Welcome to 2XS Rocks @

How To Listen
Our website has recently been upgraded to a 'Progressive Web App' (PWA). This means that if you are using an up-to-date modern browser like Chrome, Edge 10, etc, you can save the site as an App on mosts PCs and mobiles. To do this, look at the browser's menu (or the three dots at the top, depending on the version) and look for an option like 'save as an app', or 'save to home screen'. 2XS Rocks will then be saved to your Apps drawer. As far as which browser to use is concerned, most (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge 10, Epic, Opera, but not Firefox, Safari) are now variants of the open-source Chromium project, so there's not much to choose between them. They all work well on Android mobiles.

On the move (car, bus, train)
As above, using your smartphone or other device, you can listen via this website, which automatically becomes a mobile-friendly App on phones and tablets. Audio streams only use a modest amount of data, but ensure your mobile package includes enough. In the car, plug the audio into the auxiliary socket and you'll be impressed by our sound quality: it's much better than DAB radio stations.

What about Tune-in, etc?
We'd ask you to avoid sites like TuneIn, Audials, vTuner, etc, if possible. They are aggregator 'parasites' who relay our broadcasts without payment, and then sell music based our song lists. For this reason, we no longer include song information in our streams, but it's always available here.

At home with an Internet Radio
If you have broadband and WiFi, you can listen to 2XS without using your PC, just as you would with FM or DAB. There are loads of excellent all-rounders with coverage of all bands (check out the Roberts i94), but be wary of devices just branded as 'digital radio' as they often only have DAB - make sure it has 'Internet Radio'. DAB audio quality is generally awful - and many music stations are in mono! during 2020/2021, we upgraded our broadcasts to 'secure streams' and although most databases have been updated, you might need to switch off your radio at the power supply, wait a few seconds, power it on again and then refresh the station list. If this doesn't work, visit the manufacter's website and ask them to update our details, as below:

Secure 'SSL' stream: https://2xs.rocks:8443/2XS
Non-secure stream: http://2xs.rocks:8502/2XS

If your radio allows you to add a 'stream' of your own, add '2XS Rocks' and enter one of those URLs, depending on which your radio system prefers. Please be aware that it is no longer possible to update 'Reciva'-powered radios since the Reciva system was closed down on 30 April 2021: those radios are now just large doorstops.


At home with a PC
Just listen with the 'Play' button at the top of this page. If you prefer, you can also use standalone players like Foobar2000, MusicBee, VLC, iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc, by using the links above..

Don't forget to connect the audio output of your PC, etc, to your stereo system to hear us in superb near-CD quality. You'll probably need a "3.5mm minijack-to-phono/RCA" cable for home use, or a "3.5mm minijack-to-3.5mm minijack" for the 'auxiliary' socket in your car.