How do I open .pls files?

2018-08-14 03:14:42

I downloaded a .pls file for an online radio, but I can't open it. Winamp, VLC player all fail when opening, and A Online Radio which according to the description can open this type doesn't show up in the "open with this" list.

What are my options?

Just tested and ServeStream can open .pls files to play online radio (looks like DeadBeeF Player and Stream Furious can as well.. When you click on the .pls link it should be an option to open with after it is installed.

Opening a web-linked .pls:

Then ServeStream opens the .pls file:

Since .pls is just a playlist file with the location to the real audio files you could try to convert it to other playlist files and see if you can open them. Examples are .asx and .m3u.

If you open the .pls file with a text editor, you should be able to see the location to the sound url(s). If it is a single url, you could try to copy/paste that one into a streaming client.

you can try to search for the streaming url and

  • Just tested and ServeStream can open .pls files to play online radio (looks like DeadBeeF Player and Stream Furious can as well.. When you click on the .pls link it should be an option to open with after it is installed.

    Opening a web-linked .pls:

    Then ServeStream opens the .pls file:

    2018-08-14 03:45:41
  • Since .pls is just a playlist file with the location to the real audio files you could try to convert it to other playlist files and see if you can open them. Examples are .asx and .m3u.

    If you open the .pls file with a text editor, you should be able to see the location to the sound url(s). If it is a single url, you could try to copy/paste that one into a streaming client.

    2018-08-14 03:58:37
  • you can try to search for the streaming url and open it directly with this app: radio.

    After that you can add the link to favorites so that you'll not have to type it every time

    2018-08-14 04:07:48
  • Try open it with RadioNerd, it is quite easy to use and battery-saving :)

    2018-08-14 04:38:30
  • @Siebe thanks your answer helped me

    2018-08-14 04:59:41