Sirius XM for iPhone Arrives in App Store

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Sirius XM Radio today announced the availability of SIRIUS XM Premium Online [App Store, Free for Subscribers] for the iPhone and iPod touch, offering Sirius XM Premium Online subscribers access to 120 online radio channels.

    Unfortunately, a number of popular Sirius XM offerings, including Howard Stern and channels covering several live sporting events, are not available on the iPhone and iPod touch.

    Current Sirius subscribers who do not have the Internet Radio package required for SIRIUS XM Premium Online for the iPhone can upgrade for an additional $2.99/month fee on top of their regular subscription, while non-subscribers can obtain the a standalone Internet Radio package for $12.95/month. Sirius is also offering a free seven-day trial for the new iPhone service.

    Article Link: Sirius XM for iPhone Arrives in App Store
  2. macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2005
    No Howard? Sux! Serious dropped the ball on this one.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    I've been using this App all morning. So far its been great.
    Some people will complain about the lack of Howard Stern, but I could care less.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    DROPPED IT BIG TIME. Look at the stock, taking a dive today because of no HOWARD. Would have been a good day for gains too. BOOOOOOOOO.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    this is stupid. 20 million subscribers and 12 million of them are there for Howard only. thank goodness for Pocket Tunes.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Sep 29, 2007
    You can listen to Howard on your iPhone

    I wrote an article on which program allows you to listen to Howard
  7. macrumors newbie


    Jun 17, 2009
    Central Florida

    Seriously? This App is going to fail! Who in their right mind is going to pay that expensive monthly subscription just for their iPhone? This App was most definitely meant for current Sirius subscribers. Internet radio is free and better. Sirius may promise "no commercials" but its still filled with their crappy own ads.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Bromont, Canada
    Not in canadian store.

    It seems that the Sirrius XM app in not in the canadian store.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    I love this app!

    Now I can be less productive at work! I don't care that it doesn't have Howard, I'm more into Opie and Anthony/Ron and Fez. As for paying the $3/month just to have it on my iPhone, well I can take my iPhone anywhere, which is better than what I can do with my car radio. This is great!
  10. macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2008
    Only SOME of their music stations are commercial free. Others are filled with commercials and the commercials are long and sometimes offensive (i.e. Adam and Eve.)

    The playlist of some of the channels is also quite limited. Within two weeks of having Sirius, they were already replaying the same things over and over, rarely introducing new material.

    Even though Sirius was free in my car, I still use my iPhone for FREE internet radio and more variety.
  11. macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2006
    Waterbury, CT
    No Howard, another EPIC FAIL on the part of Sirius. this company is dead:mad:
  12. macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2006
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I have two accounts and internet radio with Sirius but it won't allow me to log into the iPhone app because apparently you need a special premium radio account. I am livid that Sirius would alienate customers like myself that have prepaid for two years and already have a internet account. They want me to upgrade to "premium internet account" for $1.67 more a month.

    App has been uninstalled, Sirius will not be renewed and I will be selling my Sirius stock.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2008
    No Howard????

    I cant believe I have been anxiously awaiting this! They will probably change it after all the backlash they will be getting.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    Aside from the typical "I'm selling [company name] stock!", I too am pretty upset that they want $2.99 in addition to my monthly fee.

    Take a page from Netflix, XM/Sirius.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    Management at XM Sirius are morons not to include Howard. They are completely inept. Howard is the only reason Sirius survived and not to include him in a package that can reach 50 Million subscribers is insane, it is ludicrous. I have never bought one of their radios because they are garbage. The iPod/iPhone vehicle is so much better than the stiletto, I am so disappointed, and will be even more so when Howard leaves at the end of his contract in a year because the suits at Sirius are going to completely tank this stock, which I unfortunately own. One thing I do not own is a subscription and now I never will. Good luck in BK court Sirius.
  16. macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2006
    South of the Border I-95
    Paying MORE

    Pay more per month and not have the full Sirius / XM package, not worth it in my book.

    Heck I rarely turn on the satellite radio, got it free for a year when I bought the vehicle, if I could transfer my acct to the iPhone than I would but than I'd be draining the battery all day long . And since AT&T is screwing its customer base on the iPhone upgrading and not being able to get a new one with better battery life, makes it even worse.

    I think they pulled Howard cause they did not want mommy and daddy to have to worry about little johnny listening to howard, gee if you wrote the app to block out certain channels and password protect it, you mite not have to worry

    Not worth it in my opinion, :(
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
  18. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    If you want Howard, pay for it!

    I don't understand some of these replies.... if you want an iphone, you pay the premium for the "privilege" of the exclusive service of AT&T to use it.

    Wouldn't the same applies for Howard on SiriusXM. They have the exclusive on his contract, why not charge something more for this service? Think of it like a "tethering plan" for an additional $30 per month from ATT (or whatever they will be charging when its available). How is this ANY different?

    I can't blame Sirius for this decision at all. Heck, if people can afford the premium iphone and subscription services, I'm certain most of these people who are also true Howard fans can afford the few extra bucks per month.

    It's what needs to happen to make a profit.... compare it to any so-called "free" radio over the am/fm, streaming etc. Somebody has to get paid to provide the service, and I don't see Clear Channel (as they are very close in filing for bankruptcy protection) making money right now as they and other similar companies are feverishly scrambling to restructure debt.

    Life is unfair - yes, but we all have to deal with it.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    second comment after downloading....
    this app blows. it played for about 30 seconds and then just buffers endlessly.
    This is the app that got approved and not Jason Millards Star Playr. what a joke.
  20. macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    What about this are you not understanding? I already pay a subscription per month to Sirius. They want me to pay even more now to access this via my phone (fine) but on top of that, they aren't giving me the ability to listen to Howard which is pretty much the only reason I signed up in the first place. This app is useless to me. A sirius fail.
  21. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Don't you mean you couldn't care less?
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
  23. slu
    macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    No Howard is very, very dumb. They could potentially get lots of iPhone owners to pay $12.95 a month for their Internet Radio only sub if he was available.

    And the person that said some of the music channels have commercials is dead wrong. All of the talk channels have commercials, but none of the music channels.

    And you think an Adam & Eve commercial is offensive? If that is the case, you probably shouldn't listen to any radio because you are probably offended by almost everything.
  24. slu
    macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    You can't run any app in the background except for iPod.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    Pocket Tunes is much better

    Can't believe they dropped the ball with Howard

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