Listening With Live365 Widget
- What is the Live365 Widget?
The Live365 Widget
is a cool way for you to let other people know about your favorite stations on Live365! You can create a widget for your favorite station or you can create one that lists all your favorite stations in your presets list! It's easy to use and you can simply place it on your website, blog or Facebook page.
- Can I access my VIP account on the widget?
Yes! Once you create a widget and you try and tune into your favorite station, you can log into your VIP account at the bottom of the widget. This will allow your favorite station to play directly from the widget without launching any other players or website.
- Can I use the widget, even if I don't have a VIP membership?
Yes you can. However, this does differ a bit from the VIP experience. If you're tuning into a non-PRO station, a Live365 Player Window will pop up. You will need to log into your Live365 account in order to access it. If you don't have a Live365 username, you can set this up here
- Can I include the Live365 widget on an email or as an email signature?
No, you cannot simply launch it from your email. However, if you host the widget on a page, you can link it in your email or signature, so the recipient of your email can easily access your favorite station on Live365!
- Why does Live365 show a graphic/logo rather than my widget on my Facebook page?
We have to blame that one on Facebook guidelines. We would LOVE to show album art when the page loads. That was the original plan. However, as it turns out Facebook does not allow the Flash widget to appear at first. They only allow a static image on load. After the user clicks the image, then it can load the Flash and actually show the artwork or play. For instance, YouTube videos are just static images until you click them. Then they load the actual video. So we can't show the actual widget with the album art rotating even though we really want to! We agree, it sucks.
We're experimenting with showing the station image as the static image. At least that will be unique for each widget and not the same image over and over again. However, we run into trouble there as well if it's a multi-station widget (e.g. top 10 alternative stations) where it will only show the first station as the image. But it might be worth the trade-off. We're looking into various possibilities for the next rev.