Slideshow supports playing audio or video streams in playlist using item with type “Audio/video stream”.

Audio streams

If an item with type “Audio/video stream” is added to playlist with type “Audio playlist”, audio part of the stream will be played as background audio (if stream has also video part, it will be ignored).

Edit item dialog with audio stream

If you want to play internet radio on background, please refer to the tutorial on https://slideshow.digital/2019/09/internet-radio-playback/.

Video streams

Slideshow supports playing HTTP/HTTPS live streams.

We recommend using enhanced video player for displaying video streams, as it has much better support for live streams than the standard Android video player. However, support of stream containers and codecs is still highly dependent on the device, in reality not every device has good support for live streams. On some devices, there are even differences between regular and enhanced video player. We recommend thorough testing before you start using video streams for your customers.