Sirius XM Readies Streaming App For Android Cellphones

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NEW YORK — A Sirius XM app due in May will enable select Android-based smartphones to stream 120 channels of satellite- radio content via Wi-Fi or cellular.

A similar app launched last year by the company bring Sirius XM streaming to 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 through the Sirius XM web site. 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.

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