Santa Barbara, Calif. – XM satellite
radio subscribers will be able to access
the first time through Sonos wireless multi-room-audio systems, joining their
Sirius counterparts, Sonos announced.
XM subscribers with an existing
online XM account must visit
their passwords so they’re compatible with Sonos systems.
New Sonos customers in the U.S. automatically
receive a 30-day introductory trial of SiriusXM Internet Radio. After
that, access requires a $2.99/month SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription when
added to an existing Sirius or XM satellite radio account. An Internet-only
subscription costs $12.95/month.
SiriusXM Internet Radio streams more than 120 channels of
commercial-free music, exclusive talk and entertainment, sports talk, comedy,
and news. The selection includes talk
entertainment personalities Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Laura Schlessinger.
One subscription delivers access via PCs, Sonos and smartphones
equipped with a SiriusXM app, according to the company’s website.
The Internet radio announcement
follows the recent announcement that Sonos plans late-March availability of a
free Android app to deliver Wi-Fi control of Sonos systems from most Android
smartphones. The app will work with any Android smartphone running Android 2.1
or later with a screen size of HVGA 320 by 480, WVGA 480 by 800, or WVGA 480 by
854. The Android app joins free control apps for iPhones and iPads, a
dedicated touchscreen controller, the Sonos Controller 200, and free controller
software for Macs and PCs.
Sonos systems wirelessly access music from a
PC or network-attached storage device. Via a networked broadband wireless
modem, Sonos systems also directly access more than 100,000 Internet radio
stations, shows and podcasts as well as such online services as Deezer, iHeartradio,
Last.fm, Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Wolfgang’s Vault, SiriusXM
Internet Radio and others.