Q: How is GIR.fm online radio different from other desi/indian online radios?
A: GIR.fm brings you live FM broadcast radio online streams of those stations you listen at your home or car radio. Not mix and match pre-recorded playlists, those are not even radios.
Q: Can I download music from GIR website?
A: No, we don't sell or lease anything downloadable. Radios never did.
Q: Where is the player volume control?
A: Please use volume control of your device/PC. Though some stations may have varying volume, GIR does not increase or decrease volume levels, except on window inactivation.
Q: Will GIR.fm site work on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android phones or tablets?
A: Yes, Please use PUFFIN browser
on your mobile device.
iOS: With other mobile browsers, it may or may not work, based on support built into your mobile device, including Windows phone, Roku, WebOS devices, Androids and iOS. No matter what, Puffin should work! Happy Streaming! (see also: under Troubleshoot tab, 'Known issues' section.)
Q: On my mobile device's Puffin browser, if the screen goes away, it stops playing audio. What can I do?
A: You may switch to "Theater mode" in Puffin browser, though it makes it dedicated on screen.
However, the browser limitation is if you multitask on the device or turn off the screen, the browser may not sound any audio. Unfortunately this is mobile browser behavior due to power conserve etc.
Q: On my mobile device's Puffin browser, what is this toggle switch:
A: If you want to blank out your dedicated screen in Puffin Theater mode on mobile device, you may click that just in case you wanted a dark screen, and toggle it back to original screen.
Q: I am an Indian astronaut, about to set for mission to Mars and desire to listen to live Akashvani on the way. Will GIR radio work?
A: Yes, it should work. All you need is connectivity to earth internet, and a PC/device to play, and sufficient air around you for the audio to enter your ears!
Q: I love GIR.fm, and I want to support this site. How can I donate, if I will?
A: Thank you for all the continued support and love.
We are partially ad free, and part ad supported site. If not listening, please take care to stop the player until you listen again. A bit like as you walk by, you care to turnoff street side running municipality water faucet!
Please support our sponsors; it helps us payoff our data costs, and promote our humble initiatives (globally) to help the needy, provide education and make the world a better place..
Q: So, why would I need to keep browser window in ‘normal’ state in my computer?
A: That is due to the ad-supported reason. Please support our sponsoring ads, click it if you like. You may multitask as regular, just do not minimize or off-tab GIR player browser while it is playing, also maintain window size about 450x350px at least. Thank you for your support.
Q: Broadcaster enquiries?
A: Please contact us at using Corporate email id, or by fax
To ADD your station to GIR.fm, contact via above channels.
For 'Listen Live' webcast link:
Must launch on default size new window or tab. Deceptive framing may lead to permanent block.
Q: GIR home page player doesn't play on my web browser?
A: Player requires HTML5 or Flash player, Please install or update your browser.
For Firefox flash plugin update check hint - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
If it is a mobile browser, even though it is HTML5 complainant, it may not support playing live-streams, even on Chrome. Try using Puffin browser for mobiles.
Q: I am getting this error message "No compatible sources were found for this video" on the player. What is this issue?
A: This error is unlikely to occur; It occurs when your browser could not load the live stream, also sometimes corporate firewalls could be block from loading properly. To isolate the issue, please try your device/PC on a different/private network, hope it should work OK.
Q: How do I install Flash on my Android mobile device?
A: Simply use PUFFIN browser, it comes with everything GIR would need to play on your mobile.
Though to separately install Flash, you may follow this Adobe link.
Q: My mobile device browser, loads the player page, but is not playing the audio stream, though it looks like it is attempting something..
A: All GIR needs is HTML5/Flash + VideoJS. Androids could be notoriously difficult playing live-streaming on browser, as with ever limiting modern mobile browsers.
iOS can run into some similar issues, though HLS distribution is present. Again, Please install/use PUFFIN browser, as described under 'Listeners' tab.
- Puffin browser on Apple iPhone seems not working, apparently seems for it's own product reasons.