We’re all aware that Apple produces preeminent software and hardware platforms — especially notable when they brought us the iPhone.
Leaps ahead of its nearest competitor — with Star Trek-like touch screen technology and multi-vendor app integration — the iPhone is ready to see yet another serious debut in the form of a popular world media. Satellite radio.
Welcome Howard Stern – uncensored. Or listen to 1000 NCAA games – live. And if you’re into it, consume Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey commentary.
Right at this moment NiceMac LLC is waiting on approval for their 3G satellite radio app StarPlayr to be launched in the Apple iTunes Store. StarPlayr promises to bring internet streaming of Sirius programming to an iPhone near you.
Be ready to pay.
Something this good can’t be for free. True. Sirius does impose a hefty subscription fee for monthly service. Sirius have this to say on their rates:
…the Internet feed which will cost an additional $2.99 per month on top of the $12.95 if you have an existing radio. Internet only subscriptions are available for $12.95 per month, and do not require a radio. Sirius XM Radio is allowing subscribers to lock in current rates, and maintain their free Internet feed for the length of their contract. Thus, if you renew your subscription prior to March 11th, you can keep your Internet feed for the term of your renewal.
Most iPhone users know that third party radio and music apps are readily available for their tune listening needs. Of course there’s always Apple’s built-in iPod. And not to forget radio/music pushing apps like AOL Radio, Last.fm, Pandora and Radio to name a few.
Satellite radio? Local radio? Welcome to the world connected.