Sirius XM iPhone App Makes Debut, Minus Howard Stern
Sirius XM satellite radio now has an Apple iPhone App that streams its content directly to smartphone users. However, despite 120 channels of music and talk, the app lacks some of Sirius XM's marquee properties, such as Howard Stern and NASCAR Radio. Since its release, the iPhone's app ecosystem has made it an increasingly popular device with the general public and with the enterprise.The free Sirius XM application for the Apple iPhone includes around 120 channels of music and talk, including CNN and Fox News Talk. However, radio fans of Howard Stern, MLB Play-by-Play, Sirius NASCAR Radio and certain other channels will be disappointed, as the free app does not include them in its lineup. For iPhone users, the Sirius XM application feeds its content via 3G wireless, while those wielding an iPod Touch will have to settle for radio over a Wi-Fi connection. The application itself is free, but users will still have to pay $13 for an online streaming package-unless they already have a Sirius XM satellite radio installed in their vehicles, in which case it will cost an extra $3 for Internet radio.
Users can also purchase songs they hear on a particular radio station through the iTunes store.