XM Radio possible on iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KCWolfPck, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2007
    Fredericksburg, VA
    I am an XM radio subsciber. That subscription includes listening to the stations online. I just logged on to the XM website on the iPhone and was able to open the player. However, it was not able to stream the music (it showed a blue lego where the player would normally be). Does anyone know of a workaround or if this is something that may work after a future firmware update?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I don't know about XM, kind of want to though. But it seems that XM streams audio through flash or some other unsupported plug in. Thats what the blue logo is, just a missing plug in. I am afraid that of now your out of luck. People have been hacking the crap out of the thing, so you never know.
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    There is no solution that I know of yet. Check over at xm411.com for more discussion.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Right, the plugins are missing.

    I tried Sirius and it wouldn't work.

    Also tried www.somaFM and none of their players would work. One of them was Quicktime and it did nothing.

    They need to hack the iPhone to use Firefox, and allow all plugins to be installed. Then we can stream satellite radio.
  5. macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    Device engineer 30+ yrs, touchscreens 24+.
    It's being done, although kind of a kludge. Google for:

    iphone xm orb


    iphone sirius orb

    And you'll find instructions.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2006
    I am able to stream Sirius to my iPhone using this setup - LINK

    The company who makes uSirius also makes uXM, so in theory, it should work with XM as well.

    It does take a little while to get it all going, but i've been using mine for weeks and it sounds great.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2007
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Thank you. I now have XM radio capability on my iPhone. SWEET!

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