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SiriusXM-Music, Comedy, Sports
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No Car Required. Listen to more than 300+ channels including ad-free music, plus sports, comedy, news and talk on your phone, online and at home. Discover new music and channels with personalized recommendations. - Create Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora based on the artists you love. - Find the music you want to hear, on now and ad-free. - Discover 100+ ad-free Xtra channels filled with music for any mood, occasion or activity. - Watch SiriusXM videos of groundbreaking interviews, intimate musical performances & episodes from the howard stern Show. - Catch 24/7 sports talk and live game coverage. MLB Network Radio™, SiriusXM NBA Radio, SiriusXM® NHL Network Radio™, SiriusXM PGA TOUR® Radio, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, dedicated college conference channels like ACC Radio, Big Ten Radio, and more. *Feature & content availability is dependent on subscription package.
app is broken
by ernmerica on 2021/06/16 19:08
not an indictment of the content, but the app only works half the time
Sirius XM on my I-Phone
by nasa_tad on 2021/06/16 18:27
Loaded and listened once. Now I can’t get the App to load. Constant moving icon that never opens the app.
Skip Limit
by Jay112323 on 2021/06/16 16:33
Doesn’t make sense to pay for a music service that has a skip limit. I’ll just listen to the radio and my own purchased music.
This app needs app
by BostonDog on 2021/06/16 11:38
The app doesn’t work consistently. I have to close it on my iPad or iPhone and reopen it each time I want to use it. The rewind feature doesn’t work well. It often just spins and stops playing after attempting to rewind a show.
CarPlay unreliable
by Oscore on 2021/06/16 02:48
Regularly fails to populate lists in the CarPlay display, particularly recents and favorites. Very disappointing, since using this app with CarPlay is the only reason I got the SXM subscription. Suggestions: Add a set of program buttons like regular car radios. Always having to work through menus can be hazardous on the road. Also, please add a way to go live without multiple >> presses.
App is garbage
by roblox324 on 2021/06/15 23:39
Tried to use the app and cannot get it to recognize my credentials. Customer support was useless in trying to correct the issue
Misleading
by Rolvail on 2021/06/15 22:22
I was given this website for free trial subscription when I bought a new Maserati but nowhere here to enter account number or radio ID. They only want to sell upgraded packages
Cannot sign in! No error messages!
by A ozone on 2021/06/15 16:40
In software development, especially web based apps, one of the basic things to consider is error handling. I try to sign in and all I can see is the loading component hanging there! No error messages so I know what’s wrong! I’m new to this app and the issue is blocking me from using it. No stars would be more appropriate. Very disappointing indeed
Grrr
by Texans Fan33 on 2021/06/15 15:49
I use this app daily and it is really driving me crazy how the channels don’t refresh. When scrolling, I think I’m choosing one song but when I click it’s something else. I’m constantly having to close and open to get the channels refreshed to see what is actually playing. I love the app otherwise.
App is Fine, Not Enough Streaming Capacity Investment
by ARazorbacks on 2021/06/15 14:44
The app is fine, it does what it’s supposed to do. That being said the streaming itself and loading app data from SiriusXM is pretty inconsistent. Live streams will just stop for no reason and take a while to restart, going live can require an app restart, loading app data like your favorites list can take forever, etc. All of the problems are centered around SiriusXM not spending enough on streaming capacity.
Disaster of an app
by MJT127200 on 2021/06/15 01:04
Great content but extremely buggy, amateurish app.
Okay… WHEN IT WORKS
by JLdog on 2021/06/13 16:15
Does not remember app streaming settings - even in a single SESSION. So if someone calls me, it goes from Max > normal. EVERY FGD TIME. QA is just like their tech support. Horrible. Anf CarPlay is still garbage 3 years after the bugs reported here - on iOS 12!!!!! (14.6 shipping, 15 in beta).
Great content , not so great app
by Kuadratic on 2021/06/13 06:57
Amazing channels and content but a pretty bad app in 3 ways 1) the buffering is horrible . 2) reopening the app - long and then see prior point 3)The search feature is almost completely useless. If you try to search for the name of a channel like “mlb network radio”, you’ll literally get a “no results found “. Similarly, if you wanna search to listen to am episode of a show that already aired a few hours ago, you’ll have the same problem.The hosts on almost every show keep touting how you can search for their prior episodes but it does not ever work, in my experience. The only way you can see w show’s prior episode is if it’s within the last three or four hours and is still listed at the bottom, but if it’s longer than that, I have found it impossible to find. To me, it just seems to be an obvious case of the people who make the app never actually trying to use its features
Ok app, still missing a homescreen widget
by GreatIndoorsman on 2021/06/13 00:20
Aside from occasion issues with the app freezing and needing restarted it generally works most of the time. App could definitely use a homescreen widget
Customer support is horrendous
by crodskog on 2021/06/12 18:11
I tried to cancel and reaching someone is very painful
Longtime customer frustrated with app glitches and crashes
by RezinTexas on 2021/06/11 20:00
I’ve been a SiriusXM customer in some from for 18 years, I was one of the early adopters and promoters. They continue to have the best content and programs in my opinion and I pay my subscription fee every year. If the app always worked I would give 5 stars, unfortunately it gets 3 stars because the technical problems and glitches are a daily struggle. Even with a robust WiFi or network signal, the app frequently freezes or kicks you out of your stream, losing your place. Streaming programs are randomly unavailable for no apparent reason. I recently upgraded from a Galaxy S9 android phone to a new iPhone 12 Pro plus or whatever the best one is with 5g and the problems with the SiriusXM app persist. Thankfully I have Spotify as a backup for good programming (and glitch free) when the SiriusXM app fails.
App quits constantly! Annoying bug
by MafiaCat on 2021/06/11 16:49
I like Sirius XM. It plays fine from the radio in my car but when I play from my iPhone app, it stops itself every few minutes! I listen at work and I am so annoyed at constantly having to open my phone & to push play and/or put the app away & relaunch it all day long! Please fix this bug!
So Many Issues
by Jesus Gualario on 2021/06/11 16:13
Too many connectivity issues. If you pause a channel when you get a call or do something else on your phone I can’t get back to listen to the channel and pick up where I left off or even listen to the channel live because it just keeps loading until I force close the app and open it again after a few seconds, doesn’t work if you do close it and open it right away. This is the ONLY app I have this issue with and I listen to a lot of other live radio.
Random Bluetooth Drops
by flattopweb on 2021/06/11 14:09
This app is one of the worst ones to try and listen to music with Bluetooth headphones or speakers. It randomly drops the connection. I experience this with the iOS and Android versions.
Not reliable.
by Hoonigan74 on 2021/06/11 11:01
I’ve had this app for years and they still can’t get this app to work smoothly on iOS. It will randomly stop playing and sometimes if you pause it, the app will just completely close and my phone plays Apple Music instead. The on demand feature is a joke. Inconsistent updates of shows and they are labeled wrong. I am currently listening to what the app says is the latest episode of The Pat McAfee Show, but it’s actually the episode from two days prior.
Sirius XM App stalls continuously
by CaAz1234567 on 2021/06/11 06:01
I have been able to use this App one time successfully. The next few times I have attempted to use the App it becomes stuck loading, and it is NOT an internet issue.
Need Apple Watch App
by BNanney on 2021/06/10 20:01
I’d give 5 stars for Apple Watch support.
Stops streaming to Google Home after 30 seconds
by Jim the retired psychologist on 2021/06/10 17:16
This is a new problem. The app stops streaming to my Google speakers after about 30 seconds.
Crap app
by Just plain junk on 2021/06/10 15:37
Used to work then got a new vehicle, each time you do this you must create a new streaming account (stupid) each time it never works and support always has to make a password for me, this time it doesn’t matter and won’t recognize my log in info, yet online via website it works just fine, on iPhone app it does not and support has tried the same things every time I call in or chat which leads nowhere. I’ve about her enough of this crap service.
About done paying for Sirius
by wjaronow on 2021/06/10 04:25
This app has been terrible to use, it constantly just loses audio and I have to force close the app and reopen it and 90% of the time if I’m listening like 30-60min behind live radio it just goes live and I can’t listen to the show I was wanting so guess if the next update doesnt fix this I’m done handing Sirius money, not like I can listen to what I want anyway!!!!!
App doesn't work
by BKRocksteady on 2021/06/10 03:05
App just shuts down sporadically. Not reliable. Close the app then re-open, and app will not allow me to use it again. "Sorry we have experienced a technical issue, please login again"
Don’t like Much about this app
by Snazzysmom on 2021/06/10 00:16
I can’t find George Strait songs. That’s all I want: George Strait songs. Without his music, I’m not interested.
App is down ??
by Rosie🤬 on 2021/06/09 16:21
Been trying to listen for the past two hours but I can’t get anything to show up in my channels good song bad song nothing!! Nope not happy customer!!
Audio Streaming Quality / AW App
by Usskywatch on 2021/06/09 04:11
The audio streaming quality bug where it constantly resets to normal is STILL not fixed after all these months. Version 5.7.8. P.S. Can we get Apple Watch support please? It’s badly needed. Oh, and fix the streaming quality reset bug ASAP.
Crap app
by ldgregg on 2021/06/09 03:31
Can’t set up account here or on website with my information. New car with Sirius service. Bought another new van last year same issues so I just dropped it. You idiots are losing money.
SiriusXM app quits
by Kevin 60 on 2021/06/08 17:10
I just gave this app 2 stars because it quits without cause repeatedly.
Very unreliable
by Video Game Fan on 2021/06/08 14:37
This app has potential, but it freezes constantly, asks me to retry, or says the show is not available, even if I was listening to it a few minutes ago. I have to constantly restart this app and go back in to try to resume what I was listening to. That doesn’t always work. It will randomly start working again later. Incredibly buggy. And no, it’s not my Internet. I have been experiencing this problem for two years now and it has never improved.
So buggy lately!
by Christa B on 2021/06/08 13:08
I’m not sure what’s going on, but for the last few months this app continually thinks I’m trying to log in on two devices at the same time. While I have my account on a few different devices, I’m never logged in on two at the same time. This usually happens to me on my iPhone about 20 minutes into me using the app first thing in the morning. I’ve changed my password hoping that might fix the issues, but it hasn’t. I’m tired of being kicked off my phone by the app and then have to restart when I can. I hope SiriusXM developers can fix this issue because it’s really cramping my style.
Love sirius, hate this app
by Quimby369 on 2021/06/08 02:53
To be clear, sirius is amazing. Howard, jim and sam, and the bonfire get me through the week. But this app is horrible. I listen to these shows like podcasts so I wait until they are downloadable or at least streamable not live. I consistently have the app crash or not be able to connect. I work in IT and litterally have the app on 1 android and 1 iphone, along with my brother and father who both use it on iphone. We all have the same issues. It’s not a hard process to figure out, and even the numbers of subscribers shouldnt be able to impact the app enough to cause these issues. Please fix this app soon. The only reason I dont torrent these shows is because the extra storage size it would require (i did this back before I decided to get a subscription) i honestly think there hundreds if not thousands of people who torrent instead of paying for this service just because of this app. Seriously, if you make a decent app, and come out with an app only service plan, I bet you’ll double your subs. My family has 3 receivers sitting in drawers just so we can listen to howard, it’s a dumb business model
Worst App Ever
by Refresh Constantly on 2021/06/07 22:07
You constantly have to refresh and it stops and freezes all the time and you have to reboot your entire phone. A company of this size should not have these types of problems.
App settings bot saving
by Professor Sprankle on 2021/06/07 21:43
My new car does not have sirus/xm preinstalled so I purchased the streaming app. The app setti g keep defaulting to stream over wi fi only which in turn causes the app to stop playing in my car. Not sure why this is happening.
HomePod mini support
by shawn89711 on 2021/06/07 18:32
How come you’re other app pandora can function with home pod mini. But Sirius Xm app has no support? Would love to say hey Siri put on Sirius xm 80s on 8. But no we can not do that with this app. Please add that function to the app so I can use my HomePod mini the faster way then opening up the app and then cast it to the mini.
Its ah no for me‼️
by go oh ghv on 2021/06/06 15:22
Its good at first but i dont use it anymore . I dont like how they kept taking my money when i already called for them to take my card off /unsubscribe me from their app which they didn’t.
Settings reset every time you close the app, CarPlay barely functional
by echelon137 on 2021/06/06 02:34
This is one of the worst functioning apps I keep on my phone. The audio streaming quality setting resets to “normal quality” every single time you close the app. No matter what, it will not stay on “maximum quality” despite changing the setting from normal to maximum every time I open the app. Beyond that, CarPlay functionality is hit or miss. Most of the time, opening the app via CarPlay doesn’t load any channels or favorites, so I have to open the app on my phone. Then and only then will channels or favorites load. After that, as mentioned above, I have to go and change the streaming quality to maximum, because it inevitably reset. Super frustrating, especially since I am PAYING them monthly to use this app.
App Has More Issues Than Jeff Lewis
by Copper Commuter on 2021/06/04 22:00
Error 14020 This episode is not available. Then why is it listed?
Jim and sam
by Boom boom barber on 2021/06/04 03:21
Why does their show disappear from the app? I love the music stations . Of course Howard is the best but Why ??? why does Jim and sam disappear ?
Unreliable, terrible search, confusing
by Chris J.G. on 2021/06/04 02:48
I wish this app could function properly. Shows always disappear from my favorites, downloads are inconsistent and finding anything is a huge chore.
Current version is bad
by Jli6441 on 2021/06/04 01:51
I used to love this app but recently it just won’t load content. I can see very few shows in my recent history (there should be many)and when I do find a show I want to listen to that isnt live it says “sorry this episode is not available”. This happens almost once each day. Very frustrating considering how expensive the service is. Please fix this.
Howard Tab always broken
by Perry Caravello on 2021/06/04 01:29
Constantly getting this episode is unavailable for new and current shows. This app is very frustrating
Too many problems…
by FunbroKP on 2021/06/03 20:06
This app constantly stops playing. And for a paid service it’s unacceptable. Do better.
Full of bugs
by fbktdjolgecdseyin on 2021/06/03 12:49
I stream the app while at work through my trucks Bluetooth, if I lose cell coverage the app stops, which isn’t the problem, the problem is that the app doesn’t restart. I typically get service back in just a few seconds and if I hit the play button to restart it it just acts like it’s loading. I have to close out the app and restart it again. This doesn’t happen when I stream Amazon and I find I’m not listening to XM as much any more.
SiriusXM
by emankcinsitaken on 2021/06/03 04:53
Hey I have this and listen all the time. The channels can be customized to suit one's tastes i.e. more of this or that or less and so on and so forth. Favorites can be preset. I think there’s some serious lag happening sometimes, so much so whenever I touch a channel icon then push rewind and fast forward neither song is the one listed on the station icon.
Buggy App
by Debbie444 on 2021/06/02 05:14
I sure wish this app worked better. I use it all the time, but just as I am relaxing and listening, it stops working, and many times , it has to be rebooted to get it working again. This app isn’t new anymore. It also costs money to have it (Sirius), so it should work better.
Junk
by Mattwatson123 on 2021/06/01 18:52
If they ever fix the authentication problems another review is in order
Preferences don’t stick
by NYD28 on 2021/05/31 21:29
App preferences (e.g., streaming quality settings) reset to default any time the app is closed.
False advertising, total scam
by tms9055 on 2021/05/30 22:23
Funny how they advertise another free two weeks of listening on both the app and inactive radios, yet neither work. Try to log in on the app, error message. Car radio says inactive subscription. 🙄 Why would I ever pay for something that never works?
Not perfect
by Wa2761 on 2021/05/29 03:31
The songs don’t update on the app, it always shows the first song that was playing when I opened the app. The only way to refresh is force stop the app and open again. Other than that, works great.
ADD SIRI SUPORT
by Stevo7518 on 2021/05/28 21:06
Add Siri support already!
App
by vagabond541 on 2021/05/28 16:54
Sirius XM app keeps telling me your not online try again and then it won’t take my password not cool Sirius xm
Super buggy
by Pacu2 on 2021/05/28 16:47
Crashes a whole bunch, not very good compatibility with casting devices and I constant have to enter my account details to log in even though I select keep me logged in
Fix the app!!
by Ruben E Rodriguez on 2021/05/28 16:45
Hey SiriusXM, I’ve been a loyal subscriber to your service since 2006 and today was the day I couldn’t take it anymore. What’s wrong with the app? I’ve been trying to login for the 5 minutes and all I keep getting is an error message. Then there is certain shows I can’t go back and finish listening to because it was paused for too long. And if I want to find that show on a channels archive, it’s not even listed. Fix the app..PLEASE!!! Also how about getting some new programmers for the music channels. I find my listening to the same playlist everyday. Change doesn’t hurt.
Worst app ever created
by KBizzle619 on 2021/05/28 16:43
You would be lucky to get this app to open 5 days a week. I have had to delete this app and redownload it countless times due to ‘technical issues’. Today was a new low, they did not recognize my password even though it is set up to sign me on with facial recognition. After going through the steps to recreate a new password, I am still not able to queue up any of my shows for who knows what reason now. What a waste of a monthly charge. I legit feel like I am being cheated with my paid subscription. What kind of company can continue like this? It is not right.
Crap
by TonyMan388 on 2021/05/28 16:41
I cannot get this piece of crap to work . Rebooted my phone, deleted the app, and downloaded it again. It will not allow me to log in. I get iHeart radio for free and I have Apple Music. I will now cancel my Sirius accounts because this crap happens too frequently.
Unreliable and buggy
by eiman2626 on 2021/05/28 16:36
App will randomly freeze and not open.
App is useless
by pl13579 on 2021/05/28 16:28
App always has issues. Work for a while and the stops. No support for this app
Good when it wants to be
by Sahlooochi on 2021/05/28 16:07
I use this app all day long; usually its fine but at least twice a day it bugs out for several minutes. Generally unreliable
Moved Love Song channel to a higher number and now offers to charge me extra $11 a month to get it
by Dave in Tulsa on 2021/05/28 16:03
Try to talk to their sales about modifying service. It feels like I’m talking to a greedy used car salesman.
Good app, poor business model
by NWWisco on 2021/05/28 15:37
Canceling service is incredibly difficult. Had to go through their online support system (a bot and then two separate support staff) to just get my account number to even log in. I’ve got the app, I’ve got the email, and then I have to create an online account and call to cancel? Absurd.
Glitchy app
by Metooagain**## on 2021/05/28 14:13
It would be wonderful if I could depend on this app actually working every time I use it, which BTW is multiple times a day. It constantly clears my favorites and quite frequently tells me that it is “unavailable”. That’s great, maybe my huge monthly payment should be unavailable to you, is that how it works?
Add better seri support
by shaggbaggins on 2021/05/28 14:12
Can you add voice command to “hey seri, open Sirius Xm” and the ability to change stations via seri voice command? I work in a lab and I can not easily reach for my phone because I wear dirty gloves. I’m amazed that apple/XM doesn’t have these abilities. Makes your products look minor league.
Bugs bugs bugs
by Hooboggled on 2021/05/28 14:10
Half the time the Howard on demand episodes don’t work. Sometimes the episodes stop playing while listening. This never happened in the previous versions. Desperately waiting for the update to fix this.
Constant issues with Favorites (shows)
by Tacomanster on 2021/05/28 07:45
Favorites disappear and the shows/episodes can’t be found via a simple search. Soooooo annoying. I’ve been a customer for 12 years and using the app daily for about 4 years.
App won’t open for use
by lstone😚 on 2021/05/27 15:58
Literally, I’ve talked to one bot Faye person, and some person that I couldn’t understand the accent, at all, and I paid my scrip and cannot get past the login crap when you first download. Will work in my 16 Wrangler but the app is garbage on my iPhone 11. Would’ve went with I❤️radio to avoid this drama. But I guess I’ll just listen in half the way that I am now, paying for.
Canceling is a pain
by Hegemony42 on 2021/05/27 14:17
The app is just okay. But not being able to subscribe or more importantly unsubscribe within the app is just unacceptable today. There business model is kind of like dealing with Columbia House CD club.
Unusable
by Cruise Counselor on 2021/05/27 07:34
I purchased a package online, and set up for my car and streaming. I was able to get it on my computer but not my car or phone. It did not recognize the user name set up. In the car I don’t have a phone number or email to contact someone for help.
Good app but sometimes loses all favorites...
by RichieL215 on 2021/05/27 07:07
...plus many times the day’s show is not uploaded to the App so we can’t listen on-demand. The latest example is there is no Bennington show to download from Wednesday, 5/26/21. Thanks.
Watch
by haynayboy on 2021/05/27 05:09
Need it on Apple Watch
Canceling bc Tucker Carlson Discrimination
by Pistol Pate on 2021/05/27 04:57
Too woke SiriusXM. Around 5/17/21, Tucker Carson is mislabeled on ch. 114 at 11pm-12am CDT slot, and Actually plays at 12am CDT. SiriusXM is suppressing Tucker. Before, SiriusXM, wouldn’t show Tucker’s past episodes on the app, And NOW THIS. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Doesn’t show in real time
by mynoch333333382 on 2021/05/26 18:22
I wish faction and the emo station were on xm instead of app only. My issue is it’s never in real time, nothing matches. It’s very frustrating. Even the “Go Live” function doesn’t work… I know the get up kids from paramore but the app keeps showing it’s playing a paramore song!
Settings get reset every time you open app
by Review12abcxyz on 2021/05/25 20:15
5/25/2021. Screen lock override setting resets every time the app is reopened. 4/16/2021. New release still has not fixed application settings resetting each time the app is opened. The settings get reset to their default every time you open app. Used to work till this latest update.
SiriusXM Keeps Getting Better!
by MilkMushMeat1 on 2021/05/25 17:36
Update 5/25/2010: Once a podcast is downloaded and you play it from “manage downloads” it stops playing if you lose your wifi connection. Restart the app out of WiFi range and all the app does is the “Spinning Circle Of Death”. Isn’t the only point of a download to allow you to listen offline? This version of the app doesn’t allow the deletion of downloads either. Using iPod Touch 7th generation, iOS 14.5.1 SiriusXM app version 5.7.8 Build 1620403873 Music, Talk, News, Sports. Exclusive content downloadable, most content rewindable, and all content pause-able with the app. Oh, and when you’re out of data range you can add a SiriusXM Satellite Radio and not miss your show or game! Can you tell I’m a fan? 📡 🛰 📻 🎶
Great app! When it works...
by Nick 10986 on 2021/05/24 00:42
App is constantly crashing, or just simply won’t load things when selected. Per Sirius xm advice, I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app several times, hoping for a change with no result. I love sxm but the app needs attention. When the app does work, it’s great, just be aware that there are glitches...
Starting lineup
by para87 on 2021/05/23 03:20
I only paid to get the starting lineup and I never get Friday show . It will say there’s is new episode but it will never be there . For 77 bucks a year this should be a great app . But is it so buggy.
Terrible
by SPeters10 on 2021/05/22 20:28
Not like the radio in your car. If you open the app to a terrible song or podcast, it will force you to listen to the entire thing, even if you close the app and open later. Garbage!!!
Channels disappeared
by Bear09101226 on 2021/05/22 13:47
Why do channels keep disappearing on my favorites list? Open the app and channels are gone, sometimes they reappear and sometimes I have to “favorite” them again. This is aggravating, fix the issue.
Add voice change channel for 5 stars!
by Ss1015 on 2021/05/22 01:10
Very good app but how about “her SiriusXM play lithium “ Safety on the road.
Update descriptions are garbage
by Uncle Brucie on 2021/05/22 00:11
To just keep repeating that SiriusXM has released an update that has bugs fixed over and over is meaningless. If they can’t provide a meaningful description, they should say nothing at all. And when will they provide Siri integration on IOS? For what they charge in subscriptions, they are not making much headway on enhancing the app.
Past shows no longer available
by cjs180 on 2021/05/21 20:46
If you listen to any shows, prior to the latest update they were available to listen to. After the update, no past shows are available.
Constant frustration
by Caveman_Chris on 2021/05/21 16:14
This app is a constant source of frustration in my life. I work all day with my hands and having to stop everything I’m doing and pull out my phone to restart the app or switch to another app is maddening. It’s consistently unreliable and rarely makes it through a whole show without stopping or skipping or just closing itself. It literally just stops for no reason all the time. If I pause it for a few minutes it takes twice as long to load and get back to where I was and is constantly losing its place on the live streams. And when I restart and go back to my favorites list most of my shows are missing and won’t come up in the search. I’d say easily 9/10 times I get in the car it won’t play for a few minutes and I can almost never just press play and drive. Don’t even try to say it’s the cell or WiFi signal because I watch YouTube and Twitch on my phone and those are VIDEO feeds that NEVER have this problem. All the time it will say no signal or service when I have full bars and LTE and other apps are working fine. If y’all can pay Howard as much as you do to talk about cats and The Bachelor then you should be able to get this app working.
What have you done with Howard?
by Grey painted walls on 2021/05/20 21:24
I click to listen to this week’s shows and “No Data”? I’ve been a subscriber since day one with Howard and your app is getting steadily worse. Please fix it and leave it the **** alone!
Was 5 star now 1 - update freezes every song
by MleeMjones on 2021/05/20 12:58
I have been a subscriber for 2 decades and owned multiple portable XM players so when app came out it was a game changer. I live in NYC and commute on subway daily where cell service is only a recent development and spotty at best. Since the app came out it worked flawlessly on subway despite having no cell signal or one that faded in and out. Somehow if buffered enough music that you could listen for a whole commute (and even skip songs). That all changed about a week or two ago with latest update. Now it plays one song (or two at best) and then music stops and if you click play you just get an endless spinning circle around play icon. You can wait 2 days and it will never play again unless you force close app and open again. Then it will play one or two songs and freeze again. It randomly happens even when you are walking around Manhattan with full signal when an email or text comes in. It just freezes and you have to force close. It’s beyond infuriating and makes app useless XM please revert to previous version which worked perfectly on my same phone (iPhone 12 pro max with latest updates).
Fails with CarPlay worse than bad: destructive
by Gaylen on 2021/05/20 11:44
Prevents the SXM antennae from working at all and takes over broadcasting from the iPhone via Bluetooth. Wouldn’t mind but in the Arizona desert with no cell coverage you then get zero SXM and end up having to refresh the satellite feed. I just uninstalled the app as a result. It is worse than a bad app because it creates other problems. If you want to use CarPlay forget this app and uninstall it.
Audio cuts out at times
by smds52 on 2021/05/20 07:15
Sometimes when I’m listening to programs on SiriusXM the audio will just cut out and I have to click the play button to start it again. That does not always correct the problem and I’ll either have to click the 15 second rewind button or slide the program playback button to an earlier time. Is there some kind of glitch or bug that is causing this to happen? Is there a remedy for this issue? Thank you, Steve Sutton
App deletes downloads. Consistently bad app.
by TVTALKER on 2021/05/19 22:26
Service continues to worsen. They cut short all howard downloads and then proceed to remove them at their will, when still available and isn't a space issue for my phone. I can't wait till Howard leaves to stop handing money to this sub par service. Pay attention to one company and succeed there. At this point getting ready to leave, lack of content and bad service with no intuition.
Awful
by Landy Family on 2021/05/19 11:56
Sound quality is horrid for starters. The audio stops randomly and you must close the app and reopen it. Hire the developers of the Spotify app, they nailed it.
Never update
by Natatok on 2021/05/19 10:40
This “update” has literally broken the app. You can’t fast forward. It doesn’t hold your spot even on downloaded programs. I have to listen to the same thing from the beginning over and over again. I can’t believe I actually pay for this.
What’s going on with Howard 100?
by mackitty on 2021/05/18 19:08
I love Sirius, love a ton of stations, love Howard. I have two recurring issues with Howard Stern content: 1. I’ll be listening to the Howard Stern show in repeat. Suddenly the show will stop. I have no idea why or what stopped it. I usually have to restart the app to play again. This has been going on for over a year. 2. When I go to listen to previous full shows, the list will appear with almost nothing on it. If I restart the app and go back to that page, it’s a different list. Today I’m missing yesterday’s show and the list changes every time I restart. I have screenshots! I just uninstalled and reinstalled the app but it did nothing. Please fix!
Keeps stopping!
by Prophotodx on 2021/05/18 13:30
VERY tired of it stopping when I airplay to my Sonos speakers! It thinks I’m streaming to multiple devices but NO other devices have the app running. Fix this! The worst part is that if I am using the DVR feature and listening to a show when I hit ‘Continue’ it resumes playback on the same channel but LIVE, NOT at the time stamp I was listening! SOOOO ANNOYING!
Settings aren't preserved
by JimmyJoeJimmyJoe on 2021/05/18 08:06
A muddled app.
THE MOST UNSTABLE APP EVER!!!!!
by Puffmome on 2021/05/18 01:34
This is the most unstable unreliable app that I’ve ever used. Replays don’t always load up on time. For example, today’s Jeff Lewis Live. It’s still not available for playback. And, when do shows actually do show up and you attempt to play them they usually cycle endlessly before they play - - if they play at all. And it’s not my connection. I live near a major metro area and have 5G cellular and super fast fiber WiFi at home. So sick of the poor app performance. They’ve had me delete & reload the app as a solution countless times. Nothing helps for long before performance degenerates again. The absolute worst app.
Known Flaws
by App View on 2021/05/18 00:10
May 2021 update: The most annoying flaw is that downloaded shows stop playing before done. Sirius is aware of this longstanding issue. You can switch to a live stream and then resume the downloaded show, but I found it stalls again. Of course, sign out-uninstall-restart-reinstall doesn’t work. February 2019 update botched. They never run out of creative glitches. Segments of the Stern show restart from the beginning every time I start the app and use CarPlay. It happened three times in one day. January 2019 update botched...again. All show downloads on all devices were erased by the update. Worse, now whenever a new show is downloaded, all of the downloaded shows disappear. Ugh. Do ANY of the SiriusXM employees use the app?? They can't get this stupid app to work as well as a free podcast app. Howard Stern plz podcast instead Tip: Less focus on security of your precious content and more attention to helping us play it.
Inconsistent
by dwhite46 on 2021/05/17 20:50
Today you can find your show, tomorrow you can’t. I listen for Jeff Lewis Live and Howard and you can only find a limited amount of previous shows in the history for Jeff, where you can find unlimited amount of episodes of some shows no one cares about. Today you take the time to mark certain shows and channels under your favorites, tomorrow that list is wiped out. For the amount of money I pay per month I don’t think it’s much to ask for the app to work. Get it together SiriusXM.
Apple Watch
by Ray hates this game on 2021/05/17 01:51
Wish I could pull up xm on my watch like pandora.
Not dependable
by herbert jefferds on 2021/05/16 23:11
Crashes all the time. Content listed is not available. Won’t remember your place for you. Sad that the app is so crappy when I just want the content delivered.
CarPlay in iOS12 still broken
by Smiffleblurf on 2018/10/10 05:01
I purchased an unlimited cellular Internet subscription to use this app in CarPlay instead of using my actual SiriusXM antenna on my car — THATS’s how much I like using this app. The last redesign was an amazing step forward. I dreaded updating to iOS 12 and sure enough the app on CarPlay wouldn’t load any of my favorites and recents. Even after this recent CarPlay fix update it didn’t fix much. Recents list still doesn’t load at all. When I still pull up my channel favorites it’ll either never load or have this long delay until it loads or I have to dangerously open the app on my phone to jumpstart it to load. I did notice once I was able to get the channels to load in favorites the recents tab finally loaded up, but still that’s an awkward bug. Just really bad loading issues in regards to displaying listed information in CarPlay all around. Hopefully a fix is coming soon so that I don’t have to use a one star review to report a bug, but the one star is well earned when the “App Support” link takes you to a FAQ site that doesn’t list this issue or a bug reporting option for this app. This app isn’t even listed on the Contact Us support options. This whole experience is adding misanthropy fuel.
Serve a 2nd vehicle for free, or use as a fix for an obstructed antenna
by RV Sciencephile on 2018/06/23 13:55
By purchasing the high end SiriusXM service for one satellite receiver, you get this excellent streaming capability as a free bonus. If you have a smartphone with a decent data plan, you don’t need to increase satellite charges by adding a subscription for the other vehicle(s). Get it for one, then use your phone to stream the web based service thru the Bluetooth or cable connection to the audio system in your additional vehicle(s). It’s a terrific bargain for me, as I have 2 cars and two RV’s, and I can get full channel service for all four with just one subscription. Also, for those with vehicles (like my truck camper) that have difficulty getting a clear usable obstruction-free sat signal for their partially shadowed antenna, you can subscribe to service for the vehicle radio, then when in conditions when your antenna isn’t reliable, switch to using your smartphone for streaming to that radio from the same sat account via cell service providers. Thanks SiriusXM for offering this excellent, flexible service at a fair package price!
Awful, awful app
by JohnnyW34 on 2020/10/28 16:46
The app is awful. From what I’ve read about the app online, and from the many users who expressed the same complaints as me, I have a strong suspicion that the positive ratings on here are fake. Especially given the number of ratings versus the number of subscribers that Sirius has. I’ve had the app for a while now. Like many, I suspect, I only use it to listen to the “Howard Stern Show.” But the various functions on the app that are supposed to enable you to restart the show from scratch if you don’t tuning immediately when Howard begins, well those functions don’t always work. And if you pause the show at any point, and go back to it, more than half the time it does not resume where you left off. Sometimes, it doesn’t even happen after a pause. If you are walking somewhere listening to the show but not in real time, and you walk through a store’s WiFi or something, the play jumps to the live feed. I’ve read that these problems are very common. A lot of people with the app express this same dissatisfaction. I have brought it to the attention of Sirius, only to be told that I should delete the app and re-download it. Their customer service is as bad as their app. Frankly, because I am so reliant on the app to listen, I am strongly considering canceling my subscription altogether.
I Love Channel 90 so I bought Premium Pkg
by RealTennesseeMcCoy on 2020/04/05 16:13
I am huge racing fan and especially L❤️VE NASCAR and LeMann racing fan. I began listening to XM Radio my 2005 BMW X-5 and I’ve had it ever since. Now, SirusXm Radio, Initially, I only listened to channel 90 Nascar Radio. Over years I have listened to ESPN OR Fox SportS during college football season. We have it in all 4 cars and two of the tractors. I had not deeply explored other channels until I begin using the app on my mobile device when I’m mowing in Spring amd Summer 12-16 hours a week. They even have workout music by the decade and most recently added Indy Channel, with hosts, Jack Arute and AJ Allmendinger ! Call and they will negotiate a price with you. Only one warning..if you give a credit card number they will auto renew every year. I did not like that and it took a month for them to understand I would either be billed at home the old fashioned way- or cancel. Auto renew takes away a locked in price. They renew at market price.. which was always double the rate I got when I called or this last period I did online via chat session.
God help you if . . . . . . Update
by Queenbeedlg on 2018/06/01 14:24
Like me, you use your iPad in landscape mode. I’ve changed every relevant setting I can think of to get this app to load in landscape mode (as it once did prior to one of the latest updates) but, alas, to no avail. This is so much of a problem that saving the $20 a month I pay for this service is under serious consideration. It’s too much money to pay for the inconvenience of having to turn my iPad 90 degrees to read the app. I would have given it less than one star had that been possible. Update: I’m happy to report that the people at Sirius were listening and have addressed this landscape vs. portrait mode problem. It’s nice to know that there are still some companies out there who listen to their customer’s complaints and respond to them positively, especially in such a short period of time. Happily, I will not have to cancel my subscription, and I can recommend this app without reservation at a solid 5 stars.
Too many bugs
by DJ Joey G on 2019/09/03 21:23
I have MANY apps on my phone and this one has to be one of the most unreliable. Too many issues to list here but the top two that make me crazy are #1 It stops working randomly mid shows, doesn't matter if its while listening to an on demand episode, a download or live. The app would go into a never ending loading state or just crash completely. #2 the most annoying and dangerous bug is when the app randomly starts playing in my pocket at the worst times. I listen to some XL rated shows with adult language and these shows that i haven't listened to for a few hours or sometimes haven't listened to that day at all will just start playing, full volume, in my pocket. The app is not running so i cant even kill it, i have to frantically turn the volume down then go into my control center and pause it. Its gotten to the point where if i’m going into certain places i have to turn my volume all the way down because i cant trust the app to not start playing, or i need to make sure the last thing i listen to is “safe”....Also when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my vehicles it just starts playing if i want it to or not, again the app isn't even running. Its ridiculous.....
No landscape mode; update horrible for RadioClassics
by PetiteFrog on 2018/06/07 23:02
UPDATE: Thanks for adding the landscape mode back - although why on earth was it removed in the first place??? I have upgraded my rating from 1 star to 3 stars. What would give it one more star - display the times of the previously played RadioClassic shows. I have no idea what played when. You provide the option to listen to earlier shows, but the segments aren’t descriptive enough so I am having to go through all of them to find the show I want to listen to. PREVIOUS REVIEW: As others have stated, not having the ability to view using landscape mode is very annoying. However, not nearly as annoying and useless as what the upgrade has done to the RadioClassics station. Before the update, I could see all the programs that played in the past 5 or 6 hours and select one of those shows - easily. Now —- you can’t see the time a previous show was played and have to guess which item it is in the viewable segments. Viewing all the segments is nearly impossible. No way to easily see and select earlier segments. The upgrade has made the RadioClassics stations impossible to navigate.
CarPlay buggy, no chrome cast support but good sound quality
by Cypherstream on 2018/10/25 02:17
So glad they recently added Apple CarPlay, however it’s very buggy. Many times favorites don’t load, recents may not load, or the car play screen is just blank. It does work better if you unlock your phone first, but who can do that if your driving and have your phone put down (it auto locks fairly quickly). What is wrong with SiriusXM not offering chromecast functionality? It seems this would be the easiest way to get SXM in your house. To be able to chrome cast SXM would be a great asset to listen at home when doing household work. Other than the very buggy CarPlay support and lack of Chromecast feature, the sound quality is far better than what you get on the actual satellite. You also have access to many more channels and on demand content. This is why I prefer to use the app via CarPlay instead of my cars built in XM tuner. My car only goes up to channels in the 200’s. The app has channels into the 700’s! I’m no longer missing out on Faction or the Emo Project, indie 1.0, or Rock Bar. If only CarPlay worked all the time, this would be a killer app.
Favorites won’t save & keep getting deleted
by Food Jock on 2020/06/18 20:38
Does Sirius even read these user reviews and care about customer service? For 2 months all my favorites keep getting deleted. Lately it seems to occur almost daily, sometimes even twice in a day. Before that it had been every couple weeks. I’ve seen other reviews claiming the same thing. Do you even read the user reviews? Last month I even sent a Feedback email to tech support reporting the issue and was given a response that they will reply back within 24 hrs. Nope. Nothing. Not even a follow up. And meanwhile, the problem has gotten worse and it’s very time consuming to constantly go back & forth re adding shows to the favorites list. In addition, 3 times in the past week and as recently as last night, I haven’t been able to access anything because the app keeps saying “we’re sorry but you seem to be offline. Please check your WiFi connection or try again later.” There’s been absolutely nothing wrong with my internet & WiFi. This used to be my favorite app and I use it daily mostly for MLB Radio. But lately this app has been horrible and I’m paying too much money for an annual subscription to put up with this crap.
The more I spend time with this..
by Phantom2089 on 2018/05/14 23:02
The more I’m regretting my app update for it. Why would you fix something that was not broken?? I really hate this new update. There are more cons to point out than pro’s on this! Con: -No mix customizations (BIG NO!) -No info description on each channel and shows within that channel, nor do they provide twitter/phone number to call in the radio channel! -adding favorites just doesn’t work. -backtracking only goes so much as 3 hrs instead of 6 hrs. -there’s no schedule for when upcoming shows are going to broadcast. -channel freezes and locks if your app ended up foreclosing on you or you foreclose the app. (I was always able to resume where I left off EVEN when I foreclosed it, now it makes me lose my place wherever I’m in. REALLY FRUSTRATING ESPECIALLY WITH GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERTS!!!!) -no bright/dim light interface option, I hate how bright this design is now, especially late at night. -takes longer to connect to audio when it used to not on data connection. Pro’s: -Video on-demand for Howard Stern -audio scroller is a bit easier when you want to rewind or fast forward a lot. And that’s all the pros that’s on this app. You have got some MAJOR EDITING to BRING BACK some of the old WITH the new! I feel like my subscription has just plummeted to a mediocre service, I’m really debating on cancelling if they don’t bring back and improve their main qualities of their app. BRING BACK THE OLD APP!!!
New features but lacking polish
by drew_petricc on 2018/11/08 20:01
Lots of glitz and glamour over the new features, & call me crazy, but it actually seems *harder* to just get to my downloaded shows now... Also, if there’s something that looks cool on my home page, better remember it or keep swiping b/c it just scrolls away after a few seconds... sure it’s good to show the different options, but annoying. It also seems to have obfuscated which is actually a new show, or even to just get to what is actually playing live on 100 now. For all its faults, this was not an issue with the old version. All this complaining aside I do like the new app and addition of video clips etc. I’m just looking forward to some revision with usability/ease of use in mind—so keep it up dev team!! Thanks for a great app, I will change to five stars when updated! I do like the more streamlined way to manage/delete downloads and the addition of forward and backward skipping by a few seconds (which was sorely needed). So it’s great & I love it—that’s why I’m saying it just needs a few revisions to be the best in my opinion, thanks.
Something w/accessibility for all ages.
by lil'fyre on 2019/11/17 23:15
I LOVE Apple Play, don’t get me wrong!! And unfortunately in some newer cars you’ll have to pay for the feature of have Apple Play. I can only assume it’s because the Xirius option is as basic as it can get. Normally, that’s nothing to be bothered about (I’ll just pay for the dealership to ‘install Apple Play’). The eye opener for me was when I bought my now favorite modern car; A 2019 Hyundai Kona. It came with both higher ends of both media options. At first I stuck to what I knew, Apple Play. But the I started leaving Apple Play off, and realizing how much I was enjoying Xirius and the huge variety they offered. And, the price for a subscription was insanely good for all it has (you can customize what you want as well). My favorite is being able the listen to whatever I was, in the car, and picking it up again via my phone, or tablet. Thanks for making options for consumers!!!
Sirisously Addicted
by Cindy.Curl.Beye.Iowa on 2018/09/05 14:10
I can no longer listen to regular FM radio. I love my Sirius. Wish you would have done more of a tribute to David Cassidy. A channel for a short time in his honor would be amazing. At the same time, 70’s On 7 should be playing more of David’s stuff from his solo albums, as well as Partridge Family recordings; definitely not enough of the latter, and absolutely none of the forbearing. David broke many records for various things in his career, which widely go unrecognized. I was really disappointed to see no periodicals in his memory, especially a Rolling Stones mag dedication. Such a talented artist should be remembered. I also enjoy 60’s On 6 to get my Mad Men fix; love your regular morning DJ - he’s been everywhere! Cowboy Bob & the 40’s Channel are greatly appreciated when I’m missing my grandparents. I also use the Toddler Channel a lot for my grandchildren. And when I’m feeling a little blue, it’s wonderful that I can listen Christmas music any time of the year to cheer me up! Any chance we could have a Dean Martin channel for a short while? Frank’s channel don’t play him enough. What a legend! And believe it or not, Lawrence Welk still has a huge fan base that tunes in to Public TV every Saturday night to watch his reruns... The Welk Channel, at least during the holidays ? Love you guys. Never go away! Sincerely, Faithful Subscriber Cindy Beye Marshall County, Iowa
TRASH CUSTOMER SERVICE
by JUSSLikeCandy on 2020/08/31 13:08
I would never promote you guys the worst customer service I’ve EVER HAD I work at the T-mobile call center service and this would be unacceptable and what would be Labeled a “customer mistreat”. You couldn’t refund me my money because service were so call provided after a free trial was over. Your team didn’t even take the time acknowledge the fact that I’ve tried reaching you guys multiple times to cancel service BEFORE THE TRIAL ENDED but because yall chose to continue a service I was not using or paying for anymore this is my fault. Then soon as I got money on the card that was on the account that yall stopped trying to charge, you went ahead and took the money today. This morning I finally got a hold to someone after calling three times because the 1st two tries I the reps hung up and the messaging team I contacted before y’all opened they reply when they want. You won’t get a message back in time unless you text them multiple times or say a bad review and this happens when your ALREADY CONNECTED with a rep. Its obvious I wasn’t using the service why else would I call for a $8.79 refund it’s not that much money.
Volume Bar?
by Lwmavrik on 2017/12/21 21:07
Nice app for the most part, but some silly omissions...Volume Bar for iPad?..., iPhone has it...albeit flawed...it needs to stay on the screen permanently and be further down so you don’t run into the other bar above it that handles rew/ff.... I waited for years for a last channel "jump to" button so you can quickly toggle between two channels?!? Recent‘s from the latest update covers that... it’s about time! I have felt for years like the people who develop this app never use it, because if you’ve ever used a television remote control in your life an A/B button and the volume button is what you use the most and if you haven’t noticed, the volume buttons on phones are often not so easy, particularly if you have a case on it! Thus the volume needs to stay on the LCD screen at all times not appear and disappear ...once you have touched the button on the side, why would you then need to then slide over to the one that appears on the screen.. it’s moronic!! Someone needs to make more of an effort and this can be 5 stars!
Something has changed!
by B& aid on 2020/01/31 09:23
I have been an XM Radio listener for years and my favorite channel is Radio Classics. I have used the app for years to catch up on content I might have missed. The app used to work well for listening to shows that had already aired. However, after they added Pandora features to the XM app, the app became unreliable. Before, switching from segment to segment worked well and the skip forward feature worked well. Now however, as you near the end of one segment, you can no longer reliably click on a different story segment and have the app react.... the sound just stops and you get a spinning wheel. Nothing happens. You can close the app and restart it sometimes to get it to work but here lately, even that is not working. I even deleted the app and re-installed but no joy. This has become exceedingly frustrating and totally ruins one of the main benefits of subscribing to the digital content service. I wish companies would more thoroughly test their updates before “breaking” perfectly good applications.
This App is Lame
by MSTampaFL on 2020/05/22 01:28
No matter how many updates they release, this app is still a PIECE OF JUNK. And I'm tired of being polite about it. First, the saved on-demand favorites randomly disappear causing me to have to re-save them. Sometimes a reboot will bring them back, sometimes not. This bug has been in the last 3 or 4 versions. Also, the app won't "let go" of what I was listening to before to go to live or another choice. Example, listening to an on-demand news episode and then wanting to go to the live channel, the wheel just spins and spins and the eventually goes back to the main menu with the prior show still stuck in the player. Shutting down the app and restarting doesn't fix it. And there is no longer a go "Live" button in the on-demand GUI. The only workaround I've found is that you have to change to another channel and then go back to the channel you want in order for the player to clear and "let go" of what you were previously listening to. Is there some excuse SiriusXM can't hire competent developers to fix this app? Especially since we pay extra to use it???
Free at Last!
by Fadiddle on 2019/07/18 00:49
With all the other great providers of streaming music that are free out there, this was the best thing they could have done. We are already paying for the service, and requiring additional payment like it was before for the streaming service, you turned many people away. Not just from streaming but from your service altogether. That would be like my internet service saying I had to pay for service on each device that was connected to the same service, I was already paying for. Glad y’all were able to buy pandora and work it out for us(the paying customers) to enjoy your service the way it should be; “Anyway we want to enjoy it, Anywhere we want to enjoy it.” Keep doing business like this, and you’ll not only have me as a loyal customer, but many, many more!
Downloads DO NOT WORK
by edbeaton on 2018/06/01 23:14
What’s the point of having a download feature if I still need a connection?? I’ve downloaded on-demand episodes, and they played back fine, until I lost my cell/WiFi signal (my commute includes areas w slow to no connection for stretches). So to me this means that the app is not accessing whatever file is downloaded locally to the phone, and I’m using data to access something I supposedly downloaded to use later. Downloads in previous versions were buggy (also looked for data connection), but I eventually was able to get to episodes already downloaded. Please fix this!!! Update: so the top complaint (landscape on iPad) is fixed, but downloads still don’t work. Yes the downloads complete (didn’t have that issue previously), but you CAN’T ACCESS the “downloaded” files. I get the spinning icon over the play button when selected from the downloads folder (buried in the settings area as ppl have complained about before) and essentially freeze the app. Who do I have to call to get reimbursed for all the data I’m burning through since I can’t download over WiFi to then listen later???
Great once you you can get what they promise.
by papasprep on 2018/09/01 00:15
I have loved having SiriusXM. I received it as a gift from my daughter so I could listen to baseball. With it, I can hear our beloved Cleveland Indians from my home in New England. (We lived in northeast Ohio for 17 years.). Problem was it took days and several calls to get what my daughter paid for. The station I needed didn’t come in on my radio and it seemed to be quite a problem to get it to work. Worse yet, my husband on a totally different account tried to add the Indians station, and while SiriusXM was quick to charge him for the extra station, they failed to let him know that for some reason his brand new car had the wrong type of radio to get the higher stations. (He already has a basic XM radio package, so still have no clue what the issue was.) The reps that help are very nice, but it should be as easy to get the stations you are looking for, as it is for the XM folk to take your money.
Not crazy about the update
by missjubilada on 2018/05/16 17:18
I use this app all the time and I’m really frustrated by some of the changes in the update. It’s fine for listening to music but I also love the Radio Classics channel and the update is horrible for that. You used to be able to see the past few hours of individual shows, as well as the upcoming few hours of individual shows. Now all it shows is the past 45 minutes or so and the title of the hours long “Radio Classics” or “ When Radio Was” but not the individual programs being broadcast. And shows what commercials are played during that 45 minutes. Who would care about that?! It also used to let you choose individual programs as favorites to star ( The Jack Benny Program or Suspense, for example). Now the only options appear to be the 2 Radio Classics or When Radio Was shows ( which consist of several hours of individual programs that seem to be impossible to see within the app now). Why would an update provide fewer features than the old version ? Very frustrating. Please fix.
Horribly Unstable
by SoFar87 on 2018/04/18 11:16
This app is a disaster. Continually has issues saying it cannot determine my location so it won’t load. Which makes no sense as my WiFi and cellular networks are working perfectly. Live in a major city and never have other app issues when this happens. Definitely happens more after a recent update which always seems to make things worse. The volume bar is hidden and the scrolling is terrible because the bar is too small and not sensitive at all. I clearly have no clue how their QA development team tests the app in real world scenarios and things is production ready. In fairness there are some great features (when the app works) and the UI is pretty decent. But some of the basic functionality for volume, scrolling within an stream like Howard Stern, and overall application stability are a disaster. Sirius has no competition. They clearly Need to just focus on the basics of building a rock solid app and stop with all the gimmick junk. Subscriber since their beginning but very disappointed they continue to ruin this app. And for the record, these issues happen on a brand new iPhone X.
Can’t sign in
by teaboneski on 2020/04/02 01:03
I’ve been using this app for years and there are always issues. The current one (and it’s kind of a big one) is that I can’t get passed the login screen. I’ve been trying to log in since March 11th, when I was logged out randomly (which happens occasionally with most subscription apps, so no big deal). Today is April 1, and I still haven’t been able to log in. I know my credentials, so that’s not the problem. I can still log into my account on the web, it’s just the mobile app I can’t sign into. I type in my credentials and the SiriusXM logo pops up and loads indefinitely. I’ve reached out to support (phone and email) but it’s impossible getting in touch right now, which is understandable in the current circumstances. I get it, I just don’t want to be paying for something I can’t use. You also can’t cancel your account without speaking to a representative. As stated above, that’s nearly impossible right now. And there’s no online option to cancel. Not sure what to do at this point.
CarPlay is a Joke
by antm22 on 2021/01/22 14:42
If you’re planning on using this app with CarPlay, don’t waste your time. I’ve been a SXM user since the early days of XM Radio and the app has always been horrible. The current version is no exception. I use CarPlay now instead of my car’s infotainment system. SXM could care less about their CarPlay users and it shows. The app will frequently not load, not play and show the incorrect song on the favorites screen, among other annoying bugs that never get fixed (even though I report them through the app). Furthermore, the UI is terrible. There is no way to “channel surf” and flip from one favorite to another without touching the screen in the car. The seek buttons attempt to rewind and fast forward instead of flipping through your favorites. They also have not implemented Siri integration so no way to request another station by voice. Using this app in the car has actually made me less of a SXM fan and more of an Apple Music fan. If things don’t improve before my subscription is up this year, I won’t renew.
Sometimes it works
by Thome258 on 2019/11/06 13:06
This app has to be the worst app for issues. Sometimes it works fine then they update it and it never fails that it causes issues. If you email customer service you get the same response every time. They tell you to delete the app and reinstall it. I don’t want to have to do that at least once a month because then I lose all the shows I’ve downloaded . I don’t have unlimited data so I like that I can download the shows I’ve missed onto the app to listen to in the car. I just wish it was more consistent and didn’t have an issue every time they put out an update. Right now the issue is that if I stop listening to a show and go back to it later it will restart from the beginning and not where I left off. Then I have to try to figure out where I was. I wish they’d add a forward button that only went like 20 seconds instead of having to either forward past a whole segment or slide to another part of the show but not knowing where you’ll end up stopping.
Listening to ‘the radio’ is still a great way to go! :D
by James Tormé on 2019/04/18 00:55
Even in this age of overstimulation and emphasis on the visual, listening to a good old radio show is still a totally fulfilling experience and one that is uniquely “my time”. Do you listen. You reflect. And you can do something else all the while (like drive, guard a present pod, or fix somebody’s rear left suspension housing) without feeling held hostage at all. A lot of people who don’t have the time to read a lot get the majority of their outside perspectives on life from listening to the radio on that daily commute, when they are, for a time, a ‘captive audience’ for life‘s commentators. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective. But at least it allows them to think about topical stuff for a minute… And in that time their mind escapes some of that add you to build up by the daily grind.
Bogus product
by jimmm37522579000 on 2020/03/24 14:56
This is review for Sirius xm in general. What a pain of a product. I’ve been a subscriber for years. It’s always been a hassle. I always had to call to get he same deal, over and over again. I’d have to spend half an hour on the phone every 5 months to get my radio for $25 even then they would always automatically renew me even when I’d specifically ask them not to, and of course the automatic renewal would be at triple the price. So every time I have to call and spend all that time on the phone to get refunded and put back on the same deal I’ve always had. I finally had enough of wasting my time on all that so I cancelled all together. After receiving 100 phone calls from them and me expressing my issues, they told me they would give me a full year, continuing at the price I always paid. They confirmed I would still have all my channels. Well my radio renewed and it’s missing both Howard stern channels; the whole reason I subscribed. So there’s another 45 minutes on the phone to cancel and get my refund. Sirius has a great product but why can’t I just continue paying the same amount to get my channels? I don’t understand how such a big company can be so difficult. I just want to pay for the product and not have all his hassle. The process of trying to renew feels like I’m buying a car every time. I’d love to continue giving Sirius my money, hopefully one day they decide to start running their business with some class and customer support.
Bad UI functionality
by apple andy on 2018/01/03 20:48
There’s a slider on the top of the app that is suppose to let you rewind and forward to any point of the broadcast. It works 2% of the time. The slider does not detect me dragging it and then interprets my drag as a swipe taking me to the next or previous channel. How many users navigate channels this way? I feel there should be more emphasis and control of moving where you want to be in the broadcast playing. It’s very hard to get exactly where I want to be on the audio stream. I have to listen to things I already heard before or get taken ahead in the broadcast ruining things I haven’t heard yet. Your “engineers/developers” should make sure the slider is working and is not misinterpreted as a swipe to next channel. Have the slider area have a larger vertical height invisibly or visibly so I can control better. Your UI/UX designers, do some research on how many people swipe left and right to navigate channels. I usually jump into menu for this... rarely is the next or previous channel a task I want to perform or channel I want to listen to. Give more emphasis and UI space for timeline of broadcast control, I want to rewind/fast forward where I want to be on the channel I’m listening to currently. Very frustrating app to use.
The redesign has made it so much worse
by Ben B 84 on 2018/06/22 03:40
I love SiriusXM. I’m a streaming-only customer... I live in NYC and never drive. So this app and the web app are the only ways I listen to SiriusXM. The content is what keeps me coming back. However, this application post-redesign a few months ago is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Something basic: entering the app, you’re sometimes prompted by one of those “rate this on iTunes” dialogs. Ok, fine. Everyone needs to keep their rating up, I get it. However, the modal for that interaction doesn’t have an overlay that shows that other actions in the application are disabled. It looks like the other functions of the player... play/pause, etc. are usable. So I spend 20 seconds thinking the app is broken, until I realize there’s a modal for review in the foreground. Then I start streaming. That works fine, until I encounter connectivity issues, which is most of the commute in NYC. The “go live” button isn’t a button.. it’s just text, and has no indication that it’s been pressed (which is mobile app dev 101). It feels like the press event hasn’t happened. I’m usually sure that it didn’t, and that the app is broken. Most of the time I terminate the entire app and reload it to get a working stream. Honestly, you should fire anyone involved with the redesign of this application. They don’t have enough experience to develop a coherent mobile application. Whoever implemented the previous version seemed to know what they were doing.
Yada yada nanu nanu
by turbolarry52 on 2019/03/21 14:55
Just an update - I'm not adding any new updates - who knows If it improves things or not. Sirius are you responding to these postings? I have an iPhone 6, using iOS 10.3, no intentions to upgrade my iOS for numerous reasons. No content has been downloaded, so I don't understand - 3.x Gb storage. That much ? With no downloaded content? Does the basic app use that much storage? Btw - howard off again - another week ? Week of 3-18. Must be nice ! As far as the reviewer wrote about updating iOS one iPhone I have the latest and greatest and now my serious app is crashing. Not because I'm very low on memory, but it's worked before those conditions. I do agree that it's annoying for example that if I see that Riley Morgan is scheduled on Howard 101 the something entirely different. These apps are designed by developers that should be able to solve these problems and resolve the issues. I've been looking for employment for a long time and I am a graphic designer was some interactive design skills. So it baffles me that you have developers who haven't gotten it right and got these issues resolved. So Sirius XM hiring manager, hire me! Visual, marketing and technical problem solving is what I do best. With a little insight and team effort, i'll get all these issues solved.
Music w/out interrupting commercial.
by NanaLucyB on 2019/06/24 19:12
I wish to thank series for the music that I enjoy which is sometimes find music to relax me and I enjoy the bridge crossover I enjoy their all-time comedy show which is like with them the talk show I forgot what they called it has that all time TV shows as what I like and the most important no commercials that’s what I enjoy thank you very much. I I enjoy it very much that I pass on the words to others to picture at XM radio in fact I talk to my daughter into trying it for a while so it’s up to her and her husband to find out if they like it without commercials they love the kids songs cause I got five now so we’ll see how that goes because they they have different taste of music compared to me I love the all timers they like the updated type music all right thank you very much.
Overall, a solid app!
by JesusIsKing87 on 2018/02/16 17:12
The Sirius-XM app works pretty well overall but there needs to be a volume bar added (as another previous review stated) and I would like to also see the name of the song/artist/year scroll from left to right. I often see songs that have either a longer name or the artist/group having a lengthier name, and it’s cut off to where you can’t even see the year it came out. In other words it doesn’t scroll across left to right as it should. Please add these two things along with general enhancements regularly to make this app better. I enjoy listening to mostly music (60s on 6 preferably) on this app and being able to adjust the volume (without using the side manual volume adjustment) on the screen and seeing the year would be a great improvement. Thank you! :-)
Very slow to start playing
by Straight Answers on 2021/02/18 19:39
While I love the Sirius stations, the mobile app is problematic. Whereas Pandora almost never has any issues starting up and playing whether on WiFi or not, Sirius is horrible! 9 times out of 10 when I want to start listening I tap the station I want, from my favorites, and the little play arrow turns into a circle that spins for a very long time. Like, some days it does that for hours without ever playing. Yes, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Yes I have closed the app and reopened. That has never changed anything. It is still very much a pain and very unreliable as to whether I will actually get to listen to anything via the app. On average I’d say it takes 15 -20 minutes to get it to start playing. This is regardless of whether I am in my office right by my wifi modem or out on 5g service. Just as problematic either way. Find out how Pandora is so reliable and do that, please. Otherwise, I won’t renew when this subscription expires.
Music is a big part of my Life
by OldCrow63 on 2018/06/22 23:18
Years ago I bought a Sanyo rechargeable speaker reviews stated it was made better than the manufacture wanted you can’t find them anymore it has about 3 pounds of lithium battery internal in fact all three of my friends now have the same speaker we use it all the time since I bought my new car in 2012 I’ve had SiriusXM radio all access I listen to it all the time I listen to all the channels I pay attention to the updates through the email on what’s happening through the week or weekend I have SiriusXM in all my vehicles and I’m currently listening to it as I write this review I like all the classic rock ‘n’ roll channels the Tom Petty channel the Beatles country the Western I love the whole package outstanding product will probably have it for the rest of my life Thanks
Ok but crowded
by DocMagi on 2020/11/16 19:45
At a point an app can become crowded and more complicated than needed. This app is one of them and less would be better. It plays music and videos but because of the clutter the main purpose of the app is lacking. Tried using it on the Apple TV but that is silly because whoever designed the app apparently has never used the Apple TV app or just likes pretty pictures. Deleting it off the tv because it simply freezes up and is worthless. The phone app works but again simple is better with less clutter and less bandwidth required to load and run. Actually you seem to be going in the wrong direction especially considering how expensive your service is compared to better streaming services. When Pandora comes with a car radio I imagine your subscriptions with decline a great deal. Shame that your service is worse and your prices increase.
Enthusiastic SiriusXM recommendation from me @ 66
by garyjyogi on 2018/06/22 00:03
SiriusXM is the best thing to happen to music since FM Di’s in the 70’s-early 80s. Free Form Radio. Now specialty stations for ever taste by era or artist. Blues, Outlaw Country,Jazz( too many stations for me to track), Grateful Dead & Beatles stations & live play by play for my Yankee games regardless of my location. I believe it works for other sports & teams as well & Howard Stern & the tv news feeds across the spectrum from MSNBC through CNN to Fox. & more I keep discovering more content, oh yeah Classic radio, Wow! Makes driving much more fun for me & if I have passengers a great way to be a good host. I could go on but 90% didn’t read this far & I doubt I will even get a thank you from SiriusXM. Even if terrestrial radio had anything worth listening to, SiriusXM does it better & w minimal commercial interruptions. Best to all Garyjyogi
What is playing?
by Padre Joe on 2018/01/03 21:42
Great app! I love listening to music on Sirius XM most mornings and it’s nice and convenient to use my iPad to do it. The only problem is that there seems to be a glitch in the display of what is currently playing (I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be called, so I hope that makes sense). When I select a station to listen to, the current song displays like normal. Sometimes the next song displays as well, but then the display seems to get “stuck” on that first or second song and doesn’t update the title, artist, or album cover until I change stations. Then it starts all over again. My Favorites list shows the correct title and artist, but the main display remains on that first or second song. That’s the one issue I’ve noticed. Otherwise, love the app!
I can not dial back w new update
by JmOWolff on 2018/05/29 16:31
I’ve been a SiriusXM subscriber for over 10 years, and i must say that the new format change is awful. I listen to several channels where I once could scan backwards up to six hours for content. The new format no longer allows for that. My favorites are now mixed in with channels I don't care about. And trying to find out where I am when I find them takes way too much effort. I pay a premium rate for this service primarily to use on my iPhone. It used to be so easy and convenient but the new format is just too hard to use. As i mentioned I’ve been a SiriusXM subscriber for over 10 years, weathered many changes but this change is the worst yet. Please fix these problems or provide an option to go back to the previous version and the more intuitive format. I once loved this app, but I’m not listening anymore, too frustrating. I’m very disappointed.
Resisted, but now regret waiting!
by Olde Poodle on 2018/02/28 03:20
I very much enjoy my automobile XM Radio on multiple vehicles, so did not want to spend more for an iPhone version, but having the XM/Sirius app in my pocket has proven to be even more enjoyable and I use it more than I do the car subscriptions. My favorite station, Classical Pops, is still available on the app even after it was removed from the radio! As a extra bonus, the Christmas music is still available now, and it is almost March. Further, the Fox News and Fox Business programs that I like can be restarted if I am late, or paused when I am interrupted. My only complaint is that the progress bar is inaccurate, so that it is difficult to know where one is in a news program, and the program titles do not keep up to the moment like the music titles do. All in all, I am very satisfied with Sirius/XM.
High pressure tactics by Sirius Customer Service
by Floridaskater2003 on 2020/01/28 12:04
I have had Sirius XM for over 10 years. I’m a retiree on a fixed income and was up for renewal. I called Sirius yesterday to cancel my subscription. I can no longer afford to keep the service. I was on the phone for 45 minutes before I could get a confirmation number for the cancelation. The first Sirius Representative said she would give me a great deal which was actually much more than I’ve ever paid. I asked why, and she told me, I had received “too many promotional deals.” I said NO and she continued the well known Sirius reps aggressive and despicable sales tactics. I said NO I WANT TO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION 10 times. Finally she told me she had to transfer me to a cancellation agent!? Another agent came on and gave me the same speech. I asked the rep if he was a cancellation agent. He said no, there was no such position, but he would process my request and I finally got my confirmation number for cancellation. These high pressure sales tactics with the elderly, should be illegal. Never again!
Glitchiest App in App Store
by Zaggott on 2020/07/16 20:06
Constantly having to uninstall/reinstall the app to be able to listen to music. The app always loses my place when I’m listening to Howard Stern. Some episodes are available one minute and then unavailable the next. Frequently deletes my saved episodes. Having to restart my phone to get the app to work at all. Can’t connect via WiFi or LTE sometimes, with the app stating that there’s no internet available (other apps and SpeedTest indicate that I have a fine connection via either WiFi or LTE.) Just a very frustrating app. I’m leaving this review after spending FIFTEEN minutes trying to TRICK the app into working for me. I gave up after uninstalling, reinstalling, and restarting my phone twice. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the worst app I’ve ever had to use. They’re holding Howard Stern hostage by being the only content provider that has him. And they know it. So they’re not motivated to fix the app. For $140 every 6 months, it’d be amazing if the app worked half as well as Candy Crush.
Serious downgrade with last update
by Vitosim on 2018/07/03 15:06
I have been a Sirius app user for years but the last app update completely ruined the experience. Since the update the tiles in my favorites consistently represent the wrong channels. For example, as I right now listen to The Lumineers on Alt Nation the title says Oingo Boingo is playing. Oingo Boingo is actually playing live on 1st Wave. I don’t even have 1st Wave in my favorites so I can’t explain that. This happens across all of My Favorites I’ve tried to delete my favorites hoping that deleting them and saving them again might fix this, but I can’t delete any of my favorites. When I deselect the star it just highlights itself again. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it again but nothing changes. Also, the entire new user interface is a pain to use when driving. I mostly listen during my commute. Sirius please go back to the old interface or at least give me that option. Keep in mind this isn’t a free service. I’m a paying customer but perhaps not for much longer.
Version 5.4.6 crashing when unlocking iPhone
by This is Scott on 2019/06/21 18:38
I noticed very quickly after upgrading to 5.4.6 that very frequently when I'm listening and my iPhone screen locks that when I try to unlock it the SXM app briefly seems to freeze up the iPhone and then crashes and obviously stops therefore playing. Has this issue already been reported and is it being looked into? I'm using an iPhone 7 with iOS 10.3.3 still installed. This app is the only one having this issue. I use some other music streaming programs, podcast apps and I haven't seen this happen when using any of them. And it wasn't occurring in SXM neither before I upgraded it to this version. Other than this issue I enjoy the app when I have a subscription and don't have any other major issues with it at this time.
Reliable yet intrusive
by delmore dingleberry on 2018/06/26 05:08
Always on, always ready, variety, pay to play It has done exactly wat was intended to happen. I am addicted to it. Just like cell, apps, pc, internet, dna, all just another avenue for our government to intrude a bit deeper into our lives. Maybe all of this will end up on a positive note. Our govt is imploding and corruption is being exposed so deep into every branch of gov, incl local gov. I am all about it. Wat goes up will come down. Watching the bad actors in our gov get a dose of wat they been doing to everyone else. Once more of us realize that the majority of corrupt players in our govt not only have ability to watch our family through their cell phone, tv, pc, anything attached to internet or especially anything called smart.... Just the truth from one that knows
MY PERSONAL REVIEW OF SIRIUSXM RADIO
by EarlB. on 2019/09/15 18:36
First of all having SiriusXM in our vehicle is so very wonderful. In listening unto all our favorite music and talk shows. My wife and I are a avid Southern Gospel Music Listener's. And being able to listen unto all our favorite artists while we are traveling is so very great. And being able to get help if our vehicles radio needs resetting the Serius XM Radio Personnel People Are So more than willing to help us within any concerns or problems that we might be facing. Thank Y’all From The SiriusXM Company. We Absolutely Love Your Satellite Company In providing Top Notch Satellite Service’s! And we Highly Recommend SiriusXM Unto Everyone That’s Looking For A Great Way Of Listening Unto Their Favorite Radio Stations ( WITHOUT interruptions Of SiriusXM Services That They Have Too Offer. ) Sincerely Mr. & Mrs. Earl & Barbara Barnes Wellston, Ohio
Meh, save yourself some money and listen to iHeartRadio
by Not Sonya on 2019/04/25 23:44
I found a better variety of music on iheart radio with the added bonus of being able to search and listen for specific bands or podcasts. And iHeartRadio is free. So you have to listen to one commercial once in a great while... totally worth it. Also, the cancellation process is nasty. You can’t cancel within the app or even online. You actually have to call customer service. I was called Valerie, then Sonya (twice). Neither of which are remotely close to my name. Awkward! Then I was given the option to GET A DEAL. No thank you. I was put on hold, I erroneously thought to process the cancellation. WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER DEAL. Nope, still trying to cancel. Put on hold again, for cancellation? NOPE ANOTHER DEAL. I admit by then I lost my temper and said,” I. Just. Want. To. Cancel!” Then SiriusXM was able to! And they only called me Sonya one more time.
Xm radio is the way to go!
by wes from central NY on 2018/06/22 15:16
Never thought I’d pay for radio but...after listening to my local country stations for years, the amount of commercials have overcome the music. They also tend to repeat the same songs too much. I tried xm radio on free trial then became a subscriber. It’s great! My two favorite stations are the Highway & Prime country. The highway has an awesome morning show I love and they get the newest country songs before anyone else. Prime country plays the older country songs I grew up with from the 80s & 90s that the local stations just don’t anymore. Best parts, variety & NO commercials ever!! My opinion, totally worth it. And if u get the app for your phone, u can listen anytime anywhere u have good service. I highly recommend Xm. Their customer service is really good as well if u need assistance. Definelty worth it if u love music!! W.D. from N.Y.
Nightmare unsubscribe!
by Troubeall2 on 2020/01/04 23:45
DO NOT SIGN UP! I only have the app on my phone, they don’t supply all the information you need to sign in on a computer, it’s proving impossible to cancel my account. After well over an hour on the phone, mostly on hold, then chatting with someone online, then being told I would have to call again to cancel, then calling to find out the call center is closed. This is absolutely ridiculous! Is it really that difficult to make it where people can cancel through the app, come on. Update: Days later, still can’t cancel, they gave me the runaround, took 20 minutes to get my information entered correctly because the guy who barely spoke English and kept changing letters and numbers and entering it wrong. After hours on the phone, now I’m told they can’t find my account. Apparently I’m being charged for an account that I can’t cancel and doesn’t exist. My only option is apparently canceling my debit card, I bet they find my account then!
Love the app, but needs a playback speed option for OnDemand
by Poo ln a Cup on 2019/10/12 16:20
I really wish there was a playback speed option for OnDemand. I listen almost exclusively to SXM talk & comedy OnDemand, but I miss a lot of episodes of shows that I love and have listened to for years. The problem with so much good content is finding time to listen to it all. I could listen to more episodes if I could play shows at speeds of 1.25x, 1.5x, etc. Aside from that, this version of the app is great. I’ve been a loyal subscriber for well over 10 years and most of that has been using the app (iOS) or online subscriptions. Developers have really paid attention to what subscribers want and this version has way less crashing than ever before and now with videos and the AppleTV app, it is a total game changer for the platform.
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No Car Required. Listen to more than 300+ channels including ad-free music, plus sports, comedy, news and talk on your phone, online and at home. Discover new music and channels with personalized recommendations. - Create Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora based on the artists you love. - Find the music you want to hear, on now and ad-free. - Discover 100+ ad-free Xtra channels filled with music for any mood, occasion or activity. - Watch SiriusXM videos of groundbreaking interviews, intimate musical performances & episodes from the howard stern Show. - Catch 24/7 sports talk and live game coverage. MLB Network Radio™, SiriusXM NBA Radio, SiriusXM® NHL Network Radio™, SiriusXM PGA TOUR® Radio, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, dedicated college conference channels like ACC Radio, Big Ten Radio, and more. *Feature & content availability is dependent on subscription package.
app is broken
by ernmerica on 2021/06/16 19:08
not an indictment of the content, but the app only works half the time
Sirius XM on my I-Phone
by nasa_tad on 2021/06/16 18:27
Loaded and listened once. Now I can’t get the App to load. Constant moving icon that never opens the app.
Skip Limit
by Jay112323 on 2021/06/16 16:33
Doesn’t make sense to pay for a music service that has a skip limit. I’ll just listen to the radio and my own purchased music.
This app needs app
by BostonDog on 2021/06/16 11:38
The app doesn’t work consistently. I have to close it on my iPad or iPhone and reopen it each time I want to use it. The rewind feature doesn’t work well. It often just spins and stops playing after attempting to rewind a show.
CarPlay unreliable
by Oscore on 2021/06/16 02:48
Regularly fails to populate lists in the CarPlay display, particularly recents and favorites. Very disappointing, since using this app with CarPlay is the only reason I got the SXM subscription. Suggestions: Add a set of program buttons like regular car radios. Always having to work through menus can be hazardous on the road. Also, please add a way to go live without multiple >> presses.
App is garbage
by roblox324 on 2021/06/15 23:39
Tried to use the app and cannot get it to recognize my credentials. Customer support was useless in trying to correct the issue
Misleading
by Rolvail on 2021/06/15 22:22
I was given this website for free trial subscription when I bought a new Maserati but nowhere here to enter account number or radio ID. They only want to sell upgraded packages
Cannot sign in! No error messages!
by A ozone on 2021/06/15 16:40
In software development, especially web based apps, one of the basic things to consider is error handling. I try to sign in and all I can see is the loading component hanging there! No error messages so I know what’s wrong! I’m new to this app and the issue is blocking me from using it. No stars would be more appropriate. Very disappointing indeed
Grrr
by Texans Fan33 on 2021/06/15 15:49
I use this app daily and it is really driving me crazy how the channels don’t refresh. When scrolling, I think I’m choosing one song but when I click it’s something else. I’m constantly having to close and open to get the channels refreshed to see what is actually playing. I love the app otherwise.
App is Fine, Not Enough Streaming Capacity Investment
by ARazorbacks on 2021/06/15 14:44
The app is fine, it does what it’s supposed to do. That being said the streaming itself and loading app data from SiriusXM is pretty inconsistent. Live streams will just stop for no reason and take a while to restart, going live can require an app restart, loading app data like your favorites list can take forever, etc. All of the problems are centered around SiriusXM not spending enough on streaming capacity.
Disaster of an app
by MJT127200 on 2021/06/15 01:04
Great content but extremely buggy, amateurish app.
Okay… WHEN IT WORKS
by JLdog on 2021/06/13 16:15
Does not remember app streaming settings - even in a single SESSION. So if someone calls me, it goes from Max > normal. EVERY FGD TIME. QA is just like their tech support. Horrible. Anf CarPlay is still garbage 3 years after the bugs reported here - on iOS 12!!!!! (14.6 shipping, 15 in beta).
Great content , not so great app
by Kuadratic on 2021/06/13 06:57
Amazing channels and content but a pretty bad app in 3 ways 1) the buffering is horrible . 2) reopening the app - long and then see prior point 3)The search feature is almost completely useless. If you try to search for the name of a channel like “mlb network radio”, you’ll literally get a “no results found “. Similarly, if you wanna search to listen to am episode of a show that already aired a few hours ago, you’ll have the same problem.The hosts on almost every show keep touting how you can search for their prior episodes but it does not ever work, in my experience. The only way you can see w show’s prior episode is if it’s within the last three or four hours and is still listed at the bottom, but if it’s longer than that, I have found it impossible to find. To me, it just seems to be an obvious case of the people who make the app never actually trying to use its features
Ok app, still missing a homescreen widget
by GreatIndoorsman on 2021/06/13 00:20
Aside from occasion issues with the app freezing and needing restarted it generally works most of the time. App could definitely use a homescreen widget
Customer support is horrendous
by crodskog on 2021/06/12 18:11
I tried to cancel and reaching someone is very painful
Longtime customer frustrated with app glitches and crashes
by RezinTexas on 2021/06/11 20:00
I’ve been a SiriusXM customer in some from for 18 years, I was one of the early adopters and promoters. They continue to have the best content and programs in my opinion and I pay my subscription fee every year. If the app always worked I would give 5 stars, unfortunately it gets 3 stars because the technical problems and glitches are a daily struggle. Even with a robust WiFi or network signal, the app frequently freezes or kicks you out of your stream, losing your place. Streaming programs are randomly unavailable for no apparent reason. I recently upgraded from a Galaxy S9 android phone to a new iPhone 12 Pro plus or whatever the best one is with 5g and the problems with the SiriusXM app persist. Thankfully I have Spotify as a backup for good programming (and glitch free) when the SiriusXM app fails.
App quits constantly! Annoying bug
by MafiaCat on 2021/06/11 16:49
I like Sirius XM. It plays fine from the radio in my car but when I play from my iPhone app, it stops itself every few minutes! I listen at work and I am so annoyed at constantly having to open my phone & to push play and/or put the app away & relaunch it all day long! Please fix this bug!
So Many Issues
by Jesus Gualario on 2021/06/11 16:13
Too many connectivity issues. If you pause a channel when you get a call or do something else on your phone I can’t get back to listen to the channel and pick up where I left off or even listen to the channel live because it just keeps loading until I force close the app and open it again after a few seconds, doesn’t work if you do close it and open it right away. This is the ONLY app I have this issue with and I listen to a lot of other live radio.
Random Bluetooth Drops
by flattopweb on 2021/06/11 14:09
This app is one of the worst ones to try and listen to music with Bluetooth headphones or speakers. It randomly drops the connection. I experience this with the iOS and Android versions.
Not reliable.
by Hoonigan74 on 2021/06/11 11:01
I’ve had this app for years and they still can’t get this app to work smoothly on iOS. It will randomly stop playing and sometimes if you pause it, the app will just completely close and my phone plays Apple Music instead. The on demand feature is a joke. Inconsistent updates of shows and they are labeled wrong. I am currently listening to what the app says is the latest episode of The Pat McAfee Show, but it’s actually the episode from two days prior.
Sirius XM App stalls continuously
by CaAz1234567 on 2021/06/11 06:01
I have been able to use this App one time successfully. The next few times I have attempted to use the App it becomes stuck loading, and it is NOT an internet issue.
Need Apple Watch App
by BNanney on 2021/06/10 20:01
I’d give 5 stars for Apple Watch support.
Stops streaming to Google Home after 30 seconds
by Jim the retired psychologist on 2021/06/10 17:16
This is a new problem. The app stops streaming to my Google speakers after about 30 seconds.
Crap app
by Just plain junk on 2021/06/10 15:37
Used to work then got a new vehicle, each time you do this you must create a new streaming account (stupid) each time it never works and support always has to make a password for me, this time it doesn’t matter and won’t recognize my log in info, yet online via website it works just fine, on iPhone app it does not and support has tried the same things every time I call in or chat which leads nowhere. I’ve about her enough of this crap service.
About done paying for Sirius
by wjaronow on 2021/06/10 04:25
This app has been terrible to use, it constantly just loses audio and I have to force close the app and reopen it and 90% of the time if I’m listening like 30-60min behind live radio it just goes live and I can’t listen to the show I was wanting so guess if the next update doesnt fix this I’m done handing Sirius money, not like I can listen to what I want anyway!!!!!
App doesn't work
by BKRocksteady on 2021/06/10 03:05
App just shuts down sporadically. Not reliable. Close the app then re-open, and app will not allow me to use it again. "Sorry we have experienced a technical issue, please login again"
Don’t like Much about this app
by Snazzysmom on 2021/06/10 00:16
I can’t find George Strait songs. That’s all I want: George Strait songs. Without his music, I’m not interested.
App is down ??
by Rosie🤬 on 2021/06/09 16:21
Been trying to listen for the past two hours but I can’t get anything to show up in my channels good song bad song nothing!! Nope not happy customer!!
Audio Streaming Quality / AW App
by Usskywatch on 2021/06/09 04:11
The audio streaming quality bug where it constantly resets to normal is STILL not fixed after all these months. Version 5.7.8. P.S. Can we get Apple Watch support please? It’s badly needed. Oh, and fix the streaming quality reset bug ASAP.
Crap app
by ldgregg on 2021/06/09 03:31
Can’t set up account here or on website with my information. New car with Sirius service. Bought another new van last year same issues so I just dropped it. You idiots are losing money.
SiriusXM app quits
by Kevin 60 on 2021/06/08 17:10
I just gave this app 2 stars because it quits without cause repeatedly.
Very unreliable
by Video Game Fan on 2021/06/08 14:37
This app has potential, but it freezes constantly, asks me to retry, or says the show is not available, even if I was listening to it a few minutes ago. I have to constantly restart this app and go back in to try to resume what I was listening to. That doesn’t always work. It will randomly start working again later. Incredibly buggy. And no, it’s not my Internet. I have been experiencing this problem for two years now and it has never improved.
So buggy lately!
by Christa B on 2021/06/08 13:08
I’m not sure what’s going on, but for the last few months this app continually thinks I’m trying to log in on two devices at the same time. While I have my account on a few different devices, I’m never logged in on two at the same time. This usually happens to me on my iPhone about 20 minutes into me using the app first thing in the morning. I’ve changed my password hoping that might fix the issues, but it hasn’t. I’m tired of being kicked off my phone by the app and then have to restart when I can. I hope SiriusXM developers can fix this issue because it’s really cramping my style.
Love sirius, hate this app
by Quimby369 on 2021/06/08 02:53
To be clear, sirius is amazing. Howard, jim and sam, and the bonfire get me through the week. But this app is horrible. I listen to these shows like podcasts so I wait until they are downloadable or at least streamable not live. I consistently have the app crash or not be able to connect. I work in IT and litterally have the app on 1 android and 1 iphone, along with my brother and father who both use it on iphone. We all have the same issues. It’s not a hard process to figure out, and even the numbers of subscribers shouldnt be able to impact the app enough to cause these issues. Please fix this app soon. The only reason I dont torrent these shows is because the extra storage size it would require (i did this back before I decided to get a subscription) i honestly think there hundreds if not thousands of people who torrent instead of paying for this service just because of this app. Seriously, if you make a decent app, and come out with an app only service plan, I bet you’ll double your subs. My family has 3 receivers sitting in drawers just so we can listen to howard, it’s a dumb business model
Worst App Ever
by Refresh Constantly on 2021/06/07 22:07
You constantly have to refresh and it stops and freezes all the time and you have to reboot your entire phone. A company of this size should not have these types of problems.
App settings bot saving
by Professor Sprankle on 2021/06/07 21:43
My new car does not have sirus/xm preinstalled so I purchased the streaming app. The app setti g keep defaulting to stream over wi fi only which in turn causes the app to stop playing in my car. Not sure why this is happening.
HomePod mini support
by shawn89711 on 2021/06/07 18:32
How come you’re other app pandora can function with home pod mini. But Sirius Xm app has no support? Would love to say hey Siri put on Sirius xm 80s on 8. But no we can not do that with this app. Please add that function to the app so I can use my HomePod mini the faster way then opening up the app and then cast it to the mini.
Its ah no for me‼️
by go oh ghv on 2021/06/06 15:22
Its good at first but i dont use it anymore . I dont like how they kept taking my money when i already called for them to take my card off /unsubscribe me from their app which they didn’t.
Settings reset every time you close the app, CarPlay barely functional
by echelon137 on 2021/06/06 02:34
This is one of the worst functioning apps I keep on my phone. The audio streaming quality setting resets to “normal quality” every single time you close the app. No matter what, it will not stay on “maximum quality” despite changing the setting from normal to maximum every time I open the app. Beyond that, CarPlay functionality is hit or miss. Most of the time, opening the app via CarPlay doesn’t load any channels or favorites, so I have to open the app on my phone. Then and only then will channels or favorites load. After that, as mentioned above, I have to go and change the streaming quality to maximum, because it inevitably reset. Super frustrating, especially since I am PAYING them monthly to use this app.
App Has More Issues Than Jeff Lewis
by Copper Commuter on 2021/06/04 22:00
Error 14020 This episode is not available. Then why is it listed?
Jim and sam
by Boom boom barber on 2021/06/04 03:21
Why does their show disappear from the app? I love the music stations . Of course Howard is the best but Why ??? why does Jim and sam disappear ?
Unreliable, terrible search, confusing
by Chris J.G. on 2021/06/04 02:48
I wish this app could function properly. Shows always disappear from my favorites, downloads are inconsistent and finding anything is a huge chore.
Current version is bad
by Jli6441 on 2021/06/04 01:51
I used to love this app but recently it just won’t load content. I can see very few shows in my recent history (there should be many)and when I do find a show I want to listen to that isnt live it says “sorry this episode is not available”. This happens almost once each day. Very frustrating considering how expensive the service is. Please fix this.
Howard Tab always broken
by Perry Caravello on 2021/06/04 01:29
Constantly getting this episode is unavailable for new and current shows. This app is very frustrating
Too many problems…
by FunbroKP on 2021/06/03 20:06
This app constantly stops playing. And for a paid service it’s unacceptable. Do better.
Full of bugs
by fbktdjolgecdseyin on 2021/06/03 12:49
I stream the app while at work through my trucks Bluetooth, if I lose cell coverage the app stops, which isn’t the problem, the problem is that the app doesn’t restart. I typically get service back in just a few seconds and if I hit the play button to restart it it just acts like it’s loading. I have to close out the app and restart it again. This doesn’t happen when I stream Amazon and I find I’m not listening to XM as much any more.
SiriusXM
by emankcinsitaken on 2021/06/03 04:53
Hey I have this and listen all the time. The channels can be customized to suit one's tastes i.e. more of this or that or less and so on and so forth. Favorites can be preset. I think there’s some serious lag happening sometimes, so much so whenever I touch a channel icon then push rewind and fast forward neither song is the one listed on the station icon.
Buggy App
by Debbie444 on 2021/06/02 05:14
I sure wish this app worked better. I use it all the time, but just as I am relaxing and listening, it stops working, and many times , it has to be rebooted to get it working again. This app isn’t new anymore. It also costs money to have it (Sirius), so it should work better.
Junk
by Mattwatson123 on 2021/06/01 18:52
If they ever fix the authentication problems another review is in order
Preferences don’t stick
by NYD28 on 2021/05/31 21:29
App preferences (e.g., streaming quality settings) reset to default any time the app is closed.
False advertising, total scam
by tms9055 on 2021/05/30 22:23
Funny how they advertise another free two weeks of listening on both the app and inactive radios, yet neither work. Try to log in on the app, error message. Car radio says inactive subscription. 🙄 Why would I ever pay for something that never works?
Not perfect
by Wa2761 on 2021/05/29 03:31
The songs don’t update on the app, it always shows the first song that was playing when I opened the app. The only way to refresh is force stop the app and open again. Other than that, works great.
ADD SIRI SUPORT
by Stevo7518 on 2021/05/28 21:06
Add Siri support already!
App
by vagabond541 on 2021/05/28 16:54
Sirius XM app keeps telling me your not online try again and then it won’t take my password not cool Sirius xm
Super buggy
by Pacu2 on 2021/05/28 16:47
Crashes a whole bunch, not very good compatibility with casting devices and I constant have to enter my account details to log in even though I select keep me logged in
Fix the app!!
by Ruben E Rodriguez on 2021/05/28 16:45
Hey SiriusXM, I’ve been a loyal subscriber to your service since 2006 and today was the day I couldn’t take it anymore. What’s wrong with the app? I’ve been trying to login for the 5 minutes and all I keep getting is an error message. Then there is certain shows I can’t go back and finish listening to because it was paused for too long. And if I want to find that show on a channels archive, it’s not even listed. Fix the app..PLEASE!!! Also how about getting some new programmers for the music channels. I find my listening to the same playlist everyday. Change doesn’t hurt.
Worst app ever created
by KBizzle619 on 2021/05/28 16:43
You would be lucky to get this app to open 5 days a week. I have had to delete this app and redownload it countless times due to ‘technical issues’. Today was a new low, they did not recognize my password even though it is set up to sign me on with facial recognition. After going through the steps to recreate a new password, I am still not able to queue up any of my shows for who knows what reason now. What a waste of a monthly charge. I legit feel like I am being cheated with my paid subscription. What kind of company can continue like this? It is not right.
Crap
by TonyMan388 on 2021/05/28 16:41
I cannot get this piece of crap to work . Rebooted my phone, deleted the app, and downloaded it again. It will not allow me to log in. I get iHeart radio for free and I have Apple Music. I will now cancel my Sirius accounts because this crap happens too frequently.
Unreliable and buggy
by eiman2626 on 2021/05/28 16:36
App will randomly freeze and not open.
App is useless
by pl13579 on 2021/05/28 16:28
App always has issues. Work for a while and the stops. No support for this app
Good when it wants to be
by Sahlooochi on 2021/05/28 16:07
I use this app all day long; usually its fine but at least twice a day it bugs out for several minutes. Generally unreliable
Moved Love Song channel to a higher number and now offers to charge me extra $11 a month to get it
by Dave in Tulsa on 2021/05/28 16:03
Try to talk to their sales about modifying service. It feels like I’m talking to a greedy used car salesman.
Good app, poor business model
by NWWisco on 2021/05/28 15:37
Canceling service is incredibly difficult. Had to go through their online support system (a bot and then two separate support staff) to just get my account number to even log in. I’ve got the app, I’ve got the email, and then I have to create an online account and call to cancel? Absurd.
Glitchy app
by Metooagain**## on 2021/05/28 14:13
It would be wonderful if I could depend on this app actually working every time I use it, which BTW is multiple times a day. It constantly clears my favorites and quite frequently tells me that it is “unavailable”. That’s great, maybe my huge monthly payment should be unavailable to you, is that how it works?
Add better seri support
by shaggbaggins on 2021/05/28 14:12
Can you add voice command to “hey seri, open Sirius Xm” and the ability to change stations via seri voice command? I work in a lab and I can not easily reach for my phone because I wear dirty gloves. I’m amazed that apple/XM doesn’t have these abilities. Makes your products look minor league.
Bugs bugs bugs
by Hooboggled on 2021/05/28 14:10
Half the time the Howard on demand episodes don’t work. Sometimes the episodes stop playing while listening. This never happened in the previous versions. Desperately waiting for the update to fix this.
Constant issues with Favorites (shows)
by Tacomanster on 2021/05/28 07:45
Favorites disappear and the shows/episodes can’t be found via a simple search. Soooooo annoying. I’ve been a customer for 12 years and using the app daily for about 4 years.
App won’t open for use
by lstone😚 on 2021/05/27 15:58
Literally, I’ve talked to one bot Faye person, and some person that I couldn’t understand the accent, at all, and I paid my scrip and cannot get past the login crap when you first download. Will work in my 16 Wrangler but the app is garbage on my iPhone 11. Would’ve went with I❤️radio to avoid this drama. But I guess I’ll just listen in half the way that I am now, paying for.
Canceling is a pain
by Hegemony42 on 2021/05/27 14:17
The app is just okay. But not being able to subscribe or more importantly unsubscribe within the app is just unacceptable today. There business model is kind of like dealing with Columbia House CD club.
Unusable
by Cruise Counselor on 2021/05/27 07:34
I purchased a package online, and set up for my car and streaming. I was able to get it on my computer but not my car or phone. It did not recognize the user name set up. In the car I don’t have a phone number or email to contact someone for help.
Good app but sometimes loses all favorites...
by RichieL215 on 2021/05/27 07:07
...plus many times the day’s show is not uploaded to the App so we can’t listen on-demand. The latest example is there is no Bennington show to download from Wednesday, 5/26/21. Thanks.
Watch
by haynayboy on 2021/05/27 05:09
Need it on Apple Watch
Canceling bc Tucker Carlson Discrimination
by Pistol Pate on 2021/05/27 04:57
Too woke SiriusXM. Around 5/17/21, Tucker Carson is mislabeled on ch. 114 at 11pm-12am CDT slot, and Actually plays at 12am CDT. SiriusXM is suppressing Tucker. Before, SiriusXM, wouldn’t show Tucker’s past episodes on the app, And NOW THIS. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Doesn’t show in real time
by mynoch333333382 on 2021/05/26 18:22
I wish faction and the emo station were on xm instead of app only. My issue is it’s never in real time, nothing matches. It’s very frustrating. Even the “Go Live” function doesn’t work… I know the get up kids from paramore but the app keeps showing it’s playing a paramore song!
Settings get reset every time you open app
by Review12abcxyz on 2021/05/25 20:15
5/25/2021. Screen lock override setting resets every time the app is reopened. 4/16/2021. New release still has not fixed application settings resetting each time the app is opened. The settings get reset to their default every time you open app. Used to work till this latest update.
SiriusXM Keeps Getting Better!
by MilkMushMeat1 on 2021/05/25 17:36
Update 5/25/2010: Once a podcast is downloaded and you play it from “manage downloads” it stops playing if you lose your wifi connection. Restart the app out of WiFi range and all the app does is the “Spinning Circle Of Death”. Isn’t the only point of a download to allow you to listen offline? This version of the app doesn’t allow the deletion of downloads either. Using iPod Touch 7th generation, iOS 14.5.1 SiriusXM app version 5.7.8 Build 1620403873 Music, Talk, News, Sports. Exclusive content downloadable, most content rewindable, and all content pause-able with the app. Oh, and when you’re out of data range you can add a SiriusXM Satellite Radio and not miss your show or game! Can you tell I’m a fan? 📡 🛰 📻 🎶
Great app! When it works...
by Nick 10986 on 2021/05/24 00:42
App is constantly crashing, or just simply won’t load things when selected. Per Sirius xm advice, I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app several times, hoping for a change with no result. I love sxm but the app needs attention. When the app does work, it’s great, just be aware that there are glitches...
Starting lineup
by para87 on 2021/05/23 03:20
I only paid to get the starting lineup and I never get Friday show . It will say there’s is new episode but it will never be there . For 77 bucks a year this should be a great app . But is it so buggy.
Terrible
by SPeters10 on 2021/05/22 20:28
Not like the radio in your car. If you open the app to a terrible song or podcast, it will force you to listen to the entire thing, even if you close the app and open later. Garbage!!!
Channels disappeared
by Bear09101226 on 2021/05/22 13:47
Why do channels keep disappearing on my favorites list? Open the app and channels are gone, sometimes they reappear and sometimes I have to “favorite” them again. This is aggravating, fix the issue.
Add voice change channel for 5 stars!
by Ss1015 on 2021/05/22 01:10
Very good app but how about “her SiriusXM play lithium “ Safety on the road.
Update descriptions are garbage
by Uncle Brucie on 2021/05/22 00:11
To just keep repeating that SiriusXM has released an update that has bugs fixed over and over is meaningless. If they can’t provide a meaningful description, they should say nothing at all. And when will they provide Siri integration on IOS? For what they charge in subscriptions, they are not making much headway on enhancing the app.
Past shows no longer available
by cjs180 on 2021/05/21 20:46
If you listen to any shows, prior to the latest update they were available to listen to. After the update, no past shows are available.
Constant frustration
by Caveman_Chris on 2021/05/21 16:14
This app is a constant source of frustration in my life. I work all day with my hands and having to stop everything I’m doing and pull out my phone to restart the app or switch to another app is maddening. It’s consistently unreliable and rarely makes it through a whole show without stopping or skipping or just closing itself. It literally just stops for no reason all the time. If I pause it for a few minutes it takes twice as long to load and get back to where I was and is constantly losing its place on the live streams. And when I restart and go back to my favorites list most of my shows are missing and won’t come up in the search. I’d say easily 9/10 times I get in the car it won’t play for a few minutes and I can almost never just press play and drive. Don’t even try to say it’s the cell or WiFi signal because I watch YouTube and Twitch on my phone and those are VIDEO feeds that NEVER have this problem. All the time it will say no signal or service when I have full bars and LTE and other apps are working fine. If y’all can pay Howard as much as you do to talk about cats and The Bachelor then you should be able to get this app working.
What have you done with Howard?
by Grey painted walls on 2021/05/20 21:24
I click to listen to this week’s shows and “No Data”? I’ve been a subscriber since day one with Howard and your app is getting steadily worse. Please fix it and leave it the **** alone!
Was 5 star now 1 - update freezes every song
by MleeMjones on 2021/05/20 12:58
I have been a subscriber for 2 decades and owned multiple portable XM players so when app came out it was a game changer. I live in NYC and commute on subway daily where cell service is only a recent development and spotty at best. Since the app came out it worked flawlessly on subway despite having no cell signal or one that faded in and out. Somehow if buffered enough music that you could listen for a whole commute (and even skip songs). That all changed about a week or two ago with latest update. Now it plays one song (or two at best) and then music stops and if you click play you just get an endless spinning circle around play icon. You can wait 2 days and it will never play again unless you force close app and open again. Then it will play one or two songs and freeze again. It randomly happens even when you are walking around Manhattan with full signal when an email or text comes in. It just freezes and you have to force close. It’s beyond infuriating and makes app useless XM please revert to previous version which worked perfectly on my same phone (iPhone 12 pro max with latest updates).
Fails with CarPlay worse than bad: destructive
by Gaylen on 2021/05/20 11:44
Prevents the SXM antennae from working at all and takes over broadcasting from the iPhone via Bluetooth. Wouldn’t mind but in the Arizona desert with no cell coverage you then get zero SXM and end up having to refresh the satellite feed. I just uninstalled the app as a result. It is worse than a bad app because it creates other problems. If you want to use CarPlay forget this app and uninstall it.
Audio cuts out at times
by smds52 on 2021/05/20 07:15
Sometimes when I’m listening to programs on SiriusXM the audio will just cut out and I have to click the play button to start it again. That does not always correct the problem and I’ll either have to click the 15 second rewind button or slide the program playback button to an earlier time. Is there some kind of glitch or bug that is causing this to happen? Is there a remedy for this issue? Thank you, Steve Sutton
App deletes downloads. Consistently bad app.
by TVTALKER on 2021/05/19 22:26
Service continues to worsen. They cut short all howard downloads and then proceed to remove them at their will, when still available and isn't a space issue for my phone. I can't wait till Howard leaves to stop handing money to this sub par service. Pay attention to one company and succeed there. At this point getting ready to leave, lack of content and bad service with no intuition.
Awful
by Landy Family on 2021/05/19 11:56
Sound quality is horrid for starters. The audio stops randomly and you must close the app and reopen it. Hire the developers of the Spotify app, they nailed it.
Never update
by Natatok on 2021/05/19 10:40
This “update” has literally broken the app. You can’t fast forward. It doesn’t hold your spot even on downloaded programs. I have to listen to the same thing from the beginning over and over again. I can’t believe I actually pay for this.
What’s going on with Howard 100?
by mackitty on 2021/05/18 19:08
I love Sirius, love a ton of stations, love Howard. I have two recurring issues with Howard Stern content: 1. I’ll be listening to the Howard Stern show in repeat. Suddenly the show will stop. I have no idea why or what stopped it. I usually have to restart the app to play again. This has been going on for over a year. 2. When I go to listen to previous full shows, the list will appear with almost nothing on it. If I restart the app and go back to that page, it’s a different list. Today I’m missing yesterday’s show and the list changes every time I restart. I have screenshots! I just uninstalled and reinstalled the app but it did nothing. Please fix!
Keeps stopping!
by Prophotodx on 2021/05/18 13:30
VERY tired of it stopping when I airplay to my Sonos speakers! It thinks I’m streaming to multiple devices but NO other devices have the app running. Fix this! The worst part is that if I am using the DVR feature and listening to a show when I hit ‘Continue’ it resumes playback on the same channel but LIVE, NOT at the time stamp I was listening! SOOOO ANNOYING!
Settings aren't preserved
by JimmyJoeJimmyJoe on 2021/05/18 08:06
A muddled app.
THE MOST UNSTABLE APP EVER!!!!!
by Puffmome on 2021/05/18 01:34
This is the most unstable unreliable app that I’ve ever used. Replays don’t always load up on time. For example, today’s Jeff Lewis Live. It’s still not available for playback. And, when do shows actually do show up and you attempt to play them they usually cycle endlessly before they play - - if they play at all. And it’s not my connection. I live near a major metro area and have 5G cellular and super fast fiber WiFi at home. So sick of the poor app performance. They’ve had me delete & reload the app as a solution countless times. Nothing helps for long before performance degenerates again. The absolute worst app.
Known Flaws
by App View on 2021/05/18 00:10
May 2021 update: The most annoying flaw is that downloaded shows stop playing before done. Sirius is aware of this longstanding issue. You can switch to a live stream and then resume the downloaded show, but I found it stalls again. Of course, sign out-uninstall-restart-reinstall doesn’t work. February 2019 update botched. They never run out of creative glitches. Segments of the Stern show restart from the beginning every time I start the app and use CarPlay. It happened three times in one day. January 2019 update botched...again. All show downloads on all devices were erased by the update. Worse, now whenever a new show is downloaded, all of the downloaded shows disappear. Ugh. Do ANY of the SiriusXM employees use the app?? They can't get this stupid app to work as well as a free podcast app. Howard Stern plz podcast instead Tip: Less focus on security of your precious content and more attention to helping us play it.
Inconsistent
by dwhite46 on 2021/05/17 20:50
Today you can find your show, tomorrow you can’t. I listen for Jeff Lewis Live and Howard and you can only find a limited amount of previous shows in the history for Jeff, where you can find unlimited amount of episodes of some shows no one cares about. Today you take the time to mark certain shows and channels under your favorites, tomorrow that list is wiped out. For the amount of money I pay per month I don’t think it’s much to ask for the app to work. Get it together SiriusXM.
Apple Watch
by Ray hates this game on 2021/05/17 01:51
Wish I could pull up xm on my watch like pandora.
Not dependable
by herbert jefferds on 2021/05/16 23:11
Crashes all the time. Content listed is not available. Won’t remember your place for you. Sad that the app is so crappy when I just want the content delivered.
CarPlay in iOS12 still broken
by Smiffleblurf on 2018/10/10 05:01
I purchased an unlimited cellular Internet subscription to use this app in CarPlay instead of using my actual SiriusXM antenna on my car — THATS’s how much I like using this app. The last redesign was an amazing step forward. I dreaded updating to iOS 12 and sure enough the app on CarPlay wouldn’t load any of my favorites and recents. Even after this recent CarPlay fix update it didn’t fix much. Recents list still doesn’t load at all. When I still pull up my channel favorites it’ll either never load or have this long delay until it loads or I have to dangerously open the app on my phone to jumpstart it to load. I did notice once I was able to get the channels to load in favorites the recents tab finally loaded up, but still that’s an awkward bug. Just really bad loading issues in regards to displaying listed information in CarPlay all around. Hopefully a fix is coming soon so that I don’t have to use a one star review to report a bug, but the one star is well earned when the “App Support” link takes you to a FAQ site that doesn’t list this issue or a bug reporting option for this app. This app isn’t even listed on the Contact Us support options. This whole experience is adding misanthropy fuel.
Serve a 2nd vehicle for free, or use as a fix for an obstructed antenna
by RV Sciencephile on 2018/06/23 13:55
By purchasing the high end SiriusXM service for one satellite receiver, you get this excellent streaming capability as a free bonus. If you have a smartphone with a decent data plan, you don’t need to increase satellite charges by adding a subscription for the other vehicle(s). Get it for one, then use your phone to stream the web based service thru the Bluetooth or cable connection to the audio system in your additional vehicle(s). It’s a terrific bargain for me, as I have 2 cars and two RV’s, and I can get full channel service for all four with just one subscription. Also, for those with vehicles (like my truck camper) that have difficulty getting a clear usable obstruction-free sat signal for their partially shadowed antenna, you can subscribe to service for the vehicle radio, then when in conditions when your antenna isn’t reliable, switch to using your smartphone for streaming to that radio from the same sat account via cell service providers. Thanks SiriusXM for offering this excellent, flexible service at a fair package price!
Awful, awful app
by JohnnyW34 on 2020/10/28 16:46
The app is awful. From what I’ve read about the app online, and from the many users who expressed the same complaints as me, I have a strong suspicion that the positive ratings on here are fake. Especially given the number of ratings versus the number of subscribers that Sirius has. I’ve had the app for a while now. Like many, I suspect, I only use it to listen to the “Howard Stern Show.” But the various functions on the app that are supposed to enable you to restart the show from scratch if you don’t tuning immediately when Howard begins, well those functions don’t always work. And if you pause the show at any point, and go back to it, more than half the time it does not resume where you left off. Sometimes, it doesn’t even happen after a pause. If you are walking somewhere listening to the show but not in real time, and you walk through a store’s WiFi or something, the play jumps to the live feed. I’ve read that these problems are very common. A lot of people with the app express this same dissatisfaction. I have brought it to the attention of Sirius, only to be told that I should delete the app and re-download it. Their customer service is as bad as their app. Frankly, because I am so reliant on the app to listen, I am strongly considering canceling my subscription altogether.
I Love Channel 90 so I bought Premium Pkg
by RealTennesseeMcCoy on 2020/04/05 16:13
I am huge racing fan and especially L❤️VE NASCAR and LeMann racing fan. I began listening to XM Radio my 2005 BMW X-5 and I’ve had it ever since. Now, SirusXm Radio, Initially, I only listened to channel 90 Nascar Radio. Over years I have listened to ESPN OR Fox SportS during college football season. We have it in all 4 cars and two of the tractors. I had not deeply explored other channels until I begin using the app on my mobile device when I’m mowing in Spring amd Summer 12-16 hours a week. They even have workout music by the decade and most recently added Indy Channel, with hosts, Jack Arute and AJ Allmendinger ! Call and they will negotiate a price with you. Only one warning..if you give a credit card number they will auto renew every year. I did not like that and it took a month for them to understand I would either be billed at home the old fashioned way- or cancel. Auto renew takes away a locked in price. They renew at market price.. which was always double the rate I got when I called or this last period I did online via chat session.
God help you if . . . . . . Update
by Queenbeedlg on 2018/06/01 14:24
Like me, you use your iPad in landscape mode. I’ve changed every relevant setting I can think of to get this app to load in landscape mode (as it once did prior to one of the latest updates) but, alas, to no avail. This is so much of a problem that saving the $20 a month I pay for this service is under serious consideration. It’s too much money to pay for the inconvenience of having to turn my iPad 90 degrees to read the app. I would have given it less than one star had that been possible. Update: I’m happy to report that the people at Sirius were listening and have addressed this landscape vs. portrait mode problem. It’s nice to know that there are still some companies out there who listen to their customer’s complaints and respond to them positively, especially in such a short period of time. Happily, I will not have to cancel my subscription, and I can recommend this app without reservation at a solid 5 stars.
Too many bugs
by DJ Joey G on 2019/09/03 21:23
I have MANY apps on my phone and this one has to be one of the most unreliable. Too many issues to list here but the top two that make me crazy are #1 It stops working randomly mid shows, doesn't matter if its while listening to an on demand episode, a download or live. The app would go into a never ending loading state or just crash completely. #2 the most annoying and dangerous bug is when the app randomly starts playing in my pocket at the worst times. I listen to some XL rated shows with adult language and these shows that i haven't listened to for a few hours or sometimes haven't listened to that day at all will just start playing, full volume, in my pocket. The app is not running so i cant even kill it, i have to frantically turn the volume down then go into my control center and pause it. Its gotten to the point where if i’m going into certain places i have to turn my volume all the way down because i cant trust the app to not start playing, or i need to make sure the last thing i listen to is “safe”....Also when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my vehicles it just starts playing if i want it to or not, again the app isn't even running. Its ridiculous.....
No landscape mode; update horrible for RadioClassics
by PetiteFrog on 2018/06/07 23:02
UPDATE: Thanks for adding the landscape mode back - although why on earth was it removed in the first place??? I have upgraded my rating from 1 star to 3 stars. What would give it one more star - display the times of the previously played RadioClassic shows. I have no idea what played when. You provide the option to listen to earlier shows, but the segments aren’t descriptive enough so I am having to go through all of them to find the show I want to listen to. PREVIOUS REVIEW: As others have stated, not having the ability to view using landscape mode is very annoying. However, not nearly as annoying and useless as what the upgrade has done to the RadioClassics station. Before the update, I could see all the programs that played in the past 5 or 6 hours and select one of those shows - easily. Now —- you can’t see the time a previous show was played and have to guess which item it is in the viewable segments. Viewing all the segments is nearly impossible. No way to easily see and select earlier segments. The upgrade has made the RadioClassics stations impossible to navigate.
CarPlay buggy, no chrome cast support but good sound quality
by Cypherstream on 2018/10/25 02:17
So glad they recently added Apple CarPlay, however it’s very buggy. Many times favorites don’t load, recents may not load, or the car play screen is just blank. It does work better if you unlock your phone first, but who can do that if your driving and have your phone put down (it auto locks fairly quickly). What is wrong with SiriusXM not offering chromecast functionality? It seems this would be the easiest way to get SXM in your house. To be able to chrome cast SXM would be a great asset to listen at home when doing household work. Other than the very buggy CarPlay support and lack of Chromecast feature, the sound quality is far better than what you get on the actual satellite. You also have access to many more channels and on demand content. This is why I prefer to use the app via CarPlay instead of my cars built in XM tuner. My car only goes up to channels in the 200’s. The app has channels into the 700’s! I’m no longer missing out on Faction or the Emo Project, indie 1.0, or Rock Bar. If only CarPlay worked all the time, this would be a killer app.
Favorites won’t save & keep getting deleted
by Food Jock on 2020/06/18 20:38
Does Sirius even read these user reviews and care about customer service? For 2 months all my favorites keep getting deleted. Lately it seems to occur almost daily, sometimes even twice in a day. Before that it had been every couple weeks. I’ve seen other reviews claiming the same thing. Do you even read the user reviews? Last month I even sent a Feedback email to tech support reporting the issue and was given a response that they will reply back within 24 hrs. Nope. Nothing. Not even a follow up. And meanwhile, the problem has gotten worse and it’s very time consuming to constantly go back & forth re adding shows to the favorites list. In addition, 3 times in the past week and as recently as last night, I haven’t been able to access anything because the app keeps saying “we’re sorry but you seem to be offline. Please check your WiFi connection or try again later.” There’s been absolutely nothing wrong with my internet & WiFi. This used to be my favorite app and I use it daily mostly for MLB Radio. But lately this app has been horrible and I’m paying too much money for an annual subscription to put up with this crap.
The more I spend time with this..
by Phantom2089 on 2018/05/14 23:02
The more I’m regretting my app update for it. Why would you fix something that was not broken?? I really hate this new update. There are more cons to point out than pro’s on this! Con: -No mix customizations (BIG NO!) -No info description on each channel and shows within that channel, nor do they provide twitter/phone number to call in the radio channel! -adding favorites just doesn’t work. -backtracking only goes so much as 3 hrs instead of 6 hrs. -there’s no schedule for when upcoming shows are going to broadcast. -channel freezes and locks if your app ended up foreclosing on you or you foreclose the app. (I was always able to resume where I left off EVEN when I foreclosed it, now it makes me lose my place wherever I’m in. REALLY FRUSTRATING ESPECIALLY WITH GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERTS!!!!) -no bright/dim light interface option, I hate how bright this design is now, especially late at night. -takes longer to connect to audio when it used to not on data connection. Pro’s: -Video on-demand for Howard Stern -audio scroller is a bit easier when you want to rewind or fast forward a lot. And that’s all the pros that’s on this app. You have got some MAJOR EDITING to BRING BACK some of the old WITH the new! I feel like my subscription has just plummeted to a mediocre service, I’m really debating on cancelling if they don’t bring back and improve their main qualities of their app. BRING BACK THE OLD APP!!!
New features but lacking polish
by drew_petricc on 2018/11/08 20:01
Lots of glitz and glamour over the new features, & call me crazy, but it actually seems *harder* to just get to my downloaded shows now... Also, if there’s something that looks cool on my home page, better remember it or keep swiping b/c it just scrolls away after a few seconds... sure it’s good to show the different options, but annoying. It also seems to have obfuscated which is actually a new show, or even to just get to what is actually playing live on 100 now. For all its faults, this was not an issue with the old version. All this complaining aside I do like the new app and addition of video clips etc. I’m just looking forward to some revision with usability/ease of use in mind—so keep it up dev team!! Thanks for a great app, I will change to five stars when updated! I do like the more streamlined way to manage/delete downloads and the addition of forward and backward skipping by a few seconds (which was sorely needed). So it’s great & I love it—that’s why I’m saying it just needs a few revisions to be the best in my opinion, thanks.
Something w/accessibility for all ages.
by lil'fyre on 2019/11/17 23:15
I LOVE Apple Play, don’t get me wrong!! And unfortunately in some newer cars you’ll have to pay for the feature of have Apple Play. I can only assume it’s because the Xirius option is as basic as it can get. Normally, that’s nothing to be bothered about (I’ll just pay for the dealership to ‘install Apple Play’). The eye opener for me was when I bought my now favorite modern car; A 2019 Hyundai Kona. It came with both higher ends of both media options. At first I stuck to what I knew, Apple Play. But the I started leaving Apple Play off, and realizing how much I was enjoying Xirius and the huge variety they offered. And, the price for a subscription was insanely good for all it has (you can customize what you want as well). My favorite is being able the listen to whatever I was, in the car, and picking it up again via my phone, or tablet. Thanks for making options for consumers!!!
Sirisously Addicted
by Cindy.Curl.Beye.Iowa on 2018/09/05 14:10
I can no longer listen to regular FM radio. I love my Sirius. Wish you would have done more of a tribute to David Cassidy. A channel for a short time in his honor would be amazing. At the same time, 70’s On 7 should be playing more of David’s stuff from his solo albums, as well as Partridge Family recordings; definitely not enough of the latter, and absolutely none of the forbearing. David broke many records for various things in his career, which widely go unrecognized. I was really disappointed to see no periodicals in his memory, especially a Rolling Stones mag dedication. Such a talented artist should be remembered. I also enjoy 60’s On 6 to get my Mad Men fix; love your regular morning DJ - he’s been everywhere! Cowboy Bob & the 40’s Channel are greatly appreciated when I’m missing my grandparents. I also use the Toddler Channel a lot for my grandchildren. And when I’m feeling a little blue, it’s wonderful that I can listen Christmas music any time of the year to cheer me up! Any chance we could have a Dean Martin channel for a short while? Frank’s channel don’t play him enough. What a legend! And believe it or not, Lawrence Welk still has a huge fan base that tunes in to Public TV every Saturday night to watch his reruns... The Welk Channel, at least during the holidays ? Love you guys. Never go away! Sincerely, Faithful Subscriber Cindy Beye Marshall County, Iowa
TRASH CUSTOMER SERVICE
by JUSSLikeCandy on 2020/08/31 13:08
I would never promote you guys the worst customer service I’ve EVER HAD I work at the T-mobile call center service and this would be unacceptable and what would be Labeled a “customer mistreat”. You couldn’t refund me my money because service were so call provided after a free trial was over. Your team didn’t even take the time acknowledge the fact that I’ve tried reaching you guys multiple times to cancel service BEFORE THE TRIAL ENDED but because yall chose to continue a service I was not using or paying for anymore this is my fault. Then soon as I got money on the card that was on the account that yall stopped trying to charge, you went ahead and took the money today. This morning I finally got a hold to someone after calling three times because the 1st two tries I the reps hung up and the messaging team I contacted before y’all opened they reply when they want. You won’t get a message back in time unless you text them multiple times or say a bad review and this happens when your ALREADY CONNECTED with a rep. Its obvious I wasn’t using the service why else would I call for a $8.79 refund it’s not that much money.
Volume Bar?
by Lwmavrik on 2017/12/21 21:07
Nice app for the most part, but some silly omissions...Volume Bar for iPad?..., iPhone has it...albeit flawed...it needs to stay on the screen permanently and be further down so you don’t run into the other bar above it that handles rew/ff.... I waited for years for a last channel "jump to" button so you can quickly toggle between two channels?!? Recent‘s from the latest update covers that... it’s about time! I have felt for years like the people who develop this app never use it, because if you’ve ever used a television remote control in your life an A/B button and the volume button is what you use the most and if you haven’t noticed, the volume buttons on phones are often not so easy, particularly if you have a case on it! Thus the volume needs to stay on the LCD screen at all times not appear and disappear ...once you have touched the button on the side, why would you then need to then slide over to the one that appears on the screen.. it’s moronic!! Someone needs to make more of an effort and this can be 5 stars!
Something has changed!
by B& aid on 2020/01/31 09:23
I have been an XM Radio listener for years and my favorite channel is Radio Classics. I have used the app for years to catch up on content I might have missed. The app used to work well for listening to shows that had already aired. However, after they added Pandora features to the XM app, the app became unreliable. Before, switching from segment to segment worked well and the skip forward feature worked well. Now however, as you near the end of one segment, you can no longer reliably click on a different story segment and have the app react.... the sound just stops and you get a spinning wheel. Nothing happens. You can close the app and restart it sometimes to get it to work but here lately, even that is not working. I even deleted the app and re-installed but no joy. This has become exceedingly frustrating and totally ruins one of the main benefits of subscribing to the digital content service. I wish companies would more thoroughly test their updates before “breaking” perfectly good applications.
This App is Lame
by MSTampaFL on 2020/05/22 01:28
No matter how many updates they release, this app is still a PIECE OF JUNK. And I'm tired of being polite about it. First, the saved on-demand favorites randomly disappear causing me to have to re-save them. Sometimes a reboot will bring them back, sometimes not. This bug has been in the last 3 or 4 versions. Also, the app won't "let go" of what I was listening to before to go to live or another choice. Example, listening to an on-demand news episode and then wanting to go to the live channel, the wheel just spins and spins and the eventually goes back to the main menu with the prior show still stuck in the player. Shutting down the app and restarting doesn't fix it. And there is no longer a go "Live" button in the on-demand GUI. The only workaround I've found is that you have to change to another channel and then go back to the channel you want in order for the player to clear and "let go" of what you were previously listening to. Is there some excuse SiriusXM can't hire competent developers to fix this app? Especially since we pay extra to use it???
Free at Last!
by Fadiddle on 2019/07/18 00:49
With all the other great providers of streaming music that are free out there, this was the best thing they could have done. We are already paying for the service, and requiring additional payment like it was before for the streaming service, you turned many people away. Not just from streaming but from your service altogether. That would be like my internet service saying I had to pay for service on each device that was connected to the same service, I was already paying for. Glad y’all were able to buy pandora and work it out for us(the paying customers) to enjoy your service the way it should be; “Anyway we want to enjoy it, Anywhere we want to enjoy it.” Keep doing business like this, and you’ll not only have me as a loyal customer, but many, many more!
Downloads DO NOT WORK
by edbeaton on 2018/06/01 23:14
What’s the point of having a download feature if I still need a connection?? I’ve downloaded on-demand episodes, and they played back fine, until I lost my cell/WiFi signal (my commute includes areas w slow to no connection for stretches). So to me this means that the app is not accessing whatever file is downloaded locally to the phone, and I’m using data to access something I supposedly downloaded to use later. Downloads in previous versions were buggy (also looked for data connection), but I eventually was able to get to episodes already downloaded. Please fix this!!! Update: so the top complaint (landscape on iPad) is fixed, but downloads still don’t work. Yes the downloads complete (didn’t have that issue previously), but you CAN’T ACCESS the “downloaded” files. I get the spinning icon over the play button when selected from the downloads folder (buried in the settings area as ppl have complained about before) and essentially freeze the app. Who do I have to call to get reimbursed for all the data I’m burning through since I can’t download over WiFi to then listen later???
Great once you you can get what they promise.
by papasprep on 2018/09/01 00:15
I have loved having SiriusXM. I received it as a gift from my daughter so I could listen to baseball. With it, I can hear our beloved Cleveland Indians from my home in New England. (We lived in northeast Ohio for 17 years.). Problem was it took days and several calls to get what my daughter paid for. The station I needed didn’t come in on my radio and it seemed to be quite a problem to get it to work. Worse yet, my husband on a totally different account tried to add the Indians station, and while SiriusXM was quick to charge him for the extra station, they failed to let him know that for some reason his brand new car had the wrong type of radio to get the higher stations. (He already has a basic XM radio package, so still have no clue what the issue was.) The reps that help are very nice, but it should be as easy to get the stations you are looking for, as it is for the XM folk to take your money.
Not crazy about the update
by missjubilada on 2018/05/16 17:18
I use this app all the time and I’m really frustrated by some of the changes in the update. It’s fine for listening to music but I also love the Radio Classics channel and the update is horrible for that. You used to be able to see the past few hours of individual shows, as well as the upcoming few hours of individual shows. Now all it shows is the past 45 minutes or so and the title of the hours long “Radio Classics” or “ When Radio Was” but not the individual programs being broadcast. And shows what commercials are played during that 45 minutes. Who would care about that?! It also used to let you choose individual programs as favorites to star ( The Jack Benny Program or Suspense, for example). Now the only options appear to be the 2 Radio Classics or When Radio Was shows ( which consist of several hours of individual programs that seem to be impossible to see within the app now). Why would an update provide fewer features than the old version ? Very frustrating. Please fix.
Horribly Unstable
by SoFar87 on 2018/04/18 11:16
This app is a disaster. Continually has issues saying it cannot determine my location so it won’t load. Which makes no sense as my WiFi and cellular networks are working perfectly. Live in a major city and never have other app issues when this happens. Definitely happens more after a recent update which always seems to make things worse. The volume bar is hidden and the scrolling is terrible because the bar is too small and not sensitive at all. I clearly have no clue how their QA development team tests the app in real world scenarios and things is production ready. In fairness there are some great features (when the app works) and the UI is pretty decent. But some of the basic functionality for volume, scrolling within an stream like Howard Stern, and overall application stability are a disaster. Sirius has no competition. They clearly Need to just focus on the basics of building a rock solid app and stop with all the gimmick junk. Subscriber since their beginning but very disappointed they continue to ruin this app. And for the record, these issues happen on a brand new iPhone X.
Can’t sign in
by teaboneski on 2020/04/02 01:03
I’ve been using this app for years and there are always issues. The current one (and it’s kind of a big one) is that I can’t get passed the login screen. I’ve been trying to log in since March 11th, when I was logged out randomly (which happens occasionally with most subscription apps, so no big deal). Today is April 1, and I still haven’t been able to log in. I know my credentials, so that’s not the problem. I can still log into my account on the web, it’s just the mobile app I can’t sign into. I type in my credentials and the SiriusXM logo pops up and loads indefinitely. I’ve reached out to support (phone and email) but it’s impossible getting in touch right now, which is understandable in the current circumstances. I get it, I just don’t want to be paying for something I can’t use. You also can’t cancel your account without speaking to a representative. As stated above, that’s nearly impossible right now. And there’s no online option to cancel. Not sure what to do at this point.
CarPlay is a Joke
by antm22 on 2021/01/22 14:42
If you’re planning on using this app with CarPlay, don’t waste your time. I’ve been a SXM user since the early days of XM Radio and the app has always been horrible. The current version is no exception. I use CarPlay now instead of my car’s infotainment system. SXM could care less about their CarPlay users and it shows. The app will frequently not load, not play and show the incorrect song on the favorites screen, among other annoying bugs that never get fixed (even though I report them through the app). Furthermore, the UI is terrible. There is no way to “channel surf” and flip from one favorite to another without touching the screen in the car. The seek buttons attempt to rewind and fast forward instead of flipping through your favorites. They also have not implemented Siri integration so no way to request another station by voice. Using this app in the car has actually made me less of a SXM fan and more of an Apple Music fan. If things don’t improve before my subscription is up this year, I won’t renew.
Sometimes it works
by Thome258 on 2019/11/06 13:06
This app has to be the worst app for issues. Sometimes it works fine then they update it and it never fails that it causes issues. If you email customer service you get the same response every time. They tell you to delete the app and reinstall it. I don’t want to have to do that at least once a month because then I lose all the shows I’ve downloaded . I don’t have unlimited data so I like that I can download the shows I’ve missed onto the app to listen to in the car. I just wish it was more consistent and didn’t have an issue every time they put out an update. Right now the issue is that if I stop listening to a show and go back to it later it will restart from the beginning and not where I left off. Then I have to try to figure out where I was. I wish they’d add a forward button that only went like 20 seconds instead of having to either forward past a whole segment or slide to another part of the show but not knowing where you’ll end up stopping.
Listening to ‘the radio’ is still a great way to go! :D
by James Tormé on 2019/04/18 00:55
Even in this age of overstimulation and emphasis on the visual, listening to a good old radio show is still a totally fulfilling experience and one that is uniquely “my time”. Do you listen. You reflect. And you can do something else all the while (like drive, guard a present pod, or fix somebody’s rear left suspension housing) without feeling held hostage at all. A lot of people who don’t have the time to read a lot get the majority of their outside perspectives on life from listening to the radio on that daily commute, when they are, for a time, a ‘captive audience’ for life‘s commentators. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective. But at least it allows them to think about topical stuff for a minute… And in that time their mind escapes some of that add you to build up by the daily grind.
Bogus product
by jimmm37522579000 on 2020/03/24 14:56
This is review for Sirius xm in general. What a pain of a product. I’ve been a subscriber for years. It’s always been a hassle. I always had to call to get he same deal, over and over again. I’d have to spend half an hour on the phone every 5 months to get my radio for $25 even then they would always automatically renew me even when I’d specifically ask them not to, and of course the automatic renewal would be at triple the price. So every time I have to call and spend all that time on the phone to get refunded and put back on the same deal I’ve always had. I finally had enough of wasting my time on all that so I cancelled all together. After receiving 100 phone calls from them and me expressing my issues, they told me they would give me a full year, continuing at the price I always paid. They confirmed I would still have all my channels. Well my radio renewed and it’s missing both Howard stern channels; the whole reason I subscribed. So there’s another 45 minutes on the phone to cancel and get my refund. Sirius has a great product but why can’t I just continue paying the same amount to get my channels? I don’t understand how such a big company can be so difficult. I just want to pay for the product and not have all his hassle. The process of trying to renew feels like I’m buying a car every time. I’d love to continue giving Sirius my money, hopefully one day they decide to start running their business with some class and customer support.
Bad UI functionality
by apple andy on 2018/01/03 20:48
There’s a slider on the top of the app that is suppose to let you rewind and forward to any point of the broadcast. It works 2% of the time. The slider does not detect me dragging it and then interprets my drag as a swipe taking me to the next or previous channel. How many users navigate channels this way? I feel there should be more emphasis and control of moving where you want to be in the broadcast playing. It’s very hard to get exactly where I want to be on the audio stream. I have to listen to things I already heard before or get taken ahead in the broadcast ruining things I haven’t heard yet. Your “engineers/developers” should make sure the slider is working and is not misinterpreted as a swipe to next channel. Have the slider area have a larger vertical height invisibly or visibly so I can control better. Your UI/UX designers, do some research on how many people swipe left and right to navigate channels. I usually jump into menu for this... rarely is the next or previous channel a task I want to perform or channel I want to listen to. Give more emphasis and UI space for timeline of broadcast control, I want to rewind/fast forward where I want to be on the channel I’m listening to currently. Very frustrating app to use.
The redesign has made it so much worse
by Ben B 84 on 2018/06/22 03:40
I love SiriusXM. I’m a streaming-only customer... I live in NYC and never drive. So this app and the web app are the only ways I listen to SiriusXM. The content is what keeps me coming back. However, this application post-redesign a few months ago is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Something basic: entering the app, you’re sometimes prompted by one of those “rate this on iTunes” dialogs. Ok, fine. Everyone needs to keep their rating up, I get it. However, the modal for that interaction doesn’t have an overlay that shows that other actions in the application are disabled. It looks like the other functions of the player... play/pause, etc. are usable. So I spend 20 seconds thinking the app is broken, until I realize there’s a modal for review in the foreground. Then I start streaming. That works fine, until I encounter connectivity issues, which is most of the commute in NYC. The “go live” button isn’t a button.. it’s just text, and has no indication that it’s been pressed (which is mobile app dev 101). It feels like the press event hasn’t happened. I’m usually sure that it didn’t, and that the app is broken. Most of the time I terminate the entire app and reload it to get a working stream. Honestly, you should fire anyone involved with the redesign of this application. They don’t have enough experience to develop a coherent mobile application. Whoever implemented the previous version seemed to know what they were doing.
Yada yada nanu nanu
by turbolarry52 on 2019/03/21 14:55
Just an update - I'm not adding any new updates - who knows If it improves things or not. Sirius are you responding to these postings? I have an iPhone 6, using iOS 10.3, no intentions to upgrade my iOS for numerous reasons. No content has been downloaded, so I don't understand - 3.x Gb storage. That much ? With no downloaded content? Does the basic app use that much storage? Btw - howard off again - another week ? Week of 3-18. Must be nice ! As far as the reviewer wrote about updating iOS one iPhone I have the latest and greatest and now my serious app is crashing. Not because I'm very low on memory, but it's worked before those conditions. I do agree that it's annoying for example that if I see that Riley Morgan is scheduled on Howard 101 the something entirely different. These apps are designed by developers that should be able to solve these problems and resolve the issues. I've been looking for employment for a long time and I am a graphic designer was some interactive design skills. So it baffles me that you have developers who haven't gotten it right and got these issues resolved. So Sirius XM hiring manager, hire me! Visual, marketing and technical problem solving is what I do best. With a little insight and team effort, i'll get all these issues solved.
Music w/out interrupting commercial.
by NanaLucyB on 2019/06/24 19:12
I wish to thank series for the music that I enjoy which is sometimes find music to relax me and I enjoy the bridge crossover I enjoy their all-time comedy show which is like with them the talk show I forgot what they called it has that all time TV shows as what I like and the most important no commercials that’s what I enjoy thank you very much. I I enjoy it very much that I pass on the words to others to picture at XM radio in fact I talk to my daughter into trying it for a while so it’s up to her and her husband to find out if they like it without commercials they love the kids songs cause I got five now so we’ll see how that goes because they they have different taste of music compared to me I love the all timers they like the updated type music all right thank you very much.
Overall, a solid app!
by JesusIsKing87 on 2018/02/16 17:12
The Sirius-XM app works pretty well overall but there needs to be a volume bar added (as another previous review stated) and I would like to also see the name of the song/artist/year scroll from left to right. I often see songs that have either a longer name or the artist/group having a lengthier name, and it’s cut off to where you can’t even see the year it came out. In other words it doesn’t scroll across left to right as it should. Please add these two things along with general enhancements regularly to make this app better. I enjoy listening to mostly music (60s on 6 preferably) on this app and being able to adjust the volume (without using the side manual volume adjustment) on the screen and seeing the year would be a great improvement. Thank you! :-)
Very slow to start playing
by Straight Answers on 2021/02/18 19:39
While I love the Sirius stations, the mobile app is problematic. Whereas Pandora almost never has any issues starting up and playing whether on WiFi or not, Sirius is horrible! 9 times out of 10 when I want to start listening I tap the station I want, from my favorites, and the little play arrow turns into a circle that spins for a very long time. Like, some days it does that for hours without ever playing. Yes, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Yes I have closed the app and reopened. That has never changed anything. It is still very much a pain and very unreliable as to whether I will actually get to listen to anything via the app. On average I’d say it takes 15 -20 minutes to get it to start playing. This is regardless of whether I am in my office right by my wifi modem or out on 5g service. Just as problematic either way. Find out how Pandora is so reliable and do that, please. Otherwise, I won’t renew when this subscription expires.
Music is a big part of my Life
by OldCrow63 on 2018/06/22 23:18
Years ago I bought a Sanyo rechargeable speaker reviews stated it was made better than the manufacture wanted you can’t find them anymore it has about 3 pounds of lithium battery internal in fact all three of my friends now have the same speaker we use it all the time since I bought my new car in 2012 I’ve had SiriusXM radio all access I listen to it all the time I listen to all the channels I pay attention to the updates through the email on what’s happening through the week or weekend I have SiriusXM in all my vehicles and I’m currently listening to it as I write this review I like all the classic rock ‘n’ roll channels the Tom Petty channel the Beatles country the Western I love the whole package outstanding product will probably have it for the rest of my life Thanks
Ok but crowded
by DocMagi on 2020/11/16 19:45
At a point an app can become crowded and more complicated than needed. This app is one of them and less would be better. It plays music and videos but because of the clutter the main purpose of the app is lacking. Tried using it on the Apple TV but that is silly because whoever designed the app apparently has never used the Apple TV app or just likes pretty pictures. Deleting it off the tv because it simply freezes up and is worthless. The phone app works but again simple is better with less clutter and less bandwidth required to load and run. Actually you seem to be going in the wrong direction especially considering how expensive your service is compared to better streaming services. When Pandora comes with a car radio I imagine your subscriptions with decline a great deal. Shame that your service is worse and your prices increase.
Enthusiastic SiriusXM recommendation from me @ 66
by garyjyogi on 2018/06/22 00:03
SiriusXM is the best thing to happen to music since FM Di’s in the 70’s-early 80s. Free Form Radio. Now specialty stations for ever taste by era or artist. Blues, Outlaw Country,Jazz( too many stations for me to track), Grateful Dead & Beatles stations & live play by play for my Yankee games regardless of my location. I believe it works for other sports & teams as well & Howard Stern & the tv news feeds across the spectrum from MSNBC through CNN to Fox. & more I keep discovering more content, oh yeah Classic radio, Wow! Makes driving much more fun for me & if I have passengers a great way to be a good host. I could go on but 90% didn’t read this far & I doubt I will even get a thank you from SiriusXM. Even if terrestrial radio had anything worth listening to, SiriusXM does it better & w minimal commercial interruptions. Best to all Garyjyogi
What is playing?
by Padre Joe on 2018/01/03 21:42
Great app! I love listening to music on Sirius XM most mornings and it’s nice and convenient to use my iPad to do it. The only problem is that there seems to be a glitch in the display of what is currently playing (I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be called, so I hope that makes sense). When I select a station to listen to, the current song displays like normal. Sometimes the next song displays as well, but then the display seems to get “stuck” on that first or second song and doesn’t update the title, artist, or album cover until I change stations. Then it starts all over again. My Favorites list shows the correct title and artist, but the main display remains on that first or second song. That’s the one issue I’ve noticed. Otherwise, love the app!
I can not dial back w new update
by JmOWolff on 2018/05/29 16:31
I’ve been a SiriusXM subscriber for over 10 years, and i must say that the new format change is awful. I listen to several channels where I once could scan backwards up to six hours for content. The new format no longer allows for that. My favorites are now mixed in with channels I don't care about. And trying to find out where I am when I find them takes way too much effort. I pay a premium rate for this service primarily to use on my iPhone. It used to be so easy and convenient but the new format is just too hard to use. As i mentioned I’ve been a SiriusXM subscriber for over 10 years, weathered many changes but this change is the worst yet. Please fix these problems or provide an option to go back to the previous version and the more intuitive format. I once loved this app, but I’m not listening anymore, too frustrating. I’m very disappointed.
Resisted, but now regret waiting!
by Olde Poodle on 2018/02/28 03:20
I very much enjoy my automobile XM Radio on multiple vehicles, so did not want to spend more for an iPhone version, but having the XM/Sirius app in my pocket has proven to be even more enjoyable and I use it more than I do the car subscriptions. My favorite station, Classical Pops, is still available on the app even after it was removed from the radio! As a extra bonus, the Christmas music is still available now, and it is almost March. Further, the Fox News and Fox Business programs that I like can be restarted if I am late, or paused when I am interrupted. My only complaint is that the progress bar is inaccurate, so that it is difficult to know where one is in a news program, and the program titles do not keep up to the moment like the music titles do. All in all, I am very satisfied with Sirius/XM.
High pressure tactics by Sirius Customer Service
by Floridaskater2003 on 2020/01/28 12:04
I have had Sirius XM for over 10 years. I’m a retiree on a fixed income and was up for renewal. I called Sirius yesterday to cancel my subscription. I can no longer afford to keep the service. I was on the phone for 45 minutes before I could get a confirmation number for the cancelation. The first Sirius Representative said she would give me a great deal which was actually much more than I’ve ever paid. I asked why, and she told me, I had received “too many promotional deals.” I said NO and she continued the well known Sirius reps aggressive and despicable sales tactics. I said NO I WANT TO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION 10 times. Finally she told me she had to transfer me to a cancellation agent!? Another agent came on and gave me the same speech. I asked the rep if he was a cancellation agent. He said no, there was no such position, but he would process my request and I finally got my confirmation number for cancellation. These high pressure sales tactics with the elderly, should be illegal. Never again!
Glitchiest App in App Store
by Zaggott on 2020/07/16 20:06
Constantly having to uninstall/reinstall the app to be able to listen to music. The app always loses my place when I’m listening to Howard Stern. Some episodes are available one minute and then unavailable the next. Frequently deletes my saved episodes. Having to restart my phone to get the app to work at all. Can’t connect via WiFi or LTE sometimes, with the app stating that there’s no internet available (other apps and SpeedTest indicate that I have a fine connection via either WiFi or LTE.) Just a very frustrating app. I’m leaving this review after spending FIFTEEN minutes trying to TRICK the app into working for me. I gave up after uninstalling, reinstalling, and restarting my phone twice. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the worst app I’ve ever had to use. They’re holding Howard Stern hostage by being the only content provider that has him. And they know it. So they’re not motivated to fix the app. For $140 every 6 months, it’d be amazing if the app worked half as well as Candy Crush.
Serious downgrade with last update
by Vitosim on 2018/07/03 15:06
I have been a Sirius app user for years but the last app update completely ruined the experience. Since the update the tiles in my favorites consistently represent the wrong channels. For example, as I right now listen to The Lumineers on Alt Nation the title says Oingo Boingo is playing. Oingo Boingo is actually playing live on 1st Wave. I don’t even have 1st Wave in my favorites so I can’t explain that. This happens across all of My Favorites I’ve tried to delete my favorites hoping that deleting them and saving them again might fix this, but I can’t delete any of my favorites. When I deselect the star it just highlights itself again. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it again but nothing changes. Also, the entire new user interface is a pain to use when driving. I mostly listen during my commute. Sirius please go back to the old interface or at least give me that option. Keep in mind this isn’t a free service. I’m a paying customer but perhaps not for much longer.
Version 5.4.6 crashing when unlocking iPhone
by This is Scott on 2019/06/21 18:38
I noticed very quickly after upgrading to 5.4.6 that very frequently when I'm listening and my iPhone screen locks that when I try to unlock it the SXM app briefly seems to freeze up the iPhone and then crashes and obviously stops therefore playing. Has this issue already been reported and is it being looked into? I'm using an iPhone 7 with iOS 10.3.3 still installed. This app is the only one having this issue. I use some other music streaming programs, podcast apps and I haven't seen this happen when using any of them. And it wasn't occurring in SXM neither before I upgraded it to this version. Other than this issue I enjoy the app when I have a subscription and don't have any other major issues with it at this time.
Reliable yet intrusive
by delmore dingleberry on 2018/06/26 05:08
Always on, always ready, variety, pay to play It has done exactly wat was intended to happen. I am addicted to it. Just like cell, apps, pc, internet, dna, all just another avenue for our government to intrude a bit deeper into our lives. Maybe all of this will end up on a positive note. Our govt is imploding and corruption is being exposed so deep into every branch of gov, incl local gov. I am all about it. Wat goes up will come down. Watching the bad actors in our gov get a dose of wat they been doing to everyone else. Once more of us realize that the majority of corrupt players in our govt not only have ability to watch our family through their cell phone, tv, pc, anything attached to internet or especially anything called smart.... Just the truth from one that knows
MY PERSONAL REVIEW OF SIRIUSXM RADIO
by EarlB. on 2019/09/15 18:36
First of all having SiriusXM in our vehicle is so very wonderful. In listening unto all our favorite music and talk shows. My wife and I are a avid Southern Gospel Music Listener's. And being able to listen unto all our favorite artists while we are traveling is so very great. And being able to get help if our vehicles radio needs resetting the Serius XM Radio Personnel People Are So more than willing to help us within any concerns or problems that we might be facing. Thank Y’all From The SiriusXM Company. We Absolutely Love Your Satellite Company In providing Top Notch Satellite Service’s! And we Highly Recommend SiriusXM Unto Everyone That’s Looking For A Great Way Of Listening Unto Their Favorite Radio Stations ( WITHOUT interruptions Of SiriusXM Services That They Have Too Offer. ) Sincerely Mr. & Mrs. Earl & Barbara Barnes Wellston, Ohio
Meh, save yourself some money and listen to iHeartRadio
by Not Sonya on 2019/04/25 23:44
I found a better variety of music on iheart radio with the added bonus of being able to search and listen for specific bands or podcasts. And iHeartRadio is free. So you have to listen to one commercial once in a great while... totally worth it. Also, the cancellation process is nasty. You can’t cancel within the app or even online. You actually have to call customer service. I was called Valerie, then Sonya (twice). Neither of which are remotely close to my name. Awkward! Then I was given the option to GET A DEAL. No thank you. I was put on hold, I erroneously thought to process the cancellation. WOULD YOU LIKE ANOTHER DEAL. Nope, still trying to cancel. Put on hold again, for cancellation? NOPE ANOTHER DEAL. I admit by then I lost my temper and said,” I. Just. Want. To. Cancel!” Then SiriusXM was able to! And they only called me Sonya one more time.
Xm radio is the way to go!
by wes from central NY on 2018/06/22 15:16
Never thought I’d pay for radio but...after listening to my local country stations for years, the amount of commercials have overcome the music. They also tend to repeat the same songs too much. I tried xm radio on free trial then became a subscriber. It’s great! My two favorite stations are the Highway & Prime country. The highway has an awesome morning show I love and they get the newest country songs before anyone else. Prime country plays the older country songs I grew up with from the 80s & 90s that the local stations just don’t anymore. Best parts, variety & NO commercials ever!! My opinion, totally worth it. And if u get the app for your phone, u can listen anytime anywhere u have good service. I highly recommend Xm. Their customer service is really good as well if u need assistance. Definelty worth it if u love music!! W.D. from N.Y.
Nightmare unsubscribe!
by Troubeall2 on 2020/01/04 23:45
DO NOT SIGN UP! I only have the app on my phone, they don’t supply all the information you need to sign in on a computer, it’s proving impossible to cancel my account. After well over an hour on the phone, mostly on hold, then chatting with someone online, then being told I would have to call again to cancel, then calling to find out the call center is closed. This is absolutely ridiculous! Is it really that difficult to make it where people can cancel through the app, come on. Update: Days later, still can’t cancel, they gave me the runaround, took 20 minutes to get my information entered correctly because the guy who barely spoke English and kept changing letters and numbers and entering it wrong. After hours on the phone, now I’m told they can’t find my account. Apparently I’m being charged for an account that I can’t cancel and doesn’t exist. My only option is apparently canceling my debit card, I bet they find my account then!
Love the app, but needs a playback speed option for OnDemand
by Poo ln a Cup on 2019/10/12 16:20
I really wish there was a playback speed option for OnDemand. I listen almost exclusively to SXM talk & comedy OnDemand, but I miss a lot of episodes of shows that I love and have listened to for years. The problem with so much good content is finding time to listen to it all. I could listen to more episodes if I could play shows at speeds of 1.25x, 1.5x, etc. Aside from that, this version of the app is great. I’ve been a loyal subscriber for well over 10 years and most of that has been using the app (iOS) or online subscriptions. Developers have really paid attention to what subscribers want and this version has way less crashing than ever before and now with videos and the AppleTV app, it is a total game changer for the platform.
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