Auto start. No!: I think one of my biggest bug bears about Internet radio station websites has to be audio players on the main page auto starting without any warning.
Just clicked on a link from Broadcasting world and the station “VapingCloud” Radio suddenly started playing.
It really annoys me when I visit a radio station website to see what it looks like. Then the audio starts, That’s not what I want from a radio station website I’m afraid.
Most people tend to prefer websites that use tune in icons or a pop up player.
Please I urge station owners that have players on auto start to stop it.
Don’t force it upon someone to listen.
People are more likely to click off your station page if you allow the player to auto start.
Let the person visiting the website choose to listen if they want to.