Welcome to the official XiiaLive support forum! You can ask questions and get direct support from the developer.

Please note that we are a team with one developer and one graphics designer. We like to personally answer posts but aren't always able to do so as quickly as we would like to. In order to help us become more efficient, please follow the steps below when posting new questions, ideas or bugs.

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If you have a question or idea, start by typing it in the box provided and search below under similar topics to see if you can find an answer. If you don’t find an answer then simply post a new question or idea.

If you spotted a bug and you want to let us know about it, first try searching for OPEN bug posts with similar issues and add any details you think might help us with it. Also, make sure to up vote the OPEN bug post so we know how critical it is. If no OPEN bug posts are found simply post a new one.

Posting new bugs

When you post new bugs please give us as many details as you can! This will help us resolve issues quickly and easily.

Common details we need:
  1. What device do you have?
  2. What OS version is it running?
  3. What happened?
  4. What did you expect to have happened?
  5. What steps reproduce the issue?

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Keep screen on when powered

Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago • updated 7 years ago 1
Have you guys considered adding an option to keep the screen on when plugged into a power source and playing? Slacker Radio has it and it's an awesome feature, especially when I'm driving and want to see what's currently playing.
Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago
Yes! Its a great idea and we have plans for that! :) We hope to have this out very soon!

recommended channels

Basti 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 0

tuned to my favorites list, and also be divided into several genres if I have several of genres in my Favorites.

Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago
In the near future we want to add a new way for organizing your favorites. That will allow you to create "folders" to place favorites inside.

Invalid url on Jelly Bean

B Ap 5 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago 10

Just installed Xiia on my new Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean.  Nothing will play - I get "Invalid URL" with EVERY stream I have tried, even though the stream works perfectly on my Galaxy Tab 7.7 (running ICS).

I have typed numerous URLs into Xiia on JB but nothing is working.

Any ideas anyone?


Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago

New update released with a fix! Please download the latest and let me know if issue has been resolved! Thanks for your patience!


Add capability to work as a media app with Android Auto

l1128562 1 year 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.

Under review

Text Replacement

Internets McAwesome 5 years ago • updated by Mike Steidl 3 years ago 3

Would it be possible to implement some kind of string replacement/removal for the "now playing" text on a per station basis?

A lot of radio stations append the station name to the track name, which upsets the scrobbling (and sharing) features of the app.

Jona (Lead Developer) 5 years ago

Great request, I know exactly what you are saying. It would be interesting feature but I'm not 100% sure how exactly it would work. Do you have any ideas or name of apps that currently do something like this? Any information should help me investigate a bit more. Also, potentially a station that is currently broadcasting as you are saying.


Some aac+ stereo streams not decoding properly

Matthew Osborne 7 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 4 years ago 1
I have an LG Optimus V phone running Android 2.2.1, and have installed XiiaLive beta and the latest version on the market.  I've noticed that, when playing lower bitrate aac+ stereo audio streams using the internal stream engine, they only play back in mono.  I know the internal stream engine is only a beta release, but this is something your team may want to look at.  Here are two streams that illustrate this issue:




Verbally command Google Now to launch XiiaLive Pro and play a station

Terina Chamberlain 3 years ago in Android • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 1 year ago 2

How can I verbally command Google Now to launch XiiaLive Pro and play a specified favorite station? I'd like to use Google Now voice commands to launch the XiiaLive Pro app and begin playing a specified previously saved station.


It has been a while since this was posted here. However, recently Google Now and Google Assistant seem to be allowing apps to take advantage of their features. I can't promise when but I have set this feature request as nice to have.


AAC+ stopped working on Incredible after Froyo upgrade

Anonymous 7 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago 21
love...LOVE xiialive

but now that I got Froyo on my Incredible, aac+ streams have stopped working.

is it the app or Froyo?
Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago
The fix has been delivered to the Android Market. v2.1.5.

Car mode?

koimr 4 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 3 years ago 1
Any way to have some kind of "car mode" so that either the buttons are larger or can be controlled via gestures? Right now can be kind of tricky trying to change stations while driving.
Jona (Lead Developer) 3 years ago
Thanks for you idea! This is definitely something we always wanted to do. The only thing holding us back is the designer doesn't work full-time so it is really hard to get a design going... :(

However, we do want to do this.

I like the gestures ideas. If you want to share any details of how you would dream the app to work in car mode please share! :) 

Support for http auth streams?

Morten Børnes 6 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago 12

I run a private icecast2 server that I would like to stream on my android phones using xiialive.

But xiialive does not seem to support http auth url's?

When I input http://username:password@streaming.url it just says unauthorized.

And when I input it without username and password it does not ask for a username and password.

The stream itself works fine in vlc/winamp for windows and in winamp for android.

Would love this to be implemented as xiialive is my favourite streaming client for android.

Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago

Update 07/20:

HTTP Authentication now supported on the latest beta! Please take a look and let me know how it works out for you.