Guide to listening to Sirius or XM on your touch

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  1. danman

    danman New Member

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    Just thought I'd update this thread in case someone happens to come across it. This guide is now outdated. There is now a version of usirius and uxm for iPhone/IpodTouch it is available in installer! Please just use this.

    Unfortunately if you are using firmware 2.0 you will still have to use the method below as of now, but if you are on 1.1.4 (and probably 1.1.5 but I have not tested this) just use the native app as it is awesome.


    Here is a little guide I wrote for listening to Sirius or XM on your touch

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    here is how I was able to run sirius on my ipod touch.

    1. Download usirius here http://www.millardsoftware.com/usirius

    2. Make sure in the settings you set your Sirius online username/password.

    3. Sign up for free for orb here: http://www.orb.com

    4. Make sure to download and install the orb server to your desktop

    5. Once signed in to orb.com on your PC go to open applications and then select audio

    6. Under audio select internet radio and then favorite channels and then click add

    7. Under Usirius make sure that the server is started and click on URLs

    8. In the channel box select the channel you want available to listen to on your touch, then copy the address that shows up in the URL

    9. Go back to the orb site on your PC and under the add a custom channel box that should now be open in the name field put in the channel name and and in the path field paste the URL that you just copied from usirius then click submit.

    10. It will check the URL then it should show up on the favorite channels list. Note that you must repeat steps 6-10 for every Sirius channel you wish to listen to on your touch.

    11. Open safari on your touch, and navigate to orb.com. sign in then click on audio then on internet radio favorites. Now all channels added above should show up.

    12. Click on the channel you wish to listen to, then wait a few seconds and you will see a small circular play button appear on the screen, click on that and your channel will load.

    You should now hear the channel on your touch/iphone.

    Although I have not tested it, there is also a uXM app and I imagine that this would do the same thing for XM subscribers and allow them to listen on the iphone/touch. The only downside is that you cannot see the scroll using this method so you will be unable to tell what song/program you are listening to, but other than that this works great!
  2. danman

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    Any questions streaming Sirius let me know

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    does this work on macs?
  4. danman

    danman New Member

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    Unfortunately this will not work on Mac. There is no mac version of the orb client or usirius program for mac. The only way to get this to work would be to use an Intel based mac that was running windows. Sorry, but I am not aware of any combination of software that will allow you to do this in Mac OSX.
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    is this free? (siriusm it says orb is)
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    Yes, both orb and usirius are free, and since this works directly through the safari browser this will work on any ipod touch on any firmware whether it has been jailbroken or not. The only part that is not free is that you have to be a Sirius or XM subscriber
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    I can stream on my PC and other PC's but not the Ipod...

    I get to step 12, then it shows an antenna icon with a blue ball on top and show the channel name, but no sound, and no "play" button appears...

    Thanks for any help.
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    Omg!! Lakers game radio here i come!


    nvm ahhaha....i am an idiot. I have to pay for sirius. this is my noob moment...f---!
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    Sorry to bring up a 3 month old thread, but will I be able to listen to Sirius anywhere as long as my PC is acting as a server? If so, it still won't be as useful if you listen to the Stern show because the Sirius online player will periodically stop the stream unless requested not to.**Edit**.....Oops, the Sirius Media player is actually not in use so my last sentence can be neglected.
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    i get the same thing

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