7

SHOUTca dot st

STREAM HOSTING
Reviewed By on Oct 05 2013
Hello! Were SHOUTca.st, and weve got some amazing plans to show you, all of them include Centova Cast, the leader in SHOUTcast management, not only this, but we offer an excellent free plan, so you can see just how powerful our service is, of course, with every free plan, there are limits, which i

The Good

  • Simple packages with just the right amount of bandwidth and listener slots.
  • Excellent stream quality with minimal/no buffering.
  • Top notch support options with multiple ways to contact technical support.
  • Free iPhone and Android app with mid/higher end packages.
  • AutoDJ included. Hell yes.
  • Free plan available for the budget broadcaster.
  • Additional services on offer including station promotion and custom app development.

The Bad

  • Not many options for the advanced broadcaster, no additional storage options for AutoDJ present apart from Pro Plan.
  • Minor confusion for starting broadcasters on where to log in to the CentovaCast panel.

Overall

We tested a SHOUTcast v2 Server running behind CentovaCast v3 at 320kbps and found the stream quality was fantastic with minimal buffering. We were unsure of where the server was located although we did experience some small delay in connecting to the server from Australia.

We were able to fill 100 listener slots without any issues.
The control panel is a stock Centovacast v3 control panel, should be familiar to any streaming enthusiast but welcoming to novices. The panel features all basic features included in Centovacast.

SHOUTca.st offers very basic packages, but does not skip on quality. Their strategy seems to be to offer 'trial' servers (for free) and tempt users with affordable, simple, paid servers for when the need to upgrade arises. It's simply perfect.

Full Review

I've been waiting months to do this review at the right time, I think I have found a time where they aren't actually developing or releasing anything new. 

What I mean by that is that SHOUTca.st is an evolving company. The team behind SHOUTca.st is simply amazing, always interacting with customers, continually improving it's infrastructure and giving their customers more options for their valued stations. Many companies do not show exceptional customer service outside of their own support tickets, but SHOUTca.st shines in social media and internally within it's own support pages. 

Billing & Setup

Their website is very basic, but provides the essential details needed by budding broadcasters when shopping around for the best deals in servers. Welcomingly presented on one unique page, everything from server uptime, features, pricing and options are displayed in an easy to understand way. You can choose from consumer servers or reseller services (which unfortunately I could not access?).


After selecting the ideal server for your next internet radio project, you are presented to the billing side of SHOUTca.st. Quite straightforward, entering details and information is a breeze. After submitting all this information, an email arrives in your inbox only seconds later with streaming information. The email is basic, but enough for you to figure out what's going on. 

It'd be nice to see some formatting in the email to continue off the polished feel from the website, possibly even some links to streaming resources and tutorials. But that's not a big issue.

After receiving the email, you can promptly access the CentovaCast panel, which is what we did. From there, you have access to start/stop the server, change mount points and other various options.

Features & Panel

The panel SHOUTca.st use is the stock standard CentovaCast v3, the latest version which can control SHOUTcast and Icecast servers. The panel is not skinned at all which is great, as CentovaCast works best without bloat on top (it's powerful enough as is). Mind you, a small SHOUTca.st logo or something would be a nice touch. Again, I am picking on little things here!


The panel contains all the essentials to manage and operate your server including widgets, start pages, additional DJ controls, server start/stop controls and advanced statistics.

If you have never used CentovaCast before, sign up for a free server with SHOUTca.st ans try it out. It's an amazing piece of kit.

SHOUTca.st allows for easy access to it's billing and control panels. The billing panel can be accessed via the main website by either logging in or registering. The control panel is slightly hidden away, but that is because they have several servers to log in to. They do provide a handy tool where you input your username and it tells you your server information. Handy!

Additional features from SHOUTca.st include a small amount of resources in the 'radio pod', which include...
  • Effects
  • Artist Drops
  • THINK Adverts
These are handy for first time broadcasters if they need some basic resources. I look forward to SHOUTca.st expanding the resources on offer in the 'radio pod'. 

They also offer a free iPhone/Android App which is a SHOUTca.st branded app for your station. Basic functionality, clean layout and easy to get your hands on. It is included on all paid packages. They do offer a service for custom mobile applications for al small cost.


Another interesting aspect of SHOUTca.st's offerings is the Station Promotion Package, which is essentially a paid mentor. 

"For years, people have been struggling to find the time to actively advertise their station and make the required changes to really boost listener numbers. That's where we can help. Our new package lets our clients sit back and relax, while we do all the hard work." 

This package includes some essential tools to help kickstart your radio station. Possibly worth considering if you are a new station starting out, SHOUTca.st could help you kick off in the right direction!

Support

This is where SHOUTca.st shines, their support offerings are absolutely phenomenal. 

First of all, their on-website support is top notch. They offer many different ways to contact them including live chat, direct email, Skype and a physical phone support line. That is 360 degrees of support.

On top of that, their Facebook and Twitter accounts are regularly updated with updates and content. Their Facebook is the primary source for service updates (if a server is under maintenance etc...).

Overall, it takes little time to find an answer if you ever need one from SHOUTca.st. Fault free.

Conclusion

SHOUTca.st offers a wide range of services with ease. They may not appeal to the advanced or larger broadcasters, but the service, support and offerings on hand definitely tempt the majority of station owners out there.

We highly recommend SHOUTca.st for first time broadcasters and for intermediate casters!


Uptime Stats


0%

Uptime (Past Month)

23.37%

Uptime (Past Year)

57.7%

Uptime (All Time)

Good

Response Time (Average)

Uptime History


Uptime Stats


0%

Uptime (Past Month)

23.37%

Uptime (Past Year)

57.7%

Uptime (All Time)

Good

Response Time (Average)

User Reviews

5
Jam thinks...

Pros:
Well... They are just perfect come paired to other people out there, There service is brillient, There server are fast with no buffering and the price is just puffect to. I can find a fult with them.


Cons:
Nope there is no bad here...


Overall:
I would say they offer a really good service and would say give them a go.

5
Ahmed Ghanam thinks...

Pros:
Everything


Cons:
Nothing at all


Overall:
They rocks !

5
jazzheart thinks...

Pros:
Low price, stable service, very good for broadcast.


Cons:
nothing's bad.


Overall:
very nice service.

5
sundarnepal thinks...

Pros:
everything.


Cons:
nothing


Overall:
the BEST.

2
gr1298 thinks...

Pros:
The service is quick and smoth but they don't pay attention to any note that you will fill at the time of the subscription, so pay attention before you have some problem as for example the name for the user intead of your email to of your radio / station / website of use... Of course they show some edge technology - was to pretty good if everything was working and have assistance....


Cons:
Very slow in assistance, replay have a delay of at least 12 hours, utmost look will be 3-4 just at afternoon UK time. You have a few diferente "login" places in the site and looks like the one that you get assistance is the one in the Home page not in the user area or the panel for Apps - what a confusion if you need any help.... Also the App system even though should be automatic the submition of Apple App is just forgot in the system as myself was waitnig two months and when asked about get the replay: well we forgot but we are a little overburden so we will submit in the future... and will contact - it is wonderfull!!!! Even though the Android get through the next day and I never received any email about it - well by now they are closed in Google Play Store, so....


Overall:
Doesn't show any far qualification if you really have any bug on the server as looks like nobody is in there or doesn't give any feedback if you really need them. Conclusion: is a good simple servisse if Works for you but don't forget you will get what you are paying for....

5
bibasradio thinks...

Pros:
Personalized and very fast lightning rod customer service. Very efficient and 99.9% uptime and reliable shout cast/ice cast streaming. Downtime is not a problem.


Cons:
Album art missing (I guess it's a centova thing). It's not their fault... Shout cast is closing!


Overall:
Very satisfied customer here. Maarten and Aaron, you both rock!

5
Frikhamhall thinks...

Pros:
320kb/s ShoutCast V2 servers Very fast support both on site and on Facebook Set up easy and quick Price Reliable server


Overall:
I have been internet radio broadcasting for over a year now and I was apprehensive moving to such a cheap service, if it looks too good to be true, it normally is but, not in this case. Great service I am happy to recommend this to anyone and everyone. George Duncan WKDfm.co.uk

2
hignat thinks...

Pros:
Their suport is fast.


Cons:
Their servers are slow as hell, super huge downtimes. And they are always "changing servers" or changing datacenters..


Overall:
Overall, they are only 4 months old, (so there no clients for more than one year -.-) and they need to learn how to deal with their servers.

5
DJ Brandon thinks...

Pros:
Their Support is Fast FREE Iphone app for your radio station along with one of their paid plans Most Reliable stream hosting website i have ever been with. No problems with the Centovacast control panel for playlist scheduling and no playlist switching at the wrong times.


Overall:
Overall the best stream hosting website i have ever signed up with. Love being able to have an iphone,ipod touch and ipad application for my radio station.Highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in hosting their own automated radio station.

5
future sounds thinks...

Pros:
Very good servers not had no issues top staff very fast response great iphone app would recommend to anyone control panel spot on auto dj pretty much the whole service these guys do i spot on


Overall:
After spending an hour searching google these guys are the best hosting company ever used top service

5
jjj thinks...

Pros:
Good staff, fast response, best free shoutcast server at low rate but great quality, and fast setup, personal control panels showing status of your server,


Cons:
I have no bad news in my opinion.


Overall:
Good top quality product and customer service, definitely recommend to people who want a free decent server or just want to buy one with quality sound.

5
Oliver104 thinks...

Pros:
Great quality for such a low price. Great customer support and staff response times. Very quick setup and reliable!


Cons:
Nothing bad to say, great service.


Overall:
Great quality service especially for such a low price. Great support and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great, reliable, cheap service. Best service I've come across.

5
ItsRadChad thinks...

Pros:
Great prices, good uptime (from what I've seen), and amazing support.


Cons:
I wouldn't call this necessarily "bad", but I would like to see more features in the near future.


Overall:
Awesome service, with great prices. A lot of fun to work with them.

5
jolo22 thinks...

Pros:
Good Staff and Good support and also reliable services


Cons:
None


Overall:
Their Services Is Really Good and I experienced No buffering on them really great!

5
omega1 thinks...

Pros:
Extremely good prices, in a way I hope they are not 'too cheap' I guess we will have to see! Very quick response to support. No downtime recorded yet (2 months). Seems very very good!


Cons:
Nothing yet!


Overall:
Excellent prices, too good to be true, haven't pushed all traffic their way yet, so we shall see! But up until now, no downtime and fast response to tickets. Very impressed...

5
radiorefail thinks...

Pros:
Amazing value for money! Support was brilliant from purchase to being on air. Best staff for ticket support out there, and brilliant app!


Cons:
Nothing!


Overall:
Superior to all over streaming providers, and amazing staff!

5
Thom thinks...

Pros:
The good thing about SHOUTca.st is that their price is very affordable and their plans are very competitive compare to other shoutcast hosting sites., yet the service is great and their tech support and some of their staff responds to the ticket very well detailed..


Cons:
None


Overall:
I'll encourage some of my friends with their own fm site to try SHOUTca.st, No regret.. No hesitations. <3 Thank you so much SHOUTca.st for giving the best service to us (FM Site Owners) :)

5
ckrautwald thinks...

Pros:
Great quality streaming servers with high quality Kpbs per audio stream plus for the amount of listeners I can have, you really can't beat this.


Cons:
Would like to see a solution like AirTime by SourceFabric be implemented.


Overall:
I switched over from Zendylabs.com because their service was hard to manage and getting support took 72 hours in some cases when submitting a ticket. So far, when I make a support request, I get an email within 5 minutes with Shoutca.st.

5
cueradio thinks...

Pros:
I agree with many comments..This is an amazing value for money!! Good and very reactive support!! It really makes the difference!!! We have tried many comparable companies, and Shoutca_ST is really one of the best one...And cheapest!


Cons:
All Centovacast known issues


Overall:
I really recommend it! Very serious and reliable team!!!

5
m.pitchford thinks...

Pros:
Great servers and great system that will give you the SHOUTcast server instantly with no setup.


Cons:
Email support, takes a little longer than what you would expect but when they do reply its good


Overall:
This is a fab company and far better than the rest we have seen and tried out. We recon this could soon be the next leading SHOUTcast service provider in the UK.

5
paulfmradio thinks...

Pros:
The guys behind Shoutca.st are a hard working and ambitious team. It's a fairly young company but they do seem to have a handle on what they are doing. They certainly learn from their mistakes. An example of this is that as soon as they seemed to be getting too many down time incidents they pulled no punches and immediately sourced new data centre services. That's great because it shows they are genuinely committed to the delivery of quality and reliability.


Cons:
The only thing I can suggest is that on occasion communication can be a bit slow (answers to emails, tickets etc). When they do get back to you they are great and I get a sense that they are a lovely bunch of guys. I would say that I find the same with most "techy" types, not just Shoutca.st - I think it's because they perhaps get inundated with support requests from customers who have no technical skills whatsoever and as a result bombard them with, what the techys would probably think of as daft questions - still have to be actioned though and I imagine is very time consuming! The customer service overall is great though!


Overall:
I trialed Shoutca.st for a few weeks, along with others and had no issue with the product or downtime itself. I went with another company purely because at the time my preferred playout software was not compatible with their product. Happy with my current Shoutcast host but if I had any reason to change I would change to Shoutca.st. I am using them currently for my App development (they offer a great deal on IoS and Android - free to their streaming clients, great value price to their none streaming clients) and I am looking forward to seeing the finished results.

5
Shekinah thinks...

Pros:
The good thing to say about specially is, the plan cost is very affordable, and the service is too great!


Cons:
I cant say bad because the service is very good, but the autodj storage for free plan is very limited, if increased then it will be great!


Overall:
And overall i can say SHOUTca.st is best of all the auto dj hosting service over the internet, thank god i have found the best one through google

5
molnarb83 thinks...

Pros:
The price is very good, the stability is impressive.


Cons:
The e-mail support is little bit slowly.


Overall:
I recommend it to every broadcaster. Reliable, cheap and stable solution.

5
bluewave thinks...

Pros:
Iphone and Android App included in the plans, Also excellent price and good customer service and 100% uptime.


Cons:
Would have liked to see a preview of the app before it went live but I am happy with it.


Overall:
Excellent no problems with the company and service always excellent. I recommend shoutca.st for all online radio stations.

5
JJMedia thinks...

Pros:
Brilliant Support, always there for when I need them, servers have brilliant uptime and their non-reseller packages are priced very well! Glad to have used them.


Cons:
Price for the reseller is a bit hefty, going along their non-reseller packages it would be cheaper to sell that way.


Overall:
I've never had too much of an issue, apart from the occasional random restart. We're a contracted media company and use our servers as a way of delivery for the temporary displayed content - brilliant guys!

5
RadioRomanesc thinks...

Pros:
Best on the market!!!

5
HullOnlineRadio thinks...

Pros:
These guys are there whatever time of the day or night, and "patience" is one word that I'd describe that they have when you have tech problems. Really great company to deal with. Really go that extra mile for the customer!


Cons:
I genuinely can't say a bad word against these guys. They are so professional in their dealings with us.


Overall:
An absolutely fantastic company that go the extra mile. Would strongly recommend them to friends looking to set up a station.

5
Manos thinks...

Pros:
The Good Is This Company Is Cheap and had very good server uptime (100%) And very good quality.Keep Work !! Thanks!


Cons:
Nothing 2 Months Now..!!


Overall:
I recommend it to every broadcaster. I Had Change to many companys bad this is the best! Really Thanks.

5
ddimit1 thinks...

Overall:
The best solution for hosting my radio 007 Pc Service Greek New Age Radio. Very Good quality, cheap prices, and very good support.

3
Abram Radio WMCR thinks...

Pros:
Price is very affordable.


Cons:
you get what you pay for. Frequent restarts, several problems with downtime on Curiosity, end-user is often "blamed" for the issues.


Overall:
I'm not sure how this company can have a 100% uptime rating when I've spent almost as much time down as up in the last few months. Some of the staff are very sympathetic to issues whereas others tend to try to deflect the blame to the user. Overall, for the price it's a decent host but don't put all your eggs in one basket, I learned the hard way.

5
Fabio thinks...

Pros:
I subscribed to their VIP plan just 10 days ago, and so far I can say that my radio station did not suffer any downtime. Also, (in most of the cases) the Shoutca.st team has responded to the tickets that I have opened promptly (within the hour).


Cons:
Nothing so far.


Overall:
Very pleasant and positive experience so far. I wish them to be around for very long time and I hope that QoS will remain the same. I have other radio stations ("on demand" and "live streaming") and with time I might start moving them progressively under the Shoutca.st umbrella.

5
AlexLopez thinks...

Pros:
I consider myself a pretty demanding customer, I am incredibly happy to say shoutca.st is the best service I have ever subscribed to. The secret sauce to this service is their QUICK response to any question you may have. They have excellent customer support and an incredible high level of uptime. I cannot but gush at the great infrastructure built for the service. The engineers are smart, sharp, and great to work with. Do not hesitate to go with these guys full full endorsement.


Cons:
Nothing. Too bad all providers cannot be this good.


Overall:
Don't even hesitate, sign up. These guys are rock stars.

1
johnd123 thinks...

Pros:
Cheap


Cons:
where do i start!, you get what you pay for, poor service, constant downtime, server moves, changing ip addresses etc etc


Overall:
Ok first off, all these good reviews are by customers who where offered special deals to write reviews so should NOT be taken seriously! I have been with these guys for 4 months and in this time my station was moved 6 times to different servers due to poor providers. The station was constantly dropping listeners and was actually down more time then up!. With every move comes a new IP address, this really annoyed me as i spent so much time advertising and promoting the station with the IP address which was all a waste of time when they kept moving me. I was not the only one who was effected, everyone on the server was effected! The support guys where rude at times and always blamed the poor service on third parties. To finish, again you get what you pay for for only 5 a month i should have expected such poor service and reliability Do yourself a favor, go elsewhere, spend a little more and get a stable service!

1
alstarz thinks...

Pros:
Nothing. Snog, Marry, AVOID. They are great at one thing though .... Downtime!


Cons:
A cheap offering with service to match. Rude staff, poor customer service, false promises - always someone else's fault! No consistency. Yes they're cheap but if you offer a service you should deliver ... regardless of price!


Overall:
Bunch of kids with no idea about customer service. Down more than they are up. Good reviews are written by customers who are offered free hosting in return for writing it. That's a bit like fraud really. Staff are rude on tickets but friendly and helpful on social media. They keep moving servers (probably because they don't know what they are doing or maybe don't pay the bills, who knows?) Broadcasting World should provide accurate information - not votes

5
TyrantMetalRadio thinks...

Pros:
Amazing support service, best price/quality ratio i've ever found, great uptime, several useful services and again the best price in the market!


Cons:
One time and only one time on the first month, there was a downtime for several hours that ruined a live interview on our station, which was bad because someone took time on a Friday to chat with us promoting his band and it was all in vain.


Overall:
Overall this service is literally the greatest i've found so far, and T.M.R has been around since 2009, I was paying the same I am now for a stream for 100 listeners at 128 kbps. And most streams providers are greedy like that! AND NO, I'm not being paid or offered anything to write this review, this is literally the best service i've found so far due to what it offers for such a good price and that's already pretty awesome. The support replies very fast and are very explanatory. My opinion is, if you're looking for a stream, look no further!

5
DRB1966 thinks...

Pros:
Very helpful in queries and technical help. I have not a bad word to say and the service is cheap. It was my first time in setting up a station and Icecast.


Cons:
None


Overall:
Highly recommended

5
scotty-d thinks...

Pros:
No probs at all, no downtime, good customer support. and a good price. Im a web designer and i host my clients sites on my own server. i am cheap to but my customers dont complain. I think the people dissing Shoutcst.st are more than likely server owners with stupidly hi prices gripping about it.


Cons:
nothing to report


Overall:
Fantastic. No Complaints does what it says on the tin...

5
balochradio thinks...

Pros:
Good service support, apps, and good uptime.


Cons:
Have not found yet, but if it becomes cheaper then that would be great.


Overall:
Great service with many free features.

5
theclassicrockshowcouk thinks...

Pros:
Prompt, friendly, effective customer support.


Cons:
One short period of downtime and, as a consequence, one server move to a more reliable server.


Overall:
I cannot fault shoutca.st. I've subscribed, in one form or another, to five service providers over the past four and a half years and they offer the great value, the best packages, most reliable (albeit one hiccup which you can excuse) out there at the moment. I'm a VIP customer and shoutca.st have delivered at every level, always looking to go that little bit further for the customer than others I've used. Tech support has been very good. While writing this, I've taken a look at what others have written and fedback via this forum; I agree with the positive comments and thoughts that have been shared. I sincerely hope shoutca.st do not lose focus on customer support, value for money and reliability while they grow their business. Any hint of this and someone else will begin to pick up their customers. Keep up the good work.

5
HullRadio thinks...

Pros:
PATIENCE! I started out 9 months ago in the internet radio industry, and I knew very little or anything about the technical side of things. I can't remember the amount of emails that I had to send to these lovely lads, and they ALWAYS replied promptly, and were professional, courteous, and above all extremely helpful and patient in dealing with my "techie" questions. I know I still have a lot to learn, but through these guys, I have learnt a lot, and have built a good listenership worldwide for my station. That, and the low cost, which some might say would equal a low quality service just isn't true. The service levels and uptime have been fantastic for us.


Cons:
There simply just isn't anything bad to say at all.


Overall:
I'd HIGHLY recommend them, and have a link for their website on our own site. Top quality service for a very low monthly price. They genuinely go above and beyond their duty! Happy 1st birthday to a remarkable young company. I'll be dealing with you for years to come! :-)

5
zigiboygaming thinks...

Pros:
No Buffering, Price is amazing


Cons:
Nothing


Overall:
Amazing Service.

5
alt2k thinks...

Pros:
SHOUTca.st has been amazing just in the fact they are affordable and highly reliable on both uptime and support. I have had no downtime, no buffering of my streams, and they are very prompt on responding to support or sales request. The team behind SHOUTca.st are very involved on social media and are overall a friendly bunch.


Cons:
Some of the more advanced features such as title streaming to TuneIn are locked behind their Station Promotional packages. Other than that there is nothing bad to say about this company.


Overall:
I am always very wary of the low cost SHOUTcast hosting services. But I took a chance with SHOUTca.st and very happy I did. The company is based out of the UK and I live in Wisconsin so I got myself a server on one of their Canadian data centers and have no buffering between them to here. As I said in the good comments that they are very reliable on both uptime and support. I highly recommend SHOUTca.st for SHOUTcast and Icecast hosting. I may even move my website there with their web hosting packages.

5
simther thinks...

Pros:
Icecast server hosted in Montreal, Canada. Right along side the majority of my listener. Never experienced any lag with their servers. I recently asked them to delete the page showing the stats of my radio station and they did it in less than 5 min. Great support!


Cons:
Haven't encounter any bad as of today.


Overall:
I can easily recommend them. They have been extremely helpful

5
Cheezenub thinks...

Pros:
Affordable Choice of France or Canada for server locations Quick and excellent technical support Pre-Sales support is also excellent Downtime has become quite minimal if at all in recent months. Will work out a custom package if their basic plans don't fit your needs Will create basic mobile apps for Android and iOS for paying customers. Nothing earth shattering, but they fulfill the need.


Cons:
Initially in 4/2014 I tried these guys to less than stellar results. Decided to head back for a second try as they had been claiming on network and server improvements. Previous provider was on the ultra-cheap (and I was beginning to pay for it) so I was a little skeptical about the priced offerings. Very few features at this time. It is a basic server setup with Centova on Shoutcast 1 or 2 or Icecast.


Overall:
After coming back to Shoutca.st I have been quite happy. First bought two Shoutcast VIP setups. Then I purchased an Icecast setup to use as a test platform for some things I was working on. All three servers have been solid. Minor maintenance issues I have been notified in advance to prepare. Since I was looking for something more than Centova AutoDJ and while I have been using LiveWebDJ I decided I wanted more. Since they currently do not have any other featured options I was looking elsewhere for an automation front end. It was mentioned on their Facebook page to offer Airtime. I agreed with the desire for an Airtime offering. Shoutca.st said they needed more than just a single user to bring it all in house to run it as an offering. In the end they set me up with a VPS (100GB, Debian) with Airtime installed for a great price.. The support they gave me to get everything going was awesome. As of this review I have got Airtime up and streaming to my Icecast server with my media uploaded, calendar scheduling working, and I am happy with the basic operation. Shoutca.st guys have so far made this setup great. Support is there and problems/questions answered in a very quick manner. Yes, all startups go through some growing pains and it seems these guys are now off and running. They are working on new features for clients and I hope to be with them for some time if the past couple months have been any indication.

1
streamer1982 thinks...

Pros:
Uptime


Cons:
Slow on customer and they suspend services within 1 day of invoice being overdue, no understanding what so ever and no effort to retain customers.


Overall:
Overall impressed with uptime, but being 1 day overdue on invoice and they suspend services is a unacceptable way to treat customers.

4
CrackMasterK thinks...

Pros:
The radio sounds great, Not much set-up does not work currently with SSL based links much use http://


Cons:
Support is garbage for the most part you get the "founder" always telling you "I have someone on it" then you are ignored it gets closed and once again when you contact you get the "sorry your disappointed but we don't care" attitude. Their service to promote your radio is TERRIBLE stay away! They take the money, tell you nothing and just keep ignoring you and don't even have an idea of what is going on. I have attempted 2 months of this and they honestly do not care about me at all!


Overall:
Only use this service to host your radio everything else they offer is garbage and the "employees" look at support tickets like a social network wall they either care or don't. Usually it's the don't care at all. Really bad communication and service.

5
thrunabilax thinks...

Pros:
Price, interface, support, uptime, apps


Cons:
None at the time(using it for 1 month)


Overall:
Great service, reliable, been using it for a month now and had zero problems, easy implementation to my website, affordable pricing and best of all, support team responds promptly and is very helpful. Not sure if that wasn't the case in the past, but as far as my tickets go, they were resolved insanely quick. Overall, I would gladly recommend.

diezzetta thinks...

Pros:
Great solutions!

5
DJQuad thinks...

Pros:
Great support, flawless service.


Cons:
Nothing so far!


Overall:
I've been a Shoutcast DJ for over 12 years and a business owner since 1999. I can tell you, these guys know what they're doing. They don't oversell their server resources like so many other hosts do, and their support has responded within literal minutes about my support ticket (which turned out to be an issue on my end, not theirs). Even when I had requirements that didn't fall under their standard plans, the sales dept were more than accommodating to my needs, without the usual sales-pitch to sell me more than what I needed. I can't recommend them enough.

5
myedmradio thinks...

Pros:
Great and speedy support, even when it's something simple. Their apps for iOS and Android did well for us until it was time to update. They gave us the APK without an issue too. They upgraded our package from the maximum available at a low cost, quickly. We've experienced zero downtime in about a year. In situations where we need to extend the bill, they're more than willing to re-arrange our payment date. Very cost efficient.


Cons:
Nothing bad so far. Any problems and they're on the ball and willing to help resolve them.


Overall:
Would suggest to anybody starting a radio station either as a hobby or commercially. Brilliant basic and more advanced support.

5
myedmradio thinks...

Pros:
Great and speedy support, even when it's something simple. Their apps for iOS and Android did well for us until it was time to update. They gave us the APK without an issue too. They upgraded our package from the maximum available at a low cost, quickly. We've experienced zero downtime in about a year. In situations where we need to extend the bill, they're more than willing to re-arrange our payment date. Very cost efficient.


Cons:
Nothing bad so far. Any problems and they're on the ball and willing to help resolve them.


Overall:
Would suggest to anybody starting a radio station either as a hobby or commercially. Brilliant basic and more advanced support.

5
MDotSYG thinks...

Pros:
Shoutca.st is an amazing online radio broadcasting company. They give you the choice of using 4 different packages, the first one being free, and then the other three being paid packages which do definitely give you bang for your buck! I am a user of the VIP package and am definitely enjoying it. If there are any issues, I usually submit a ticket if I can not find a solution in the very well outlined FAQ's. The tickets are responded to either within the hour, or a few hours later. They also give you the chance to list the priority as high, medium, or low. The support staff running the ticketing operation is very courteous and understanding and will not hesitate to assist you in any way you require. They are also great for sorting out various issues in minimal time. The 5GBP package listed on the main page of shoutca.st is an amazing deal. They give you unlimited bandwith, and unlimited listeners, so you never have to worry about going over your monthly limit at all! And to make things even better, they've thrown in DJ accounts and AutoDJ to make things even more interesting. The layout of centova cast makes things all the better.


Cons:
There is nothing bad at all about this comapny.


Overall:
Shoutca.st is an amazing company. I don't know why I didn't come to them sooner. The packages are cheaper than most radios out there, the control panel is very easy to use, and the support team is large enough that they can manage to answer tickets fast enough.

2
dbutler1974 thinks...

Pros:
Great prices for the services they off. Especially finding unlimited bandwidth and listeners along with a 20g autodj.


Cons:
I find that their support lacks. I put in a ticket and it does not get answered until the next day. They do not go out of their way to help either. They do not seem to care that they are gonna lose customers to the competition


Overall:
For the price, shoutca.st is a value. But as far as customer service goes, as long as they get their money, they could care otherwise. Maarten and the crew really should start caring more.

5
amenzoweb thinks...

Pros:
all the features and service , really nice job , great support for a good price :)


Cons:
Really nothing bad to say, its best then what was waiting for


Overall:
Great compagny , great job , to be continued like that

1
frankallen thinks...

Pros:
The Good part is there Cheap. BUT you get what you pay for.


Cons:
The support is Seriously Naff as they are working on there own Project, Servers, Control panel Etc This of course reflects of quality of support for the Paying Customers they already have that are experiencing Issues. The other Bad point is Nothing seems to work correctly at least not for me. Maybe it is something i am doing incorrectly which is possible But i would not know this as the Support Is Naff.


Overall:
Overall its your money if you want to waste it go right ahead.

5
Vlado Tino thinks...

Pros:
I am extremely happy. Everything is OK. I am become familiar with možnosřami and it is simply excellent service. Best Regards. Bluesman


Cons:
Nothing.

5
Vlado Tino thinks...

Pros:
I am extremely happy. Everything is OK. I am become familiar with the possibilities and it is simply excellent service. Best Regards. Bluesman


Cons:
Nothing.

5
parves thinks...

Pros:
performance was so good and support as well, loving support :)


Cons:
No bad


Overall:
Am giving 100*

1
DominikDJR 2015 thinks...
5
Newton Borges thinks...

Pros:
The suport and development team is amazing. Very polite and helpful people.


Cons:
WHat you mean "BAD" here????


Overall:
99% Satisfaction till now, if you inderstand me?

5
Dave Freeman thinks...

Pros:
Great Service and Great Support!


Overall:
all in all its a great value...

5
RHYTHM 86 thinks...

Pros:
Great service very accommodating and cheap in price


Cons:
Not a dam thing


Overall:
the greatest

5
Piratiko thinks...

Pros:
exactly what i ask for ...... So try it . Another one happy broadcaster .... Thanks guys


Cons:
nothing till today


Overall:
I am so happy for my dicision to stream my radio from you that i think ill pay for a year

5
Jojo thinks...
5
Report2Dancefloor Radio thinks...

Pros:
Everything, once we got our way around this service is reliable, extremely good ticket response


Cons:
not very straightforward for a newbie but a little search makes it clear


Overall:
yes, you can settle your radio station here

1
COURTNEY thinks...

Pros:
NOTHING


Cons:
CUSTOMER SERVICE, LAYOUT U NAME IT PLAYERS DONT WORK METADADTA DOESNT WORK... ITS ABSOLUTE CRAP AND I PAY FOR A VIP ACCOUNT SO GOD KNOWS HOW AWFUL IT IS UNDERNEATH ME. TECH ISSUES CONSTANTLY NO REPLY FROM THEM IN ANY TIMEEY FASHION. THE MAIN SITE IS ILLFUNTIONAL YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE PAGES AND TABS PROPERLY EVEN WITH THIER COOKIES CRAP. ITS AL AROUND THE WORST AND A WASTE OF MONEY


Overall:
AWFUL

1
Victory Life Ministries International thinks...

Pros:
What is good is all about the understanding shoutcast officials gave us during the expiry time of our trial time. We requested for more trial time and you gave us, we are really impressed with this, and your customer service response is prompt. Thank you.


Cons:
What is bad is your accusation, We are really embarrassed when you said you doubt we are Victory Life Ministries International. You can visit http://mikebamideleministries.org/radio.php, that is where the radio is playing and our website is http://mikebamideleministries.org, we are bringing up more site for the Ministry,


Overall:
we are already working on the media site for the radio and TV which we have registered the domain victorylifemedia.com, this will be the content management site for the radio. You have not fulfilled your terms of service to develop and host our mobile app, if you need some clarifications you could have ask for necessary documents for prove. Please note this not to cause some misunderstandings. Thank you

5
thinks...
5
HOT1057 thinks...

Pros:
The Servers are extremely reliable, No Buffering at all, 100% Uptime and excellent for anyone who wants to broadcast. Support Team is extremely helpful as well. I have been with them for 3 years and I am not looking for a new host anytime soon, I highly Recommend Shoutca.st to anyone who wants to broadcast, the plans are affordable and have everything needed to run a successful internet radio station.


Cons:
Nothing is bad at all


Overall:
I highly Recommend Shoutca.st to anyone who wants to broadcast, the plans are affordable and have everything needed to run a successful internet radio station.

5
Joe Kiranov thinks...

Pros:
Service and Price


Cons:
Nothing so far but some bugs on the Icecast Servers


Overall:
I like it and I got a yearly subscription and will be get more or will turn it in to a reseller account. Only one hint, try to make your support team response time shorter... Thats all. Thanks

5
Ashok Kumar Potta thinks...

Pros:
Very Good Server . I Am Using . VERY Happy.


Cons:
Nothing is bad at all


Overall:
Thank you Good Server , Low cost

5
Nancy Elbert thinks...

Pros:
We absolutely love this service, fast response to tickets, reliable up-time, kind people! Anyone interested, definitely sign up with shoutca-st! Recommended by the North American Music Industry!


Cons:
Nothing at all! Very satisfied!


Overall:
Everyone looking for SHOUTCast Streaming, this is the one and only service available for the cost and amazing service! 10/10

3
greg thinks...

Pros:
control panel is good and its a good price for the year


Cons:
autoplay goes onto live and stops you playing music in live

5
Vaggelis Dimitropoulos thinks...

Pros:
All the services are awesome


Overall:
Your services are awesome. Great support.

3
Hardcore Fm thinks...

Pros:
This service is great for the radio side but not for the webhosting, everyday for 2 years our website is always down guarenteed at least once a month this happens speically when your working on wordpress, after a while it jus locks you out and takes ages to get back in. i dont actually get much work done but be frustrated with a webhostin comapny that dont help


Cons:
web hosting is terrible, my website is always down but music always playin on tune in, not good when the website is what people like going to an when its down we have no help from this company part from they will look into it then say its sorted. u cant call them so a response can be jus automated, who knows. Like all companies they got ya money so who cares about the customers who have used this service.


Overall:
brillinat for the radio side but webhosting is a very grey area for us

5
Mogs thinks...

Pros:
Servers are always up, config pages are clear, price is good and if you do ever have any questions or problems, the support is great.


Cons:
Thinks ... Nope .. I got nothing


Overall:
Great budget streaming service, thanks! A++++ would buy again :)

1
puma thinks...
5
Vethanayagam thinks...

Pros:
Immediate response to our query!


Overall:
Low price, stable service, very good for broadcast.

1
Najat thinks...

Pros:
They claim to be students, they are not.


Cons:
your radio will never be able to stream to more than 15 listeners simultaneously before the server gets overloaded and you realize you wasted your time. Keep in mind that the above reviews that give 5 stars are those that have less than an average of 10 listeners,


Overall:
very bad

5
Jose thinks...

Pros:
Everything


Cons:
Nothing


Overall:
good service and support

1
Hugo Paulos thinks...

Pros:
Anything


Cons:
It has a bad service .. The accounts are suspended without further ado ... This service ?? No thanks..No free lends ...


Overall:
It can be cheap ... But it gets expensive because the service is not good ..

1
Arben Bytyqi thinks...

Cons:
hello i have problem with server help me please

5
Ahmad farid kazmi thinks...

Pros:
Speed and support are great


Cons:
Nothing


Overall:
I love to us shoutca.st services fast support. Best quality and much more...thanks

3
antonio RBI web thinks...

Pros:
il prezzo e servizio è buono, ma non mi riescono a volte a capire quando chiedo info per la risoluzione dei problemi


Cons:
da quando mi hanno sospeso erroneamente il servizio, non riesco più a venirne fuori, la radio non mi funziona e non riesco a far capire loro che il server non è alliniato tra Shout.cast e Chandra, sta di fatto che sono offline da un mese e mezzo, pur continuando a inviare lettere di segnalazione, ma il problema rimane, Bah!!!! se qualcuno mi può aiutare ne sarei grato

1
jose villanueva thinks...

Pros:
nothing


Cons:
support service 36 hours to answer a ticket


Overall:
what its cheap its cheap

1
luke kesson thinks...

Pros:
NOTHING


Cons:
SUPPORT - SERVERS CUT OUT AND GO DOWN REGULAR I HAVE CONTACTED SUPPORT MANY TIMES AND GET CRAP REPLYS >> tuen bit rate down i did this and still problem .. was told they will make me a new server and change all my radio info ... so who now is going to change website mobile app all the radio directorys ? i pay monthly ontime everytime but they dont supply the services as required !!!!! i have 21 djs on my station and most cant connect at times because of this crap !!! shoutcast SUCK !


Overall:
SUPPORT - SERVERS CUT OUT AND GO DOWN REGULAR I HAVE CONTACTED SUPPORT MANY TIMES AND GET CRAP REPLYS >> tuen bit rate down i did this and still problem .. was told they will make me a new server and change all my radio info ... so who now is going to change website mobile app all the radio directorys ? i pay monthly ontime everytime but they dont supply the services as required !!!!! i have 21 djs on my station and most cant connect at times because of this crap !!! shoutcast SUCK !

1
same problem zero support account wont activate thinks...

Pros:
Nothing yet


Cons:
same problem zero support account wont activate


Overall:
Terrible service terrible support site fails to send proper emails to activate . and resend fails as well. they send me here to look at reviews instead of fixing problem.

5
F, Fodda thinks...

Pros:
Excellent


Cons:
Nil


Overall:
For about 3 years They are very good No problem at all

5
nuredin thinks...

Pros:
Everything perfect :)


Cons:
nothing bad :)

1
Mauro (account thinks...

Pros:
Low price


Cons:
Many failures in audio transmission regardless of the type of connection and device used as a player Server down for more than 4 hours in less than 20 days App player for IOS / Apple suspended (sell a lie to users) More than 13 days of waiting for my Android app player though they advertise they create app player in about 12 hours Support is limited to using ready-made answers with no commitment to the customer problem


Overall:
In summary I would not recommend the service to anyone. Maybe it worked well in the past. But in this current year of 2017, the quality of service and support is crap! even having signed the most expensive package: SHOUTcast v2 Servers (Canada) Pro.

1
George Bush thinks...

Pros:
Nothing


Cons:
Everything


Overall:
fuck you

1
Lady S thinks...

Pros:
Price


Cons:
the service - Server randomly restarts so all your listeners need to reconnect and the dj is left clueless email support and all they want to do is move your server. which means change of stream url .. lose all your tracks uploaded to your centova. also when moved its been mentioned in many reviews that the problem still ouccers so after you change everything your still with same issue,


Overall:
useless with replys on support. only want money. happy to move you to another server and make your life even harder to change stream urls and everything else uploads,dj accounts, my opinion is Find a better host once with these guys they have you where they want you if you dont want to keep changing stream url etc

1
Lady S thinks...

Pros:
Price


Cons:
the service - Server randomly restarts so all your listeners need to reconnect and the dj is left clueless email support and all they want to do is move your server. which means change of stream url .. lose all your tracks uploaded to your centova. also when moved its been mentioned in many reviews that the problem still ouccers so after you change everything your still with same issue,


Overall:
useless with replys on support. only want money. happy to move you to another server and make your life even harder to change stream urls and everything else uploads,dj accounts, my opinion is Find a better host once with these guys they have you where they want you if you dont want to keep changing stream url etc

1
Peter Jupiter thinks...

Pros:
Nothing


Cons:
Everything


Overall:
get a hell out of here

5
bradmen richardson thinks...

Pros:
unbelievable price and unbelievable service.friendly customer support.. i recommend this any one ..


Cons:
nothing to say


Overall:
best...

5
bradmen richardson thinks...

Pros:
unbelievable price and unbelievable service.friendly customer support.. i recommend this any one ..


Cons:
nothing to say


Overall:
best...

5
lucianhype radio thinks...

Pros:
quick responce when conntacted . 5 stars

1
thinks...
5
JehovahRapha FM thinks...

Pros:
Pros: The good thing to say about specially is, the plan cost is very affordable, and the service is very good!!


Cons:
Nothing to say-


Overall:
Overall: And overall i can say SHOUTca.st is best one for streaming.

5
Joe Hamed thinks...

Pros:
Everything, including the actual service and quality


Cons:
So far nothing


Overall:
You guys rock and keep the good service up

5
thanasis thinks...

Pros:
Very good servers no issues top staff very fast response


Cons:
nothing


Overall:
Am giving 100*


Add Your Review