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  • Goodbye Starplayr


    It was a nice dream. Sirius XM satellite radio on the iPhone via the App Store. Unfortunately after StarPlayr was submitted to the App Store it was never able to make it through (presumably some Sirius XM pressure was behind the denial). Now StarPlayr is officially done for good.

    What have we learned? If you have something cool going on many different platforms and haven't had legal troubles from companies like Sirius XM then by all means DO NOT progress what you are doing to the iPhone. It appears that the move towards iPhone awesomeness caught a little bit too much attention (in the wrong way) from Sirius XM. StarPlayr has been enjoyed by many on their Macs and Windows Mobiles; further enjoyment by many more will never come to fruition.

    While NiceMac doesn't come out and say directly that Sirius XM has shut them down it wouldn't be a stretch.
    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
    Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2009 14:07
    Oh well. Maybe Sirius XM is going to put out an iPhone app of their own. One can only hope . . .

    thx everyone who sent this in
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Goodbye Starplayr started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      damn

      i was looking forward to that one
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      o well, no big deal to me. i have been listening to Sirius on my iPhone for months.
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      Yeah but i have an xm account
    1. richcg's Avatar
      richcg -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      o well, no big deal to me. i have been listening to Sirius on my iPhone for months.
      How do you listen to Sirius or XM on the iPhone?
    1. thebandbuddy's Avatar
      thebandbuddy -
      ya i love sirius radio on my iphone
    1. czarnachmura28's Avatar
      czarnachmura28 -
      yes , how how , how , how ?
    1. thebandbuddy's Avatar
      thebandbuddy -
      i love the 16g iphone better than the 1st gen for tuning in
      its much faster
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by richcg View Post
      How do you listen to Sirius or XM on the iPhone?
      i use uSirius RC8 from millard software. (free)
      fStream from the iPhone app store (free)
      the free web server that is availble on any windows OS.

      its just a simple .asp redirect. takes about 10 minuntes to setup. i have been doing this for awhile and i can listen without interuption or breaks for hours (with an occasional recharge of course). I have posted the code on these forums before.

      a side note, millard software has removed uSirius. the site owner (Jason) was one of the four developers of starplayer. of course, if you have still have the software, it still works.
    1. GravityEyes's Avatar
      GravityEyes -
      Wise guy - ALL uSirius apps will stop working on the 10th. They are shutting down their intermediate servers.
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      They should just relese starplayer on cydia store
    1. czarnachmura28's Avatar
      czarnachmura28 -
      can You share the uSirius RC8 somehow ? i cant find anywhere on line to try....
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by shagster40 View Post
      They should just relese starplayer on cydia store
      I'm with this guy!!! I'd feel alot better if they did. Otherwise, i'm shutting my account down just as soon as my term ends.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GravityEyes View Post
      Wise guy - ALL uSirius apps will stop working on the 10th. They are shutting down their intermediate servers.
      is this confirmed? did you read this somewhere? what will that do to all their current WiFi players like the stilleto?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      No, after March 10th you will have to pay for online listening, unless you have the lifetime subscription, at the end of your current contract.

      If you log in now a box will pop up asking you to extend your subscription and they will give you free online listening until the end of your new subscription term.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      o, i already pay $2.99 for 128bit streaming... i wonder what will happen to me.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      o, i already pay $2.99 for 128bit streaming... i wonder what will happen to me.
      You are already paying for internet radio so nothing should happen.

      This should only apply to those who are getting streaming for free from their radio player accounts.
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      bad news I hope sirius/xm has something in the works
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      You are already paying for internet radio so nothing should happen.

      This should only apply to those who are getting streaming for free from their radio player accounts.
      well, if on the 11th my solution still works, i will help those out that are interested.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by shagster40 View Post
      They should just relese starplayer on cydia store
      Exactly what I was going to say...
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      I hope the following is true.

      sirius-xm to release free iphone application?

      Sirius XM to Release FREE iPhone Application - SiriusBuzz