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Sirius XM for iOS 4 arrives with background audio

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Tue July 13, 2010

Sirius XM now handles iOS multitasking

As hinted earlier, Sirius XM today posted an iOS 4-native version of its Premium Online radio app (free, App Store). The upgrade brings it up to par with versions for other mobile platforms by allowing its audio in the background. No mention has been made of the data warning, but the app should buffer less aggressively when on 2G or 3G.

Minor updates bring an option to reorganize favorite channels, more fine-grained control in the settings, and overall fixes. Background audio as with other apps needs an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or third-generation iPod touch using iOS 4, but most of the other changes apply to all devices.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Howard 100 and 101

    someone please tell me this is available now.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no howard? no app.

    until they get howard to agree to 100&101, i dont care much about this app. i have sirius on my computer and in my car. would love to have howard everywhere else.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Here's why there's no caching:

    So they can approximate the satellite experience where it drops out under trees, bridges, subways, etc!

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