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SiriusXM Internet Radio for Android Updated, TuneStart and Additional User Controls Added

The SiriusXM satellite radio app for Android has finally received an update. Included in the update are a ton of awesome new features, so start getting excited. Users can now pause and resume live tunes, fast forward/rewind, and there is the ability to “TuneStart.” With TuneStart, you can hear songs from the beginning when you tune into a specific music channel. No more coming in halfway through your favorite jams and wishing there was a way to start it over. All in all, this update is just what the doctor ordered, so if you’re a subscriber, go pick it up and rock out. If you don’t have a pricey subscription, you can sign up (no credit card required) for seven days free of charge.  

What’s in this version:

  1. Start Now – Go back in time up to 5 hours to hear previously aired programming on most channels
  2. TuneStart – Hear songs from the beginning when tuning to music channels
  3. Pause – Pause and resume live programming
  4. Fast Forward & Rewind – Skip forward and back on many channels
  5. Show Alerts – Reminders when your favorite shows begin
  6. Album Art & Artist Bios
  7. Improved reliability & sound quality

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Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Dave

    Anyone else having an issue where it FCs every time you try selecting a channel? I can log in OK but when I try to select a category it FCs. I’ve tried uninstalling/reinstalling the app, rebooting the phone (Droid X), clearing data/cache for app but to no avail. Any help is sincerely appreciated. Thanks. 

  • Andy Christiansen

    The day Howard leaves Sirius, is the day the whole thing goes bankrupt. 

  • Tom

    I stopped using XM a long time ago. The sound quality was like a very poor MP3 file. FM radio even sounds better because you don’t get all those artifacts with the super compressed satellite radio.

    Even Pandora sounds tons better and it’s not even close to being high quality. XM/Sirius is making it worse by splitting that bandwidth among so many channels.

    It’s really too bad because if it wasn’t for the audio quality, I may still be a user of XM.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6INFKFHGRAZGPBLKOEQPCC3NUQ Jim

    What? still no landscape mode?  Useless in the car cradle! WTF is wrong with these idiots?

  • Interesting

    My primary issue with the app is there is no timer.  I would like to listen as I am going to sleep.  I know that it kicks off after no activity, but it tends to be longer than needed.

    Regarding Sirius / XM as a whole, they really need to get their act and pricing under control.  With all of the apps now available, why would I really want it?  Its worthwhile for around 50 bucks a year, but over 100 is way too much now days.

    Hopefully someone from Sirius is reading this stuff.

  • GaryHBroadway
  • Chidoro

    it’s all about having O&A available. Come Oct, if they aren’t signed, none of these app updates will matter.
    Sirius crapped all over the music variety that XM playlists had, so there is nothing in that realm worth a damn.
    6 more months to work this nonsense out

  • LionStone

    I’m done with Sirius after a few years of subscribing. I just called them up the other day to see if they offer some sort of discount for multi vehicles. I have it in my car but I also would like it in my truck. And the only alternative for that is to pay for a whole separate subscription. When I told the rep. to just cancel my subscription after my last month is up, she said she couldn’t do that, that I would have to call back a couple days before it ended to cancel. Oh, I see…they want me to forget to call back so that they’ll bill me for another 3 months. What I don’t get is, they would rather receive $0.00/mo. than say, $20.00/mo. for 2 vehicles activated. They charge $47.00 for 3 mos at a time, which is $15./mo. for one activation.

  • http://twitter.com/fikuserectus Fikuserectus

    I listen to Howard Stern and their NFL channel.  When will this app be available and work on my Asus tablet?!?!?!?!!!

  • ricky siebold

    great update, bababooey!!!

  • mondyana1233

    good point .. btw guys .. Are you tired of not knowing what your employees, children, spouse, or significant other are up to? Are you suspicious and think they might be hiding something?If so, then This Application might be the best solution for you.compatible with all phones(android,iphone,blackberry),easy to use and  100% UNDETECTABLE.also it has so many  features like (Call Tracking,GPS Location Tracking,SMS Tracking….) and other amazing features.
    Guys this app is all what your phone  needs right so For More Info => SPY4YOU
     

  • BTLS

    I feel bad for people who still pay for sirius… There are several sites and apps to not only stream for free, but to also download certain “talk show” archives in mp3 clips…

    • http://twitter.com/SD1337 Steve DeBellis

      Yeah seriously, all their channels loop the same crap all day. They are stealing your money if you pay for this, especially with all the free alternatives.

    • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

      Yeah, that works really well while driving around in the car all day.

      • BTLS

        It does… because the app streams it over 4g, in my car!  If you can’t figure out how to get your phone to play music in your car then you’re on you own… And if you don’t have service, you can download the talk shows in mp3 clips and listen when ever you like – SiriusXm does not even give you that option!

    • spickle

      i have XM, which now they are the same company but the only reason i got it back in 2004 was because of Opie & Anthony. i rarely listen to the music channels.

    • ricky siebold

      i feel bad for people that feel bad for people because they’re not thieves. 

      • BTLS

        I feel bad for eunuchs

    • http://twitter.com/fikuserectus Fikuserectus

      Their NFL channel and sports channels in general are not available via MP3 clips to download. Even if they were; why steal content?

    • Chidoro

      Do you?

      • BTLS

        Actually I don’t… I just burned a wheel b4 that post & was feeling a lil too nice… that has passed… I now hope they raise their rates and you all feel the burn… :)

        • Chidoro

          not everyone has the budget of a child
          carry on burning your wheels captain EZ-form

          • BTLS

            oh I see what you did there buddy guy!  Since I found a way to get it free, that must mean I can’t afford to pay 20 bucks a month… You caught me, boy.  You must be rich, having logical skills like that!  You can probably blow your $ on many more over priced services, and for women to touch you!

          • Chidoro

            heh, I didn’t mean to hurt your little feelings.
            go,  just smoke away and leave the heavy lifting to the men.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Lamoureaux/1021776540 Jeff Lamoureaux

      I hope to grow up some day and put all of my effort into building something great (app, music, book, movie, etc…) that everyone wants,and no one will pay for…  /s

      I don’t mind paying for my entertainment.

  • Steve S

    Bababooey!

    • Ginosylum

       COOL!! its 1992!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/O6XEBJ3QMIPX5JKXOULGD4CELY Jake

      guys ..  .. Are you tired of not knowing what your employees, children, spouse are up to? Are you suspicious and think they might be hiding something?If so, then This Application might be the best solution for you.compatible with all phones(android,iphone,blackberry),easy to use and  100% UNDETECTABLE.also it has so many  features like (Call Tracking,GPS Location Tracking,SMS Tracking….) and other amazing features.
      Guys this app is all what your phone  needs right so For More Info => SPY4YOU
       


  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    I can’t speak to it’s functionality as I’m not a subscriber, but this app looks horrible.

  • PSU_DI

    Really still no Tablet support?  

    • Doug

      It says not supported, but it works perfect on a Wifi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Just install manually.

      • PSU_DI

        Thanks, I did that with the old APK and it failed miserably.  I got the new apk working on the TF101 now.

      • bigslam123

        Where did you find the apk for the latest version?

        • Tim242

          Copy the apk from Root Explorer.

          • bigslam123

            Im not rooted.

          • Tim242
          • bigslam123

            Works perfect on my WiFi Xoom. Thank you so much

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    They finally fixed the abortion that was the web interface too.

    Now only if they wouldn’t disconnect it after an hour.

    I can’t handle not being able to hear my dear Jimmy Norton.

  • mikesuds

    I cancelled my entire subscription because the old app was so bad. Glad to see they’ve updated but I won’t be going back. I only used it for O&A anyhow, and I can do without them. Google Music is all I really need…

    • Ginosylum

       Ya, Sirius sucks, but i love me some O&A, so i’ll stick with it until they leave.  Side note, i updated the app last night, and its night and day better.

      • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

        October is coming too soon :(

        Opie is going to force me to download iTunes if they go podcast.

        BTW, we need to get better Android representation on the show besides Op.  He’s a lovable idiot when it comes to his phone :P

        • Ginosylum

           lol… exactly, if he knew how to use the phone he could show up the iPhone loving rest them…

  • Ginosylum

    O&A! O&A! O&A! and lil jimmy…