Mixcloud offers rich pool of Podcasts on Sonos


When Mixcloud teamed up with Sonos to integrate platforms, it opened up tens of thousands of Podcasts which you can listen to directly and comfortably from your Sonos app, straight from the comfort of your home (or office, like we do here at Mixcloud HQ).

There are millions of hours of quality radio and Podcasts on Mixcloud, now accessible through the Sonos app; Mixcloud is arguably one of the richest pools of Podcast content, and one of best ways to listen to Podcasts on Sonos.

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Adding Mixcloud to Sonos is simple

Once you’ve clicked on ‘Add Music Services’ (see above pic), select Mixcloud and simply log-in through the Sonos app using your Mixcloud account details or create an account if you (still!) don’t have one. After you’ve done this once, you’ll not need to do it again.

You will then have access to some of the finest Podcasts available online: from current affairs programs to educational stuff by none other than Harvard Business School; science podcasts by The Guardian; Monocle 24 (hailed as a ‘meeting between Foreign Policy and Vanity Fair’), and plenty of other genres, such as technology, food, sport, lifestyle – and of course, popular shows such as Serial. 

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Select Talk on the desktop or mobile app

Choose Mixcloud on your Sonos app and you will see an option titled ‘Talk’. When selected, it will lead you to the wide variety of Podcasts you can listen to on Sonos through Mixcloud – organised by the categories below.

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You can also search for your favourite Podcast using the Sonos search feature – make sure you have selected ‘Search Mixcloud’.

Once you’ve discovered the many Podcasts available through Mixcloud on Sonos, you’ll not need to look far for some top audio entertainment.

GigaTools now for Mixcloud

We’re very happy to announce that GigaTools just launched their integration with Mixcloud.

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GigaTools is a promotional tool for artists, bands, labels & agents to manage, promote and share their upcoming gigs online. GigaTools allows you to update multiple sites and social networks with something they call gig schedule by plugging into all the major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and now Mixcloud.

If you’re already on GigaTools simply log in and follow the link to Edit User and from that page, Connect to Mixcloud. You will then be taken to Mixcloud where you can grant permission to the GigaTools Mixcloud App and from then on, your Mixcloud profile will feature a micro Gigs listing and a link to your GigaTools profile page which we will update daily.

Apart from updating your profiles with the latest gigs on all these services, you can also set up automated announcements to go out to your social networks as well as keep fans up to date with a bunch of options such as iCal & Google Calender feeds & RSS feeds.

You can give GigaTools a try with a free trial account from www.gigatools.com

How to embed your Cloudcast into WordPress

Have you ever tried embedding your Cloudcast into your WordPress blog with no success? If so, we just found a solution for you.

Typically, you cannot add Flash, iframe, or Javascript based objects in WordPress.com (because you’re not allowed to use such codes in wp.com blogs, for security reasons).  Provided you transform the embed code into the appropriate shortcode, this will work in text widgets (for your sidebar/bottombar), as well as posts and pages (in the HTML editor).

Have a look at the image below to find out how:


For more info go here.

The new Preview feature lets you listen to a sample of a Cloudcast

It’s been a few weeks since we launched our Preview feature which lets you hear short samples from a Cloudcast you want to listen to. Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to write to us and leave all that great feedback.

If you haven’t noticed it already it’s because it is a small, subtle change on the website but with huge impact on music discovery.

Hover your mouse over one of the Play buttons on the website for a moment and you’ll start to hear clips from the Cloudcast. Take a look at the image below to get a better idea:

Our vision at Mixcloud is to help connect listeners all over the world to some of the best and most relevant radio shows, mixes and Podcasts for them. This awesome new feature helps you “Preview” Cloudcasts all over the site more easily than ever to help you discover what’s right for you.

Your feedback is always welcome so leave your comments in the box below, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mixcloud or tweet us @mixcloud.

Enjoy the Preview!

Our New Dashboard

Hello Mixclouders,

It’s been a good while since our last blog but we’re confident that this will be worth the wait. Today we are very pleased, excited, and downright hands-in-the-air-happy to announce the launch of Mixcloud’s brand new Dashboard!

Here at Mixcloud HQ we are passionate about helping our users personalise their listening experience, so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for them to find out what’s going on in their radio community. Now you can find all the activity of all the users you follow in one (beautiful) place. See what your friends are listening to and posting to Facebook, or check out what Moby listens to on a Tuesday.

But that’s not all: the Dashboard is also a one-stop shop to find your Groups, Playlists, Favorites, Uploads and (of course) the Hot List.

Log in to Mixcloud and check it out. And, as ever, do send us your feedback, either in the comments below, our support forum, or on Facebook. We aim to please you (yes, You!)

Technicolor Radio – Color Your Embeddable Widgets

We’re very pleased to bring you a new customizable Mixcloud Widget available in any colorway.

To customize your Widget, simply select your color from the color picker when embedding any Cloudcast, Profile, Playlist or Station.

Red Bull Thre3Style are using the new Widgets for the Thre3Style World Finals, held in Vancouver this week.

The Guardian are using the new customizable Widget to stream The Guardian Radio from their audio pages.

Go grab your own branded Widget now, they come in almost every color imaginable!

Mixcloud now accepts UNLIMITED sized uploads!

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Dear Esteemed Cloudcasters,

Today we’re delighted to announce the launch of one of our biggest feature requests to date. Drum roll please…

Yes that’s right, we’re blowing the lid off the 100 Mb limit! Mixcloud now accepts unlimited sized uploads – and it’s still FREE!

As our good friend Arnie would say – do it. Do it now.