Play XM Radio on my Mac

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  1. acp macrumors newbie

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    Hey all... new to Macforums...

    I received an XM player for Christmas, and before I activated my XM subscription, I was wondering if there's a way to play it through my Powerbook via a Widget or software app? I was thinking the widget/app would verify my subscription (like my Delphi player does) and then display the channels and songs, and I could just play them. I can't seem to find anything out there that can do this, and perhaps there isn't anything. I have no plans to record the music, burn it, or otherwise, just to listen to it via headphones while working in the coffeeshop on a Saturday morning.

    Any help is appreciated.

    AP
     
  2. usagent macrumors newbie

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    once you subscribe you can go to xmradio.com and sign in. your subcribtion includes the online version of xm radio as well. when you sign in a player will open up that has the xm channels ready to be listened to.
     
  3. acp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you sure?

    I saw something about an addition $4 charge a month for Radio Online or something... Perhaps that's different?

    And do you know of any Widgets (XM/Some Other Media Player) that I can use versus loading up Safari each time?

    AP
     
  4. usagent macrumors newbie

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    nope, online service is included. i'm using it right now actually. as for widgets, do a search on the apple site...i think i remember seeing one there. i could be wrong, but give it a shot.
     
  5. acp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Appreciate the help... I just want to make sure my XM subscription is worth the price of admission... I don't want to have to carry around a portable player, iPod, cell phone, etc etc... 8^)

    AP
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    XM Online is included with an XM subscription. If you don't have an XM subscription, you can subscribe to just XM online (ie. no listening via a real radio) for $6 or $7 a month. Anyway, here's a widget for listening to XM online. It works OK most of the time for me, but I really wish XM would either switch to QuickTime streaming, or at least add a QT stream, because Windows Media is awful. I sometimes have problems connecting (like right now).
     
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