Hero - ShoutCast and IceCast Radio Player

Hero - ShoutCast and IceCast Radio Player

Hero - ShoutCast and IceCast Radio Player

License : GPL
Support and Updates
Documentation Included
Updates included
Personalized support not included
File Types
Compatible Versions
Tested up to version 5.1
PSD Files Included


Shoutcast and Icecast Support - It supports Shoutcast and Icecast radio streaming. The radio stream should be MP3 type. It will also play AAC streams but only on browsers which support AAC
Only Radio Stream Needed - Just add the radio stream and the player will get the current playing song and artist photo.
Responsive Design - The radio player can be used in websites which are responsive. Optional parameter to disable responsive behavior in order to integrate it in non-responsive websites.
Mobile Compatible - It is compatible with IOS and Android operating systems.
Artist Image - The player will display the photo of the current playing singer, if is present in the database.
Highly Customizable - You can choose from the 2 available skins: back & white. Also, from parameters you can create any color scheme, having the possibility to integrate it in any design.
Sticky Version - Parameter to set the radio player in sticky version. Additional parameter to only show the play button.
History - It will automatically get the history for ShoutCast streams. For IceCast streams it will generate the history as the radio plays.
Show/Hide History - Button to show or hide the history. Also option to start the player with the history hidden.
Share - You can share the radio player on Facebook and Twitter. Parameters to customize the share title and description.
Multiple Instances - You can insert multiple radio players on your website or on the same page (maximum 2 on the same page). Only one can be set as 'sticky'.
Show/Hide Buttons - You can set as visible or set as hidden: playlist, volume, share buttons
Multiple Parameters - Over 30 options from where you can customize your player, including: width, autoplay, colors and other parameters.

You'll find detailed video tutorials, in the help documentation
Note for IOS & Android (restrictions imposed by Apple & Google): - The autoplay will not work because IOS (and Android) has disabled autoplay feature and it can't be controlled from JS.


Version Release Date: August 24, 2019

replaced die() function with wp_die()
Version 2.2.1 Release Date: June 27, 2019

removed error suppression
Version 2.2 Release Date: June 07, 2019

updated the plugin to respect the latest Envato WordPress Plugin Requirements
Version 2.1.1 Release Date: May 21, 2019

code improvements
Version 2.0 Release Date: May 09, 2019

replaced the LastFM API
Version 1.7.1 Release Date: March 27, 2019

updated the FaceBook API to the latest version 3.2
updated the help information regarding FaceBook Share
Version 1.7 Release Date: February 26, 2019

code modifications for the display of the artist image
Version Release Date: January 21, 2019

code updates
Version 1.6.9 Release Date: November 29, 2018

increased the history scroll when using mouse wheel
Version 1.6.8 Release Date: November 15, 2018

code improvements
Version 1.6.7 Release Date: November 01, 2018

code improvements
Version Release Date: October 27, 2018

cors update
Version 1.6.6 Release Date: October 03, 2018

updated the FaceBook API to the latest version 3.1
added FaceBook share parameters
Version Release Date: August 15, 2018

multiple code improvements
Version Release Date: July 12, 2018

code improvements
Version 1.6.4 Release Date: May 08, 2018

code improvements for reading the metadata file of the HTTPS radio streams
Version 1.6.3 Release Date: April 17, 2018

new parameter added 'Use The Original Upper&LowerCase for Song & Author As It Is In the Radio Metadata file' - the current playing song title and author letters will be displayed as they come from the metadata file or the song title will have text-transform:uppercase and author will have text-transform:capitalize
Version 1.6.2 Release Date: April 10, 2018

IOS 11 current playing song refresh problem fix
Version Release Date: February 25, 2018

bug fix
Version 1.6.1 Release Date: February 23, 2018

bug fix which appeared on IOS when the playlist had not scroll
Version 1.6 Release Date: February 14, 2018

code improvements
Version 1.5 Release Date: January 04, 2018

RadioJar support was added
code improvements for touch navigation feature
Version 1.4.3 Release Date: September 29, 2017

code improvements for responsive behavior
Version Release Date: August 21, 2017

code improvements
Version 1.4.2 Release Date: June 17, 2017

code improvements
Version 1.4.1 Release Date: June 09, 2017

code improvements for 'current playing song' feature
Version 1.4 Release Date: May 16, 2017

bug fix: fixed a bug which appeared when the player was set to start minified and there was an IceCast stream playing
Version 1.3 Release Date: April 05, 2017

the last.fm api will display the image on websites which use HTTPS
code improvements when 'showOnlyPlayButton' option is set
Version 1.2 Release Date: March 03, 2017

code improvements for 'current playing song' feature
code improvements for FaceBook share
Version 1.1 Release Date: February 10, 2017

code improvements for history reading
it automatically adds '/;' at the end of the stream which requires these characters
Version 1.0 Release Date: January 28, 2017

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