SiriusXM Canada beefs up internet radio offering

By on Sep, 29 2012 with Comments 0

Sirius XMThe upgrade begins 10/1 and includes updated internet radio and mobile listening apps that offer access to additional content and greater personalization.

The updated online player and apps feature a new design that gives customers access to album art and artist bios, enhancing the visual appearance on smartphones and tablets. SiriusXM is also adding On Demand functionality as part of its new Internet Radio service. SiriusXM On Demand offers access to more than 200 shows, including exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, sports and commercial-free music. Technical updates in the SiriusXM Internet Radio App also include improved audio quality and performance on cellular networks.

Future SiriusXM products, including the soon-to-be available Lynx radio, will leverage SiriusXM Internet Radio and new hardware functionality to offer subscribers DVR-like features and On Demand service. The new products give more control over how subscribers listen to satellite radio and offer a new way to enjoy SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi networks.

Key features of the SiriusXM Internet Radio App update:

–Start Now feature allows subscribers to go back up to five hours to select and listen to previously broadcast programming on many channels, allowing them to hear SiriusXM content on their own schedules.

–Tune Start automatically starts the currently playing song from the beginning so listeners will hear the whole song when tuning to any music channel.

–Listeners can now pause live radio and pick up where they left off.

–Listeners can now replay a song or segment with a single click, or skip forward to hear what’s playing next.

–Show Finder is an easy-to-use programming guide offering a complete list of what’s on over the next seven days by channel, with the ability to set reminder alerts when favorite shows are broadcast.

Listeners can now organize their favorite shows on one screen.

Pricing for SiriusXM Internet Radio is $4.00 a month with a satellite radio subscription.

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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