The Shoutcast service is recommended for those seeking greater listener reach from a major directory database, when setup correctly you will be listed on the Shoutcast.com Directory and this brings more listeners to the station, however see some key points below;
- If you have already have a large listener base tuning in and have no major need to access a powerful database, Icecast is recommended because it is more versatile than Shoutcast.
- If you are planing on running an AutoDJ and doing live streams then the ability to auto-transfer listeners will be very useful and worth considering an Icecast server.
- If you only plan on using one or the other, live streaming or Auto DJ, then the extra listeners you get from shoutcast.com it would be worth using a shoutcast server.
We provide a 10 day free trial, so why not test both services out before you make a final decision!