The Shock-Meister Screaming to an Android Near You Soon

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  1. danDroid

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    For fans of the original shock-jock himself, Howard Stern, you'll be happy to learn that he has signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM. For those users that have a Sirius XM Internet bundle his show will start broadcasting through Android on your existing subscription, (although there is no official word yet of when that might be). For those of us that don't already have a Sirius XM subscription it's only $2.99 per month with a qualifying subscription package. So you have to also pay an additional $12.99/month + RIAA fees.

    According to electronista.com he has been on Sirius XM already and is a major reason why subscription rates to satellite radio have increased, but his original contract wouldn't allow them to air his show over the internet. His new contract amends that.

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    ** Update, thanks for correcting us on the price Ecsa0014!
     
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    Yup, sign me up for a show that MIGHT be live 4 days a week, and what is he up to, 12 weeks of vacation a year? And thats IF he agrees to be streamed on android. If I remember correctly, didnt he also block the online subscription for his channel? Ill save the $50± / quarter and stick to Slacker and Pandora. Thanks anyway. SiriusXM lost me as a customer when they "merged" and gutted the XM lineup.
     
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    Guess I need to finish reading, I see it is runored he will allow his show to be streamed. Still not worth the price.
     
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    "For those of us that don't already have a Sirius XM subscription it's only $2.99 per month."

    Your statement is misleading. Read the page carefully. $2.99/month with a qualifying subscription package. So you have to also pay an additional $12.99/month + RIAA fees. I just cancelled my Sirius subscription a few days ago because I could no longer justify the expense after discovering Pandora, Last FM and Slacker. There are a few shows I will miss on Sirius (ex. Jason Ellis, Howard Stern and Scott Ferrall) but approx $15/month (no streaming) is too much. I'm glad to see Haoward isn't going off the air but I guess I'll no longer be a listener of his.
     
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    Thanks, just updated the article.


     
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    Long over due... Finally I won't have to feel all ghetto for steaming the audio from desktop to my phones RDC app. :)
     
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    He said on yesterday's show shortly after the announcement that he WILL be streaming to mobile, which includes iPhone and Android and other such platforms/devices.

    As for XM being gutted... you can't really gut nothing anyway, so you didn't lose a lot from XM.
     
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    Nice! I'm assuming it will be available when the show starts up again in January?
     
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    i use to love howard when he was on radio, but now that he is on Sirius XM, i dont have it and really dont care to listen to him....but good old days
     
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    Spoken like a true fanboy. How many commercials a month are you paying for? How long can you listen to a station and hear the same song over and over and over and over? The ONLY thing Sirius had going for them over XM was the comedy channels. As a subscriber to both, I know XM had a larger more diverse library, had better channel lineups per genre, and didnt have to jack up sub rates for an over rated, over paid, has-been hack shell of the former shock jock he once was, until the merger.
     
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    It's cute a moderator can resort to name calling. I simply pointed out a FACT. That fact was that you lost almost nothing when you lost XM because XM had nothing to begin with. That is why they are now owned by Sirius. I am sorry you are so butt hurt over that.

    Commercials? None. Same songs over and over? Hardly as bad as you make it seem and FAR less frequent than XM ever was and how regular radio is even NOW.

    I mostly listen to classic rock and metal and occasionally newer stuff. I never hear a commercial on music stations. In fact, the only stations which I listen to and hear commercials on are Howard 100 and Howard 101. Those are there because Sirius needed to have a way for the show to support itself until the company could really own the debt created by acquiring the Howard Stern Show.

    But you yourself are the "true fanboy" when you say things like "I know XM had a larger and more diverse library." To me, that is PURE BS because when I had XM, the same songs played repeatedly on the channels that played the newer music.

    As for Howard and the show... to me, it's better now than it has ever been. That is my opinion, of course, and I am entitled to it just like you are entitled to your misguided and ignorant opinions of others.
     
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