Updated March 30, 2020
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Due to the recent changes in the Chrome browser, the outlook that other web browsers may follow suit and to open up additional opportunities, J1 will be switching to a streaming server that has the capability of secure socket layer (SSL) or "HTTPS" streaming. For those using a supported method of listening, this transition should be seamless. Despite that, we understand that there are many out there that are listening to J1 through other methods including directly through Winamp or another MP3 software player (including iTunes), a hardware internet radio device, through a website or mobile app not operated by J1 or through a gaming console. For those of you who use these types of devices or methods, you must make an adjustment in your software or device in order to continue listening.
Supported ways to listen to J1
For listeners who use our supported methods of listening to J1, the transition should be seamless. If you are wondering, here are the supported methods of listening to J1:
- Using the J1 Jplayer directly accessible from our website at J1FM.tokyo,
- Using the official J1 Radio mobile app,
- Using the J1 Radio Roku channel on a Roku box or compatible smart-TV (North America/Europe only),
- Listening with TuneIn (website, application or channel),
- Listening on Radio Garden,
- Listening on internet-radio.com,
- Listening on Winamp or other MP3 players with the J1FM.tokyo URL:
NOTE: With the transition, all URLs with "sky1.torontocast.com" will no longer be valid. Please use the J1FM.tokyo URLs instead.
NOTE: Shoutcast.com is no longer supported.
If you listen to J1 using one of the above methods, those methods will transition to the new server and you don't need to make any changes.
If you listen to J1 in a way not listed above, then you may be impacted by this change. The easiest way is to use one of the methods above for listening to J1. This assures that if we have a change in the future, you will not need to change anything.
New URLs for listening to J1
For Winamp and other software, the best URLs to manually enter are:
However, we recognize that not all software handles redirects and some hardware devices can't properly handle HTTPS connections. We have you covered.
For software and devices that can handle HTTPS connections, use the following URLs:
- HITS https://jenny.torontocast.com:2000/stream/J1HITS
- XTRA https://jenny.torontocast.com:2000/stream/J1XTRA
- GOLD https://jenny.torontocast.com:2000/stream/J1GOLD
- REC-FM https://jenny.torontocast.com:2000/stream/Delmarva
If you have a device that does not support HTTPS, use the following URLs:
- HITS http://jenny.torontocast.com:8056/
- XTRA http://jenny.torontocast.com:8058/
- GOLD http://jenny.torontocast.com:8062/
- REC-FM http://jenny.torontocast.com:8066/
Listening to J1 with iTunes
iTunes has officially discontinued listings of internet radio stations that are not operated by Apple. You can still listen to J1 through iTunes by clicking on [File] and then on [Open Stream] (or Ctrl-U) and entering one of the J1 Winamp URLs shown above:
Listening to J1 through third-party mobile apps and websites
We are aware that there are many third-party mobile apps, web directories and other links that may directly link to the sky1.torontocast.com URLs. As there are many apps and pages out there that link to J1's streams, we are not aware of how many there are or how to reach those developers. Therefore, if you enjoy J1, we ask that you use one of our official methods for listening. This includes from the J1FM.tokyo website, the J1 Radio mobile app, the TuneIn mobile app, the J1 Radio Roku channel and Radio.Garden.
If you are the developer of a third-party app or webpage that directly links to J1's audio streams, please visit our Developer's Page.
We do not want to lose you as a listener! Please make sure you can keep hearing J1 by assuring that you are using one of our supported listening methods! Thank you for loving J1!
J1 LOVES JAPAN ~ J1 LOVES YOU!