Radio Services



I was wondering SiriusXM just rolled out a bunch of huge features and is continuing to roll out great features and they have 30 million subscribers. Then you have some services like iheartradio 100 million users. TuneIN, Slack Radio and few others. I guess my question is where do you think these services fall in the landscape of the Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon music. SiriusXM and iHeartRadio are not going away they are declaring record profits in a time of full fledged music services. Is it an age thing most my friends in there mid 30s have Siriusxm but yet younger people I dont think care. Just wondering your thoughts

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3 responses to “Radio Services”

  1. lvthunder

    SiriusXM and iHeart are going to be around for a while because of transportation. It's easier to just put on a station and drive then it is to manage what song is playing. Especially for truckers who go through parts of the country with no cell coverage.

  2. jimchamplin

    I'm 37 and prefer the full service music providers, but then, I was an MP3 early adopter, and that's just how I think of music now. lvthunder makes a really good point though. When driving, just having a non-stop source of music that you don't have to fiddle with is superior. For my short 10-minute commute to work, Siri is fine with my Surface Headphones, but if we're going farther we burn some CDs.

    It also doesn't help that our old-ass CR/V has absolutely no modern electronics in it. But still, we burn CDs. :)

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      Is your CR/V so old that you have to listen to those CDs via a cassette adapter? I used one of those with a Panasonic CD player and then a Zune in my '92 Integra.

      Still regret finally selling that car.