1 year ago updated by Philipp Greben 1 year ago 3


There are no updates for xiialive since very long time and the homepage is no longer reachable. 

Therefore, I think that xiialive will not be further developed and that the developers will let the project die.

Can anybody confirm this? I would be very sorry if it is so.

Although the player works great, I miss features like Android Auto support or the ability to sort the favorites list.


Android Auto

brkcanuck 2 years ago 0

I'd love to see XIAA for Android Auto. It's the one media player I use regularly. Wish I didn't have to disconnect from Android Auto to make it work in the native Android UI. Even if it was the paid version, I'd buy it. 


Add Android auto support

Mike Johanning 3 years ago 0

Adding support for Android auto would be awesome.


Application does not display properly on screens with increased DPI

DrMacinyasha 10 years ago updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago 9
If one increases their screen's DPI by editing the ro.sf.lcd_density entry (to 200 from 240 in my case) within /system/build.prop, the application does not show properly, as seen here:
Jona (Lead Developer) 9 years ago
Thanks for the feedback! How are other apps showing? Same issue? We have tested on some emulators with a particular normal screen size but higher dpi and ran into similar issues. We believe this is something to do with Android specifications: http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html#range

Regardless we definitely need to dive in to the layout issues and understand why things are working like they are now...

Update 11/02/11:
Issue has been resolved in current version of XiiaLive.