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  • Pocket Tunes Radio Plays Sirius XM on iPhone


    Remember recently when Starplayr was abruptly shut down before the expected iPhone app release could happen? It wasn't looking good for a nice Sirius XM radio on the iPhone. Enter Pocket Tunes Radio via the App Store to make the Sirius XM dream happen. Pocket Tunes Radio admittedly isn't as cool as Starplayr was going to be but it is a nice option worth considering.

    Features:
    • Works with web-based subscription services like XM (instructions), Sirius (instructions), Live 365 VIP (instructions).
    • Supports aacPlus v2 for the best sound.
    • Packaged with a selection of thousands of stations to listen to.
    • Remembers stations you like for easy finding.
    • If you like a song and want to purchase easily launch it in the iTunes store.
    • Built in web browser for multi tasking while listening.
    • Search to find what you want from the entire cataloge of stations.
    • More . . .
    Downside is the price of $9.99 via the App Store although this appears to be one application that has value equal to the price.

    thanks JazJon for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pocket Tunes Radio Plays Sirius XM on iPhone started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      They should of had release in cydia store
    1. Neo-Tech's Avatar
      Neo-Tech -
      Don't diss Pocket Tunes, best Radio App ever for iPhone. Their support is amazing
      Old news btw lol
    1. njosnavelin's Avatar
      njosnavelin -
      Pocket Tunes really is a great app. Have tried a few of the other radio apps and found this to be the best all round, particularly the buffering time for most of the stations.

      The price is well worth it, and sure if you can't afford it, there are ways around it!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      so we do need to subscribe? Ill just buy an XM radio and subscription for like 15 bucks and be done with it.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Since I don't use any of the satellite radios, I'll just stick with Wunder Radio. It's cheaper and has more stations than anyone could ever need!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Pocket Tunes requires the 2.2.1 software to be on your phone....aaaaaaarrrggghhhh! Bastards. Now I have to go find a custom 2.2.1 that won't upgrade my baseband. Nice.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Since I don't use any of the satellite radios, I'll just stick with Wunder Radio. It's cheaper and has more stations than anyone could ever need!
      I will agree! I can't remember ever paying for Wunder Radio.... I think I got mine for free because of the radio app competition back then..... and I like it! Also love the built in police scanners and such
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      I really like Pocket Tunes except..... if you do anything else on the phone (read sms, incoming phone call) it stops Pocket Tunes from running. Plus, when it does cut out because of an incoming phone call, it makes a HORRIBLE screach noise in your ear. It is very annoying because it always makes me jump.
    1. mboliver's Avatar
      mboliver -
      I can't seem to get this to work. The web on my phone does not show up like they list in the instructions? It shows the "little lego blocks". Anyone have any advice...am I missing something?

      I don't really know what I did, but it works now....woot!
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      This is great! Thank you!

      I'm listening to XM now, perfectly... well, minus when someone calls or texts.
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      does it work well over normal edge service, or is 3G and Wifi a must?

      Seriously considering this for use around the house and in the car.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      I've used it in the car with little to no problem. It sounds a little "tinny"... Slacker & Pandora sound better streaming, even over EDGE, but XM in general, sounds "tinny" streamed. The other stuff on Pocket Tunes sounds great in the car!
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Can I just use Safari to use Sirius or XM by visiting the website and enter my login information?
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      I really like Pocket Tunes except..... if you do anything else on the phone (read sms, incoming phone call) it stops Pocket Tunes from running. Plus, when it does cut out because of an incoming phone call, it makes a HORRIBLE screach noise in your ear. It is very annoying because it always makes me jump.
      download backgrounder... it'll solve your issue

      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Pocket Tunes requires the 2.2.1 software to be on your phone....aaaaaaarrrggghhhh! Bastards. Now I have to go find a custom 2.2.1 that won't upgrade my baseband. Nice.
      you may not need it. ph of the dev team released a BB downgrade tool for 3g users. make sure you read it first. if not just grab a custom FW. http://www.modmyi.com/forums/iphone-...30-2-28-a.html
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      download backgrounder... it'll solve your issue
      hey, thanks for the tip. Pocket Tunes does work well with backgrounder, however, the noise (that i can best describe as an loud electronic ripping noise) still occurs with incoming phone calles. But, the sms thing works perfectly. thanks again.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Thanks rwin84. I posted a request for a custom firmware today.

      I am looking for a phone that I can run experiments on right now. I would like to downgrade a baseband on a phone I don't depend on everyday
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      is discussing ways to rip off sirius subscriptions as intolerated as discussing c****** apps? if not... anything?
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Where is anyone discussing way to rip off sirius? Did I miss something??
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      haha.. no... but thats what i would like to happen... (assuming mods r ok with it, lol)
    1. nimavafi's Avatar
      nimavafi -
      sirius just raised their prices for online streaming @ 128K. Also, pocket tunes seems promising, but it just doesn't cut it with Siruis' web stream, any little hiccup with your 3G connection and you get buffering; EDGE forget it, you need Wifi or be standing next to a cell tower with more than full 3G to enjoy listening without frequent stops and buffering. (it looks like its more the software+web issue, because only sirius seems to have the constant buffering, other internet radio is okay, although I've been hard pressed to find a 128K stream. (by the way, i got the same "buffering" when i changed my sirius stream down to 32Kbps - if it can't play 32Kbps on 3G smoothly, then I dunno what it's good for.)

      so...if there is a way to rip off sirius, I'd like to know. Because with them shutting down Starplayr, raising prices, and never delivering on their own iPhone app, **** em.