In an effort to make Airtime easier to use, we’ve started working on improving the usability of our product. During the coming months, we’ll be progressively developing and deploying these improvements. Here is a list of some things we’ve been working on recently.

Input Stream Settings Improvements

To make Airtime easier to use with live streaming and to help the support team, we’ve redesigned the ‘Input Stream Settings’ panel in the preferences so that it’s much easier to read. The Live Input panel on the ‘Add Show’ form has also been reworked.

Airtime Input Stream Settings

We’ve redesigned the ‘Input Stream Settings’

Airtime Immediate Show Creation

The Live Input panel on the ‘Add Show’ form has been reworked

Usability hints

Stuck? Never fear! We’ve started implementing hints that will walk you through the process of starting your first broadcast, and also help you diagnose problems. We provide a sequence of 3 hints in the hopes of getting stations on air quickly and easily. These include:

  1. How to upload a track
  2. How to schedule a show
  3. How to add tracks to a scheduled show
Airtime Usability Hints

We’ve added three usability hints

Immediate Show Creation

Airtime Immediate Show Creation

You can now start your show immediately

To further streamline your first broadcast, we’ve added the ability for you to start a show immediately. Users can now select the ‘Now’ option when creating a show. This eliminates the need to hand select a start date and a start time. One restriction with the ‘now’ option is show linking is disabled. Linked shows can only be created ‘In the future’.

 

Hide the login button on the Radio Page

We recently had a user request to be able to hide the login button on the ‘Radio Page’, and that’s now an option in the preferences.

Hiding the Login Button on the Radio Page

You can now hide the login button on the Radio Page

Are you looking to further streamline your broadcasting workflow or distribute audio on other platforms? Let us know what you’d like to see next from Airtime Pro on our Facebook page or Twitter!

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