Best apps for listening to sirius.

Jon

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Free as in no additional monthly charge, Pocket Tunes or Wunderradio are your best options. But both cost money to buy. Pocket Tunes is still $6.99 last I checked and Wunderradio is $9.99 in the App Store. Either way You can just log in through the online service and you're good to go.
 

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Thanks for the info. How is the iphone when it comes to streaming. I mean is it just like with a voice signal, it will work as long as there is a signal?

So just like you can talk and drive all over with a signal, you should be able to listen to sirius on the iphone with no problems either. Right?
 

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Thanks for the info. How is the iphone when it comes to streaming. I mean is it just like with a voice signal, it will work as long as there is a signal?

So just like you can talk and drive all over with a signal, you should be able to listen to sirius on the iphone with no problems either. Right?


Pretty much. I have wifi at home but 3G is more than sufficient in the case of the radio apps. I've listened to Pandora and Slacker on 3G on the Bus and in the car and both work nicely. I also use Wunderradio for the Scanner feeds if you're into that sort of thing.

mrpacs said:
Pocket Tunes works perfectly but it is $10.

Apparently was $9.99, now $6.99.
 

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Biaviian

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OK. I'm getting an iPhone this week (my company is going form BB to iPhones). If I get Pocket Tunes I can listen to Sirius? Is it all channels my subscription has access to?
 

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OK. I'm getting an iPhone this week (my company is going form BB to iPhones). If I get Pocket Tunes I can listen to Sirius? Is it all channels my subscription has access to?

If you do not listen to Stern, you could actually save yourself the cost of Pocket Tunes and just get the Sirius XM App. If you listen to Stern then Pocket Tunes will provide that for you. I purchased pocket tunes a while back, but actually like the Sirius XM App better, but I don't listen to Stern. I think it should give you full access to whatever you pay for now.
 

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I would only use it for Stern actually. Otherwise I'd be using Slacker. Is there a slacker app for the iPhone? I assume there is.
 

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I would only use it for Stern actually. Otherwise I'd be using Slacker. Is there a slacker app for the iPhone? I assume there is.

90,000 Apps and counting! Slacker, Pandora, Wonder Radio, Yahoo, Rhapsody, shall I go on? LOL
 

Biaviian

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I just can't wait to get this phone to see what all it has. Is your phone jailbroken?
 

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I just can't wait to get this phone to see what all it has. Is your phone jailbroken?

I never really found a reason to jailbreak it. I know when you do this you can't always update until they come out with a jailbroken version. What jailbreaking offers I've never really found necessary. I do wish Apple would allow multiple apps to play in the background, but for the most part I have learned to deal with it. I think with Droid and some of these other phones really pushing this issue Apple will eventually relent.
 

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The only reason I want to jailbreak it is for the multiple apps in the background. So if I use an instant messenger (I assume there is one for Windows Live) it sounds like you can't run that and a browser/video/call at the same time? I had a first gen iPod touch and I thought you could run multiple browser windows at the same time. I guess I"m not sure what they mean by multiple apps.
 

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It basically circumvents Apple's restrictions on the phone. Some of the restrictions are tethering to use the iPhone as your Wifi/modem, using unapproved apps (apps that Apple won't put in their store and/or apps people don't want to have apple put in the store), modify the look, allow multiple apps to run, etc...
 

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If you do not listen to Stern, you could actually save yourself the cost of Pocket Tunes and just get the Sirius XM App. If you listen to Stern then Pocket Tunes will provide that for you. I purchased pocket tunes a while back, but actually like the Sirius XM App better, but I don't listen to Stern. I think it should give you full access to whatever you pay for now.
actually for him, pocket tunes or wunderradio is the best way to go.

he said he has a lifetime sub, and therefore i assume the 32kb free feed when it was available. those with this particular internet sub access canNOT use the sirixm free app because it requires the 128 premium feed. i know from experience.

and also from experience i have jailbroken my iphone and itouch. i find it worth it if only to stick a giant finger in the face of apple for not letting me use my devices how i want to,
 

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he said he has a lifetime sub, and therefore i assume the 32kb free feed when it was available. those with this particular internet sub access canNOT use the sirixm free app because it requires the 128 premium feed. i know from experience.

and also from experience i have jailbroken my iphone and itouch. i find it worth it if only to stick a giant finger in the face of apple for not letting me use my devices how i want to,

Yeah this free 32kb for Lifetime subscribers is sort of a joke, they should have just went on and gave them the full 128kbps feed just for giving them all that money up front. You are correct though to use the Sirius XM app you do need to have the 128kbps Premium feed.

I've still never jailbroken my iPhone or my iPod Touch! I am not one for sticking my finger in the face of anyone just because I want something a certainly way, but that is me. I think pressure though is building on them because of Droid and other phones. Unfortunately if they keep selling millions of these phones every month, it is highly doubtful they will ever allow for multiple apps to run in the background. Who know one of these days I may do it, but when I read so many stories about people fucking up their phones doing this shit, I always think twice. My hope has always been they would wake up and just allow this natively. Jobs reason for this has always been very lame.
 

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iphone sirius app

With the problems we are having with online apps. Is it harder now to listen to sirius without paying that stupid 2.99/month?

Are any of the non sirius apps for iphone working?
 

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I know pocket tunes works just fine, but you can't get around paying the premium internet fee with it to my knowledge! Just pony up Dawg! :) hehehe
 

Tgajr

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I know pocket tunes works just fine, but you can't get around paying the premium internet fee with it to my knowledge! Just pony up Dawg! :) hehehe

DAB I had a great conversation with an att rep about an iphone. He has one and we talked about its features and coverage at great length. I just think its bullshit to have to pay 30.00 for the data plan and still have to pay more.