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Sirius XM iPhone app goes live

updated 07:50 am EDT, Thu June 18, 2009

Sirius XM iPhone App Live

Sirius XM early today launched its promised Sirius XM Premium Online app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free software gives either of Apple's devices access to almost all of Sirius' and XM's stations as long as they have an active Internet-enabled subscription to one of the two. Songs can be tagged to buy through iTunes; channels can also be tagged as favorites or browsed while still listening to a single feed.

As with the satellite service, either service often has crossover stations from the other network. Certain stations are only available online, though Sirius XM warns that a handful of its live or premium shows won't be available through the Internet feed. This includes MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, SIRIUS NASCAR and Howard Stern.

Using the iPhone app requires at least a $13 monthly subscription to Sirius or XM, which also grants access to radio outside of the portable device. Existing satellite-only users can add the Internet component for an extra $3 per month.

By Electronista Staff


  1. stevesnj

    Mac Elite

    Joined: Apr 2003



    No Howard Stern!!! Dont even bother getting this if you want to listen to Howard. Waste of time...big blunder on Siruis's end on this.

  1. bman1979

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2009


    Howard 100/101

    I completely agree - major blunder by not having Howard Stern available for streaming on the iPhone. I listen to Howard about 80% of the time that I am using Sirius and since I'm pay for it, I can't see why it would matter what device I want to listen on. Beyond this major omission, the app itself works great and you can stream most of the other content perfectly - integration with iTunes is a nice plus for those songs you absolutely LOVE.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001


    Re: Howard?

    Or it's a plus! Depends on how you look at it. Howard's considered premium content and not available (they probably don't want parents whining about their children listening to his discussion of lesbians and his use of profanity).

  1. goosed

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2009


    Sirius XM for iPod Touch

    Too bad Apple Canada has not released this app even after a request

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