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XM SkyDock

By SIRIUS XM Radio Inc

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You can now enjoy SIRIUS|XM entertainment while using other applications.

Unlike traditional iOS 4 audio multitasking , the new SkyDock Background Audio feature is compatible with all iPod touch and iPhone models using OS 3.0 or higher, not just iPod touch 3rd generation and iPhone 4.

Enjoy your favorite live sports, talk, news, entertainment and commercial-free music programming, including Oprah Radio, MLB Home Plate, the PGA TOUR® Network, Opie & Anthony, Bob Edwards, Jamie Foxx and Blue Collar Comedy. In addition, you can also listen to the complete “Best of SIRIUS” package, all controlled by your iPod touch and iPhone, anywhere you drive, coast to coast.

Easily Tag songs on all of SIRIUS XM music channels for later purchase from iTunes®—including songs on the 24/7 artist branded commercial-free channels such as Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Elvis Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, The Grateful Dead Channel, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Place, Metropolitan Opera Channel, Siriusly Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio. Other features enable you to be alerted when your favorite artists, songs, and teams are on live radio.

Replay feature allows you to pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live radio.

The Stock and Sports ticker will keep you up to date with the scores of your favorite teams and the stock price movements of your favorite companies.

About the XM SkyDock Hardware (Required and Sold Separately)

• SkyDock has a built-in XM tuner, so you can enjoy live Satellite Radio anywhere you drive controlled by your iPod touch or iPhone.

• Easy Installation - Revolutionary SIRIUS XM PowerConnect FM Transmitter works through the existing vehicle FM radio with easy Do-It-Yourself installation. Easy to move from vehicle to vehicle.

• Use the included Aux In Cable if your vehicle has Aux In capability. Will also work with cassette adapter (sold separately).

• Works in portrait or landscape viewing modes.

• Flexible Stalk optimizes placement in your vehicle.

• Stay Charged - Charges your iPod touch or iPhone while you listen.

What's New in Version 2.1.8

Now adds Background Audio capabilities for use with ALL iPod touch and iPhone models using OS 3.0 or higher (not just iPod touch 3rd generation and iPhone 4). You can now listen to SIRIUS|XM audio while using other applications.

Improves dock transitions when used with iOS 4 devices. Fixes "Dock not detected" message even when iPod touch or iPhone is inserted into the dock.

This version will automatically initiate the required firmware update to the SkyDock hardware . Please be sure to allow the update to complete before exiting the application or removing power from the SkyDock.

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Customer Reviews

Works well, I like it

I have both and iPhone 4s and an iPod touch and this application works extremely well.

I was considering having a head unit installed in the dash, since I have one in my other car and love the ability to listen without static and losing stations. For $79 i got the hardware, the aux in cord, the dock (with charging) and the radio software. I was just going to buy a charger and the aux cord, but that added up to $40, so the extra $39 is what I paid for the radio. I can also play my iPod music through the unit. The only complaint I have is that the neck on the dock is too short, my aux power outlet is very low and I have to look down to see the unit. I bought a 4 foot cable and now can mount the iPhone/iPod wherever I want (as soon as I buy a window mount unit)

I don't care about software updates, the darn thing receives the signal and plays, that's all I need.

12 favorites is enough for me, otherwise I just remember the number for direct entry. It also allows for the local traffic and weather on a button of it's own.

Much better than spending $400+ to get a unit with XM, iPod integration and terrestrial radio (which I hardly listen to anymore)

Works fine for me, using proper technique.

Back when I was using Version 1.13, a problem developed where the app would not load and displayed a cryptic error message. Reloading the app did not help.

The solution for that was to do a hard reboot of the iPod by holding down the on/off button on the edge of the unit unti it shuts off, then continuing to hold down the button until the reset menu displays. Then do the reset. Back up your data before you do this. The reset from the internal menu did not fix the problem, so use the on/off switch to reset it.

The upgrade to Version 2.1.8 has been without problems, but maybe a hard reset of the iPod could solve problems with this version, too. .

Here is a hint to prevent the problem where the iPod doesn't detect the SkyDock or the app boots up slowly: Before powering down the SkyDock radio, switch out of the SkyDock app by returning to the iPod's main menu screen. Then shut off the SkyDock and the iPod. The SkyDock app has an easier time initalizing if it wasn't running when the unit was powered down.

Works for me. Good luck.

Room for improvement but does what it should

Works just fine for me. I don't understand the complaining about the icon. Who cares? Technical support is bad, but tech support is always bad for everything these days. The SkyDock hardware works well. The app could use some cosmetic tweaks and the interface is fiddly and unresponsive (leave the favorites page up when you're driving so you can switch channels with one touch instead of infinite swiping and poking). Honestly though, I don't know how they could design an interface that would work better. Some things are just hard to do on a small touchscreen. Hasn't been updated in a while, but I don't think they should be pushing a lot of updates unless they're going to make major improvements, regardless of the app's look and feel being behind their current logo and brand design. The dark colors are better in a car anyway, especially at night where a bright screen would be distracting and keep your eyes from adjusting to see the road. Never had any of the hardware or software issues others have reported so I have to figure at least some of those are ID-10T errors.

XM SkyDock
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2010
  • Version: 2.1.8
  • Size: 7.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: SIRIUS XM Radio Inc
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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