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XM prepares native iPhone app for streaming radio

updated 12:55 am EDT, Wed June 11, 2008

XM native iPhone app

Satellite radio provider XM is preparing to launch a native iPhone client to access its commercial-free broadcasts. Ars Technica notes that the company's executive vice president and chief marketing officer Vernon Irvin spoke to attendees at the Federated Media Conversation Marketing Summit that his company currently streams to select AT&T phones, and will expand to natively support the iPhone at an unspecified future time.

While details on the move are lean, the application would most likely be available from the App Store, and that billing would most likely be handled through AT&T. Since the information comes across the internet, the XM service functions best with AT&T's unlimited data plan.




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  1. smitch

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Commercial free..

    ha, that's a laugh. Tried to pin them down on that an they finally had to admit they aren't. What a load of bull!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    XM Radio

    This merger better go through, or Sirius better get on the ball with their own iPhone app. I'd love to listen to Howard Stern when I'm walking around.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: commercial free

    Not all their broadcasts are commercial free. But many of them are. And all the ones you access via the internet are commercial free, as far as I can tell.

    But bear in mind they don't run all the stations. A lot of their content is from other sources (oh, the horror!) and, as such, advertisements are going to be there.

    What "load of bull" are you trying to push?

  1. johnmcboston

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Way cool

    This would be wicked cool. Probably the closest thing we'll ever get to a radio in the iphone...

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