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never mind. It turns out there was something wrong with the stream address I was using. I seem to have solved the problem by getting a new m3u link from the station's web site.

This is on a pixel 2 phone running Android 9.

You can also set it up to be the default application to open a playlist file, and then open a playlist with your station's stream address, rather than just opening Xiialive by itself.