StarLight for Mac enters alpha; iPhone client in development

StarLight for Mac enters alpha; iPhone client in development

Summary: As a subscriber to Sirius Satellite Radio one of my favorite new applications for Mac OS X is StarLight from NiceMac LLC.It's a super simple, thin client to access the Sirius radio Web streams.

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StarLight 1.09aAs a subscriber to Sirius Satellite Radio one of my favorite new applications for Mac OS X is StarLight from NiceMac LLC.

It's a super simple, thin client to access the Sirius radio Web streams. Currently at version 109.a (download link) it's an excellent alternative to Sirius' hokey Web interface which requires a login (with captcha), WMV components for QuickTime and can't be paused. Worst of all, Sirius Web streaming doesn't work with FireFox on the Mac.

Just fire up StarLight and choose a station from the drop-down list, it's simple, fast and a breath of fresh air compared to the Web interface. Even cooler is word that NiceMac is hard at work developing a Sirius app for the iPhone. I can't wait.

(Tip: TUAW)

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  • RE: StarLight for Mac enters alpha; iPhone client in development

    From the Developer:

    Thank you for the super write up on StarLight. We are
    working hard on StarLight 1.1.0a which will include native
    quicktime audio as an option an alternative to the built-in
    mplayer that StarLight presently uses. This mean users
    with Airfoil or WireTapStudio Pro will finally be able to to
    tap into StarLight's audio directly. Wireless speakers
    anyone?

    Each new release will present something new and fresh to
    StarLight, but at the same time, the UI will remain simple
    and uncluttered. Doing this is harder than it looks.

    Cheers,

    Goodtime
    In a word
  • RE: StarLight for Mac enters alpha; iPhone client in development

    "X" hundred channels and you listen to 2 or 3 while
    paying for all. Did someone actually think this through?
    trm1945
    • BaaHumBug

      I like the variety of music and talk radio shows on Sirius. I
      only have one Sirius receiver and that is in my wife's car.

      If it wasn't for this app, I wouldn't listen to any Sirius XM
      Radio that I am paying a small monthly fee for.

      I consider this app a great value added product.
      In a word