Saturday, September 27, 2008

5FM iPhone Streaming

Well I've finally dived into the world of blogging, so I thought for my first post instead of introducing myself, I will give you guys in South Africa some useful information.

For those lucky enough to get hold of an iPhone 3G, here is an invaluable tip (at least for me):
  1. If you haven't already signed up for an iTunes store account do it now (there are loads of free apps for the iPhone, so signup even if you never plan to spend any money).
  2. To enable 5FM streaming, you need to download the excellent FStream application, it's free so don't worry. To do this just search for FStream in the application store.
  3. After you have synced you iPhone with iTunes and the application is installed, you need to setup the 5FM stream. 
  4. So start FStream up and tap the "Favorites" button at the bottom of the screen. Hit edit at the top left and of course select "Add new webradio".
  5. Enter whatever you like for the Name field e.g. "5FM".
  6. Enter the following for URL field, minus the quotation marks of course: "mms://"
  7. Finally hit "Save" (top right) and go back to the "Play" menu by tapping the "Play" button at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Select the entry which matches the Name you previously created and 5FM should start buffering.
  9. Optional, increase the Buffer size to large, this can be done by tapping the "More" button at the bottom of the screen.
Hope this helps someone.


  1. can you listening to 5fm on 3g without wifi?

  2. To stream 5FM without wifi, simply turn off the "Don't use cellular network" option at the bottom of the config screen.

  3. Do you know how to set up 5fm streaming in iTunes?

  4. Very nice! now I can listen to 5 as if I had a real radio, here in Berlin! Rocks!

  5. Awesome, where'd u get the url?

  6. very useful link! How did you find the URL?


  7. To be honest I can't remember where I found the link, I may have searched for it or extracted it from the 5fm listen live applet code.

  8. Fantastic, Thank You... I left SA 12 years ago and its great to listen to my old favorite radio station on my iphone.

  9. thanks! works like a charm!

  10. Thanks a mil ! ! ! This is great !

  11. You are amazing!! spent about 2 days before decided to just google "5fm fstream" took all of 1 minute to set up using your steps!!! appreciate it bru. gotta get my SA jam on over here in the States

  12. Thank You - all the way from Amsterdam