Sirius XM Says 1 Million Have Downloaded iPhone App

By  |  Monday, July 6, 2009 at 7:59 am

While Sirius XM may not be having much success keeping customers, it seems to be having a good deal of good fortune attracting listeners through its App Store offering, apparently. In the first two weeks of availability, the Sirius XM application has been downloaded 1 million times.

Sirius XM Premium Online is free to download, however it requires a premium subscription to listen. For current Sirius XM customers, that means a $2.99/month extra fee — for non subscribers, that’s $12.99/month.

Regardless, its now the 7th most downloaded app overall, and #1 in the Music category. Lord knows if people are actually shelling out the $13 bucks for the service (I know I wouldn’t), but it’s a respectable showing.

 
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  1. Kreative Journals Says:

    Sirius is offering 7 day free trial of service! This is probably heping to entice new subscribers to at least try it out. I had never used satelite radio before but have been enjoying the service with no cost for the past few days. I’m not sure that it is worth the 12.99 price tag either.

  2. Ed Oswald Says:

    Yeah, but $13 for streaming audio a month? That is just ridiculous.

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  4. DaveZatz Says:

    I downloaded it. Confirmed my account doesn’t have service. Then gave it a 1 star rating for poorly conveying that info and overcharging for access.

  5. Tom Reestman Says:

    I’m an XM subscriber (for the car) and refuse to pay the extra $2.99 a month to get it on my iPhone. Sirius was stupid here. This should have been a value-add, not a way to bilk their current users.

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