SiriusXM iPhone App?

Discussion in 'iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch' started by satradfan, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. I actually used it last night to listen to Cinemagic for 2+ hours and my battery (which started off at 100% was down to 74%.) Thats not to bad, and I was doing it via 3G for most of the time.
     
  2. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    For whatever reason, in my experience, the wifi seems to be more of a battery drain than using the mobile network.
     
  3. stumpy

    stumpy Guest

    I'm beginning to wonder if this app will ever come out. From what I've seen, it's ready but just mired in red tape.

    In the meantime, I've installed uSirius and Orb on the boot camp volume and the new Orb app from the app store. Seems to be working ok, but that's as long as the server stays up.
     
  4. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    Why would they be in a rush to get this out? It undercuts their own portable unit sales. The only incentive to Sirius/XM, would be if they charged you for the app, or if they forced you to take the premium streaming subscription in order to use the app. Otherwise, there is no incremental revenue to justify the development and distribution costs.
     
  5. jeddeth

    jeddeth Member

    Instead of paying $9.99 for orb from the app store, you can just point your iphones browser to mycast.orb.com which is set up to display and act properly on the iphone.

    There is also a free lite version of orb. I don't see the point in spending the 10 bucks.

    If any developer is reading this - please make a sirius app for the iphone (that can record). I would do anything to carry around JUST my iphone and not have to worry about the stiletto anymore.
     
  6. stumpy

    stumpy Guest

    I already paid the $10 bucks. I tried the lite version and it was pointing me to random stations. I didn't seem to be able to choose my favorites.

    As far as mycast, yeah, that worked but it was kind of clunky. I like the native application. It works well on the phone.

    It wasn't a big deal to buy it. I told the Starplayr guys that I'd gladly pay good cash for that iPhone app.. it's worth it.
     
  7. Actually they have applications for the I-Phone. You can listen to Pride Radio and I imagine some others radio stations out there. I don't know how much the applications cost. I think people would rather download songs to an I-Phone like they with their I-Pod or cell phone they have. Why pay for some application so your I-Phone can receive some special radio station. They could have a Sirius or XM radio application but that would reduce the need for you to buy a player.
     
  8. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie New Member

    The StarPlayr for the iphone/touch is done they're just waiting for the ok to release it. I sent GeeksToolBox(They developed the app) a pm and they said it will come out they just don't have a release date as of yet.
     
  9. bwaldron

    bwaldron Member

    Yep...they've been waiting on Apple to put in in the App Store, as I understand it.
     
  10. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    In the famous words of Sirius and Joe Clayton: "SOON"
     
  11. jeddeth

    jeddeth Member

    Wow this is very exciting! I can't wait to have starplayr on my iphone!

    Now can they do an update that will let you record onto your iphone? That would be amazing!
     
  12. RoadRunner

    RoadRunner Member

    I disagree. Since they LOSE money on every radio they sell, they could slow the bleeding by getting somebody else to subsidize the hardware side. Although there is an increased risk that by not selling you the radio, you're more likely to walk away.
     
  13. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    There are definitely advantages both ways. You are going to get a lot more churn if there is no end user investment in hardware. But a subscriber is a subscriber. Like I said, maybe it would make sense to require the upgrade to the Premium streaming level. I had to do it with my Sonos to get the streaming to work. They are really going to need to think "outside the box" to get some growth. They've only managed to cut costs so far, and that won't get you across the goal line.
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    It could work like this, I'm a slacker plus subscriber, I had no desire to get a G2, but I have the Slacker iPhone app, and have since the first day, and liked it so much that I ponied up the $48 a year for the slacker plus subscription, and am very pleased I did. Sirius could stand to do the same thing, and not make it so you have to be a subscriber already to get any use out of it. Maybe stick one or two commercials per 1/2 hour on the free service and offer a reasonable yearly fee for a subscription. It might not get them out of financial trouble, but it'd be a nice start.
     
  15. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    That's an interesting idea. I'm already paying the $2.99/month for the premium subscription, and have no plans to change.

    However, if I was looking at this as a newcomer, for my Internet listening, I'd probably end up going with Slacker than paying Sirius the monthly fee. Someday this could all change, but there are plenty of places out there to get free streaming music. There's really no particular appeal to Sirius music programming versus what else is out there. I'd go so far as to say that Slacker or Pandora might be more preferable because of the ability you have to customize it.
     
  16. beaniemac

    beaniemac Well-Known Member

    if an iphone app is developed, that would immedietly kill the need for a stilletto. it would be awesome, cuz u could use ur phone in the car for sirius as well.
     
  17. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    I don't see the iPhone app as a big game changer. There are so many other sources these days to get music via iPhone (like Slacker).
     
  18. mrpacs

    mrpacs Well-Known Member

    Slacker doesn't have Howard Stern.
     
  19. MM

    MM Administrator

    Is is here and will be live soon.

    I have the Beta version on my iPhone now and it's great.
     
  20. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Another reason I'm a slacker plus subscriber. :p
     

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