There are a number of 3rd-party applications that you can use in conjunction with Live365. SAM Broadcaster Cloud is an online scheduling and automation web-based application. SAM Cloud is an alternative for broadcasting playlists with the option to insert live drops on your Live365 stream.

NOTE: If you are having an issue with SAM Cloud after an outage or interruption, please see our article on restarting SAM Cloud or SAM Broadcaster after a dropped stream

First, make sure you are editing the station where you want to make these changes. Highlight and click the station name to select it. If you are unfamiliar with how to navigate this part of Live365, please see this help article which describes dashboard navigation.

Once you have selected the appropriate station, you will be taken to that Station's Menu page. From this page, you will be able to navigate and make changes and adjustments to your station.  

Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up your SAM Cloud to work with Live365:

Step 1) Go to SAM Cloud and register for an account. 

Step 2) Open your Live365 Broadcaster dashboard. (Login Required).

Step 3) First make sure that Sources -> Relay field from the account dashboard is empty, meaning that it only shows the default message After that select Sources -> Live DJ from the left column Station Menu. Locate the "Encoder Settings" area as shown below:

NOTE: Leave this window open in your browser. You will need to input this information into SAM Cloud.

Step 4) Login to your SAM Cloud account & click on Settings -> Streaming from the left-hand panel. 

Step 5) Press the “+” button to add a new Relay and select Icecast.

Step 6) Make sure that you are using as format MP3, 128kbps, 44.1kHz, Stereo, enable the relay and fill out the encoder information as indicated in Step 3 above: 

Step 7) Allow it a few moments to connect and the Status of the relay station should turn green:

This will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ currently playing in the Live365 Broadcaster. We recommend uploading files to our library and use Live365 Broadcaster as a fallback, in case if your SAM Cloud automation goes offline.

Please remember that even when you are broadcasting live, your files must transmit the correct metadata for copyrighted content (Artist - Title). If you are part of the Ad Revenue Share Program, you need to also manually insert our ad trigger files.