TuneIn Radio App – Streaming the Ticket

by BabyArm on March 9, 2011 · 103 comments


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Recent stream url has changed again. To get your custom URL working again, update the url with the one provided below. Be sure to use EXACT capitalization as you see below.

@P1BradC also said you can add a custom url in Tunein, since the Ticket is removed and save that custom url as your new ticket station. Big thanks for the tips to @P1BradC!


If the one above will not work, might try this one:


There still hasn’t been any sort of fix with tunein for you guys, sorry, but P1 Gary sent this in so maybe it’ll help some of you to at least listen:
Not sure if this is more work than most people want to do but I have the Droid Bionic with Verizon.

First you will need to download the VLC media player. I don't think its in Google Play yet but you can get it here:


(note: this is still in beta so YMMV)

Once this is downloaded and installed open VLC and locate the button near the top right that looks like an arrow pointing to a dot.

Click on that button.

That should do it.


If you are having trouble getting a good stream of the Ticket on your iPhone you can use this super simple app, now on sale for just 99 cents. You will be streaming the little Ticket in no time.

Get it in iTunes

Get in Android Marketplace (Thanks @guapozx, @sjurrens)

Other Notable Apps

One of the pricier apps is Wunder Radio at $6.99.

Then you can go at it for free with FStream.

Another one some people have suggested is ooTunes Radio but it clocks in at $4.99.

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1 shaun January 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

works fine on my iphone, but not on my ipad… anyone else run into this? It used to work on the ipad.


2 Cory January 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

wasn’t working for me with tunein but now the stream is working with tunein radio pro


3 alpofreely February 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

STREAMING WORKAROUND: If you install the Chrome browser, you can use the link referenced above and stream directly in the browser, just go to the url, wait a few seconds to buffer… you may also need to leave it open (don’t force lock your phone).



4 @JasonDFW February 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm

FINALLY got it working in TuneIn Pro on Android. I’ve been trying since the IFartRadio switch. Pasting the streaming URL in the Android app doesn’t work.

This is just for folks like me that like TuneIn better than IHeartRadio on Android. I’ve been forced to use IHeartRadio for months now, and it works okay, but I like the TuneIn app better and it has the record function in it (not that we need this now, thanks to the little UnTicket)

1) Sign up for a TuneIn account in the app or http://www.tunein.com
2) Click on Favorites at the top, then “+Custom URL” at the bottom (bottom)
3) Give your stream a good-strong name, then paste in the URL (http://4713.live.streamtheworld.com/KTCKAM.mp3)
4) The custom URL you added on TuneIn’s website should now sync to your Android app and give you glorious P1 status without the stupid iHeartRadio app.

The downside: This appears to stream in 48k, so the quality isn’t that great (a Cumulus station).


5 Pope March 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

As of this morning the stream isn’t working for me anymore on TuneIn Radio. I thought it might just be that the stream itself was down. When that happens, neither TuneIn nor iHeart Radio work, but this morning the iHeart Radio was working but not TuneIn. I keep getting the error “An unknown stream error occurred.”

Anybody else having this problem?


6 Matt March 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

I’m having the same problem today. It was working fine yesterday but this morning, I get the same error.


7 bowabowa March 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Yep, having the same problem. Having to use iHeart today.


8 rstorm March 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanks for the stream update (for TuneIN) today. I was flustered trying to figure this out since last night. As I expected, theunticket was on top of things.


9 kkitt March 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I can’t get the stream to work on Tune In. Anyone else having issues?


10 DP March 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

did you update it with the updated stream url listed above?


11 Jason Markoff March 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Awesone, thanks for the update


12 kkitt March 5, 2013 at 3:44 pm

the new stream, that is


13 Johnny Ebrake March 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

Thanks to the UNTICKET and all the P1′s who were on top of this to get it corrected….hate using IHeartRadio app since I cannot pause it or rewind!


14 Ticket/TuneIn P1 Jessie March 6, 2013 at 9:44 am

Thanks for the update!


15 Sicily P1 March 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

The TuneIn custom stream “4713″ stopped working for me yesterday. I tried this one today with my TuneIn app on my iPhone and it works again:


16 Jay May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Also this url works for me on TuneIn:


17 James June 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

How do you create a custom url on tunein? I just downloaded the app since iheartradio never works but don’t see where you can add a custom url as suggested above.


18 BabyArm June 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Updating post to show process.


19 James June 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm



20 BabyArm June 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm
21 texasjefe@gmail.com June 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Regarding the stopped podcasts, while i do not know the detail, the problem is that a “patent troll” is winning its lawsuits against podcasters.

The Ticket podcasts on tunein are fed through I-tunes. So, it is I-Tunes that stopped updating the podcasts.

Someone has a claim that they have a patent on podcasts, and they are winning suits against major corporations that podcasts. So, I-Tunes and Apple as usual are protecting their bottom line rather than have to risk a suit or paying their lawyers to fight or defend it.

I know the Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting against the patent troll, so I am sure their is more info at the EFF website.

The new question is how to get the podcast audio from the ticket website to play over the phone.


22 James June 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for the update. That sucks big time.


23 James June 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

This is off topic, but does anyone know what happened to the podcasts on itunes? They haven’t been updated in like a month. I know there are new ones on the ticket.com but I don’t know how to get those onto my iphone so I can listen in my car.


24 BabyArm June 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm
25 James June 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Am I the only person who downloaded TuneIn but can’t create a custom URL? Even on the favorites tab there is no option to add a custom URL. I contacted their support and they asked if I was logged in. After replying that I was, they have stopped answering my questions. Anyone able to help? I’m a P1 in Houston going through withdrawals without my Ticket. I tried iHeartradio and it worked great on my Android but since switching to an iPhone it doesn’t work at all.


26 James June 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Nevermind. I figured it out! My life is now complete.


27 texasjefe@gmail.com June 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Also, the great humans at Unticket posted the other day on how to get the podcasts on the phone again



28 Daniel Woodward June 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Hey Guys, I went ahead and embedded the mp3 stream into a player – should work in the player on pretty much anything that either has flash installed or devices that decode mp3 – this is almost everything – give it a try:


I don’t have ads or anything weird, just a player that works (jwplayer) – this is a service to the good strong, from a fellow p1.


29 Tim Carpenter September 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

Does anybody have the Granada Theater commercials that they only play on stream? They are completely insane. I really thought the Minus the Bear ad was a bit the first time I heard it.


30 cactusflinthead March 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Is there a working program for TuneIn and Android? I tried the nightlies link which gives me the dreaded 404. Getting kind of tired of ifart and sportsday.

Did the patent troll go away or are they still being a pest?


31 Norm's Dried E July 18, 2014 at 9:17 am

Is the http://8323.live.streamtheworld.com/KTCKAM.mp3 url/link/server broken today?


32 DP July 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

It’s not broken, Tunein did an update and isn’t saving the custom url. You have to put it in each time you start tunein.


33 Norm's Dried E July 20, 2014 at 12:42 am

That really is super gay! I assume it wasn’t an iOS app update because the app was updated to 6.2 on 5-29-14. My issue popped up on Friday July 18, 2014 and was work in fine prior. I tried what you said to do and it works but it is not tolerable to me to input the URL everytime. Is there any other free iOS app out there similar (rewind / fast forward/ pause) to tune in radio that I can okay the ticket stream or mirrored streams on?


34 Jacob July 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

very very super gay…I first noticed this problem on thursday night during GNO. This issue has been brought up at the ticket’s subreddit http://www.reddit.com/r/theticket/comments/2b55ik/tunein_radio/ where others have stated similar problems. Until this issue is resolved I have kept the url (http://8323.live.streamtheworld.com/KTCKAM.mp3) saved in notes, and copy and paste it every time I load tunein. I have searched the interwebs for an alternative and none that meet the criteria of, pausing/rewinding for 30 minutes, recording, and scheduled recordings (like a dvr) that TuneIn offers. It’s obviously an issue with the app and something they’ll have to fix. I guess we should direct our anger towards them, so they can hopefully get it resolved, they may not even know about it yet.


35 Son Do July 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm

ooTunes Radio app for iOS (rewind/fast forward/pause) and it pauses and restarts when in phone conversations (unlike 1310 app) It’s $4.99 though.


36 Shaggy July 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I reported the issue to tunein. They replied back saying they were able to replicate the problem and would be working to fix.


37 Matthew July 31, 2014 at 10:32 am

I had the same issue, submitted a ticket, and they’re working on it. The more that people report bugs, the quicker they are given attention.


38 Norm's Dried E August 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

New tune in app update fixes the issue. Download 6.3 (447).


39 BillinDallas July 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

This is just SG!!


40 Stephanie Mills July 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

thank u so much for the update. i was about to lose my mind listening to these stupid geiko, progrssive, divorce attorney commercials….lol


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