Is the Stock Market Confused About Internet Radio?

The Internet radio debate continues to heat up with the news that Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) is prepping to go prime time in the space. Shares in  Pandora  (NYSE: P  ) and Sirius XM  (NASDAQ: SIRI  )  took a licking in trading on the announcement -- but investors should keep an eye on the real story. While the media would have you believe there can be only one victor in the battle for radio supremacy between Apple, Sirius XM, Pandora, and many more, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos has a different viewpoint worth considering.

Watch the video below as Blake breaks down some of the key companies in this space, and let us know if you agree with him, or think otherwise, in the comments section below.

Despite Sirius XM being one of the market's biggest winners since bottoming out three years ago, there is still some healthy upside to be had if things go right for it -- and plenty of room for it to fall if things don't. Read all about Sirius in The Motley Fool's premium report. To get started, just click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2013, at 9:44 PM, TIMNPAWC wrote:

    I guess it would be possible to have choice down the road in what radio package you get with you car. Especially if BlackBerry and it's QNX infotainment system, powering 60% of such systems, builds that in.

    I am sure many of the 17% of the world's smartphone users that use Apple would be attracted to an Apple Internet radio service.

    I have Sirius in my car and Sirius at home and probably want Sirius on my phone.

  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2013, at 9:47 PM, duzer5 wrote:

    SIRI because SAT gives it the edge-can travel for miles without ever loosing the signal-internet will come as growth dictates. I never listen online, but always have SIRI on when in the car and I have the all-everything package with online/home radio included. Home radio is my 85 yr old dad's to use. Only listens to news and politics on his. Music doesn't have to be the center of reasons to pay.

  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2013, at 10:36 PM, Ritzgirl wrote:

    SiriusXm is the only radio I listen to. It's superior sound trumps all others! I love the fact that I can drive for hours and listen to the same station with NO commercials!

  • Report this Comment On June 07, 2013, at 7:40 AM, zukerman wrote:

    No is the obvious answer to your main question of whether the (stock market) is confused, you however, still to this day. I try to put age aside when formulating where I think mobile is moving, it still smells all Apple to me. With the difficulties deriving revenue from an ad based model and the many entrants recently it would seem ludicrous to continue with cramming commercials down your customers throats. TV has become unwatchable and Pandora's limited content music only platform seems ill equipped to ever earn enough cash to expand beyond today's offering. Now Apple enters with it's, we will build it therefore you WILL buy it because we said so plan. I'm all Sirius and soon all Hopper. All the thought that internet will find a place in the vehicle with the limited time spent there is silly. I expect Twitter and YouTube to IPO in the future complete with their respective dreams of cornering the market in the music space. Your forgetting that the ad market is finite and with this many players it'll be difficult for everyone to make revenue estimates.

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