SiriusXM iOS App Offers 5-Hour Rewind On Shows

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    Might be nice to note the price for this (not sure about the rest) is going up to $3.50/month in January.
     
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    Such a welcome change, I used to miss that with my old Sportster unit. At least now it rewinds it to the beginning of the song which makes it better.
     
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    All rates are going up in January.

    Oooh, that reminds me, I need to cancel my XM subscription as leased car goes back on Thursday.
     
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    Good luck with that! They have die hard salesmen as CS so be ready to fend off a very long slew of offers to keep your service.
     
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    And I'll listen to what they have to say so I can get the best deal on my next subscription when the 6 months free runs out on the new car. :)
     
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    They are the worst group I ever dealt with when trying to cancel a subscription.

    Me "My radio die."
    CS "We'll send you a new one."
    Me "I never listened to it anyhow."
    CS "It's nice to have in case you want to listen to it."
    Me "I'm not going to pay for something I don't use."
    CS "We are sending you a new radio and 3 months of free service"
    Me "I don't want it and I'm not going to use it. You might as well save it for someone else."
    CS "Then call back and cancel in 3 months, it's on it's way."


    Well they sent me a radio and gave me the moths free and I never used it and the worst part was I had to call and go through it all over again. While it's great service and they are willing to go the extra mile to keep customers happy there's a point in time where they need to get the point.
     
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    It's better than a dvr… all the buffer is stored on their servers so you never have to program anything.
     
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    I have to say that trying to cancel XM is harder than canceling AOL ever was. In addition, it is over priced for what you get now, it used to be a lot more reasonable. i am just refering to the service it's self, it used to be around $7 per month when I first signed up with them. I got rid of them when they went up to $10 per month, now it's $12.99 and $3 extra if I want to listen on my iPhone? No way is that worth it, when there are various streaming sources that are free and work on the iPhone/iPad and multiple other places, even at the same time.
     
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    I thought it was nice when it was free with the car, but can't justify the price for weeding out commercials. If they offered an internet-only service for $50/year, with no commitment and no other subscription, then I would actually find it a good value.

    Long term prediction is that they don't survive 2012. Add Blockbuster to the same list. Netflix and Redbox are treading water for a few more years before they drown.
     
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    As long as you don't want the best of the other service (so if it is xm you have, the best of Sirius) - don't settle for anything other than $77/year (plus tax)
     
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    I used to subscribe for BPM. Canceling was a nightmare. I was looking to starting again but $15 a month is rediculous compared to what I get from Netflix for $8.
     
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    I'd use this if they have a steaming Podcast ability through iTunes
     
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    Easy way to cancel if subscription is attached to auto

    I did my research for about 20 minutes before making the call to cancel as I'd heard the horror stories. Finally found a few who said, tell them you sold your car.. and it's pretty quick.

    I did that and sure enough it was a fast cancelation. They did try to find out the exact date and time I was "selling" the car (I told them the guy was on his way to pick it up... so within the hour).. they asked if they could talk to buyer about keeping service, I told them no.. I barely knew the guy.

    It was all lies on my part, but it worked.. less than 5 minute phone call total.

    THEY DID however, leave it on in the car for a few weeks after canceling.. I suspect because they wanted to give the "new owner" a taste of it and then abruptly pull the plug, hoping the "new owner" would call and seek reactivation.

    Definitely some shady people over there.
     
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    I cancelled satellite radio and now pay for Pandora. Much happier now.
     
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    This update is a huge step in the right direction. Even though the technology & ability to offer this feature set have been available for quite some time it is fantastic, especially as a Howard fan, to finally start to see this functionality. I hope this is only the first major update we see, especially to fix the fact that fast forward and rewind are more like spinning a wheel and seeing what point in time you will land.

    The cost of SiriusXM is going to continue to rise and with it should come much more extensive accessibility to the programming.
     
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    People still use Sirius/Xm???
     
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    Was that a Freudian slip?
     
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    It's one of those services that I rarely use but when I go on a road trip I'm glad I have it. Here in the Southwest radio stations in the desert are a bit limited and streaming from the phone can be problematic in places and on long trips use up your data.

    With all that being said, I have Sirus in 3 of my 4 vehicles and 2 of which I haven't even turned it on in at least 2 years. This thread reminds me that I should probably cancel a couple of them. :cool:
     
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    Yes. I've been an XM sub since 2003 and will be till it dies if it does. I tried Pandora and Spotify and gave them up after a day or two. I love my commercial free music on XM. I bought my 06 Chevy back them with XM in mind when I bought it.
     
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    Greatly improved app. SiriusXM has over 20 million subscribers and over the last 6 quarters they have added subscribers and their churn according to their financials is 1.3%, which is really low for a subscription based service.

    So all of you naysayers don't have a clue when you say this service won't survive 2012. Clearly the service isn't for everyone, but when you consider the cost vs what you actually get its a great value. For me on the road a lot having access to so much live programming especially sports is something just not available via internet based music services.

    My cable internet and programming has gone up every single year for the last several years. I've had the same rate from SiriusXM for years now. So they are going up in Jan, I have no problems with that.

    Before anyone makes the stupid statement that I work for SiriusXM. NO I don't, I am just a subscriber, so don't go there.
     
  22. MacDarcy, Dec 14, 2011
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    I think all the naysayers are Teenagers and college kids who dont drive or have a job, and are used to Pandora because it's "Free".

    But guess what? Pandora is losing money hand over fist. Mark my words, they will be forced to move to a subscription based model like MOST of the internet radio companies and Sirius. Spotify already did, it's over $10 a month. Slacker is moving that way and so are the others.

    Pandora is just trying to get as many people to join their free service while they still can. If they don't raise their rates soon, they will be forced to add more commercials...and trust me...people will NOT like that.

    I will say, that people are getting used to services like Pandora tho....with the ability to create your own stations. People like that kind of control. Sirius will provide this service soon too. They will add it to their Sat 2.0 in a future update for a small fee. Mark my words.

    Another thing people fail to mention here is that Sirius has so much more than music. They have uncensored talk, sports and comedy.

    Plus Satellite radio is everywhere, and doesn't use up data. Try getting a consistant signal for Pandora while driving in your car. And die hard radio listeners will eat up their data plans on their phones very fast and risk INSANE overcharges from the telecom companies which are all moving away from unlimited data plans to capped plans.

    I bet the poster who predicted Sirius would die in 2012 is a teenager who is used to getting Pandora for free. Well...don't get used to that. Pandora is the one who might not be here past 2012 if they don't raise their fees or add more commercials. And watch how fast the teenagers drop the service.

    Sirius offers so much more for pennies a day. And anyone who drives or owns a car who tries the services loves it. Most teenagers or college kids dont have cars or jobs.

    Spotify is charging $10 a month. Pretty soon all the internet radio companies will be charging that much. Sirius will offer the ability to create personal radio stations soon, and only charges $4.95 more a month than Spotify....but you get so much more like Sports and uncensored talk and special live shows and concerts. Sirius can easily add a Pandora like feature, but Pandora and its ilk could never offer all the great content Sirius does.

    So be honest...down the road, if you have the choice of paying $10 a month for Spotify, Pandora etc and just get a music jukebox....OR pay $15 a month for Sirius and get that AND so much more with all their Sports, uncensored talk, live concerts etc.....WHICH service would you really choose?

    Totally worth it in my opinion. :)
     
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    Nice! Hope they add this to the desktop player as well.

    Baba booey, Howard Stern's small penis.
     
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    I have Sirius Xm and I'm astonished at how, despite its 200 channels, there is nothing to listen to most of the time. All of the music channels seem unduly repetitious after you've been driving around listening to it for a week, and the talk radio is mostly unlistenable. The only non-music channels I listen to are NPR and classic radio. There is almost nothing that I would want to "DVR" and certainly no stretch of five hour programming I would want to record and listen to again.

    I find that I'm always listening to stuff I've loaded onto my iPhone (Car Talk and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me are available by podcast for free), and Pandora. I don't know if I'll renew my subscription when it comes up again in March.
     
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    Yes, been a subscriber since 2004 and will be until the day they die or the day I die, whichever comes first. I do a lot of driving and it's worth every penny. There is one FM station here that plays the kind of music I like, and the couple times I've been stuck in a car without Sirius, it's mostly commercials. Plus I love listening to Howard Stern, even if he's not as good as he used to be.

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