Official Sirius|XM Application: News, Rumors, etc.

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  1. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

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    Figured this deserved its own thread rather than continuing the bump the defunct Starplyr thread. Will make more sense anyway when it comes out.

    http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/live-blogging-the-fy08-sirius-xm-earnings-call.html#more

    I'm looking forward to this very much. I hope it's sooner than 3 months, but I'd rather wait 3 than not have it at all.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I thought they filed for bankruptcy? :eek: Possibly looking for a stimulus bailout?
     
  3. poblack macrumors regular

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    They are no longer in jeopardy of filing for bancruptcy. The XM Sirius app is going to be huge.
     
  4. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    This rumor is so old it's developed cateracts :eek:
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I kind of got tired of waiting for something that is really just a rumor and reactivated two of my XM Pioneer Innos.
     
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    AP article on Sirius/XM's announcement:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i9gPXnScj78XLv7AlGwDIEQeLChgD96SK2A80

     
  8. Superman07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fair, but as the articles state it's an application generic program and will work for both the iPhone and iPod Touch. That's why I put it in the Application section. ;)

    I wonder if the screencaps floating around are real, or just conceptual.
     
  9. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I never know where to post anything iPhone related in the horrible labyrinth that is the iPhone Sub-Forums.

    It's like a message board unto itself...
     
  10. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! The iPhone SiriusXM is starting to resemble vaporware. The sad thing is this company could really use an app revenue stream. I think it should be priced at 19.99 with a monthly fee of 12.95 (if u don't already have sirius) and work over EGDE/3G/WiFi

    They are probably going to hold off until iPhone OS 3.0 to be able to add tiered pricing and external receivers to try and complicate things.
     
  11. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    XM had their app in testing before the damn merger was finalized. Have a look at their product cycle for both companies' portable offerings and you'll see long lead times across the board.
     
  12. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    Just FYI - the last Pocket Tunes update now allows for SiriusXM playback on the iPhone without Orb. $10, but you get other worthwhile features including web browsing while streaming (with added landscape and bookmark capabilities so it's closer to Safari).
     
  13. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I keep hearing something is coming but it's only more rumours. I say no more threads until the damn app is out.
     
  14. jw2002 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, they should have gotten out in front of this roughly 1-2 years ago. When I was still a subscriber of XM (Dec 2005-Dec 2008), I managed to get my favorite channels to play in iTunes by pasting the URL of the stream that their (unreliable) web based player used. So the technical obstacles to this were always pretty nonexistent.

    I canceled XM due to dissatisfaction with the new content after the Nov 2008 changeover and have since replaced it with plenty of podcasts and other online streaming. So even if they do develop an iphone/ipod player, they have to overcome a lot more stuff to lure back disappointed former subscribers.
     
  15. verks macrumors member

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    Thanks Lara for the info, This works great! The stream is crystal clear.

    All it uses is the Sirius media player from Sirius.com. No need for a Sirius player now and the Pocket Tunes app is nice. :D
     
  16. ken987 macrumors member

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    So...before I spend 10 bucks..Can this be blocked like the other apps? Can SiriusXM stop that portion of the service. I have the online listening acct since I have lifetime on the car...don't mind paying 10 bucks to listen to Sirius since I can't stream from work.
     
  17. verks macrumors member

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    I can only assume no but it uses the Sirius online media player so you use the built in browser in Pocket Tunes to access Sirius.com and login to your account and choose a station. The player allows the file type that Sirius uses to be played.

    I'm sure though that Sirius could find a way if they wanted. Who knows? Anyone have any ideas on this?

    All I know is that it works.
     
  18. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    So does it give you a listing of all the Sirius channels or do you have to manually add the streams? Any idea if it will work with Sirius Canada?

    EDIT: Did some research, and realized that I have poor comprehension because there's a post that explains it is the online media player... so yes, it does list all of the channels... I e-mailed them about Canadian accounts (in case anyone else was wondering).

    SECOND EDIT: I received a response from the support team, it does work with Canadian accounts. It involves a little bit of adjusting because the page renders different (or something like that... it's hard to pass on what I was told without ever having used the app myself) but it does work. Pretty quick response from them as well!
     
  19. DTexman macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if this will work with an XM account? They have a flash media player on their site that the iphone cannot access.
     
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  21. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to say that I bought this app this morning, seems worth it so far. I'm using it with Sirius Canada. It comes with a web-browser and you have to log-in on the web interface (like you normally you would through sirius.com or siriuscanada.com) and then the usual Sirius Player with the three-pane window pops up. From there you just pick your station and it'll start streaming. Once each channel loads you're able to add that stream to your favorites so that you don't have to go back through the web interface every single time. Seems great so far. Sorry if I'm re-hasing information but just wanted to pass on what I've experienced.
     
  22. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I assume yo won't want to do this, but if you do, PM me your username and password (even if you change it to something else) and the log-in instructions for XM (ie what website, where you have to click to listen online, etc) and I can try for you.
     
  23. DTexman macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I got the info from the Pocket Tunes page.
     
  24. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Great!
     

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