Streaming Sirius Satellite Radio comes to Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone owners (jailbroken Apple iPhone owners, that is] “can now enjoy live streaming satellite radio from Sirius thanks to an application called uSirius,” Michael Kwan reports for Mobile Magazine.

“The app works in much the same way as iRadio. You aren’t connecting directly to the Sirius satellites, of course, seeing how the iPhone doesn’t have that functionality built into it. Instead, the music comes pumping through your iPhone either via Wi-Fi or EDGE. When the 3G iPhone comes out next month, you’ll be able to get a speedier connection via HSDPA as well,” Kwan reports.

“Unfortunately, getting in on the Sirius Satellite Radio action is going to cost you. There is a free three-day trial before you’ll need to register, so at least you can give a test drive before you buy it. Find it through Installer.app,” Kwan reports.

More info in the full article here.

Gizmodo covers it, too, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Drew” for the heads up.]

23 Comments

  1. THe article on Yahoo Finance claims that XM sat radio will have a legit app for the 3G Iphone available through the Iphone App store soon after release. With the pending merger I’m sure Sirius will be brought into the fold soon enough.

  2. If I want music, I’ll listen to my music on my iPhone. The music streamed from XM and Sirius is in the 40-60kbps range. Over 3G that probably is going to be 1/2 that.

    Now, if iPhone partnered with XM, and I could receive baseball, hockey, and news radio, I’d be happy. Unfortunately, with licensing issues, that ain’t going to happen.

    So, this qualifies as boring, useless, non-news

  3. FlyTunes has over 650 channels of content and growing. They’ve got AccuRadio, 1.FM, Radio Paradise, Smooth Jazz, Radio Disney, ESPN and 977Music. They’ve got like a hundred terrestrial stations and I hear they’re adding another 100 on Monday. They’ve got video from CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC and Nickelodean. FlyTunes was built for the EyePhone. What does Sirius have besides Howard Stern? Are they going to blow up their satellites?

  4. Hey Ampar–

    FlyTunes is great, but there is something missing from it that is a deal-breaker for me… It doesn’t scrobble to my Last.fm account. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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