Webradio via Spotify and SHOUTcast

October 10, 2014      

SHOUTcast is one of the most popular software suites for web radios nowdays. But by default (read: without much hassle) the only way to broadcast sounds is via Winamp and its SHOUTcast plugin. However, when ludde from Spotify created his tribute Spotiamp, he included an embedded SHOUTcast server so you could stream Spotify via SHOUTcast to Sonos devices etc.

But this also makes it possible to setup a web radio that streams via Spotify, by using the stream relay function in SHOUTcast DNAS server.
(The reason Spotiamp alone can’t act as a SHOUTcast server is because it doesn’t support more than one connected client)

Step 1

Obviously, install Spotiamp. Then enable its SHOUTcast server on the default address.

Step 2

Install SHOUTcast DNAS from their website. Configure DNAS to your liking, but in your stream config, specify the streamrelayurl/relayurl as your Spotiamp SHOUTcast url.

(Look at your specific DNAS version for the correct way to do this)


After this Spotiamp should be feeding the SHOUTcast DNAS server live music and a title.


  • Vyqe

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this method does not work anymore, or I’m just too stupid to set it up. 🙁

    • ArmedGuy

      It should still work. Any specific step that gives an error?

      • Jason

        Tried running this with a relay setup (ShoutCAST DNAS 2.4.7 server picking up the local relay from spotiamb), but spotiamb / spotiamp pops up an error about “There was a problem starting the MP3 codec.” as soon as the ShoutCAST server tries to pick it up.

        Do you know if that’s something I need to fix inside my local ShoutCAST install or is that an issue with spotiamb?

  • Warren

    Is it possible to stream my spotify playlist that acts like shoutcast? Or can I add my spotify playlist in ShoutCast AutoDJ?

  • Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz

    Any Linux approach you may suggest?

    • ArmedGuy

      None at the moment. ShoutCAST supports Linux afaik, but not sure about Winamb.

  • Apostolis Kennedy

    how do I get my spotiamp shoutcast url ? thanks