uSirius StarPlayr - Sirius XM on iPhone

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  1. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a

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    Just stopping in to say thanks to all of our supporters. We are in limited Beta right now and the application is nearing it's release.

    As always, check out www.starplayr.com for the latest.

    Thanks again to everyone.

    ~Dave
     
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  3. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Edge, 3G,Wifi, and iPod touches.

    The interface is so easy to use, even Eric could use it. Nice Av. :)
     
  4. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    I love starplayr, even if I have to use it in Windows for XM.

    Oh hey, now I don't have to. :) Yay Leopard XM.

    Looking forward to starplayr for Blackberry.
     
  5. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We have StarLightXM for Mac that supports both Sirius and XM on Mac.

    BlackBerry is under way... some minor hurdles so far.
     
  6. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I meant, StarLight XM. But I stink. It works nice, PAD data on R&F ch202 is updating just as fast as on my Inno.

    I'm sure your release when you guys get it out will blow away the official XM Blackberry app. Its only got 20 channels and costs $6 a mo.
     
  7. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely... ours will be a one time purchase and will offer all channels they currently stream over the internet... plus have album art, lyrics, etc.
     
  8. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    Will we be able to listen to live sports games (NBA)?
     
  9. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if the games are played over the internet streams or not. I don't listen to sports much.
     
  10. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Will the sound quality be as good as the internet streams? I know the XM BlackBerry app was aweful. The sound was so badly compressed it made it sound so tinny.
     
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  12. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It will sound as good as the internet streams if at all possible. I believe the sound quality issue lies in their need to transcode which we will be avoiding if at all possible.
     
  13. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Thanks, I've been waiting for something like this for a long time.
     
  14. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the sports channels aren't available online, for XM anyway.

    The newer Blackberries - the ones with names - can play WMA files and support streaming audio in the browser, hopefully that will negate the need to transcode :)
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    That's correct, it's all about licensing.
     
  16. p0rk macrumors newbie

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    Any hints on what the 1 time price will be for the app?
     
  17. bitslap47 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest it is too early to tell. It depends on how many man hours need to go into it. I can tell you the RIM SDK is not that great, and their developer support is poor at best (or at least the support they are willing to give me.)

    iPhone we have an idea but are not ready to announce the price just yet.
     
  18. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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    Quite possibly the second most anticipated app for me

    After Sling Player. Can't wait to use it - the beta looks great. Been an XM sub since 2002 and a Sirius sub since 2004.
     
  19. p0rk macrumors newbie

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    Will you be able see what's playing on each channel while browsing the channel listing? Kinda like how it works on the actual receiver.. you can see the channel name, band name, or song name I think.
     
  20. bprough macrumors newbie

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    So glad to hear this app is coming out now i will die every day it is not out . Only thing about knowing something is coming is not knowing when :D . I just wish sirius would add some sports channel so i could listen to my notre dame football next year when the wife drags me to disney on saturdays.
     
  21. leishan macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to know this also-hopefully it will!
     
  22. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Any way we can get a notification by email or something when this is out? And this requires an account right? I have an account with Sirius, so I have no worries. I just want to listen to Howard Stern on the go :)
     
  23. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Nice idea but without live sports it is pretty useless to me. I know this is a XM/Sirius but live sports is not streamed via the internet.
     
  24. wishman35 macrumors regular

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    Can you please give us a hint to a timeframe for its release.

    i dont understand all of the hush hush, a ballpark estimate for price and release date will cause no harm, i mean we are the buyers here and regardless if you tell us now or later what it costs those who want it..want it...and those who dont...dont.

    every place i read about this has the main person in charge holding back on a release date but simply saying soon...if you are so confident on its soon release date then what is wrong with saying "by the end of january" or "the end of february"?
     
  25. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    exactly my thoughts. I'm not currently a sirius/xm subscriber, but would be happy to plunk down money for a subscription if I could listen to live NBA games on my iPhone.
     

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