Android Phones To Get Sirius XM-Streaming App

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New York - Sirius XM plans May availability of an app that will enable select Android-based smartphones to stream 120 channels of satellite-radio content via Wi-Fi or cellular.

 Last year, the company launched a

similar app

for the iPhone and Wi-Fi-equipped iPod Touch.

The new app works with the Motorola Droid and Google's Nexus One, which both use the Android 2.1 OS. The app will be available as a free download through the Android Market directly to the handset or by surfing to

. Consumers who download the app will be able to register for a seven-day free trial to Sirius XM Premium Online service, which also streams Sirius XM content over the Internet to PCs. The online service costs $2.99/month if a consumer already has a traditional satellite-radio subscription.

Cellular- and Wi-Fi-streamed channels include sports, talk, entertainment, news, comedy and commercial-free music channels. Content not available on the Android smartphones or iPhone are MLB and NFL play-by-play, Sirius NASCAR Radio and Howard Stern.


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