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  • Sirius XM Available from the AppStore - Finally


    Sirius/XM Radio on the iPhone.

    You've been asking for it a good long while. uSirius filled the need for a short while but didn't last... and now Sirius has finally stepped up to the table and released an AppStore app for streaming Sirius/XM radio to your iPhone. The app is free if you have an XM or Sirius subscription already (well, if you don't the app is free too - but won't do much, ha).

    Oh, and no, Howard Stern is NOT included.



    SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the availability of a free application on the Apple App Store that will allow iPhone and iPod touch users to access SIRIUS XM's groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed channels. The app will give SIRIUS and XM Internet subscribers access to 120 channels of sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music directly from their iPhone or iPod touch...

    Users of iPhone and iPod touch with an Internet subscription to SIRIUS or XM have access to exclusive sports and entertainment programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service, including, Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, PGA TOUR, Opie & Anthony, Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo, Playboy Radio, The Foxxhole comedy channel presented by Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy Radio, CNN, Fox News Talk and NPR.

    SIRIUS and XM subscribers can also listen to 100% commercial-free music featuring exclusive shows from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service such as Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, as well as 24/7 music channels such as Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, "Little Steven" Van Zandt's Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, B.B. King's Bluesville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Place, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Metropolitan Opera Radio and many others.

    Some select programming, including MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, and Howard Stern, will not be available on the iPhone and iPod touch. Listeners will continue to be able to access that programming through the platforms they are currently offered on.

    Users of iPhone and iPod touch who download the SIRIUS XM app will get access to exclusive, Internet-only showcase channels, such as SIRIUS XM Bootlegs, SIRIUS XM Talk Showcase, SIRIUS XM Music Showcase, and SIRIUS XM Comedy Showcase, featuring multiple plays of SIRIUS XM's acclaimed shows. Exclusive programming from SIRIUS XM's satellite radio service, such as Here's Barbara with Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series, The Jamie Foxx Show, specials from Blue Collar Comedy and Raw Dog Comedy, selections from Artist Confidential series, and selections from exclusive live SIRIUS XM music performances, including pop, rock, hip-hop, country, jazz, and more, will be available now for the first time on the iPhone and iPod touch.

    The SIRIUS XM app also allows users to:

    -- Purchase a song heard on SIRIUS XM while it is being played or
    "Tag" favorite songs for later purchase from the iTunes Store.
    -- Save SIRIUS XM Internet channels for fast, easy access through a
    "Favorites" function.
    -- See the current channel plus what is playing on all other available
    channels via the "Lookaround" function.
    -- Quickly surf through 120 channels of SIRIUS XM programming on the fly
    with the flick of a finger using the innovative Multi-Touch user
    interface of iPhone and iPod touch.

    There is no additional charge for listening to SIRIUS XM's programming on the iPhone or iPod touch once a user becomes a SIRIUS XM Internet subscriber or subscribes to the Company's Premium Online service in conjunction with their satellite radio subscription.

    SIRIUS XM will also offer the ability for new users to sample SIRIUS XM Internet content on their computer and iPhone or iPod touch through a free, on-line pass and the opportunity to then become a SIRIUS XM subscriber with a few simple taps.
    AppStore (thanks JazJon)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sirius XM Available from the AppStore - Finally started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Limiting channels that are available online is absurd. I guess ill stick with Pocket Tunes... it works fine.
    1. TC316's Avatar
      TC316 -
      No stern?? Are they kidding? They're trying to promote this app by not offering satellite radio's biggest money maker??? Remember when satellite radio first started up a few years ago. You could get stern in the us but not canada? That soon changed after an overwhelming number of complaints. Plain and simple, there are different rules for howard. Isn't choice one of the driving forces behind satellite radio. You listen to what ever you want. What a shame.....
    1. nhstunner's Avatar
      nhstunner -
      Quote Originally Posted by marius2 View Post
      If i have a Sirius acct already how many different iphones can i log onto using just one account? Anyone know.
      Its an extra $2.99/Month even if you are a subscriber. I would imagine you can log into as many iPhones as you want, so long as its only 1 at a time.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marius2 View Post
      If i have a Sirius acct already how many different iphones can i log onto using just one account? Anyone know.

      Just one at a time.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayman5446 View Post
      Kinda lame, no Stern and you have to pay for a premium account. I all ready have an online account and regular subscription and now they want anothe $2.99 for this? Pocket Tunes works just fine and has Stern!
      If you have an online account already then there's no additional fee.
      And you can listen to 202. Better than Stern.
    1. sj660's Avatar
      sj660 -
      Even if YOU don't like Howard Stern, it seems very odd that they are keeping that out, because his channels are so popular. It's on the regular web interface. though, iirc, there was some delay before they did that too because of server load worries.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      I can't imagined them not putting Stern on there because they are in desperate need of new customers. My guess is that Sirius might have been told or they were afraid that Apple would reject it if Stern was available through the app...I can't think of any other explanation for them to not include his channel....too bad..
    1. johnnywhojr's Avatar
      johnnywhojr -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post


      Sirius/XM Radio on the iPhone.

      You've been asking for it a good long while. uSirius filled the need for a short while but didn't last... and now Sirius has finally stepped up to the table and released an AppStore app for streaming Sirius/XM radio to your iPhone. The app is free if you have an XM or Sirius subscription already (well, if you don't the app is free too - but won't do much, ha).

      Oh, and no, Howard Stern is NOT included.





      AppStore (thanks JazJon)


      when does it become available?
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Already is...
    1. bergmanb's Avatar
      bergmanb -
      All we need now is to be able to jailbreak the OS so to put the Backgrounder app on the iPhone so the Sirius app can be active all the time. Right now it does not have background playability by itself.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayman5446 View Post
      Kinda lame, no Stern and you have to pay for a premium account. I all ready have an online account and regular subscription and now they want anothe $2.99 for this? Pocket Tunes works just fine and has Stern!
      I have a subscription and don't pay for the online stream. Maybe it is because mine is a lifetime?

      I use pockettunes as well. I think the reason that they aren't throwing out the Howard Stern bone here is because when they signed him they were hoping he would bring a gazillion listeners with him. It didn't happen. This is a way to possibly get people interested in the subscription services. Or Apple told them not to allow him due to their weird approval process.
    1. muddin2deep's Avatar
      muddin2deep -
      There are other channels missing as well such as MLB play by play and the nfl games will not be there as well when football season hits. I think its a licensing thing with howard and the sports stuff
    1. Sole_on_ice's Avatar
      Sole_on_ice -
      Howard stern is going to flip when he finds out about this lol. I can already see it coming. I bet he has a 45 minute segment about it lol
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by marius2 View Post
      If i have a Sirius acct already how many different iphones can i log onto using just one account? Anyone know.
      You're logging into the web player so it's exactly the same as streaming on your computer. So as many iPhones as you like
    1. R3TRIBUTION's Avatar
      R3TRIBUTION -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      You're logging into the web player so it's exactly the same as streaming on your computer. So as many iPhones as you like

      No, you can only log into one acct on one device at a time...if you are on the computer listening then you will get a message when trying to log into your iPhone saying "You are logged in elsewhere". Don't believe me? Try it. It's better than giving false info to people that are asking.
    1. TC316's Avatar
      TC316 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      I can't imagined them not putting Stern on there because they are in desperate need of new customers. My guess is that Sirius might have been told or they were afraid that Apple would reject it if Stern was available through the app...I can't think of any other explanation for them to not include his channel....too bad..
      Good point. But I'm sure the Howard Stern channels are not the only ones with subject matter that Apple may find offensive. I've heard Howard mention the Playboy and Maxim channels.