How To Keep Imploding On Older Roku Devices

For those of you Blasting on older Roku devices, you may have noticed that TheBlast.FM app is no longer supported on those units.   Roku has updated some of its standards, which makes TheBlast.FM app no longer usable on those old Roku units.

Our Roku app developer says There is no way to make the app backward compatible… and a new app has to be developed.”

He also says “The new app will still work on the older Roku 3 (from 2013) devices… not sure about anything before that.  This is more than just a minor update and tweak.  This will be a brand NEW app and I will have to charge some development fees.

It would cost $1,500 one time for Roku channel development.

Here are a couple of other ways you can listen to TheBlast.FM on your television if you are using an older Roku device:

1) You can still listen to TheBlast.FM’s four radio stations via the Tune In Radio aggregator app.  The Tune In Radio app is free in the Roku store.  Search for TheBlast.FM or for whichever of our radio stations you are looking for by name and you can listen for free in the Tune In Radio app.

2) Are you using a smart TV?  If so, keep in mind that the HTML5 players on our website work in the browsers of smart TV’s.

If you’d like to contribute to the radio stations’ efforts to upgrade its Roku app to make it compatible across all Roku platforms, click here and give via MyWell if you live in the USA and via Givengain if you live outside the USA:  https://www.theblast.fm/home/donations/

Grave Robber In Concert At KCF 2021

Catch a video of Grave Robber from Kingdom Come Festival 2021 on TheBlast.FM’s Rumble channel:

https://rumble.com/vkyxkj-grave-robber-at-kcf-2021.html

Alternate Stream To Implode To After Car Accident Sheds Power At Main Stream Host Site

A car accident near the San Diego data center where our main streams are hosted caused a block-wide power outage, knocking our main streams off the air.

Use this stream address in Winamp or VLC Media Player to Implode in the meantime:

http://208.85.240.82:80/128

This stream is now in our Android, iOS, and Roku apps in the third position, notated as 128k!!!

So the others may have dead air, but this is hosted on the other side of the USA and has live streaming audio.

The Implosion Streaming Address Changes

TheBlast.FM stations recently changed streaming addresses for better connectivity from our main encoding site in Portland.

Streams are now hosted in San Diego and are much smoother, as internet routing changes had made the connection from Portland to the Washington, D.C. metro much less stable.

If  you are listening on a third party media player, app or system on which TheBlast.FM stations don’t seem to be working anymore, and you can load our new streaming addresses manually, those are found here:  https://implosion.theblast.fm/home/other-streams/

Please notify us of any stream aggregators you use that need to be updated with streaming addresses.

War Of Ages Interview on The Blast Wednesday

On our brother station, The Blast, Colin Cruz interviews War of Ages on Wednesday.  The band enjoys airplay on both The Implosion and The Blast, with the heaviest tracks landing only on The Implosion.   On the Colin Cruz Radio Show, Colin will chat with lead singer Leroy Hamp.  Listen at 12 Noon (USA/Canada/Mexico Central Time) on https://TheBlast.FM

HTTPS Streaming Is Here: Stream On Chrome, Brave, Etc Again With HTML5 Players

If you had trouble recently listening to TheBlast.FM radio stations with our HTML5 players labeled 128k, 64k and 32k on our websites, those troubles are gone, as we have upgraded our streams to make them HTTPS-compliant. 

The streaming addresses have also been updated in our Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Blackberry apps so you may need to restart those apps to make sure the new stream addresses are loaded.  The old streaming addresses will go away soon. 

We have a request in to our Windows/XBox/Alexa Skills app developer to change the addresses in those apps.

Chrome 80 Won’t Blast; Here Are Plenty Of Other Browsers And Options That Will!

So, Google has decided to make life difficult for streaming radio and its listeners.  The station won’t play in our HTML5 players on Chrome 80.

Well, guess what?   You CAN listen to TheBlast.FM radio stations via our HTML5 players in these browsers: Brave, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Microsoft Edge, and probably a host of others.

On on any Windows 10 desktop or laptop computer, download the free TheBlast.FM Windows 10 app.

The Windows 10 app now supports our lyrics, album art and song ratings features!

If you are trying to listen on a phone or tablet, use Duck Duck Go, Firefox or download TheBlast.FM app in lieu of using the HTML5 players.

TheBlast.FM Stations Featured In Sioux Falls Argus Leader Newspaper

TheBlast.FM group of stations are featured today in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader online edition:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/entertainment/2018/05/15/blast-fm-sunny-radio-sioux-falls-blastozoic-era-christian-music-colin-strombeck/570794002/

TheBlast.FM Now Has Seven Apps! The Latest Is Apple TV

Apple TV is the latest platform where you can find TheBlast.FM app.

On Apple TV and on all of our other apps, you can find all four of our stations:

The Blast; The Blast Blender; The Implosion; and The Blastozoic Era.

Get the free TheBlast.FM Apple TV app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theblast-fm/id1347705618

TheBlast.FM also has apps for:

*Android (phones and tablets)

*iOS (phones and iPads)

*Windows (Windows Phone 8, 8.1, 10; Windows Desktop/RT 10; Xbox One; Hololens; and Surface Hub)

*Roku TV streamers

*Amazon Fire phones and tablets (also playable on newer Blackberry devices)

*Alexa Skills for Echo and Alexa devices

TheBlast.FM Now Has Amazon Fire App; Works On Blackberry, Too

Now you can listen to all of the radio stations of TheBlast.FM on its own Amazon Fire app.

TheBlast.FM Amazon Fire app works on Amazon Fire phones and Amazon Fire tablets.

It also works on newer Blackberry phones.

You can download the free TheBlast.FM Amazon Fire app here:

https://smile.amazon.com/Invubu-Solutions-TheBlast-FM/dp/B079KHLSSM/ref=sr_1_493?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1518033618&sr=1-493&refinements=p_n_date%3A2479571011

TheBlast.FM group of stations is comprised of:

The Blast (Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal): https://TheBlast.FM

The Blast Blender (Christian Hot CHR/progressive pop):  https://Blender.TheBlast.FM

The Implosion (Christian Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore):  https://Implosion.TheBlast.FM

The Blastozoic Era (Classic Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal):  https://Blastozoic.TheBlast.FM