Shoutcast is one of the most popular internet radio broadcast companies. According to Shoutcast, more than 50,000 internet radio stations are using its service to stream content across genres like sports, community radio, music and more. To cater to the growing demand, many stream hosts have sprung up, including some Canadian Shoutcast hosting companies.
So how is an amateur online radio stream operator to determine which stream host is good for him? Here are ten best Shoutcast streams for you.
StreamGuys– Streamguys.com offers professional media streaming and multiple server support. You also receive 24/7 customer support.
Stream101– Stream101.com is one of the oldest Shoutcast stream hosts. It has been providing the service since eight years. The company is dedicated tooffering high quality media streaming for those seeking dependable and professional services.
WaveStreaming– WaveStreaming.com recently came out with a cutting edge web broadcasting platform called Radio.co. They have also developed a special Shoutcast radio player to embed on websites and it is completely free.
VosCast– Voscast.com claims to be the first stream host to provide unlimited bandwidth for Shoutcast hosting. Moreover, there are no limits on the number of listeners you can take on. Hosting plans start from just $6.95.
ShoutHost.com– ShoutHost.com offers a number of features for an aspiring web broadcaster. The company has a number of ShoutCast and Icecast hosting plans. It also offers a free AutoDJ, 99.9 percent up-time and many other facilities.
MixStream– Mixstream.net promises to provide a hassle-free Shoutcast and Icecast hosting service. You will also receive access to a number of free streaming tools. All clients receive instant set up and there are no hidden costs. AutoDJ service is also available, for those who want to keep their radio stations streaming 24/7, 356 days a year.
ShoutCheap– Shoutcheap.com promises to get your radio station online in as little as 5 minutes. All Shoutcast streaming plans come with 24/7 customer support. There are about 12 advantages of using ShoutCheap’s streaming plans.
ServerRoom– Serverroom.net is offering a free trial on its Shoutcast streaming service. The company is also providing customized Shoutcast streaming setups. If you opt for this service, you will also receive a free mobile radio streaming app (similar to Tune In Radio), customized with your background image and logo.
ViaStreaming– Viastreaming.com is offering instant activation, free setup, unlimited traffic and flexible billing options. All Shoutcast stream host clients are also eligible for free customer service. The server also supports aacPlus and mp3PRO files.
Museter– Museter.com claims that it offers unlimited radio hosting (it probably refers to an unlimited traffic plan with limits on number of users and bitrate). Museter.com is also offering freebies like free customer support, free AutoDJ and more. Plans begin from $6.95 per month.
There are a number of Canadian Shoutcast hosting companies to select from as well. Before choosing one, analyze your requirements and check the facilities the service is offering and only then decide.