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Preview the SXM App for free. The SXM App delivers the ultimate SiriusXM experience including ad-free music, plus live sports, original talk shows, howard stern, exclusive comedy, news from every angle, and more. Discover 350+ channels that include: ● Ad-free music dedicated to your favorite decades, hits, styles, and genres ● Exclusive artist channels from Garth Brooks, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Eminem, U2, and more ● Live play-by-play from every major professional sport as well as college sports ● Two channels of howard stern ● Original talk, news covering every angle, exclusive comedy, and more Find new music and channels with personalized recommendations. Plus also enjoy all these SXM App exclusives: ● The best collection of podcasts curated for you, including SiriusXM originals and series from Marvel ● Xtra channels of music to fit any mood or activity ● Personalized Pandora stations ● SiriusXM video with shows, interviews, and performances ● howard stern video with epic studio moments Check out everything we have to offer with the SXM App preview. Try it out now, then subscribe and get your first month free. Features and content vary by plan and are subject to change. Streaming on the SXM App is included in these SiriusXM plans and more: Streaming Platinum Plan ● 350+ channels to stream with the SXM App ● Ad-free music for every genre & decade-plus artist-created channels ● Original talk, podcasts, exclusive comedy & news from every angle ● NFL, MLB®, NBA, NHL®, and NCAA® play-by-play, NASCAR®, plus the biggest names in sports talk ● 2 howard stern channels, including video ● Create Pandora stations based on artists ● SiriusXM video library of in-studio shows & performances Streaming Music & Entertainment Plan ● 325+ channels to stream with the SXM App ● Ad-free music for every genre & decade-plus artist-created channels ● Original talk, podcasts, exclusive comedy & news from every angle ● Play-by-play of select major sports, NASCAR®, plus the biggest names in sports talk ● SiriusXM video library of in-studio shows & performances Upon purchase of any plan, your subscription will AUTOMATICALLY RENEW and you will be charged (after any free trial) the rate + applicable tax on a recurring monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel at least 24-hours before any renewal date in your iTunes account to avoid future charges. No refunds or credits, unless permitted by your billing platform. Promotional offers are for new subscribers only. All fees, content, and features may change. Use of the SXM App is limited to the United States and certain U.S. territories. Some restrictions apply. Data charges may apply. Privacy Policy: siriusxm.com/privacy Do Not Sell My Personal Information: siriusxm.com/ccparequest_DoNotSellMyInfo Customer Agreement: siriusxm.com/customeragreement
Buggy
by DanGarstecki on 2021/10/19 19:23
App constantly pauses for no reason, happens with airpods or lightning cable in my car. One channel keeps disappearing from my favorites and has to be added back. The Live button is tiny and disappears if the app has been open too long.
The most frustrating expensive app on my phone
by Catzforall on 2021/10/19 17:15
All I want to do is listen to Howard. But some mornings that proves to be impossible. Rather it be freezing up or skipping around on its on, it kills the listening experience. I have no idea how this can but so highly rated in the App Store, perplexing.
Google home
by f.foxsg on 2021/10/19 17:06
This app is terrible when you try to connect it takes forever to link if it does just acts stupid
No Apple Watch app
by iAAPL on 2021/10/18 14:48
Love the service, but very disappointing that SiriusXM still hasn’t written an Apple Watch app. Seems like a missed opportunity. I’m not going to bring my phone with on a run just to listen to Sirius when there are so many good, native Apple Watch streaming music apps.
GoodLuck with the login
by Lash!@! on 2021/10/17 18:24
I have in both cars, but impossible to set up on iPhone Put in bot VIN and radio ID , there AI doesn’t work worth A FRACK
Type of content
by RAmeden on 2021/10/17 17:16
I was very disappointed to discover that the content made available to the App is not the same as that delivered to my car. In my car I listen to the oldies (50’s) I listened to as a kid. On the App the content is songs and singers I never heard of. I’ve listened side-by-side in my car. Definitely the App content is not the 50’s hits.
App stops playing
by subeyondchic on 2021/10/17 07:54
For no apparent reason the app stops playing. I often have to hit the play button in the middle of a program to resume
Keeps asking me to update
by zeldakix17 on 2021/10/16 06:49
I already downloaded the app what else is there? Good thing it’s 3 months I ain’t paying for this.
Stopped working
by stczztop on 2021/10/15 23:47
Been using the app for years, however since the new update, the app is unable to complete the login process without crashing:
Worst app on my phone
by iamtravis10 on 2021/10/15 18:22
I’ll be frank. The only reason I have this app is so I can listen to Jeff Lewis live. This app the worst thing on my phone. The only thing this app is good I’m doing is glitching and freezing and making sure that you miss a very important part of the show. Once you reopen the app, you can either restart the show or rejoin live, skipping ahead to where you were in the show before the app crashed is not allowed. But the most frustrating part of this app is how often it doesn’t work. I have a car that is not Sirius xm enabled so I was forced to download this app. PLEASE Sirius xm invest some money into making this app function better for those of us subscribers who can’t listen through their cars.
Scream Radio
by 345Missy on 2021/10/15 14:56
Idiots, why isn’t scream radio on my smart tv app.
What happened to iOS 15??
by mzkx67 on 2021/10/14 22:56
The app is working well on the phone but CarPlay isn’t working at all. It cannot sync to the app. I use this in one car solely with CarPlay and I can’t use it. Please fix asap!!
Warning!!
by Vanananananana on 2021/10/14 17:33
First off, most of these overtly positives reviews are definitely fake, you can tell by the style of writing. Second off, do NOT sign up using an actual credit card. You will not be able to remove it. It’s completely shady. You will read online about people cancelling their subscription (more on that next) and their card still being charged. It’s a nightmare. If you are keen on still using them, use a virtual card or Sirius gift card. Third, if you wish to cancel your subscription, you have to either call, chat with an agent, or send an e-mail. It’s not like other subscription-based services where you can simply cancel online at any moment. The app also doesn’t feature your account settings, you’ll have to use your browser to really do/check anything. The browser is also janky. It’s almost like it’s purposely awful to keep you from poking around. Beware potential new subscribers.
What Happened on the last update?
by iHeart313 on 2021/10/14 17:22
I have been enjoying my Sirus XM app for about 3 years now. The latest update took away the option to listen live which I don’t know why. Please give us the option to listen live rather than using my skips. 😡
Great app, needs widget options!
by IBNR on 2021/10/14 13:35
Overall this is a very good app that works well and sounds great (the quality is better than most built-in car radio units). I haven’t experienced any of the functionality problems people seem to complain about, so I can’t speak to those. My one suggestion: Update the app to take full advantage of iPhone’s widget functionality! (Frankly I’m surprised this hasn’t been done already.)
CarPlay still buggy
by BarrDDS on 2021/10/14 10:20
CarPlay conversion of the app is essentially functionless.... favorites and stations don’t load . Have to directly use phone. Hopefully will be dealt with in future updates. Sorry Sirius XM but iOS 15.0.2 update did not bail you out of a functionless app!
Doesn’t connect to HomePod
by eddiegonzalez on 2021/10/13 19:14
Why isn’t it connecting to my HomePod anymore!???
Update to IOS 15.0.2 and favorites will load in CarPlay
by Jdsouthard425 on 2021/10/13 18:15
I felt like this app was VERY slowly getting better and sure enough iOS 15 comes out and now CarPlay wont load the app. Edit: Finally updated after iOS 15 and favorites still won’t load on CarPlay! Favorites are the only thing that makes the app useful in the car and it has always had problems loading even before iOS 15. I love the content on SiriusXM but man it’s frustrating trying to use the app. Edit: The app seems to working as it should since updating to the latest version of IOS 15.0.2
Cannot download app
by 37jb on 2021/10/13 15:29
I’ve tried for a month and this app will not download to my iPhone X. iOS 14.8
Just doesn’t work with CarPlay
by AmazinglySmooth on 2021/10/12 22:13
The main appeal for me with this app is CarPlay. It has worked and when it did, it was great, but it does nothing well on iOS 15. Keep getting “unable to load” errors. I can listen if I pick up my phone, but then I almost crash my vehicle.
Content locked behind paywall
by rn dyyhfujhgr on 2021/10/12 19:27
Howard Stern and other shows demand additional payment, even if you have a subscription already….
constantly stops while playing a station
by torrnado on 2021/10/12 17:57
how is it that after all these years, whenever i listen to a show, the app just stops playing for NO REASON. when my subscription is up in nov, i won’t be renewing.
I can not stress enough in how much I hate this app.
by Shimmer401 on 2021/10/12 16:00
I'm a long time xm Subscriber for my car and I love every second of it. But xm needs to fire the app developers. xm has so much potential to be a competing in Podcasts against others. But unfortunately this app is just God awful for that. It amazes me in how much people pay for the app access yet ZERO development. There's tons of great shows on here that will never be listen too because of the App development and how unstable this is
iOS 15.0.2 fixes the CarPlay issue
by digleadok on 2021/10/12 14:28
Update your iPhone to iOS 15.0.2 and it will solve the CarPlay issue
App is just bad
by efrain_SRT on 2021/10/11 22:24
Im new to it and holy crap is it bad! I wanted to watch the howard stern interviews/podcasts and after watching 1 episode i couldnt even find the rest i would click a certain show to see its episodes and it would show you a whole different thing its just horrible they need to fix the entire app asap i want my $11.99 back!!
iOS + Sirius = doesn’t work
by jkgunner13 on 2021/10/11 21:06
With the new release of iPhone 13 now Sirius doesn’t connect with CarPlay. Need to come up with an update. It worked perfectly fine with my old iPhone 11. Tried it to 2 of our vehicles CarPlay works just not Sirius.
Disappointing
by Evolutionross on 2021/10/11 17:21
I’ve been using this app for many years with reasonable success. For the past few months the stream is repeatedly stopped every few minutes without reason. I could be on WiFi or cellular. Makes no difference. Frustrating to pay for a service where you can’t receive the product reliably.
CarPlay???
by antm22 on 2021/10/11 13:56
Users who rely on CarPlay should get a discounted subscription rate because it NEVER works. Upgrading to iOS 15 made it much worse but even before that it’s clear that SXM doesn’t care about CarPlay users at all.
Horrible
by JeffNNJ on 2021/10/11 00:17
Never mind that it barely, if ever, works with CarPlay the new version crashes every time I try to use it. Going to cancel.
LIPSTICK ON A PIG. STILL ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.
by AppleZilla on 2021/10/10 18:17
OOH LOOK, A BRIGHT BLUE ICON. FIRE YOUR DEVELOPERS! CRAPPY APP. BAD REMINDERS. NO REFRESH. AUDIO RANDOMLY STOPS. ALSO, THE AUDIO QUALITY IS COMPRESSED AT AROUND 96k. THAT WAS GREAT IN 1998! COMPARE TO APPLE MUSIC (256k) OR SPOTIFY (192k). TERRIBLE. REVIEWS SHOULD BE ABOUT THE APP/SERVICE, NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT.
App keeps cutting off and accusing me of multiple streams
by Ravnwood on 2021/10/10 15:28
Works great as long as I play it through my iPhone or airplay to a single speaker. Try to airplay to more than one room and it says Im streaming on a second device when I’m clearly streaming on ONE device to multiple rooms. Frustrating.
Does not work with CarPlay
by Muammar El Khatib on 2021/10/09 23:44
This app does not work with CarPlay. It’s super unstable.
Latest version is a wreck
by Maerzygirl on 2021/10/09 22:55
Can’t see episodes from favorites shows and when I manage to open one, I can’t navigate through the episode to go pick up where I left off.
Update to work with iOS 15 already!!
by Skibum1966 on 2021/10/09 18:40
I’m getting ready to cancel my subscription. I only use it with CarPlay and it does not work since the iOS 15 update. There are other alternatives, so I have no idea why this is still an issue after weeks of complaints.
Horrible car play integration
by Mr BTK on 2021/10/09 17:35
This app has car play enabled but it doesn’t even work.
CarPlay still broken
by Gregg37 on 2021/10/09 01:11
Several weeks into the iOS15 release and CarPlay still doesn’t work. Kinda pathetic.
Need to do an update
by Peatur on 2021/10/08 23:59
The app no longer works on Apple CarPlay since the update to iOS 15. You need to fix that.
CarPlay not working on iOS 15
by OhLouie on 2021/10/08 13:41
Ever since upgrading to iOS 15 the app does not work on CarPlay. “Loading” screen appears for a while then eventually says Cannot connect. I have uninstalled and reinstalled app and have rebooted phone as well. Nothing helps so far.
Constantly Gives False Error
by Blngmaster19 on 2021/10/08 11:34
Would it be possible for SiriusXM to produce an app that isn't a buggy mess? I am TIRED of the all stream stopping and my show starting over because it says I am streaming on another device when I am NOT. FIXTHIS!!!!!!!!!!!
Horrible
by Gators456789 on 2021/10/08 10:30
FIX THIS OR GIVE US A REFUND!! CarPlay issues have been going on for 3 weeks now.
CarPlay is unusable since iOS 15
by su_A_ve on 2021/10/07 23:54
App does not work in CarPlay since iOS 15 even with the latest app version. Deleted and reinstalled made no difference. Only way to control is from phone.
CarPlay doesn’t work
by vand0557 on 2021/10/07 19:36
The app by itself is fine, but the CarPlay features are dead on arrival.
CarPlay is broken…AGAIN
by JimKid619 on 2021/10/07 18:54
CarPlay functionality was just ok to begin with, but now it’s completely crippled in iOS 15. Apple should release beta software so developers can get their apps ready for these releases. Oh…wait…they already do? UPDATE: App was updated, and CarPlay is STILL crippled, yet you add a way to pay for your service through the app. Seriously?
POSSIBLY PHISHING
by MININAV on 2021/10/07 17:11
Like so many “free” trials or “free” apps, this may be a phishing scam to get passwords or information. It didn’t recognize my password IMMEDIATELY after signing up with my information.
IOS15 update CarPlay not functioning
by Vera303 on 2021/10/07 16:17
The CarPlay interface has always been clumsy and unreliable. Now the app has to be operated from the phone. Terrible
Zero Stars
by clubhoused on 2021/10/07 15:19
Such garbage.
Very real potential
by Gabead on 2021/10/07 13:18
I tried this app and it is very original how they incorporated Pandora into the app. Everything was easy to navigate and easy to understand how to use. In fact , it is one of the best designed streaming apps I have used in a long time. The negative is the volume being low whether I use Bluetooth or USB cable. Another negative is you only get limited skips when using the Pandora feature. This is 2021 and we still have to deal with limited skips even if we pay the subscription? XM has a serious contender on their hand if they can just fix these issues. In addition, there would be times a song wouldn’t load or the wrong information would be displayed for what was actually playing. Once in awhile the app would crash. The price is just right for the services they provide and there are way more channels than what you would get on your typical SXM radio hardware in your vehicle. I have subscribed believing this app will be fined tuned down the road. This app seriously needs to support landscape mode. This would help us those who use vent mounts in our vehicle and frees up the vent more unblocking it so the air/heat will flow better.
CarPlay not working w/IOS 15!
by CBJRUL on 2021/10/06 23:58
As others have mentioned, the app is not working in IOS 15. Please fix ASAP!! Thank you!
Broken CarPlay
by louiegp on 2021/10/06 20:23
Latest iOS breaks CarPlay, please fix
FUBAR in CarPlay on iOS 15 and iPhone 13
by Yobyot on 2021/10/06 18:20
A lousy CarPlay interface (didn’t anyone test using this UI while actually, you know, driving?) now doesn’t work at all on recent Apple devices and iOS releases. It’s almost that one part of SiriusXM (obviously marketing) can’t stop hyping the app while the other part (clearly low-rent off-shore devs) can let figure out how to make the iOS app work worth a darn.
Useless
by Zombiezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on 2021/10/06 17:07
Poor service and overpriced. Good riddance.
This app is crap
by JJB4596 on 2021/10/06 17:04
Shoddy development and design. It never loads when I want it to but it always seems to randomly start playing music.
CarPlay doesn’t work on iOS15!
by Chuck-IV on 2021/10/06 16:05
Get CarPlay fixed already. The latest update was an insult. You put out an update out that does nothing but allow subscription purchases. Meanwhile you are making things dangerous for drivers having to mess with their phones directly to get SiriusXM to work in their car instead of being able to use the much safer CarPlay interface. Fix it asap. Original review… It fails to load ANYTHING the first time and on a retry loads ONE recent channel(two if I’m lucky) and THAT IS IT! No Favorites whatsoever and while it lists the categories under discover, again it lists NOTHING in a category. Come on. Get CarPlay together. IOS15 has been in beta for quite a while. You should have been on top of it with an updated release. But then again, knowing the state of SirusXM’s CarPlay app under IOS14, I doubt this gets fixed anytime soon, off ever. Get app developers that know CarPlay.
App crashes randomly
by Torry R. on 2021/10/06 00:48
App crashes randomly when listening. Constantly having to restart it.
Great intentions but it needs bugs resolved
by xriotproofx on 2021/10/05 21:57
Frequently if I go to Favorites then Shows it doesn’t show todays despite it already having past and sometimes several days back. If I start a show late and go back to the beginning, it will sometimes “jump” to live without me wanting it to. The interface is good but doesn’t behave as expected.
App still not working after updates
by SoCAL 11 on 2021/10/05 21:10
This horrible app insists on multiple logon attempts to which will never launch. With this latest release, now I’m receiving a “technical issue”. I am over this app and service. I will cancel my multiple subscriptions with my vehicles. My time is too valuable for such a horrible app.
CarPlay app not working since IOS 15 upgrade
by agc6114 on 2021/10/05 19:32
Also it always has had trouble routinely displaying favorites and recents. Fix it.
Horrible in Car Play
by Mleves1272 on 2021/10/05 13:48
I got this app to listen to SiriusXM thru CarPlay. It does not work well at all. Nothing populates in CarPlay under Recently Played, Favorites, or Discover. The only way to operate, in other words select and change channels, is on the phone. BTW, it works fine on the phone. On CarPlay, I often get the message CarPlay can’t connect to SiriusXM, while listening to music from From SiriusXM!!! Inexcusable to let such a funky app hit the market. Don’t they test it?
Does not work with CarPlay
by J_Roberts on 2021/10/04 22:53
Just updated and still will not work properly with Apple CarPlay
iOS 15 Broke CarPlay
by HYM122 on 2021/10/04 17:41
iOS 15 broke CarPlay. Please fix this as I use the app all the time. I will update to 5 Stars when fixed as I do love the app.
CarPlay?
by Joex410 on 2021/10/04 17:31
This app no longer properly connects to CarPlay. It keeps timing out. It’s frustrating.
CarPlay is broken
by Gonzo117 on 2021/10/04 16:52
Please fix Sirius XM functionality in CarPlay. It keeps saying it can’t connect.
CarPlay
by JoeJoe103179 on 2021/10/04 16:17
Since iOS 15 update, this app will not display in CarPlay correctly. I have deleted the app, reinstalled and even reset the CarPlay. Nothing.
Please fix CarPlay
by dayone1 on 2021/10/04 14:23
Bugs happen but it’s been a while and frustrating that CarPlay is still broken
Constantly authenticating
by healing2013 on 2021/10/03 21:37
Every time I use this app it authenticates (at least that's what I assume it is doing) and takes 15-30 sec to start. It frequently does not remember what I was listening to and often signs me out requiring re-entering credentials. No equivalent service does this to me (apple.music, audible etc.). It is annoying enough that I will not re subscribe.
App doesn’t work
by NorcalMtngirl on 2021/10/03 14:30
I just updated this, (the previous version never worked well either - it would time out and stop playing after a minute) I have decent internet but this app doesn’t work! Pictures show up of the stations and content, but when I click on a specific radio station or segment, it looks like it’s loading but never actually plays. Disappointing. Would be nice to have this feature but I guess I will just keep using Spotify when I’m streaming away from the car.
Unable to connect
by tkal796 on 2021/10/03 04:54
Ever since the update to iOS 15, I always get the error message “Unable to connect Try Again” while using CarPlay. Not sure if this is an app issue or an iOS one.
CarPlay doesn’t work w iOS 15
by Jmirvis on 2021/10/03 00:17
Unbelievable! How is this a public company. Pathetic.
Useless with CarPlay
by joshazord on 2021/10/03 00:00
This app is useless on CarPlay. None of my favorites load. Then on my Recent list only one random station I’ve never listened to shows up. On the Recommendation tab nothing loads either. So I’m literally stuck listening to one random station that shows up in my recents tab. I previously had an Android phone and this app had many issues with Android Auto but it was at least manageable. If you plan to use this with CarPlay good luck.
CarPlay is broken since iOS 15
by Foooobaaaaar on 2021/10/02 19:42
CarPlay is very broken with this app - stations aren’t listed - since iOS 15 came out. Needs updating.
Crapp not working in iOS 15
by Raromr on 2021/10/02 12:31
As usual Cr-app not working with ios15 update. Cannot browse or see favorites on carplay. Useless.
Aleander Delgado2
by Alexander Delgado2 on 2021/10/02 00:30
I have never had a radio application, but now I do.
Please update this app for CarPlay in iOS 15
by anonfrank on 2021/10/01 11:29
App is not functional in CarPlay in iOS 15. Workaround is to operate on the phone itself, and It’ll be streamed into CarPlay. Not ideal or safe, though. Please update. Before iOS 15 app worked wonderfully. Did I say please update? Thank you
No longer works in CarPlay with iOS 15.
by Juan Guapo on 2021/10/01 03:28
Pity. I love SXM, I listen to it all the time except it stopped working in CarPlay with iOS 15. I wish they actually tested their app on new iOS updates.
App does not work with ios15
by Arnon klein1 on 2021/09/30 15:46
The app is a good idea in concept, particularly if you can launch it through car play. However, the app in car play has always been sluggish. To add insult, the app does not connect in the new Ios15.
No Apple Watch support
by Scottggg on 2021/09/30 09:19
Since there is no Apple Watch app available, you can’t listen while on a run without your phone, no matter if you own a cellular Apple Watch. Spotify, Pandora and most other major music apps have a watch app available. Really wish Sirius would get on board here given how expensive their subscriptions have become.
Carplay and other issues
by obuck347 on 2021/09/29 20:19
Carplay issues on iOS 14 required you to click to recents in order for favorites screen to update what is playing Carplay is almost completely broken in iOS 15. Lastly, despite not being used anywhere else, the app constantly/randomly complains that another instance is logged and listening.
It doesn’t work on CarPlay after IOS update
by Slowhand454 on 2021/09/29 17:59
Every other app works but this one, and when it did, not very well. It would skip songs after 30 seconds or so in, always Eric Clapton “Sweet Home Chicago.” Sometimes it would just stop working on cellular data. Now it’s totally FUBAR. I use this app to listen to my own ad free Pandora stream in the car with CarPlay and now I can’t use it. If I can’t use it, why have it?
Streams drop a lot and issues with Carplay
by dclionva on 2021/09/29 17:50
App pauses stream or drops it, if you listen to a live stream on delay. Will also pause live stream randomly. Carplay interface almost never works. Always times out. Doesn’t remember favorites. This happens on multiple cars
Great app- when it will actually load
by toppfan on 2021/09/29 16:44
I’ve been using the app for years, until recently with no problems. The last few months,however, the app often will not load. This is a problem regardless of the strength of signal I may have at the time. Pretty weak for an app with such a high subscription fee. Pretty disappointing for a paid service.
#1… Worst App
by Christopher Healey on 2021/09/29 09:28
How does a company that has their product included on a massive percentage of every new vehicle sold mess this up so badly. That’s the only impressive thing going on here. This app is a case study in how NOT to produce a quality app. It randomly flakes out over Bluetooth. The UI and UX are laughable. I’m honestly curious to know what QC if any they run in this. I have never, ever been able to get the CarPlay version to produce any results. This is a radio station app, right? I should expect sounds at some point rather than an endless string of non responsive buttons, blank screens, and error messages? And where did the “Go Live” button disappear to? Nothing like having to force quit the app to get it back to pick up a show where it’s at rather than where it was 10 hours ago. I’d say I’m surprised but given my overall experience with SiriusXM, this is par for the course. Please, don’t reply. You’ll only make things worse.
CarPlay is almost unusable
by Orville_Tootenbacher on 2021/09/29 00:45
It never displays anything. Browsing can only be done on your phone
What happened
by Professor Sprankle on 2021/09/28 22:20
I use the Sirius streaming app in my car through Apple Carplay. Since IOS 15 update this app has not been working working. It does not show the favorite channels on the app in the car, but the app on the phone shows the favorites. And the app through the Apple Carplay will frequently return a message, unable to connect with Sirius/XM.
CarPlay
by Brandon.p. on 2021/09/28 21:06
CarPlay problems have never been addressed!
Great app when working
by percyfolk on 2021/09/28 20:25
The app is great, except that in the last several weeks I have been unable to log in. Anytime I put in my credentials, I get a 28028 error (We have experienced an issue. Please retry or try again later). And when I hit OK, the app freezes in a loading cycle.
Fix this!!!
by MDCT on 2021/09/28 19:24
No longer working after iOS update. Run for the hills until they fix it. It is all but unusable. I have latest iOS 15 iPhone 12 max
Does not work
by The Yo330 on 2021/09/28 18:29
Ever since iOS 15, app does not work with Apple Car Play.
Update broke CarPlay
by Adlas73 on 2021/09/28 17:07
The app has always been a little flaky with CarPlay, but after the last update, it’s downright unusable. Won’t connect or load anything. Just spins and spins then pops up a message “Unable to connect.” I’ve got signal on the satellite receiver, but prefer to use the app for extra channels, ability to pause/rewind, etc.
BUGS BUGS BUGS
by C150150 on 2021/09/28 15:32
This APP is titled with bugs. It’s pauses and has to be reloaded multiple times per day. In fact I’m trying to reinstall it now but even that is having significant problems. This is an iPhone 12 by the way. It skips, it freezes, it goes back, etc etc
Much Too Busy
by jcherepy on 2021/09/28 14:25
The app shows me everything but what I'm looking for. Much to cluttered.
CarPlay issue
by MMonte67 on 2021/09/28 14:16
For years this app doesn’t work properly on Apple CarPlay. It takes forever to load and then says unable to connect on the radio. When I open the app it connects right away. I have tried this on numerous phones and many different cars. Very disappointing. Please fix, this is been going on for years.
App won’t open
by Abq_Diana on 2021/09/28 01:00
App will not load. It opens to the blue screen that says (((SiriumXM))) and that is far as it gets. I got this for the podcasts and I can’t listen to it. I deleted the app and downloaded it again and still it won’t open
Was okay: iOS 15 issues.
by Damon_Williams on 2021/09/27 23:53
When it worked it was okay. Now, like many other users, I received a cont connect error message - but the strangest thing is I can start the app on my phone and pick a channel, and it will play through my car system. When I tap Now Playing, the song info pops up. But when I tap the app itself, it’s goes into the connection loop. Otherwise, app could use a CarPlay UI refresh and snappier response. But that connection issue is a killer.
CarPlay doesn’t work and more
by DC DMV on 2021/09/27 23:36
CarPlay does not work. They will tell you to delete app, power off and on iPhone, reinstall… and everything but it does not work! Also, the app will randomly start to play if you do not fully close out the app so it’s not open in the background
Commercials terrible
by John Wulfing on 2021/09/27 22:27
Pro vaccine propaganda commercials.
Car Play fails with iOS 15
by TheSgtB on 2021/09/27 12:41
After upgrading to iOS 15, I get “Unable to Connect” in SiriusXM Car Play app.
No longer a serious music app
by multiman1 on 2021/09/27 01:43
Never worked well with CarPlay. Now almost completely unuasae. The Sirius app currently sits at #12 on the iPhone music app chart. I took a gander at the competition and found it sandwiched between a DJ drum pad app and a ringtones app. All of the other names of streaming apps that you would recognize are way closer to the top - Amazon, Spotify, Pandora. Sirius and XM, once ubiquitous with available-anywhere commercial free digital audio, have struggled to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world of streaming instant gratification. The continued failure with CarPlay underscores the company’s inability to stay relevant in an environment (car audio) where they were once the same only real player. Just like AM radio and cable companies, we are now starting to hear the end. It is sad.
App broken on Carplay with iOS 15
by JaoOso on 2021/09/27 01:37
This review is for the app and it’s performance on car play. To be clear the app works great on the phone but the main reason why I have this app and the main reason why I’m subscribed to Sirius XM is to use it in the car via CarPlay. After the iOS 15 update the app really doesn’t work on CarPlay. Doesn’t load anything, favorites don’t load at all and recents load sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. Literally the app is useless at this moment. No matter what I do, wether I open the app on the phone first and then on Carplay. I reinstalled the app. I reinstalled CarPlay. I logged out and then logged back in. Restarted the phone multiple times, NOTHING SEEMS TO FIX THE ISSUE. I am currently using the Sirius XM on the cars native system but because of that I’m now forced to decide wether listening to the cars native SiriusXM or using CarPlay and not listen to SiriusXM because I can’t have both systems open and working. Hopefully there is a fix for this on its way but they should have somehow predicted and prevented this since iOS 15 beta has been out for a while and they had an opportunity to test the app with the new iOS.
Screen burn-in a problem
by JDP503 on 2021/09/26 15:34
This is a decent enough app, but the image on the screen never moves. I now have the image burned into my TV screen. The developer needs to fix this. Make the image move.
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.....
Very real potential
by Gabead on 2021/10/07 13:18
I tried this app and it is very original how they incorporated Pandora into the app. Everything was easy to navigate and easy to understand how to use. In fact , it is one of the best designed streaming apps I have used in a long time. The negative is the volume being low whether I use Bluetooth or USB cable. Another negative is you only get limited skips when using the Pandora feature. This is 2021 and we still have to deal with limited skips even if we pay the subscription? XM has a serious contender on their hand if they can just fix these issues. In addition, there would be times a song wouldn’t load or the wrong information would be displayed for what was actually playing. Once in awhile the app would crash. The price is just right for the services they provide and there are way more channels than what you would get on your typical SXM radio hardware in your vehicle. I have subscribed believing this app will be fined tuned down the road. This app seriously needs to support landscape mode. This would help us those who use vent mounts in our vehicle and frees up the vent more unblocking it so the air/heat will flow better.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
App broken on Carplay with iOS 15
by JaoOso on 2021/09/27 01:37
This review is for the app and it’s performance on car play. To be clear the app works great on the phone but the main reason why I have this app and the main reason why I’m subscribed to Sirius XM is to use it in the car via CarPlay. After the iOS 15 update the app really doesn’t work on CarPlay. Doesn’t load anything, favorites don’t load at all and recents load sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. Literally the app is useless at this moment. No matter what I do, wether I open the app on the phone first and then on Carplay. I reinstalled the app. I reinstalled CarPlay. I logged out and then logged back in. Restarted the phone multiple times, NOTHING SEEMS TO FIX THE ISSUE. I am currently using the Sirius XM on the cars native system but because of that I’m now forced to decide wether listening to the cars native SiriusXM or using CarPlay and not listen to SiriusXM because I can’t have both systems open and working. Hopefully there is a fix for this on its way but they should have somehow predicted and prevented this since iOS 15 beta has been out for a while and they had an opportunity to test the app with the new iOS.
Mobile app doesn’t update songs on Sirius VM channels
by ILoveFirstWave33 on 2021/09/07 19:54
When I open the SiriusXM mobile app on my iPhone running iOS 14.7.1 (this issue has been happening for the last year and before release of iOS 14) when i see a song title i like on a particular station, i select it and listen to the song, if the next song played isn't for me, i look for a new song title on a different station…”This is when the PROBLEMS start”…all the stations showing songs that are currently being played, ARE NOT the songs being played when you select that channel !?! This happens everyday when i use the mobile app on my cell phone while using home wifi or my Sprint mobile data plan…my husband has the same cell/same iOS, but with TMobile…and has exact same issues. The only way to correct this glitch, you need to get out of the mobile app and then re-launch/log back into the SiriusXM app on your cell, so the mobile app refreshes the channels. Can you please fix this!! It’s very frustrating…thx, customer since 2013
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???
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Garbage App
by THE-MACHINE on 2021/07/16 17:34
This app is complete garbage, it will constantly stop playing rendering it completely useless. I have been a customer for over 15 years and can honestly say, the customer service has become dismal. I called to get technical support, it was answered by someone who spoke English poorly and was hard to understand. I was then transferred to their “Advanced Technical Support” and again was answered by another person who didn’t speak clear English l. But, as a bonus, this person was obviously reading from a script and began asking questions the had nothing to do with solving the problem. I had made it clear that I was calling from the very phone the app was on, this individual asked me several times to attempt to access a channel on the app. I explained about 5 times that I can not play the application and talk on the phone simultaneously. After the 5th time of exposing this, I eventually said this was a waste of time and hung up. With out resolving my issue, I’m now here, extremely frustrated. If you’re expecting good service, think again.
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.
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! :-)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Terrible
by Keeper007 on 2021/03/02 19:09
Unfortunately, this app (for me at least) is riddle with problems. It actually does ok if you are listening to something live, but becomes very problematic when trying to go back and listen to past programs. It constantly says “Trying to recover audio”. When trying to skip past the commercial, it will skip all the way to the live portion of the channel. Then you have to start the show back over and TRY and skip forward to where you left off. If there was another option than using this app, I would totally be all for it. Unfortunately if you want to listen outside of the car or play past shows, be prepared for a potential headache. This company is way to main stream to have an app that is this terrible. Just my opinion and I hope they finally update the app to something that worked more often than it doesn’t. Especially if you are going back to listen to past show.
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Preview the SXM App for free. The SXM App delivers the ultimate SiriusXM experience including ad-free music, plus live sports, original talk shows, howard stern, exclusive comedy, news from every angle, and more. Discover 350+ channels that include: ● Ad-free music dedicated to your favorite decades, hits, styles, and genres ● Exclusive artist channels from Garth Brooks, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Eminem, U2, and more ● Live play-by-play from every major professional sport as well as college sports ● Two channels of howard stern ● Original talk, news covering every angle, exclusive comedy, and more Find new music and channels with personalized recommendations. Plus also enjoy all these SXM App exclusives: ● The best collection of podcasts curated for you, including SiriusXM originals and series from Marvel ● Xtra channels of music to fit any mood or activity ● Personalized Pandora stations ● SiriusXM video with shows, interviews, and performances ● howard stern video with epic studio moments Check out everything we have to offer with the SXM App preview. Try it out now, then subscribe and get your first month free. Features and content vary by plan and are subject to change. Streaming on the SXM App is included in these SiriusXM plans and more: Streaming Platinum Plan ● 350+ channels to stream with the SXM App ● Ad-free music for every genre & decade-plus artist-created channels ● Original talk, podcasts, exclusive comedy & news from every angle ● NFL, MLB®, NBA, NHL®, and NCAA® play-by-play, NASCAR®, plus the biggest names in sports talk ● 2 howard stern channels, including video ● Create Pandora stations based on artists ● SiriusXM video library of in-studio shows & performances Streaming Music & Entertainment Plan ● 325+ channels to stream with the SXM App ● Ad-free music for every genre & decade-plus artist-created channels ● Original talk, podcasts, exclusive comedy & news from every angle ● Play-by-play of select major sports, NASCAR®, plus the biggest names in sports talk ● SiriusXM video library of in-studio shows & performances Upon purchase of any plan, your subscription will AUTOMATICALLY RENEW and you will be charged (after any free trial) the rate + applicable tax on a recurring monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel at least 24-hours before any renewal date in your iTunes account to avoid future charges. No refunds or credits, unless permitted by your billing platform. Promotional offers are for new subscribers only. All fees, content, and features may change. Use of the SXM App is limited to the United States and certain U.S. territories. Some restrictions apply. Data charges may apply. Privacy Policy: siriusxm.com/privacy Do Not Sell My Personal Information: siriusxm.com/ccparequest_DoNotSellMyInfo Customer Agreement: siriusxm.com/customeragreement
Buggy
by DanGarstecki on 2021/10/19 19:23
App constantly pauses for no reason, happens with airpods or lightning cable in my car. One channel keeps disappearing from my favorites and has to be added back. The Live button is tiny and disappears if the app has been open too long.
The most frustrating expensive app on my phone
by Catzforall on 2021/10/19 17:15
All I want to do is listen to Howard. But some mornings that proves to be impossible. Rather it be freezing up or skipping around on its on, it kills the listening experience. I have no idea how this can but so highly rated in the App Store, perplexing.
Google home
by f.foxsg on 2021/10/19 17:06
This app is terrible when you try to connect it takes forever to link if it does just acts stupid
No Apple Watch app
by iAAPL on 2021/10/18 14:48
Love the service, but very disappointing that SiriusXM still hasn’t written an Apple Watch app. Seems like a missed opportunity. I’m not going to bring my phone with on a run just to listen to Sirius when there are so many good, native Apple Watch streaming music apps.
GoodLuck with the login
by Lash!@! on 2021/10/17 18:24
I have in both cars, but impossible to set up on iPhone Put in bot VIN and radio ID , there AI doesn’t work worth A FRACK
Type of content
by RAmeden on 2021/10/17 17:16
I was very disappointed to discover that the content made available to the App is not the same as that delivered to my car. In my car I listen to the oldies (50’s) I listened to as a kid. On the App the content is songs and singers I never heard of. I’ve listened side-by-side in my car. Definitely the App content is not the 50’s hits.
App stops playing
by subeyondchic on 2021/10/17 07:54
For no apparent reason the app stops playing. I often have to hit the play button in the middle of a program to resume
Keeps asking me to update
by zeldakix17 on 2021/10/16 06:49
I already downloaded the app what else is there? Good thing it’s 3 months I ain’t paying for this.
Stopped working
by stczztop on 2021/10/15 23:47
Been using the app for years, however since the new update, the app is unable to complete the login process without crashing:
Worst app on my phone
by iamtravis10 on 2021/10/15 18:22
I’ll be frank. The only reason I have this app is so I can listen to Jeff Lewis live. This app the worst thing on my phone. The only thing this app is good I’m doing is glitching and freezing and making sure that you miss a very important part of the show. Once you reopen the app, you can either restart the show or rejoin live, skipping ahead to where you were in the show before the app crashed is not allowed. But the most frustrating part of this app is how often it doesn’t work. I have a car that is not Sirius xm enabled so I was forced to download this app. PLEASE Sirius xm invest some money into making this app function better for those of us subscribers who can’t listen through their cars.
Scream Radio
by 345Missy on 2021/10/15 14:56
Idiots, why isn’t scream radio on my smart tv app.
What happened to iOS 15??
by mzkx67 on 2021/10/14 22:56
The app is working well on the phone but CarPlay isn’t working at all. It cannot sync to the app. I use this in one car solely with CarPlay and I can’t use it. Please fix asap!!
Warning!!
by Vanananananana on 2021/10/14 17:33
First off, most of these overtly positives reviews are definitely fake, you can tell by the style of writing. Second off, do NOT sign up using an actual credit card. You will not be able to remove it. It’s completely shady. You will read online about people cancelling their subscription (more on that next) and their card still being charged. It’s a nightmare. If you are keen on still using them, use a virtual card or Sirius gift card. Third, if you wish to cancel your subscription, you have to either call, chat with an agent, or send an e-mail. It’s not like other subscription-based services where you can simply cancel online at any moment. The app also doesn’t feature your account settings, you’ll have to use your browser to really do/check anything. The browser is also janky. It’s almost like it’s purposely awful to keep you from poking around. Beware potential new subscribers.
What Happened on the last update?
by iHeart313 on 2021/10/14 17:22
I have been enjoying my Sirus XM app for about 3 years now. The latest update took away the option to listen live which I don’t know why. Please give us the option to listen live rather than using my skips. 😡
Great app, needs widget options!
by IBNR on 2021/10/14 13:35
Overall this is a very good app that works well and sounds great (the quality is better than most built-in car radio units). I haven’t experienced any of the functionality problems people seem to complain about, so I can’t speak to those. My one suggestion: Update the app to take full advantage of iPhone’s widget functionality! (Frankly I’m surprised this hasn’t been done already.)
CarPlay still buggy
by BarrDDS on 2021/10/14 10:20
CarPlay conversion of the app is essentially functionless.... favorites and stations don’t load . Have to directly use phone. Hopefully will be dealt with in future updates. Sorry Sirius XM but iOS 15.0.2 update did not bail you out of a functionless app!
Doesn’t connect to HomePod
by eddiegonzalez on 2021/10/13 19:14
Why isn’t it connecting to my HomePod anymore!???
Update to IOS 15.0.2 and favorites will load in CarPlay
by Jdsouthard425 on 2021/10/13 18:15
I felt like this app was VERY slowly getting better and sure enough iOS 15 comes out and now CarPlay wont load the app. Edit: Finally updated after iOS 15 and favorites still won’t load on CarPlay! Favorites are the only thing that makes the app useful in the car and it has always had problems loading even before iOS 15. I love the content on SiriusXM but man it’s frustrating trying to use the app. Edit: The app seems to working as it should since updating to the latest version of IOS 15.0.2
Cannot download app
by 37jb on 2021/10/13 15:29
I’ve tried for a month and this app will not download to my iPhone X. iOS 14.8
Just doesn’t work with CarPlay
by AmazinglySmooth on 2021/10/12 22:13
The main appeal for me with this app is CarPlay. It has worked and when it did, it was great, but it does nothing well on iOS 15. Keep getting “unable to load” errors. I can listen if I pick up my phone, but then I almost crash my vehicle.
Content locked behind paywall
by rn dyyhfujhgr on 2021/10/12 19:27
Howard Stern and other shows demand additional payment, even if you have a subscription already….
constantly stops while playing a station
by torrnado on 2021/10/12 17:57
how is it that after all these years, whenever i listen to a show, the app just stops playing for NO REASON. when my subscription is up in nov, i won’t be renewing.
I can not stress enough in how much I hate this app.
by Shimmer401 on 2021/10/12 16:00
I'm a long time xm Subscriber for my car and I love every second of it. But xm needs to fire the app developers. xm has so much potential to be a competing in Podcasts against others. But unfortunately this app is just God awful for that. It amazes me in how much people pay for the app access yet ZERO development. There's tons of great shows on here that will never be listen too because of the App development and how unstable this is
iOS 15.0.2 fixes the CarPlay issue
by digleadok on 2021/10/12 14:28
Update your iPhone to iOS 15.0.2 and it will solve the CarPlay issue
App is just bad
by efrain_SRT on 2021/10/11 22:24
Im new to it and holy crap is it bad! I wanted to watch the howard stern interviews/podcasts and after watching 1 episode i couldnt even find the rest i would click a certain show to see its episodes and it would show you a whole different thing its just horrible they need to fix the entire app asap i want my $11.99 back!!
iOS + Sirius = doesn’t work
by jkgunner13 on 2021/10/11 21:06
With the new release of iPhone 13 now Sirius doesn’t connect with CarPlay. Need to come up with an update. It worked perfectly fine with my old iPhone 11. Tried it to 2 of our vehicles CarPlay works just not Sirius.
Disappointing
by Evolutionross on 2021/10/11 17:21
I’ve been using this app for many years with reasonable success. For the past few months the stream is repeatedly stopped every few minutes without reason. I could be on WiFi or cellular. Makes no difference. Frustrating to pay for a service where you can’t receive the product reliably.
CarPlay???
by antm22 on 2021/10/11 13:56
Users who rely on CarPlay should get a discounted subscription rate because it NEVER works. Upgrading to iOS 15 made it much worse but even before that it’s clear that SXM doesn’t care about CarPlay users at all.
Horrible
by JeffNNJ on 2021/10/11 00:17
Never mind that it barely, if ever, works with CarPlay the new version crashes every time I try to use it. Going to cancel.
LIPSTICK ON A PIG. STILL ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.
by AppleZilla on 2021/10/10 18:17
OOH LOOK, A BRIGHT BLUE ICON. FIRE YOUR DEVELOPERS! CRAPPY APP. BAD REMINDERS. NO REFRESH. AUDIO RANDOMLY STOPS. ALSO, THE AUDIO QUALITY IS COMPRESSED AT AROUND 96k. THAT WAS GREAT IN 1998! COMPARE TO APPLE MUSIC (256k) OR SPOTIFY (192k). TERRIBLE. REVIEWS SHOULD BE ABOUT THE APP/SERVICE, NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT.
App keeps cutting off and accusing me of multiple streams
by Ravnwood on 2021/10/10 15:28
Works great as long as I play it through my iPhone or airplay to a single speaker. Try to airplay to more than one room and it says Im streaming on a second device when I’m clearly streaming on ONE device to multiple rooms. Frustrating.
Does not work with CarPlay
by Muammar El Khatib on 2021/10/09 23:44
This app does not work with CarPlay. It’s super unstable.
Latest version is a wreck
by Maerzygirl on 2021/10/09 22:55
Can’t see episodes from favorites shows and when I manage to open one, I can’t navigate through the episode to go pick up where I left off.
Update to work with iOS 15 already!!
by Skibum1966 on 2021/10/09 18:40
I’m getting ready to cancel my subscription. I only use it with CarPlay and it does not work since the iOS 15 update. There are other alternatives, so I have no idea why this is still an issue after weeks of complaints.
Horrible car play integration
by Mr BTK on 2021/10/09 17:35
This app has car play enabled but it doesn’t even work.
CarPlay still broken
by Gregg37 on 2021/10/09 01:11
Several weeks into the iOS15 release and CarPlay still doesn’t work. Kinda pathetic.
Need to do an update
by Peatur on 2021/10/08 23:59
The app no longer works on Apple CarPlay since the update to iOS 15. You need to fix that.
CarPlay not working on iOS 15
by OhLouie on 2021/10/08 13:41
Ever since upgrading to iOS 15 the app does not work on CarPlay. “Loading” screen appears for a while then eventually says Cannot connect. I have uninstalled and reinstalled app and have rebooted phone as well. Nothing helps so far.
Constantly Gives False Error
by Blngmaster19 on 2021/10/08 11:34
Would it be possible for SiriusXM to produce an app that isn't a buggy mess? I am TIRED of the all stream stopping and my show starting over because it says I am streaming on another device when I am NOT. FIXTHIS!!!!!!!!!!!
Horrible
by Gators456789 on 2021/10/08 10:30
FIX THIS OR GIVE US A REFUND!! CarPlay issues have been going on for 3 weeks now.
CarPlay is unusable since iOS 15
by su_A_ve on 2021/10/07 23:54
App does not work in CarPlay since iOS 15 even with the latest app version. Deleted and reinstalled made no difference. Only way to control is from phone.
CarPlay doesn’t work
by vand0557 on 2021/10/07 19:36
The app by itself is fine, but the CarPlay features are dead on arrival.
CarPlay is broken…AGAIN
by JimKid619 on 2021/10/07 18:54
CarPlay functionality was just ok to begin with, but now it’s completely crippled in iOS 15. Apple should release beta software so developers can get their apps ready for these releases. Oh…wait…they already do? UPDATE: App was updated, and CarPlay is STILL crippled, yet you add a way to pay for your service through the app. Seriously?
POSSIBLY PHISHING
by MININAV on 2021/10/07 17:11
Like so many “free” trials or “free” apps, this may be a phishing scam to get passwords or information. It didn’t recognize my password IMMEDIATELY after signing up with my information.
IOS15 update CarPlay not functioning
by Vera303 on 2021/10/07 16:17
The CarPlay interface has always been clumsy and unreliable. Now the app has to be operated from the phone. Terrible
Zero Stars
by clubhoused on 2021/10/07 15:19
Such garbage.
Very real potential
by Gabead on 2021/10/07 13:18
I tried this app and it is very original how they incorporated Pandora into the app. Everything was easy to navigate and easy to understand how to use. In fact , it is one of the best designed streaming apps I have used in a long time. The negative is the volume being low whether I use Bluetooth or USB cable. Another negative is you only get limited skips when using the Pandora feature. This is 2021 and we still have to deal with limited skips even if we pay the subscription? XM has a serious contender on their hand if they can just fix these issues. In addition, there would be times a song wouldn’t load or the wrong information would be displayed for what was actually playing. Once in awhile the app would crash. The price is just right for the services they provide and there are way more channels than what you would get on your typical SXM radio hardware in your vehicle. I have subscribed believing this app will be fined tuned down the road. This app seriously needs to support landscape mode. This would help us those who use vent mounts in our vehicle and frees up the vent more unblocking it so the air/heat will flow better.
CarPlay not working w/IOS 15!
by CBJRUL on 2021/10/06 23:58
As others have mentioned, the app is not working in IOS 15. Please fix ASAP!! Thank you!
Broken CarPlay
by louiegp on 2021/10/06 20:23
Latest iOS breaks CarPlay, please fix
FUBAR in CarPlay on iOS 15 and iPhone 13
by Yobyot on 2021/10/06 18:20
A lousy CarPlay interface (didn’t anyone test using this UI while actually, you know, driving?) now doesn’t work at all on recent Apple devices and iOS releases. It’s almost that one part of SiriusXM (obviously marketing) can’t stop hyping the app while the other part (clearly low-rent off-shore devs) can let figure out how to make the iOS app work worth a darn.
Useless
by Zombiezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on 2021/10/06 17:07
Poor service and overpriced. Good riddance.
This app is crap
by JJB4596 on 2021/10/06 17:04
Shoddy development and design. It never loads when I want it to but it always seems to randomly start playing music.
CarPlay doesn’t work on iOS15!
by Chuck-IV on 2021/10/06 16:05
Get CarPlay fixed already. The latest update was an insult. You put out an update out that does nothing but allow subscription purchases. Meanwhile you are making things dangerous for drivers having to mess with their phones directly to get SiriusXM to work in their car instead of being able to use the much safer CarPlay interface. Fix it asap. Original review… It fails to load ANYTHING the first time and on a retry loads ONE recent channel(two if I’m lucky) and THAT IS IT! No Favorites whatsoever and while it lists the categories under discover, again it lists NOTHING in a category. Come on. Get CarPlay together. IOS15 has been in beta for quite a while. You should have been on top of it with an updated release. But then again, knowing the state of SirusXM’s CarPlay app under IOS14, I doubt this gets fixed anytime soon, off ever. Get app developers that know CarPlay.
App crashes randomly
by Torry R. on 2021/10/06 00:48
App crashes randomly when listening. Constantly having to restart it.
Great intentions but it needs bugs resolved
by xriotproofx on 2021/10/05 21:57
Frequently if I go to Favorites then Shows it doesn’t show todays despite it already having past and sometimes several days back. If I start a show late and go back to the beginning, it will sometimes “jump” to live without me wanting it to. The interface is good but doesn’t behave as expected.
App still not working after updates
by SoCAL 11 on 2021/10/05 21:10
This horrible app insists on multiple logon attempts to which will never launch. With this latest release, now I’m receiving a “technical issue”. I am over this app and service. I will cancel my multiple subscriptions with my vehicles. My time is too valuable for such a horrible app.
CarPlay app not working since IOS 15 upgrade
by agc6114 on 2021/10/05 19:32
Also it always has had trouble routinely displaying favorites and recents. Fix it.
Horrible in Car Play
by Mleves1272 on 2021/10/05 13:48
I got this app to listen to SiriusXM thru CarPlay. It does not work well at all. Nothing populates in CarPlay under Recently Played, Favorites, or Discover. The only way to operate, in other words select and change channels, is on the phone. BTW, it works fine on the phone. On CarPlay, I often get the message CarPlay can’t connect to SiriusXM, while listening to music from From SiriusXM!!! Inexcusable to let such a funky app hit the market. Don’t they test it?
Does not work with CarPlay
by J_Roberts on 2021/10/04 22:53
Just updated and still will not work properly with Apple CarPlay
iOS 15 Broke CarPlay
by HYM122 on 2021/10/04 17:41
iOS 15 broke CarPlay. Please fix this as I use the app all the time. I will update to 5 Stars when fixed as I do love the app.
CarPlay?
by Joex410 on 2021/10/04 17:31
This app no longer properly connects to CarPlay. It keeps timing out. It’s frustrating.
CarPlay is broken
by Gonzo117 on 2021/10/04 16:52
Please fix Sirius XM functionality in CarPlay. It keeps saying it can’t connect.
CarPlay
by JoeJoe103179 on 2021/10/04 16:17
Since iOS 15 update, this app will not display in CarPlay correctly. I have deleted the app, reinstalled and even reset the CarPlay. Nothing.
Please fix CarPlay
by dayone1 on 2021/10/04 14:23
Bugs happen but it’s been a while and frustrating that CarPlay is still broken
Constantly authenticating
by healing2013 on 2021/10/03 21:37
Every time I use this app it authenticates (at least that's what I assume it is doing) and takes 15-30 sec to start. It frequently does not remember what I was listening to and often signs me out requiring re-entering credentials. No equivalent service does this to me (apple.music, audible etc.). It is annoying enough that I will not re subscribe.
App doesn’t work
by NorcalMtngirl on 2021/10/03 14:30
I just updated this, (the previous version never worked well either - it would time out and stop playing after a minute) I have decent internet but this app doesn’t work! Pictures show up of the stations and content, but when I click on a specific radio station or segment, it looks like it’s loading but never actually plays. Disappointing. Would be nice to have this feature but I guess I will just keep using Spotify when I’m streaming away from the car.
Unable to connect
by tkal796 on 2021/10/03 04:54
Ever since the update to iOS 15, I always get the error message “Unable to connect Try Again” while using CarPlay. Not sure if this is an app issue or an iOS one.
CarPlay doesn’t work w iOS 15
by Jmirvis on 2021/10/03 00:17
Unbelievable! How is this a public company. Pathetic.
Useless with CarPlay
by joshazord on 2021/10/03 00:00
This app is useless on CarPlay. None of my favorites load. Then on my Recent list only one random station I’ve never listened to shows up. On the Recommendation tab nothing loads either. So I’m literally stuck listening to one random station that shows up in my recents tab. I previously had an Android phone and this app had many issues with Android Auto but it was at least manageable. If you plan to use this with CarPlay good luck.
CarPlay is broken since iOS 15
by Foooobaaaaar on 2021/10/02 19:42
CarPlay is very broken with this app - stations aren’t listed - since iOS 15 came out. Needs updating.
Crapp not working in iOS 15
by Raromr on 2021/10/02 12:31
As usual Cr-app not working with ios15 update. Cannot browse or see favorites on carplay. Useless.
Aleander Delgado2
by Alexander Delgado2 on 2021/10/02 00:30
I have never had a radio application, but now I do.
Please update this app for CarPlay in iOS 15
by anonfrank on 2021/10/01 11:29
App is not functional in CarPlay in iOS 15. Workaround is to operate on the phone itself, and It’ll be streamed into CarPlay. Not ideal or safe, though. Please update. Before iOS 15 app worked wonderfully. Did I say please update? Thank you
No longer works in CarPlay with iOS 15.
by Juan Guapo on 2021/10/01 03:28
Pity. I love SXM, I listen to it all the time except it stopped working in CarPlay with iOS 15. I wish they actually tested their app on new iOS updates.
App does not work with ios15
by Arnon klein1 on 2021/09/30 15:46
The app is a good idea in concept, particularly if you can launch it through car play. However, the app in car play has always been sluggish. To add insult, the app does not connect in the new Ios15.
No Apple Watch support
by Scottggg on 2021/09/30 09:19
Since there is no Apple Watch app available, you can’t listen while on a run without your phone, no matter if you own a cellular Apple Watch. Spotify, Pandora and most other major music apps have a watch app available. Really wish Sirius would get on board here given how expensive their subscriptions have become.
Carplay and other issues
by obuck347 on 2021/09/29 20:19
Carplay issues on iOS 14 required you to click to recents in order for favorites screen to update what is playing Carplay is almost completely broken in iOS 15. Lastly, despite not being used anywhere else, the app constantly/randomly complains that another instance is logged and listening.
It doesn’t work on CarPlay after IOS update
by Slowhand454 on 2021/09/29 17:59
Every other app works but this one, and when it did, not very well. It would skip songs after 30 seconds or so in, always Eric Clapton “Sweet Home Chicago.” Sometimes it would just stop working on cellular data. Now it’s totally FUBAR. I use this app to listen to my own ad free Pandora stream in the car with CarPlay and now I can’t use it. If I can’t use it, why have it?
Streams drop a lot and issues with Carplay
by dclionva on 2021/09/29 17:50
App pauses stream or drops it, if you listen to a live stream on delay. Will also pause live stream randomly. Carplay interface almost never works. Always times out. Doesn’t remember favorites. This happens on multiple cars
Great app- when it will actually load
by toppfan on 2021/09/29 16:44
I’ve been using the app for years, until recently with no problems. The last few months,however, the app often will not load. This is a problem regardless of the strength of signal I may have at the time. Pretty weak for an app with such a high subscription fee. Pretty disappointing for a paid service.
#1… Worst App
by Christopher Healey on 2021/09/29 09:28
How does a company that has their product included on a massive percentage of every new vehicle sold mess this up so badly. That’s the only impressive thing going on here. This app is a case study in how NOT to produce a quality app. It randomly flakes out over Bluetooth. The UI and UX are laughable. I’m honestly curious to know what QC if any they run in this. I have never, ever been able to get the CarPlay version to produce any results. This is a radio station app, right? I should expect sounds at some point rather than an endless string of non responsive buttons, blank screens, and error messages? And where did the “Go Live” button disappear to? Nothing like having to force quit the app to get it back to pick up a show where it’s at rather than where it was 10 hours ago. I’d say I’m surprised but given my overall experience with SiriusXM, this is par for the course. Please, don’t reply. You’ll only make things worse.
CarPlay is almost unusable
by Orville_Tootenbacher on 2021/09/29 00:45
It never displays anything. Browsing can only be done on your phone
What happened
by Professor Sprankle on 2021/09/28 22:20
I use the Sirius streaming app in my car through Apple Carplay. Since IOS 15 update this app has not been working working. It does not show the favorite channels on the app in the car, but the app on the phone shows the favorites. And the app through the Apple Carplay will frequently return a message, unable to connect with Sirius/XM.
CarPlay
by Brandon.p. on 2021/09/28 21:06
CarPlay problems have never been addressed!
Great app when working
by percyfolk on 2021/09/28 20:25
The app is great, except that in the last several weeks I have been unable to log in. Anytime I put in my credentials, I get a 28028 error (We have experienced an issue. Please retry or try again later). And when I hit OK, the app freezes in a loading cycle.
Fix this!!!
by MDCT on 2021/09/28 19:24
No longer working after iOS update. Run for the hills until they fix it. It is all but unusable. I have latest iOS 15 iPhone 12 max
Does not work
by The Yo330 on 2021/09/28 18:29
Ever since iOS 15, app does not work with Apple Car Play.
Update broke CarPlay
by Adlas73 on 2021/09/28 17:07
The app has always been a little flaky with CarPlay, but after the last update, it’s downright unusable. Won’t connect or load anything. Just spins and spins then pops up a message “Unable to connect.” I’ve got signal on the satellite receiver, but prefer to use the app for extra channels, ability to pause/rewind, etc.
BUGS BUGS BUGS
by C150150 on 2021/09/28 15:32
This APP is titled with bugs. It’s pauses and has to be reloaded multiple times per day. In fact I’m trying to reinstall it now but even that is having significant problems. This is an iPhone 12 by the way. It skips, it freezes, it goes back, etc etc
Much Too Busy
by jcherepy on 2021/09/28 14:25
The app shows me everything but what I'm looking for. Much to cluttered.
CarPlay issue
by MMonte67 on 2021/09/28 14:16
For years this app doesn’t work properly on Apple CarPlay. It takes forever to load and then says unable to connect on the radio. When I open the app it connects right away. I have tried this on numerous phones and many different cars. Very disappointing. Please fix, this is been going on for years.
App won’t open
by Abq_Diana on 2021/09/28 01:00
App will not load. It opens to the blue screen that says (((SiriumXM))) and that is far as it gets. I got this for the podcasts and I can’t listen to it. I deleted the app and downloaded it again and still it won’t open
Was okay: iOS 15 issues.
by Damon_Williams on 2021/09/27 23:53
When it worked it was okay. Now, like many other users, I received a cont connect error message - but the strangest thing is I can start the app on my phone and pick a channel, and it will play through my car system. When I tap Now Playing, the song info pops up. But when I tap the app itself, it’s goes into the connection loop. Otherwise, app could use a CarPlay UI refresh and snappier response. But that connection issue is a killer.
CarPlay doesn’t work and more
by DC DMV on 2021/09/27 23:36
CarPlay does not work. They will tell you to delete app, power off and on iPhone, reinstall… and everything but it does not work! Also, the app will randomly start to play if you do not fully close out the app so it’s not open in the background
Commercials terrible
by John Wulfing on 2021/09/27 22:27
Pro vaccine propaganda commercials.
Car Play fails with iOS 15
by TheSgtB on 2021/09/27 12:41
After upgrading to iOS 15, I get “Unable to Connect” in SiriusXM Car Play app.
No longer a serious music app
by multiman1 on 2021/09/27 01:43
Never worked well with CarPlay. Now almost completely unuasae. The Sirius app currently sits at #12 on the iPhone music app chart. I took a gander at the competition and found it sandwiched between a DJ drum pad app and a ringtones app. All of the other names of streaming apps that you would recognize are way closer to the top - Amazon, Spotify, Pandora. Sirius and XM, once ubiquitous with available-anywhere commercial free digital audio, have struggled to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world of streaming instant gratification. The continued failure with CarPlay underscores the company’s inability to stay relevant in an environment (car audio) where they were once the same only real player. Just like AM radio and cable companies, we are now starting to hear the end. It is sad.
App broken on Carplay with iOS 15
by JaoOso on 2021/09/27 01:37
This review is for the app and it’s performance on car play. To be clear the app works great on the phone but the main reason why I have this app and the main reason why I’m subscribed to Sirius XM is to use it in the car via CarPlay. After the iOS 15 update the app really doesn’t work on CarPlay. Doesn’t load anything, favorites don’t load at all and recents load sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. Literally the app is useless at this moment. No matter what I do, wether I open the app on the phone first and then on Carplay. I reinstalled the app. I reinstalled CarPlay. I logged out and then logged back in. Restarted the phone multiple times, NOTHING SEEMS TO FIX THE ISSUE. I am currently using the Sirius XM on the cars native system but because of that I’m now forced to decide wether listening to the cars native SiriusXM or using CarPlay and not listen to SiriusXM because I can’t have both systems open and working. Hopefully there is a fix for this on its way but they should have somehow predicted and prevented this since iOS 15 beta has been out for a while and they had an opportunity to test the app with the new iOS.
Screen burn-in a problem
by JDP503 on 2021/09/26 15:34
This is a decent enough app, but the image on the screen never moves. I now have the image burned into my TV screen. The developer needs to fix this. Make the image move.
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.....
Very real potential
by Gabead on 2021/10/07 13:18
I tried this app and it is very original how they incorporated Pandora into the app. Everything was easy to navigate and easy to understand how to use. In fact , it is one of the best designed streaming apps I have used in a long time. The negative is the volume being low whether I use Bluetooth or USB cable. Another negative is you only get limited skips when using the Pandora feature. This is 2021 and we still have to deal with limited skips even if we pay the subscription? XM has a serious contender on their hand if they can just fix these issues. In addition, there would be times a song wouldn’t load or the wrong information would be displayed for what was actually playing. Once in awhile the app would crash. The price is just right for the services they provide and there are way more channels than what you would get on your typical SXM radio hardware in your vehicle. I have subscribed believing this app will be fined tuned down the road. This app seriously needs to support landscape mode. This would help us those who use vent mounts in our vehicle and frees up the vent more unblocking it so the air/heat will flow better.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
App broken on Carplay with iOS 15
by JaoOso on 2021/09/27 01:37
This review is for the app and it’s performance on car play. To be clear the app works great on the phone but the main reason why I have this app and the main reason why I’m subscribed to Sirius XM is to use it in the car via CarPlay. After the iOS 15 update the app really doesn’t work on CarPlay. Doesn’t load anything, favorites don’t load at all and recents load sometimes and sometimes doesn’t. Literally the app is useless at this moment. No matter what I do, wether I open the app on the phone first and then on Carplay. I reinstalled the app. I reinstalled CarPlay. I logged out and then logged back in. Restarted the phone multiple times, NOTHING SEEMS TO FIX THE ISSUE. I am currently using the Sirius XM on the cars native system but because of that I’m now forced to decide wether listening to the cars native SiriusXM or using CarPlay and not listen to SiriusXM because I can’t have both systems open and working. Hopefully there is a fix for this on its way but they should have somehow predicted and prevented this since iOS 15 beta has been out for a while and they had an opportunity to test the app with the new iOS.
Mobile app doesn’t update songs on Sirius VM channels
by ILoveFirstWave33 on 2021/09/07 19:54
When I open the SiriusXM mobile app on my iPhone running iOS 14.7.1 (this issue has been happening for the last year and before release of iOS 14) when i see a song title i like on a particular station, i select it and listen to the song, if the next song played isn't for me, i look for a new song title on a different station…”This is when the PROBLEMS start”…all the stations showing songs that are currently being played, ARE NOT the songs being played when you select that channel !?! This happens everyday when i use the mobile app on my cell phone while using home wifi or my Sprint mobile data plan…my husband has the same cell/same iOS, but with TMobile…and has exact same issues. The only way to correct this glitch, you need to get out of the mobile app and then re-launch/log back into the SiriusXM app on your cell, so the mobile app refreshes the channels. Can you please fix this!! It’s very frustrating…thx, customer since 2013
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???
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Garbage App
by THE-MACHINE on 2021/07/16 17:34
This app is complete garbage, it will constantly stop playing rendering it completely useless. I have been a customer for over 15 years and can honestly say, the customer service has become dismal. I called to get technical support, it was answered by someone who spoke English poorly and was hard to understand. I was then transferred to their “Advanced Technical Support” and again was answered by another person who didn’t speak clear English l. But, as a bonus, this person was obviously reading from a script and began asking questions the had nothing to do with solving the problem. I had made it clear that I was calling from the very phone the app was on, this individual asked me several times to attempt to access a channel on the app. I explained about 5 times that I can not play the application and talk on the phone simultaneously. After the 5th time of exposing this, I eventually said this was a waste of time and hung up. With out resolving my issue, I’m now here, extremely frustrated. If you’re expecting good service, think again.
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.
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! :-)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Terrible
by Keeper007 on 2021/03/02 19:09
Unfortunately, this app (for me at least) is riddle with problems. It actually does ok if you are listening to something live, but becomes very problematic when trying to go back and listen to past programs. It constantly says “Trying to recover audio”. When trying to skip past the commercial, it will skip all the way to the live portion of the channel. Then you have to start the show back over and TRY and skip forward to where you left off. If there was another option than using this app, I would totally be all for it. Unfortunately if you want to listen outside of the car or play past shows, be prepared for a potential headache. This company is way to main stream to have an app that is this terrible. Just my opinion and I hope they finally update the app to something that worked more often than it doesn’t. Especially if you are going back to listen to past show.
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