The ACB Media team is proud to announce the newly upgraded version of ACB Link. It brings the following enhancements:
- A newly enhanced app with more modern support for iOS 16 with significantly improved performance and reliability.
- ACB Link comes to the Mac platform!
- New revised look and feel for listening to the ACB Media streams and podcasts.
- Better visual and color contrast support for those with low vision.
- More robust buffering and reliability when listening to streams and podcasts across ACB Media.
- More reliable push notification support.
Obtaining ACB Link for your iOS device
Please download ACB Link from the iOS app store for your iPhone or iPad. Once you run the application it will ask you if you would like to allow notification support. We would encourage you to allow the app to send you notifications. We will be sending announcements, especially during the annual convention.
Obtaining ACB Link for your Mac
Please download ACB Link for your Mac from the Mac app store. Once you run the application it will ask you if you would like to allow notification support. We would encourage you to allow the app to send you notifications. We will be sending announcements, especially during the annual convention.
Using ACB Link
ACB Link now consists of five tabs which are described below.
The Home Tab
Keep up to date on convention activities, all things ACB and be aware of late breaking special announcements that we may promote from within the application. All of these are accessible with the buttons found on the Home tab.
Do you need to reach out to a state or special interest affiliate? Use the Affiliates tab to locate information about them. This includes the president of an affiliate, their social media contacts and their associated web site if applicable.
Streams Tab (New)
Listening to a Stream
Do you want to listen to any of the 10 ACB Media streams? Tap on the Streams tab and then simply double tap or select the stream of your choice. It will start playing that stream.
Switching to a Different Stream
You can alternatively switch to another stream at any time by simply double tapping or selecting another stream. We have greatly streamlined this process to make it easier for all of you.
Stopping the Playing of a Stream
The following techniques can be used to stop the playing of a stream:
- Use a Magic Tap (two-finger double tap) to stop and restart the stream if you need to do so for any reason.
- Use the Now Playing button on the top of the window to find out what is playing and to pause the stream.
We have significantly refreshed the podcasts available from within ACB Link. Select the Podcasts tab to see a listing of all podcasts available from ACB Media. Select a podcast and then select a podcast to start listening to that specific episode. You can control other aspects of the podcast playback by selecting the Now Playing button from within ACB Link.
Learn about ACB and the version number of the application on the About tab. This is important information to note if any issues are encountered with the application. Please make note of the version number and give this information to us when reporting an issue.
The ACB Media team is hard at work already on the next release of ACB Link and we may even have some surprises for the future for some of you so please stay tuned for that! Happy listening and do let us know if you have any concerns.