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XiiaLive Pro - Internet Radio

by Visual Blasters
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.2.1
  • The new jump from version 3.1.x to 3.2.x brings the most advanced streaming engine yet! It is faster, smarter, and more efficient than ever! It has been completely rewritten with efficiency and intelligence in mind.
  • Changes [v3.2.0.8]
  • - Various internal improvements
  • - Added Google Advertisers ID requirement

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004DM0UII
  • Release Date: April 8, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (355 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,495 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • All the features already included in our XiiaLive free version -variety of stations and directories, favorites, history, alarm, sleep timer, and sharing capabilities.
  • No ads! You can stream without any adds appearing on your screen.
  • Our REWIND option increases from 5 minutes on the free version to up to 60 minutes for the PRO version.
  • We added more options for the NOTIFICATION SOUNDS. Now you can chose the sound you prefer.
  • Advanced station filtering options.
  • The ability to add homescreen SHORTCUTS to your favorite radio stations.
  • Bluetooth advance controls with auto play/stop playback. Pick a device to automatically start playback upon pairing and also to stop playback upon disconnecting.
  • Allows you to RESTORE a previous backup containing all your favorite songs and stations.
  • Advanced streaming settings enabled -buffering length, unlimited retries, connect and read timeouts, among others.
  • Extensive set of options that allow you to customize how Xiialive behaves on your device.

Product Description
XiiaLive
XiiaLive
Powerful radio comes to your Android phone

Break out of the musical monotony with XiiaLive and stream a vast variety of Internet radio straight to your mobile device. Find your favorite local station or listen in to stations across the world. Be it Classical, College Radio, or Comedy, this app has 39 distinct genres and over 40,000 radio stations for you to choose from. Search, organize, tag, and save your favorite stream for easy access any time you want to rock out.

Continuous content

Using SHOUTcast (the MP3 streaming media server from the creators of Winamp), XiiaLive brings you the answer to all of your streaming radio needs. With so many stations full of interesting content, you'll gain access to songs, artists, and talk radio that you may have never been exposed to.

Futuristic UI

Navigate through this sleek, stylish, and simple user interface to find your new favorite band, comedian, or radio personality. Customize your controls, vibration response, and notification sounds in the settings menu. View the format, bitrate, and number of current listeners for each station and even add a media player widget to your home screen. Utilize the built-in timer and fall asleep listening to your favorite tunes or talk radio. Develop your taste in music without limiting yourself to a set-list that can get stale and boring over time.

Format Support

XiiaLive supports aac, aac+, m3u, pls, mp3, mp4, m4a and mpeg formats. This full version of the app provides ad-free radio along with full-screen mode, animations, backup, and other advanced options.


Technical Details

  • Size: 11.5MB
  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Developed By: Visual Blasters (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Modify global audio settings
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Change network connectivity state
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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459 of 505 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars there are only 3 reasons for sticky broadcasts. January 5, 2013
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1) malicious intent because a sticky broadcast will blow by any other security and be global to the entire system. So they can easily be used for very nefarious reasons. 2) lazy programming. 3) some valid reason for some system level application that you truly truly trust that actually would need such access (I cannot think of a single example of a user level application that would need this level of access).

Unexplained sticky intents in a radio app are EXTREMELY suspicious. They are global and they stick around forever. They also blow past all other permissions and security since they are intended to be used at the SYSTEM level only. No radio app ever needs that level of access! Ever ever ever! Sorry, but no way in heck will I install this and I will definitely warn people about it. I did "buy it" as the free app of the day but when I noticed the permissions I did not actually install it and I will not as long as they have these ridiculous permissions embedded in it. Shame on this developer for trying to pull a fast one (or so it seems).

In fact, here is a direct quote from a developer of Android itself: " Er... there is NO reason to use sticky broadcasts for communication within your own app. In fact, I'll go farther and say you just should not do this. Sticky broadcasts are GLOBAL to the system. And because of this, performing a sticky broadcast is multiple orders of magnitude slower than just implementing direct calls within your own app (IPC for each receiver to register, IPC to the system to send it, IPC from the system back to your app to deliver it, marshalling and unmarshalling of all the data within the Intent over both IPCs).
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223 of 255 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous unnecessary permissions! January 5, 2013
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Why does a music app need so much access to the data (including protected data) on my phone? Beware of "Sticky Notes" That software gives the developer access to your data at any time and as a many times as they need. Also, why does it need to be on "start up"?
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193 of 230 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Coincidence? January 5, 2013
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Saw this app and thought it was worth trying since it was free, so downloaded and installed it and played with it a bit. Later (same day), ran Pandora, which did not work ("Unfortunately, Pandora has stopped working.") Seemed strange so checked other devices and Pandora worked fine. Rebooted my Droid RAZR M, Pandora still not working. Long story short, after uninstalling/reinstalling Pandora (still didn't work), I then uninstalled Xiia Live Pro, then uninstalled/reinstalled Pandora and it worked fine again. Since I feel I get a much better value from Pandora, I'm uninstalling Xiia and giving it one star.
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68 of 84 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repackaged Shoutcast Streaming January 5, 2013
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Decent enough interface to Nullsoft's Shoutcast service, but it offers nothing I don't I already get from Nullsoft's WinAmp (which also plays my MP3 files). I use Shoutcast everyday on my Sony Dash and love it. Don't be fooled by the app's description which claims "local station" and "50,000 radio stations". These are Shoutcast internet streams, not all are associated with radio stations, and good luck finding one that is local.

Installed and tried to stream audio, got "ANDROID MEDIA FAILURE: WHAT:-38 EXTRA:0" errors. Played with settings, had to change Stream Engine setting to FFMpeg to get it to work.
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199 of 254 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid internet radio app, worth a look! January 5, 2013
By PD
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This is a solid Internet radio app. As many before me have said, this has a very similar feature set to much of the other radio apps already on the market.

That said, some of the fine details impress me here. On this,or any other music app, I rarely see any comments regarding bit rate… Which makes me wonder if I am the only person with a mobile data-cap??? This app has a wonderful feature where when you search or browse stations you can filter by a certain bit rate of your choosing. For those of us with a data limit, this is amazingly useful. While I really like listening to Internet radio, I have no intention of using all of my mobile data in a short few days.

Other nice features I didn't find elsewhere include a history of songs listened and the ability to tag a song for later viewing. This is wonderfully useful if you want to download the song from Amazonmp3 later on (when you get to a PC or within wifi?).

Unfortunately, I do not see any local radio stations herein, nor any specific feature to pull up your local radio stations based on location, etc.. This is one feature I really like about TuneIn radio.

All in all, a good app. Hopefully they continue to improve it, listening to feedback from users, and in the end make it a great music app.
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278 of 356 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice radio app with a great UI January 4, 2013
By Rodster
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This is another solid internet radio app with a gorgeous interface. My favorite radio apps are iHeart and Tunein for local radio. Xiialive has a wider variety of radio stations not found on either iHeart or Tunein. I searched for some of my favorite local stations I use in the other 2 apps and they are not available in xiialive.

So instead of using xiialive to replace the other 2 which is what I had hoped it looks like it will compliment the other two apps.

UPDATE: This is the FASTEST radio internet app I have used. I don't know how the devs did it but unlike the other internet radio apps you usually have to deal with the connection first then the buffering of the audio. With xiialive I have NOT encountered any buffering or connection issues. Playback is nearly instantaneous. I tried it from a range of radio stations from around the world including different genres and as soon as I selected the station the audio appeared.
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