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Preview track

GET /v0/tracks/:trackId/stream

We recommend using HLS to allow users to play/preview a track. The main benefits of this compared to MP3 are smaller file transfers and alternate qualities, allowing the HLS client library to switch to a lower quality when necessary.

The audio is encoded using the AAC coding standard, which results in a smaller footprint for a similar quality compared to MP3. The primary manifest refers to two variant quality streams. HLS client libraries typically choose the optimal quality automatically, based on download speed.

The format consists of audio files split into smaller chunks and manifests that refer to these audio files.

We provide an example app for iOS that plays HLS streams. Users do not need to connect their account or have an active Epidemic Sound subscription to play any track using HLS streaming. That allows your users to listen to all tracks before they connect their account.

Path Parameters
  • trackId string required

    Track id


Information about the stream url

  • url string required
  • expires string required