SiriusXM has updated its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps with interactive capabilities from the satellite radio broadcaster's recently launched 2.0 service.
The new features include the ability for users to jump back to the beginning of a show or song, even if they started tuning in half-way through. The apps also now enable pausing, fast-forwarding through previously aired programming and rewinding.
SiriusXM's mobile apps stream programming via the Internet, rather than through the company's satellites. "This is a big move, as Internet streaming capabilities are becoming an ever growing segment of the audio entertainment sector," writes SiriusBuzz (here).
SiriusBuzz reports that SiriusXM will update its Android app with these features within the next six months.
SiriusXM unveiled its new 2.0 service, along with a new $140 radio receiver, in October (RAIN coverage here).