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SiriusXM Updates App For iPad

3/17/2011 01:14:32 PM Eastern

New York -
SiriusXM has updated its Apple iOS Internet Radio app with an iPad-optimized
user interface.

The iPad interface delivers full-screen album
art and artist biographies to enhance the app's visual appeal while a song
plays on the iPad's 9.7-inch screen. The update also includes technical improvements
to improve audio quality and performance when programming is streamed over
cellular to the iPad and iPhone, the company said.

The SiriusXM app streams 120 SiriusXM
channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment and comedy
programming. Other features include a user-programmable favorite-channel
function, a look-around feature that displays information about songs playing on
other channels, and tagging of songs for later purchase through Apple's iTunes
store.

Consumers get a seven-day introductory trial of
SiriusXM Internet Radio on the iPad when they download the app.