Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

This guide might hopefully solve your missing self-radio problem on GTA V.


Hello, friends.

I have spent the last 2 days, probably over 10 hours in total, trying to fix this annoying problem. And the ‘fix’ surprised me. I would like to say that there are many of us who are still facing this issue since 2015 and there is no solid fix because even though the issue remains the same, the cause of that issue for each individual differs.

So, this guide will try to help you narrow down the issue. For this reason, you must help me rule out what works and what does not.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix


Understanding the requirements is half your solution.

1. Directory:

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

Your music has to go into User Music, no where else.

2. More than 4 songs. It’s a weird requirement but it is one. Put more music in there.

3. File format:

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix
Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

Non-DRM = not protected.

4. Scan your songs.

Options – Audio – Scan.

That should be all, restart GTA V if you have to.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

No, I’m not a weeb.

Missing Self-Radio?

Okay, this was my issue.

I have tried everything on the Internet and nothing worked. So, as a last resort, I assumed that my file size was too large because GTA V is not recognising my music. Hence, missing self-radio station.

The fix: converting the MP3 files to M4A files with audio converter.[]

Open the download with WinRAR, and then copy your music files into User Music.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

The method worked beautifully, but the problem was not the file size.

If you right-click the header of your music folder and enable protected, you’ll notice that it says no upon converting. Some media files have it blank upon downloading.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

Thank you, Psykoteky, for explaining what non-DRM is.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's FixGTA V can only recognise media files that have their protected info set to no. It can’t be set to blank. By converting the files from MP3 to M4A, the blank protected status of these files were set to no automatically. This solved my issue.

Size does not matter after all.

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

Other Quick Fixes:

Please note that if your self-radio is missing, it’s probably because of the non-DRM requirement but if it’s not, these extra fixes might help.

Or if you’re lazy like me…

Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio's Fix

Lazy bugger.

  • Rename your music files without special characters like – and space, to be safe.
  • Uninstalling OneDrive has fixed some people’s self-radio problems, but try this last.
  • Changing the protected status of your media files. This fixed my issue.

Finally, I recommend this guide[]to you. The OP has gone through the trouble of listing all possible fixes for this annoying problem.

You might find yours here.

It’s Not The End Yet…

I would like to keep this guide’s comment section active for players who still need help.

I’ll open a forum post when there’s a need to.

Feel free to reach out to me and I’ll try my best to get your self-radio channel back because nothing’s better than GTA V + Your Sick Beats.

This is it guys!! I am sure that you will love Grand Theft Auto V Missing Self-Radio’s Fix that we have shared with you. We are always open to discussion and suggestions from you. Just let us what you thought about the guide in the comment section.

Also, we would like to thank Jeor. He is the one behind this wonderful guide.