Using Radios

Note

Currently, Funkwhale does not implement tags for use in radios. There is a lot of active disucssion around how to implement them, but in the meantime it is only possible to create artist radios.

Radios are a great way to discover new music, or even just create a dynamic playlist of songs you like. By default, all users have access to three build-in radios:

Creating a New Radio

Note

Any music that is in a private collection will appear in public radios but will not be playable unless the user has access to the containing library

In addition to the built-in radios, Funkwhale offers users the ability to create their own specific radios. These radios can be shared with other users on your instance or kept entirely to yourself.

To create a new radio:

  • Navigate to https://your-instance/library/radios or click “Browse Library” and select “Radios” along the top of the screen

  • Under “User Radios”, click “Create your own radio”

  • Give your radio a name and description

  • If you want to share your radio on your instance, check the “Display publicly” box. Otherwise, uncheck this to keep the radio private

  • To set up the filters for your radio, click on “Select a filter” and select “Artist” from the drop-down menu. Click “Add Filter” to activate the filter

  • To exclude certain artists, toggle the “Exclude” switch so it turns blue and then select the artists from the “Select artists” drop-down menu

  • To only include certain artists, toggle the “Exclude” switch so it turns gray and then select the artists from the “Select artists” drop-down menu

  • Click “Save” to save your radio

Listening to a Radio

To start listening to a radio:

  • Navigate to https://your-instance/library/radios or click “Browse Library” and select “Radios” along the top of the screen

  • Find the radio you want to listen to and click on “Start radio”

  • Your queue will be populated with the currently playing song and the next song on the radio

To stop listening to a radio:

  • Open your Managing Your Queue

  • Select “Stop Radio” at the bottom of the queue

  • The songs that were queued will stay in your queue, but the radio will stop queueing new songs