My apologies to iceman1959 if I essentially hijacked his thread and particular issue with my own. Maybe there is a better place for my posts. But the thread title, Streaming Sirius XM, seemed to fit.
Following up on my above post regarding my inability to sign back into SiriusXM's mobile app after the recent update and change in the app's interface (has anyone else gotten that update or only me? lol), after the passage of several hours I was suddenly and miraculously able to sign in with my established Username and new Password and was no longer blocked by an impossible to complete requirement to "Set up streaming credentials". Maybe the new update needs time to stew and boil away a few glitches.
Unfortunately, I still see no way to simply close the app. Anyone else have a clue for how we do that in the new interface? The only apparent options are to click the Pause button and let any scrolling and programming info to continue running in the background on my phone until I want to listen to SiriusXM again and unpause it, go into my phone's app settings and Force Stop the SiriusXM app or reboot my phone entirely. None of those are going to be acceptable ways to simply close a music/news streaming app in the long run, of course. But for now I am too spooked about what happens when I choose the Sign Out option, the only other feasible one, to repeat it.
Meanwhile, I see that after being able to sign back into the app and resetting 20 or so Favorite Channels, that list of Favorites did not survive a Force Stop and on reopening the app my Favorite Channels list turned into a collection of seemingly random channels. Some Favorites I set were missing and others that I have no interest in and never clicked on before had taken their place.
Anyone else experiencing these issues or found some fixes for them lately? I am relieved I can at least reopen the app and listen to the programs and channels I have been listening to for years. But I can't believe they really intend for us not to be able to turn it off, shut it down, close the app on our phones without resorting to the 3-4 clumsy and inconvenient options I mentioned above.
Btw, one reason I am hoping these issues can be resolved without my contacting SiriusXM's Listener Care support, if at all possible, is because I am a Lifetime subscriber who doesn't want to risk interacting with SiriusXM folks on the phone or in a Live Chat only to discover my casual reply to some seemingly innocuous question triggered an end to my Lifetime status and the beginning of a monthly paid subscription for channels I don't care about or the loss of channels I do care about. That wasn't a factor in the bet I made with $415.89 I really struggled to justify betting on the Sirius Everything package way back in 2007.