Yesterday afternoon I had a few minutes in the office before dinner and decided to to tackle a task I thought was only for people with a lot more technical skills. I’m a diehard Sirius Radio Howard Stern listener. Until recently I’d been using two receivers at $10/mo each to listen at home and the office. This was wasteful so I cancelled the extra subscriptions. When I’m near a computer I stream Sirius over the Internet. The problem I had was there’s no official Sirius client for iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile that gives access to all channels.
My solution was to use Orb – a free service that streams audio and video remotely from your Internet connected Windows PC (there is NO Mac version). To use Orb you create an account, download a small ORB client to your Windows PC and download the to setup your Sirius radio stream. This is all free except you MUST have a paid Sirius radio account with online access. The setup was remarkably easy – you can watch my (admittedly grainy poor) video that shows the service in use. To set it up on your BlackBerry – see the instructions in the link below which I used last night and found to be the most complete on the Internet at explaining the steps in detail.