Satellite radio in home: Stream on Home Audio Systems

Stream on Home Audio Systems

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Playing SiriusXM on home audio systems—including these popular AV receivers and connected speakers—is so simple.

Listen on the SiriusXM Sound Station

This is our flagship radio for listening at home. Enjoy the widest variety of ad-free music, lots of talk entertainment, and our ever-growing library of on-demand shows. Interested in a Sound Station? Buy one now. 

To Listen on the SiriusXM Sound Station:
1. Select Setup from the home screen.
2. Select SiriusXM Account.
3. Enter your SXM App login.
Get Your SXM App Login

Play SiriusXM Via the DTS Play-Fi™ Platform and App

DTS Play-Fi is available on Paradigm Wireless, Polk Omni, and more speaker brands than any other whole home audio ecosystem. Some Play-Fi speakers also work with Amazon Alexa, so you can simply say what you want to hear.

To Play SiriusXM on Play-Fi Speakers:

Download the DTS Play-Fi™ app on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Select More Music from the main menu.
3. Select SiriusXM and enter your SXM App login
Get Your SXM App Login

Hear SiriusXM With HEOS®

Your HEOS app and speakers let you listen in any room, and control it all from your smartphone. Pair them with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, and you can choose your favorite channels by name.

To Play SiriusXM on HEOS Speakers:
1. Download the HEOS app on your smartphone or tablet.
2. Select Music then SiriusXM.
3. Select I have a SiriusXM account and enter your SXM App login.
Get Your SXM App Login

To Control Your HEOS Speakers With Alexa:
1. Connect an Alexa-enabled device to your HEOS system.
2. Link your SiriusXM account to your Alexa account.
3. Enter your SXM App login.

Play SiriusXM on Denon Receivers

Many Denon AV and Marantz AV receivers work with the HEOS app. But even if yours doesn’t, you can still use it to enjoy SiriusXM at home.

To Play SiriusXM on Denon Receivers:
1. Select Online Music on your Denon remote.
2. Select SiriusXM then Sign In.
3. Enter your SXM App login.
Get Your SXM App Login

Enjoy SiriusXM on Yamaha AV Receivers

Yamaha AV receivers’ legendary sound engineering, reliability, and easy-to-use features make them a great choice to pair with SiriusXM’s world class entertainment.

To Play SiriusXM on Yamaha AV Receivers:
1. Select On Screen on your Yamaha remote.
2. Select SiriusXM then Sign In.
3. Enter your SXM App login.
Get Your SXM App Login






Frequently Asked Questions

Can I listen to SiriusXM without a radio?

Absolutely. With an SXM App subscription you can listen on computers, tablets, phones, and other enabled at-home devices. No radio required.
Learn About Listening on the SXM App

Does SiriusXM streaming offer the same channels as my satellite radio?

With SiriusXM streaming, you get more than 200 channels including ad-free music, plus sports, news, talk, and entertainment. However, not all the channels broadcast over satellite are available to stream and vice-versa.

See the SiriusXM Streaming Lineup

How can I listen to satellite radio?

by Crutchfield’s
Dave Delamere

What do you need to listen to satellite radio? The answer depends mostly on where you’re primarily going to listen to it. In this article, we’ll walk you through your options. 

The good news is that getting the gear you need for satellite radio isn’t an all-or-nothing situation. With a subscription to SiriusXM, you can listen to their programming in many ways. Currently, satellite radios can be divided into three categories: dedicated car tuner, Dock & Play, and app-based that let you listen online. 

Dedicated car satellite radios

A dedicated car satellite radio works with in-dash car stereos only. A hideaway tuner module connects to your radio, while a special antenna connects to the tuner and sits on the roof of the vehicle. There are vehicle-specific kits for adding satellite radio to many factory radios. For aftermarket stereos, first the stereo needs to be SiriusXM ready (look for the logo on your stereo). If it is, then all you need is the SiriusXM SXV300 tuner. 

Dedicated car satellite radios like the SiriusXM SXV300 keep a low profile

Dock & Play satellite radios

Dock & Play satellite radios are compact units that work with sets of accessories to play over both your car and home stereos. The advantage of a Dock & Play SiriusXM player is you can transfer it from the car to your home stereo, and only pay one subscription. A Dock & Play radio will often also work with a compatible SiriusXM boombox, and packages are available.

To get satellite radio service with either the dedicated or Dock & Play option, you’ll need the following:

  • a Dock & Play satellite radio (also called a tuner or a receiver). The radio connects to and plays through your car or home stereo, or both, depending on the radio you select and accessories you get.
  • a satellite radio antenna (most radios include the antenna).
  • a subscription to the SiriusXM service.


Matt’s ready to hit the road with his SiriusXM tuner

Let the Roady take the stage

SiriusXM’s vast programming lineup gets better all the time, and so do their tuners. The slick new RoadyBT Dock & Play tuner has a full-color screen and easy-to-operate controls. It plugs into your vehicle’s power port and gives you the option to connect via the vehicle’s Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio, or the AUX input. And it even comes with your choice of 12 months of Platinum service for $99 or your first three months free. If you’ve been thinking about adding SiriusXM to your daily driver, the RoadyBT is a great way to get into it.

You can stream your favorite SiriusXM programming using the app

Stream online with the SiriusXM app

The SiriusXM app and the SiriusXM webplayer let you access your account and listen to SiriusXM online on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. That means you can stream your favorite channels in the office or any time you’re on the move. When an Internet connection isn’t available, you can stream the music using your device’s data plan. You can also stream SiriusXM programming through select smart TVs, and smart speakers, including your Sonos system. You won’t even need a dedicated antenna.

To get satellite radio service using the app, you’ll need the following:

  • a computer, network-capable product, or a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone
  • an app or Internet browser to access SiriusXM online
  • a subscription to the service

Note: A subscription is required and sold separately by SiriusXM. Some channels are not available in all packages. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories. You can, however, stream SiriusXM throughout the satellite service area, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.

We’re here to help

Ready to experience the awesomeness of SiriusXM satellite radio? For further advice about choosing the right satellite radio gear for your home and/or car, contact one of our expert advisors via phone or web chat.

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    XM Satellite Radio Company (XMSR)
    announced on the eve of the creation of a new radio receiver that will be able to play and record information from satellite radio stations, as well as listen to broadcasts from audiobook manufacturer Audible Inc. In this way, the companies plan to increase the popularity of satellite broadcasting.

    To date, there is no device capable of downloading from a satellite and storing information on a flash drive. Representatives of XM Satellite Radio decided to correct this injustice, and next year a new portable radio receiver will be on sale. It will receive not only 120 XMSR music channels broadcast in the United States and Canada, but also conversational programs from Audible Inc.

    Cooperation between two different types of companies has been rapidly developing in recent years. Audible plans to broadcast XM Satellite Radio programs through its website, which in turn will broadcast radio shows, news and audiobooks from Audible.

    Despite the fact that all programs are paid, the audience of XM Satellite Radio already now exceeds 2.1 million subscribers. They are happy to pay $10 a month for the opportunity to listen to 120 channels. In addition, a parabolic antenna is not required to receive a signal from a satellite: transmissions at frequencies around 2.3 GHz are powerful enough even for indoor antennas inside a wooden house.

    Satellite radio surpasses terrestrial competitors in sound quality and breadth of choice, and national coverage allows organizing, for example, live broadcasts of concerts of rare bands. XM Radio broadcasts are accompanied by text information: the name of the artist and the title of the song. Conventional tuners display text on a small display, and the XM PCR USB receiver relays this information to the computer.

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    Listeners are able to record songs with good sound quality. And it is precisely with this feature of satellite broadcasting that the conflict with record companies is connected. The fact is that very often the recording is followed by uploading music to peer-to-peer networks. Broadcasters are trying to combat this by requiring receiver manufacturers to limit sound quality.

    In Europe, the only company offering digital satellite radio is the British BSkyB, which broadcasts on 80 channels. This year, Global Radio from Luxembourg should also start broadcasting. The signal of three satellites will cover Eastern and Western Europe, programs in 10 languages ​​will be broadcast on 150 channels.

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    Digital satellite radio has left the vehicle. Now you can take your portable receiver anywhere





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    In America, everything is not like people. They have their own cellular communication standards (*AMPS, CDMA; even our native GSM is there on other frequencies!). It has its own “normal” TV standard (NTSC), its own satellite TV standard (ATSC), there is no single standard for cable TV, and many other standards that you will not find anywhere else in the world. And with satellite radio, the Americans also excelled. There is no satellite radio as such in Europe at all. On the one hand, any owner of a standard satellite receiver (European DVB standard) can receive dozens of radio stations directly on his dish. On the other hand, this solution cannot be called mobile in any way – you can’t even carry a small plate with you. But in Europe, “digital” radio (DAB) is developed. But even though no one in Russia will be able to receive American satellite radio signals (the satellites hang in such a way that they are simply not “visible” from here), we still decided to talk about this curious technology.


    Satellite radio is growing up. At first, it was positioned as a service for truck drivers and those who like to make long journeys on wheels. Today it goes to our homes, to parks, and indeed everywhere where people want to listen to music. The recent success of Delphi’s SKYFi portable boombox, as well as its competitor Sirius, is a convincing proof of this.

    The Delphi SKYFi receiver costs just under $200. One hundred of them are for the boombox, the rest is for the module of the receiver itself. It seems that the price is set correctly – poor buyers appreciated the novelty. True, you will have to pay another $10 per month for pleasure. Sony’s home radio player, announced the year before last, cost around $300. Last year, Sony discontinued it and decided to close this line altogether.

    XM believes it can take people away from the computer where they listen to Internet radio and put them on their radio, which has 101 channels, many of which are live. The XM PCR device costs $70 and plugs into a USB port. XM Radio Vice President Chance Patterson says the company’s product is programming. XM Radio’s time and resources are invested in creating unique programs that are very different from local radio stations, as well as from the music that is played on cable channels.

    Since the broadcasts are live, the company receives a huge number of calls with applications, information, or just from people who want to chat live. It is this interaction that makes the service so attractive to many.

    Sirius does not comment on Delphi’s success and is itself trying to move away from the “radio in the car” concept. Sirius radio vendors Kenwood and Audiovox released portable models this summer that allow you to take the receiver module out of your car and take it home. Kenwood has released a $150 KTC-h3A1 module that can be connected to a car, home stereo, computer, or even marine sound systems using special adapters. The portability of the module is also an important factor because a subscription to Sirius costs almost $13 per month (two to four additional receivers cost another $7 per month).

    By connecting the Sirius receiver’s audio output to the audio receiver’s line-in input, you can listen to one hundred radio channels through your home’s high-quality acoustics. Or you can use headphones. The main thing is that power is at hand and the satellite is in direct line of sight of the attached antenna. This is in contrast to medium wave and VHF radio – satellite radio needs to be in direct line of sight of the signal source, that is, the satellite. In densely populated areas where there are many tall buildings or mountains that make reception difficult, local repeaters are sometimes installed. They give confident reception even under bridges and in tunnels. But if there are none in your area, there’s nothing you can do – you need to “see” the satellite. Sirius satellites hover roughly over the North and South Dakotas. XM’s geostationary satellites hover over the equator, covering the United States from the east coast to the west coast.

    Audiovox, which makes equipment under license from Sirius, has been selling its own branded satellite radio receiver for some time in stores and more recently at Hertz car rentals.

    Audiovox recently announced the launch of the S.R.S. (satellite radio shuttle) for $100. This thing can be used both at home (the home adapter costs $90) and in the car (the adapter costs another $70). The home adapter consists of a power supply and a 10 cm swiveling antenna. The analog audio output is connected to the home HiFi input. The car adapter is equipped with an 8 cm roof antenna. The device is connected to autoacoustics in the same way as, say, a portable CD player – an audio cassette emulator device is inserted. This is provided that you have a cassette recorder in your car. But modern machines do not have it, only CD, so there are two outputs. Or you need a professional installation of such a receiver. It is expensive. Another way is the SIRCK1 radio modulator. It plugs into the satellite radio’s audio output and broadcasts on the FM radio frequency. You just catch it with your car receiver and enjoy the music. Power comes from the cigarette lighter, an adapter is included.

    With improvements in the energy efficiency of devices and smaller antennas, many new forms of satellite radios can be expected soon. For example, in early 2004, Sirius will release a boombox.

    XM is not far behind.