Listen Links

Find the right Absolute Radio stream URL for your connected radio.

We broadcast in a variety of formats for shiny gadgets such as Wi-Fi radios, which are available from people like Roberts, PURE and Logitech. If you have one and would like links to our streams, you've come to the right place:

Absolute Radio stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=ar
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=arbb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=arhq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vr
MP3 112k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vrbb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=ar

Absolute Classic Rock stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=ac
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=acbb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=achq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vc
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=vcbb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=ac

Absolute 80s stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a8
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a8bb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a8hq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a8
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a8bb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=a8

Absolute Radio 60s stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a6
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a6bb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a6hq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a6
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a6bb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=a6

Absolute Radio 70s stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a7
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a7bb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a7hq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a7
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a7bb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=a7

Absolute Radio 90s stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a9
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a9bb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a9hq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a9
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a9bb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=a9

Absolute Radio 00s stream URLs

AAC+ 24k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a0
AAC+ 64k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a0bb
AAC+ 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/aacplus/live.pls?service=a0hq
MP3 32k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a0
MP3 128k: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/mp3/live.pls?service=a0bb
Ogg FLAC ~1Mb: http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/oggflac/live.pls?service=a0

Listen labs

Lossless Streaming Trial (OGG-FLAC)

We are currently broadcasting our services without compression using OGG-FLAC technology. This will no doubt be pleasing for all you audiophiles out there but do bear the following points in mind:

  • This is a trial - we don't guarantee it to be perfect!
  • Lossless streaming takes up a LOT of bandwidth. It averages 1 MBit/sec.
  • Broadband only!
  • If you have a heavily contended or just generally ropey broadband connection you will experience buffering
  • If your broadband connection has restrictions (such as download limits) bear this in mind. You may end up using all your allowance very quickly.

You can find the links to our OGG-FLAC streams further up this page. We recommend you download and use VLC. It's available for most platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Syllable, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, QNX) and supports OGG-FLAC streaming.

We would appreciate any feedback regarding performance or whether you find this useful. Use our normal contact pages.