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  • [ COMING SOON ] StarPlayr: Sirius/XM on the iPhone


    Sirius/XM is not quite a stranger to the iPhone - uSirius was released back in June of 08 to jailbroken users, and worked... and was buggy at best. The app was released by Millard Software, whose namesake Jason Millard is now teamed up with the folks at StarPlayr to release a prettied up, completely revamped, AppStore Sirius/XM app under the StarPlayr name. It should hit sometime this month.



    The app had been mentioned throughout the web a few times in late 08 as a possibility, but has now been released in private beta. The app works with the Sirius/XM internet feed, and most (but not all - yup, Stern is there, but no live sports, strangely except for Notre Dame College Football games) of their channels are available through it. The app streams over WiFi (I saw no indication it would work with 3G yet EDIT: seems forum posters here and at NiceMac are saying it works over 3G) at 128 kbps and features lyrics as well as album art in app.

    You'll need a subscription to XM/Sirius online to listen (which is $7.99/month). No word yet on pricing, but the Windows Mobile version of their app sells for $9.99.



    thanks Jon for emailing us the tip!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ COMING SOON ] StarPlayr: Sirius/XM on the iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. kressley's Avatar
      kressley -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      I read it more as they will get a response from Apple saying they cannot approve it "as is" BUT if they make changes X&Y they can.

      I think if it was rejected Apple would just say so..no?
      I completely agree, just semantics. Hopefully it's just some misc. changes that Apple will require and we'll be all set.
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      COMPLETELY subjective. I find it worth every penny. Does not make me STUPID.
      I didn't say you were stupid at all, however it is a very well documented fact that the majority of people who are spending 12 buck a month for sirius/xm did it for the sole reason of Stern.

      Never the less, he is very much over paid, as are all the other stars that they have hosting shows. The company is facing bankruptcy, and their COMBINED stock offerings is 13 cents, when in their heyday was respectively 16-20 dollars.

      Trust me and believe me, the stupidity that I am talking about is pale in comparison to the stupid decision I made regarding sirius stock.
    1. Plotkin35's Avatar
      Plotkin35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by boe_dye View Post
      Never the less, he is very much over paid, as are all the other stars that they have hosting shows. The company is facing bankruptcy, and their COMBINED stock offerings is 13 cents, when in their heyday was respectively 16-20 dollars.
      Couple of things, and not to nit-pick, but Sirius Stock was never above $9 and change, XM stock was over $20 at one point. Sirius only shot up over $9 when Howard first signed. Then it dropped and hovered abot $5 for a while, and then back down to $3,where it stayed for a longtime, only to be driven down, once the merger talk started, and they took on all of XM's debt.

      2. Stern brought the Sirius name from 600K subscribers to 3 million subscribers in a year. So add $2.4 million x$12.95 (that's not taking into account multiple subscriptions/radios) and that $31+ million in the first year. That's not including the advertising he brings in (yes he does have ads).

      The kick should have been for not bailing on the stock when it went from $4.75 before the Stern announcement when it hit $10.11 or so then following day.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kressley View Post
      I like the possibility of that, but with the $3/month online charge coming up soon or already started, I dont know how many people will use it either way...
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      I like the possibility of that, but with the $3/month online charge coming up soon or already started, I dont know how many people will use it either way...
      Agreed. I only listen to 202 and I rarely use the online streaming. I just don't see me parting with ANOTHER 3 bucks a month after having added the "Best of Sirius" so the wife can get 100 and 101.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      Agreed. I only listen to 202 and I rarely use the online streaming. I just don't see me parting with ANOTHER 3 bucks a month after having added the "Best of Sirius" so the wife can get 100 and 101.
      Same here. Its not even the money, its the fact that I now will have to pay for something was has been free since the company was founded...
    1. jwcrash's Avatar
      jwcrash -
      Fun's over - the entire project and business have been abandoned.

      StarPlayr abandoned
    1. tyson1749's Avatar
      tyson1749 -
      yeah just saw that bummer!

      From the website...

      StarPlayr.com
      Lost in Space, StarPlayr Retires from Satellite Radio
      Written by NiceMac
      Sunday, 08 March 2009 04:01
      To all of our fans and customers:

      NiceMac has decided it is in our best interests to discontinue the StarPlayr project. NiceMac will be issuing refunds for purchasers of StarPlayr for Windows Mobile on a first come first serve basis until corporate funds have been exhausted.

      To request a refund simply copy and paste your StarPlayr for Windows Mobile PayPal receipt via the Contact us Email form.

      We would all like to thank you for your support, kind words, understanding and patience throughout. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience.

      Sincerely,
      The NiceMac Team

      p.s.

      This has been the greatest privilege and honor working with this fantastic NiceMac team. Never in my wildest dreams we would have accomplished so much together. In my book, you are all heroes. Good luck in your future endeavors and enjoy the success in everything you do. I hold your programming abilities and entrepreniual spirit to the highest regard. Thank you. Sincerely, goodtime
    1. chrisperro's Avatar
      chrisperro -
      GUYS, for HOWARD STERN download SHOUTCAST and search for HOWARD 101.
      I been listening every morning.
      or you can download PocketTunes or RadioBox same thing.
      click thanks
      edit
      actually every internet radio app that have Shoutcast will have howard101.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      This sucks..
    1. tyson1749's Avatar
      tyson1749 -
      Shoutcast is awesome, get my Howard every morning and it's completely free. Flycast is what I use and it's pretty reliable.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisperro View Post
      GUYS, for HOWARD STERN download SHOUTCAST and search for HOWARD 101.
      I been listening every morning.
      or you can download PocketTunes or RadioBox same thing.
      click thanks
      edit
      actually every internet radio app that have Shoutcast will have howard101.
      I have WunderRadio and Tuner, dont see howard when I search. I guess I'll try the other apps, unless you know the direct URL?
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisperro View Post
      GUYS, for HOWARD STERN download SHOUTCAST and search for HOWARD 101.
      I been listening every morning.
      or you can download PocketTunes or RadioBox same thing.
      click thanks
      edit
      actually every internet radio app that have Shoutcast will have howard101.
      101 is good if you live on the West Coast but if you are on the East, 101 replays Howard too late for me at least...
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I guess we can shut this one down now.

      I'm gonna go ahead and unsubscribe. See you guys later.
    1. keatonec's Avatar
      keatonec -
      what a piss off. i was really looking forward to this.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by keatonec View Post
      what a piss off. i was really looking forward to this.

      Really is a shame. The Starplayr app was great.. Im back to streaming via orb and usirius RC8 from my home puter.. Works well enough i spose.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Good news!
      Can I play Sirius Satellite Radio on Pocket Tunes Radio?

      You can now play Sirius Satellite Radio via Pocket Tunes Radio app.

      As of version 5.2 of Pocket Tunes Radio, you can play Sirius Internet Radio. They added support for Web-based stations and this allows you to play stations that normally require you to be using a PC rather than a mobile device.

      Here are the steps to do that:

      **Note: You must have a paid subscription to Sirius Internet Radio to use this with Pocket Tunes Radio

      1. Go to the "Web" tab in Pocket Tunes Radio and enter www.sirius.com

      (** Canadian Sirius customers, the Canadian page, www.sirius.ca does not display properly on the iPhone/touch. Go to the bottom of the screen and tap "Site Map in the lower right)
      2. Tap on "Media Player" at the top of the screen

      (**Canadian Sirius customers tap "Listen Online" in the site map)



      3. You will then get the login screen



      - Enter the username and password you use to access your Sirius channels on-line.
      - Enter the appropriate security characters and tap "Sign In"
      - If you get a generic message like "Sorry and error has occurred", try the login again, making sure you are entering the correct user, password and security answer.
      - If you get locked out by Sirius, please see this Knowledge Base article.

      4. You are then taken to the top level listing of the Sirius stations available on-line.

      www.normsoft.com/kb/idx/55/292/article
      See above link for more info.............

      Quote Originally Posted by bschucher View Post
      Really is a shame. The Starplayr app was great.. Im back to streaming via orb and usirius RC8 from my home puter.. Works well enough i spose.
      By the way, where can we even download the PC version of usirius any more?