Sirius XM on iPhone and iPOD

Chris Forrester

It has been trailed widely but the official confirmation that channels from Sirius XM are now available on iPhone and iPod Touch via a new app is good news.
The official app delivers Sirius XM's exclusive sports, entertainment, comedy, and 100% commercial-free music channels to potentially millions of users of iPhone and iPod touch iPhone and iPod touch users can now get Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart, Sirius NFL Radio, Opie & Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy, E Street Radio, The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Metropolitan Opera Radio and many others. But there are restrictions: "Some select programming, including MLB Play-by-Play, NFL Play-by-Play, Sirius Nascar Radio, and Howard Stern, will not be available on the iPhone and iPod touch. Listeners will continue to be able to access that programming through the platforms they are currently offered on," says Sirius XM.

The app will give Sirius and XM Internet subscribers access to 120 channels of sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music directly from their iPhone or iPod Touch.

North American users of iPhone and iPod Touch with an Internet subscription to Sirius or XM have access to exclusive sports and entertainment programming from Sirius XM's satellite radio service, including, Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS NFL Radio, NHL Home Ice, PGA TOUR, Opie & Anthony, Mad Dog Radio with Chris Russo, Playboy Radio, The Foxxhole comedy channel presented by Jamie Foxx, Blue Collar Comedy Radio, CNN, Fox News Talk and NPR.

The upside for Apple is that the radio app also allows listeners to buy the song being listened to.

The stock market loved the news, sending Sirius-XM's price up 30%.