New York - SiriusXM Radio made good on its promise to bring out two SiriusXM 2.0 radios in late 2011, announcing that the second radio just became available through its website and the Crutchfield online store.
The $249-suggested Lynx will be
available "soon" at other retailers nationwide, the satellite broadcaster added.
The Lynx joins the
as the first two tuners capable of receiving SiriusXM's
, which expands the broadcaster's lineup by 22 channels, with eight more to come in the future.
New channels already available include the new
suite of Spanish-language programming.
Both models are dock-and-play tuners that can be connected to home or car stereo systems.
Promoted as "the most advanced radio ever from SiriusXM," the Android-based Lynx offers time shifting and can be upgraded with new features and capabilities through software updates delivered via Wi-Fi. It also features multi-touch touchscreen that displays album art and artist bios.
The Lynx also features stereo Bluetooth to stream content to Bluetooth speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo systems and the like.
When docked with the $69-suggested Lynx LV1 vehicle kit or $69 Lynx LH1 home kit, the radio offers such new features as:
--Tune Start, which automatically starts the currently playing song from the beginning so listeners hear the whole song when they tune to any music channel saved as a favorite;
- Radio Replay, which lets subscribers automatically store up to 200 hours of programming from favorite channels;
- Pause, rewind and replay, enabling listeners to up to 30 minutes of live SiriusXM content on the currently tuned channel and on five favorite channels; and
- Show Finder, an electronic programming guide offering a complete list of what's on over the next seven days.
At home or in the office, listeners can use Wi-Fi to listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio via the home kit, but the radio also features a rechargeable battery, enabling it to stream SiriusXM's Internet service at Wi-Fi hot spots.
The car kit enables connection to a car stereo system via SiriusXM's
Connect transmitter, which injects audio signals over the vehicle's power wires to be picked up by the radio. Content can also be streamed via stereo Bluetooth to stereo systems equipped with stereo Bluetooth. An aux-in connection is also available to plug the radio into car stereo systems.