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|08-21-2019 07:36 PM|
Sirius XM Slashes Prices for Students
Sirius XM Slashes Prices for Students With a $4 Monthly Plan
August 21, 2019
Sirius XM has joined a bevy of other music streaming services offering cheaper prices to students.
The satellite radio provider has introduced a new ‘Student Premier’ subscription for its services, with the aim of keeping students subscribed after they leave the nest. The student plan allows access to 200 talk & music channels for a price tag of $4/month.
You’ll need to verify you’re a student to receive the discounted rate — though rest assured, some will attempt to game the system.
Sirius XM is trying to set itself apart in a sea of student plans. Spotify’s student plan is the most generous, including access to Hulu and Showtime for $5 a month. That plan is being abused to high heaven though, so how long it will last is anyone’s guess.
Sirius’ offer also doesn’t include any in-car listening, though you do get access to those Pandora-powered playlists. You can thumbs up or down songs to help tailor these playlists to your tastes. Subscribers can also skip songs or create their own personal channels.
Smartly, subscribers to the Student Premier Package also get access to a variety of sports channels, including a number of college-focused stations.
Big Ten radio
Big 12 Radio
Fantasy Sports Radio
Sirius XM has had to adapt to the digital streaming age, and finally move beyond car-based satellite.
Last year Sirius bought Pandora in a deal worth $3.5 billion, which closed in February. Earlier in April, Sirius XM unveiled its first streaming service plan for the car-less among us.
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Unsurprisingly, the rise of smart speakers has fueled a rise in demand for in-home listening options. Accordingly, Sirius XM’s new $8/monthly streaming plan is aimed at those who rely on smart speakers for their music. It is supported on a wide variety of devices including Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, PlayStation, Xbox, and various smart TVs.
Sirius XM VP Matt Epstein says the latest student plan is aimed at college kids who grew up with satellite radio.
“Our Student Premier Package enables students to have their own subscription and continue to enjoy the SiriusXM programming they love in their dorm room, at home or on the go.”
|08-12-2019 10:06 AM|
Sirius XM Radio Expands Video Offering
Sirius XM Radio Expands Video Offering
August 12, 2019
Sirius XM Aug. 12 announced it is expanding video content selections to the satellite radio platform’s 30 million subscribers.
Sirius XM Video, which bowed last year featuring content from “The Howard Stern Show,” is now offering interviews, clips and performances from a variety of performers, including Kevin Hart, Cardi B, Jonas Brothers, P!NK, Khalid, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, BTS, George Clooney, Tracy Morgan, Chelsea Handler, Ryan Reynolds, KISS, Halsey, Bruno Mars, Brooks Koepka and Dale Earnhardt Jr., among others.
Much of the content originates from subscription music service Pandora, which Sirius acquired in January for $3.5 billion.
|06-18-2019 01:25 PM|
Thousands of Music Fans Sign Petition
Thousands of Music Fans Sign Petition to Bring Jam On Back to SiriusXM
Following the news that Phish Radio would replace SiriusXM’s Jam On, music fans have started a petition on Change.org to bring the station back to satellite radio. At the time of publishing this piece, the petition has over 3,000 signatures.
“When Sirius Announced the exciting launch of Phish radio on station 29, they also announced that the existing Jam On station would be losing DJ’s and moving to a station only available on the SiriusXM APP,” reads the petition. “Due to this, many young up and coming genre bands lose their national radio voice and millions of fans can no longer listen in their cars and find out about new talent.”
Phish Radio officially launched on June 14, to coincide with the band’s three headlining sets at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Currently, while Jam On is off satellite airwaves, it remains available on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.
Check out the petition here.
|04-22-2019 10:03 AM|
The new SiriusXM Essential plan
The new SiriusXM Essential plan brings all the streaming music you could want for $8 a month
No Howard Stern, but just the best of music and entertainment the satellite radio company can bring you, at an affordable price.
22 Apr 2019
You've long been able to listen to SiriusXM — that is, satellite radio — outside of your car. But such streaming has always been part of a traditional satellite package.
SiriusXM now has a new "Essential" streaming-only plan that aims to give you exactly what you want, the way you want it — and at a comparable price.
|04-06-2019 09:12 AM|
SiriusXM And Pandora Launch Shared Radio Station
SiriusXM And Pandora Launch Shared Radio Station
When SiriusXM completed its $3.5 billion acquisition of Pandora in February, the satellite radio broadcaster promised to bring together the best of both services with "new, unique audio packages."
SiriusXM on Thursday announced the first of these hybrid products: Pandora NOW. The new Pandora station, which features some of the most popular new music on the internet radio service, is broadcast simultaneously on a SiriusXM satellite radio channel.
"We're excited to combine, for the first time, the wealth of Pandora listener data with the proven curation expertise of our SiriusXM team,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer at SiriusXM.
|09-24-2018 11:51 AM|
Sirius to acquire Pandora
Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music
The all-stock deal, valued at $3 billion, would create a company with a market value rivaling Spotify
Sept. 24, 2018
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. agreed to buy online-music firm Pandora Media Inc. for $3 billion, as the satellite-radio company looks to add streaming services in the increasingly competitive fight for listeners.
The all-stock deal would create an audio-entertainment company with a market value of around $30 billion, rivaling music-streaming market leader Spotify Technology SA.
|01-15-2018 11:46 AM|
FCA US Unveil SiriusXM's Next Generation
SiriusXM and FCA US Unveil SiriusXM's Next Generation of In-Car Audio Entertainment - SiriusXM with 360L
The all-new Ram 1500 will be the first vehicle to offer SiriusXM's groundbreaking new platform
Now features thousands of hours of on-demand content and 200+ live channels
Variety, personalization and smart content recommendations combine to give listeners SiriusXM's critically-acclaimed hosts, shows, and channels in an easy to use way
Jan. 15, 2018
SiriusXM and FCA US LLC announced today that SiriusXM's next generation of in-car audio entertainment – delivering a personalized listening experience, with more variety, smart content recommendations and on-demand audio, all through a new best in class user experience in the vehicle – is available to customers for the first time ever, making its debut today in the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 truck.
Drivers of the all-new Ram 1500 are the first to have access to SiriusXM with 360L, a new platform that for the first time delivers a "360 degree listening" experience to drivers and their passengers via both satellite and streaming, and offers exciting new features and functionality in the vehicle and beyond. SiriusXM with 360L, which is available on the Ram 1500's Uconnect 4C NAV with 12-inch display with a SiriusXM All Access subscription, can also receive over the air updates to add features and functions that improve the user experience.
SiriusXM with 360L delivers SiriusXM's full lineup of more than 200 channels, while enabling the user to enjoy a more personalized "lean back" experience as SiriusXM serves them content recommendations on their touch screen, based on their listening preferences. Drivers and their passengers will find it easier to discover more of what SiriusXM offers, including exclusive SiriusXM On-Demand programming never before available in the dash. For example, a subscriber listening to one of Howard Stern's channels live may be presented with the option of tuning in to Howard's recent interview with Bono and The Edge of U2, which in turn may lead to a recommendation for SiriusXM's The Spectrum channel, and it is all available at their fingertips.
"We think SiriusXM with 360L will revolutionize the way you listen to audio in the car, and we are excited to launch it in the all-new Ram 1500, which once again is a leader in bringing the latest technological advancements to drivers," said Jim Cady, Executive Vice President of Products, Operations & Connected Vehicle Services at SiriusXM. "SiriusXM with 360L comes along at a time when embedded connectivity is enhancing the in-vehicle entertainment experience for more and more drivers and their passengers. We are using that connectivity to take a giant step forward with our platform, and SiriusXM with 360L improves both our consumer offering and our ability to understand and serve our subscribers. With a better, more adaptable user interface, it allows easy access to content on demand, more personalized programming and an improved display. It will also enable us to understand user behavior, and so over time be better at recommendations and discovery across our wide bundle of content."
Among the benefits of SiriusXM with 360L are…
More channels (now 200+) available to listeners on their in-dash Uconnect 4C NAV with 12-inch display, including many channels previously only available online.
Access to thousands of hours of recorded on-demand shows, interviews, and events in the car, giving the listener more of what they want, when they want to hear it.
Enhanced sports play-by-play offering that makes it easier to find the listener's favorite team when it is game time, and gives them access to the official broadcasts for more pro and college teams.
A more personalized experience
Smart content recommendations enable listeners to discover more of what they love, based on listening habits, and it is all served up on screen in an easy to use way.
Dynamic user interface allows for easy navigation between channels, shows, and both live and recorded content.
Individual listener profiles allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own presets and favorites.
Profiles can be synced with listener's mobile phone to seamlessly access their favorites and pick up listening where they left off in the car on select content.
Ease of use
Drivers and passengers can use their voice to search SiriusXM's extensive library of content, or they can sit back and let "For You" recommendations serve up great content choices.
Subscribers can manage their account, renew their subscription and contact SiriusXM through the touch screen on the dash when their vehicle is parked.
SiriusXM with 360L can receive over the air updates so users can conveniently get new features at any time.
Ram 1500 owners will receive a one-year subscription to SiriusXM All Access with the purchase of equipped 2019 model vehicles.
SiriusXM subscribers get a wide-range of exclusive music and entertainment, including Howard Stern's two exclusive channels and hundreds of hours of on-demand Howard Stern shows, interviews, classics and specials; more than 85 commercial-free music channels from multiple genres; an extensive schedule of live games and events from professional and college sports; sports talk from some of the biggest names in broadcasting; plus news from respected national outlets; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a broad range of comedy.
SiriusXM showcases exclusive artist branded music channels from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Kenny Chesney, Pitbull and many more. Its expertly curated channels play music from multiple decades and genres that span rock, pop, country, hip hop, dance, jazz and more. Subscribers can also access concept-based channels curated by SiriusXM's acclaimed programming team, such as The Coffee House, SiriusXM Chill, Road Trip Radio, Yacht Rock Radio, and The Covers Channel.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 32.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation™ and SiriusXM Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
|12-04-2017 12:25 PM|
SiriusXM Radio for iOS Now Compatible With Apple CarPlay
SiriusXM Radio for iOS Now Compatible With Apple CarPlay
Dec 4th, 2017
SiriusXM Radio on CarPlay
It’s been three years since CarPlay was introduced, and it’s still seeing slow, incremental features and adoption. But the SiriusXM Radio update is sure to please Apple customers. The iOS app version 4.2.0 version notes say:
We now support Apple CarPlay! Connect your phone in your car and tune to channels, on demand episodes, favorites, and more right from your built-in display.
Swipe to tune channels up and down
Bug fixes and performance enhancements
If your vehicle already has CarPlay, just download the app. If you don’t have it, you can fit your vehicle with a CarPlay receiver to get commercial-free radio. Download the Sirius app from the App Store.
|11-21-2017 03:02 AM|
Sirius XM Price Increase
Sirius XM Price Increase Should Boost Revenue
Sirius bumps All Access price by $1 per month.
Also increases streaming add-on to $5.
Minimal immediate revenue impact.
Changes channel line-up.
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI) raised some of its pricing plans. The company's most expensive plan - All Access (which includes Internet streaming) - was increased by 5% from $19.99 to $20.99, while its second most expensive plan - Select - was left unchanged at $15.99. Mostly Music at $10.99 was also left unchanged. The company has listed All Access, Select and Mostly Music as its most popular plans. Also increased was the Internet Streaming add-on which went from an extra $4.00 per month to an extra $5.00 per month.
|07-28-2017 04:35 PM|
SiriusXM Hits 32 Million Subscribers
SiriusXM Announces Quarterly Earnings Rise as Company Hits 32 Million Subscribers
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