SiriusXM for Android updated, now lets you go 5 hours back in time

May 2, 2012
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    While it may not be as popular as, say, Slacker or Pandora, SiriusXM is and has been for a while a pretty solid internet radio app for Android. Downloaded more than a million times from Google Play, SiriusXM has just been updated to a new version and the improvements promise to take the app to the next level.

    The most important upgrade is the ability to “go back in time up to 5 hours to hear previously aired programming on most channels”. In other words, you have a pretty impressive 5-hour music or talk buffer for channels offered by SiriusXM, which is not exactly a feature you can find everywhere.

    Other cool stuff you can do with SiriusXM 2.0.0.60 include pausing live radio, fast forwarding and rewinding, which means that the app now offers considerably more than just live radio broadcasting. Show Finder is another new feature added to SiriusXM for Android. The feature will allow you to set alerts for upcoming programming and find your favorite shows across the over 140 channels supported by the app.

    Standard bug fixes and improvements to the album art and artist bios are included in the new app. According to the first user reviews on Google Play, the app got a considerable boost in terms of reliability, as there are significantly less in-app crashes and bugs.

    The SiriusXM Internet Radio app can be downloaded for free from this Google Play link, but if you want to take advantage of all the app’s cool features and functions, you’ll have to purchase a subscription. The starting fee is $14.99 per month, and, for a limited time, you can get a no-credit-card-required one-week free trial. Beware, though, that there are several Android-based devices that don’t support the app, so you should check out your gadget’s compatibility before throwing your money out the window on a subscription package!

    I don’t know about you, but I, for one, am really tempted to try the new SiriusXM for size, which is why I would love to get some feedback about the app. Have you used it before? Have you downloaded the new version? Is it as cool as it sounds in theory? Is it worth the subscription fee? Let us know in the comments section below!

    Comments

    • shots95

      Very improved in a lot of ways. Besides the multiple new features, I used to be knocked off after 25 minutes on the 1.62 version. For the past 2 days, I have been on for more than a hour before I disconnected from the service. Using Droid razr Maxx. I hope it stays this way

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