StationConnect: How do I update my HTTPS Primary Stream?

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple noted that they will soon require all apps to pull their content through secure links (HTTPS), and by 2017, will no longer support apps that fail to do so.

If you would like your streams to play in an iOS app your streams will need to have secure URLs. The stream RSS feed as well as any content embedded in your stream feed, including audio and images. 

StationConnect feeds your streams to and the NPR News app and stations must select a Primary Stream in order for their streams to be delivered. The Primary Stream field allows stations to designate which stream they want to surface first when users localize their station on or the NPR News app.

Please follow these instructions to update your stream to be HTTPS secure and select the Primary Stream designated for and the NPR News app.

How to update your secure HTTPS Stream

  1. Log into StationConnect using your username and password. 
  2. In the center column under Streams, locate and click on the Stream you wish to edit. 
  3. Replace your old http stream with your new secure HTTPS stream url.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Save. 

How to designate your Primary Stream

  1. Log into StationConnect using your username and password. 
  2. In the left column under Stations, locate and click on the Parent Station (the one with the little NPR One logo next to it). 
  3. Scroll down until you see the Content section and the Primary Stream field beneath it.
  4. Click on the Primary Stream drop-down menu and select your stream. 
  5. Scroll to the bottom and click Save.
Your Primary Stream will now be available in on and in the NPR News app automatically when people localize to your station. 

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