NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced the launch of its next generation of streaming services with an updated app that allows subscribers to stay connected to their favorite SiriusXM programming on the go beyond the car.
The new SiriusXM app has been rebuilt from the ground up and offers subscribers an enhanced and personalized user experience via iPhone, Android smartphones, and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. Available for download to compatible smartphones and tablets from the App Store and Google Play, the streaming service is included for all customers with a satellite radio trial in their new vehicle. The SiriusXM streaming service is also included in most satellite radio trials in pre-owned vehicles.
The streaming service immerses subscribers in the world of SiriusXM with a refreshed look that puts them in control of their listening experience, a new Search feature making it easier than ever for listeners to get to the content they want On Demand, improved navigation that streamlines how listeners get to their customized channels, enhanced Social features, better personalized recommendations of channels, shows and content available to each listener, and improved speed and overall performance in low-bandwidth areas. SiriusXM has also redesigned its app and online media player with a flexible architecture for new features and capabilities to be easily added through future updates.
"It's now easier and better than ever to listen to our curated and exclusive content on just about any mobile device on the go and online at home or at work. We are thrilled by how enthusiastically our subscribers have embraced the new features that give them more control of when and where they listen to the content they love," said Enrique Rodriguez, Executive Vice President Operations, Products and Connected Vehicles Services, SiriusXM. "This reengineering and redesign inspires subscribers to search and discover even more of the content they enjoy, and allows a deeper engagement with their favorite SiriusXM shows and hosts on social media, all right in the app."
The SiriusXM streaming service is now equipped with an all-new Search feature making it easier than ever for listeners to find what they are in the mood to hear. It improves how listeners browse thousands of episodes and hundreds of shows, seamlessly accessing what they want to hear and when they want to hear it from SiriusXM's vast audio library.
For example, Billy Joel fans can search and get results that include channels that play the iconic artist's music, as well as a Town Hall event hosted by Howard Stern featuring a deep and rich discussion with Billy Joel in front of a live audience that cannot be heard anywhere else. Comedy fans can search for Louis CK and get results for channels playing his comedy bits as well as exclusive interviews with the comedian. Search also allows SiriusXM listeners to get results for subscriber-only events, exclusive concerts, and episodes from SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series featuring iconic entertainers and figures appearing in front of a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners, and much more.
SiriusXM will also give listeners customized recommendations created from the channels, shows, and On Demand content they are listening to so they can get even more of the music, sports, comedy, news, talk and entertainment shows they love and discover even more content to enjoy on SiriusXM.
Listeners can now see what's happening on the Facebook and Twitter social media feeds of their favorite SiriusXM hosts and shows and reply, retweet, or comment right in the app. SiriusXM listeners can also tap the Custom Mix button and with a simple move of channel sliders customize and fine tune their favorite music and comedy channels by creating over 100 variations of each of more than 70 channels by adjusting unique characteristics like library depth, familiarity, music style, tempo, region, and multiple other channel-specific attributes.
SiriusXM App also gives listeners:
Device Sync lets subscribers automatically keep all favorite channels and channel settings in sync across all compatible devices.
Access favorite channels, shows, and more all in one place.
Set notifications and track favorite shows and never miss a 'can't miss' moment.
Login with a streamlined new interface.
Improved interface for subscribers to register new and used car trials for streaming access, add a streaming trial to their satellite radio subscription, and recover usernames and reset passwords, all directly through the app and online.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 27.3 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™, SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, and XMWX Marine™. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
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