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.
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.
Good radio, with some updates may be awesome
I really like having my xm and all of my itunes music in one place now. No more switching between units while driving. The FM modulator seems to work very well (I'm using the Aux input instead). There are a few things that I would like to see in future upgrades: Another page for favorite channels (12 isn't enough for me). Touch sensitivity when changing stations sometimes doesn't work. I don't like the fact that when you turn off the car, but leave the app on, it never turns the iphone off (you'd think that when the power is no longer applied it would turn off). And the #1 thing that I'd like, would be the ability to pause and buffer for 30 minutes like I could on my SkyFi. If/When those things happen, it'll be awesome!
I've had tons of crashing and locking up issues since the channel changeover on 5/4/11!!!! What is the deal? The only way I've been able to get the radio unlocked is to remove power from the skydock and remove and re-install the app.
Do not buy this dock!
As with so many other reviewers, my SkyDock worked reasonably well for about six months then quit. The current error message says it "can not power on the radio" even though the radio is on and playing a local FM station. Then it switches to "SkyDock not connected" and just spins indefinitely. At least I can enjoy the little blue background waves on the home screen. In fact even when it worked, it would display the message "Skydock not connected" even when I was receiving and playing music with it on my radio. Maybe it was forecasting the future. I can play anything on my IPnone through the FM transmitter on the dock to my radio, just NOT XM material. So that part of the device is working. Seems like a software issue to me, but no one seems to know. XM service is absolutely no help, even if you can get them on the line, but don't count on it. Even if you do, you will be on hold until next spring. Further XM will NOT cancel the contract even though I can no longer receive this service with their dock. So I'm stuck in a useless contract with a device that does not work. Take your money elsewhere. Never again.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 09, 2010
- Version: 2.1.8
- Size: 7.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SIRIUS XM Radio Inc
- © 2009 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.