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No XM-Radio on AOL

Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by Old Tv Watcher, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Old Tv Watcher

    Old Tv Watcher Legend

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    I just found out that I can no longer listen to XM-Radio via AOL.

    I enjoyed listening while browsing. I suppose this is a result of the merger?
     
  2. Pete K.

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    No it is the result of AOL and XM discontinuing their agreement. AOL has decided to
    "go in a different direction," signing a deal with CBS Radio.
     
  3. YKW06

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    Essentially, it's a result of the increase in internet royalties levied by the federal government.

    AOL wanted to insert ads into the XM streams to help raise revenues to pay the higher royalties being assessed.

    XM refused -- ad-free streams and channels sorta being their big selling point -- and both parties decided it was time to end the joint agreement.

    AOL hooked up with CBS in order not only to add extra channels to their service to help replace the departed XMs, but also so as to outsource the selling of ads on all AOL Radio channels (a function CBS Radio's in-house sales staff will be assuming).

    XM's own lower-bitrate XMRO service remains available for XM subscribers, as well as to non-subscribers willing to pony up $7.95/mo. for the online-only service:

    http://xmro.xmradio.com/xstream/index.jsp
     
  4. Phil T

    Phil T DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    To bad. I listened to XM on AOL through my MacBook Pro and Airport Express into my AV system. :(
     
  5. kbuente

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    Can we still listen if connected online via a NON-AOL method?
     
  6. max1

    max1 Godfather

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    I liked some of the xm music channels on AOL as well. I don't think I will get xm because Sirius has a better variety for me. Be interesting to see what AOL will offer. I found this on clear channels music format they have some good stations to listen if you like listening to music on line Max. http://www.clearchannelmusic.com/formatlab
     
  7. Old Tv Watcher

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    Or pandora.com
     
  8. max1

    max1 Godfather

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    Also too you can listen to some good music at itunes.com Old Tv watcher-I tried Pandora and they stink. I don't like the setup or format.
     

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