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  • 07-02-2019
  • Emma Wilson

SiriusXM-Music, Comedy, Sports

As a devoted enthusiast of SiriusXM with a two-year subscription under my belt, I've found their service to be an indispensable companion during my commutes, particularly amidst the tedium of traffic jams. Whether it's relishing my favorite tunes, chuckling along with comedy shows, or catching football games not broadcast in my locale, my Mac has been my go-to for streaming. My loyalty to SiriusXM is unwavering, which is why I was thrilled to discover their mobile application for smartphones.

Streamlined Subscription Model

Prior to the launch of their app for iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, SiriusXM's presence was prominently web-based, accessible mainly through internet-capable PCs and Macs. For streaming access, subscribers were charged a monthly fee of $2.99, while non-subscribers incurred a cost of $12.95 monthly. The introduction of the mobile app maintained the status quo subscription-wise—users still navigate the same content, just via an app interface. Although the app itself carries no charge, the aforementioned fees are still applicable for service access.

User-Friendly App Interface

The app versions for both iOS and Android feature user-friendly interfaces that make navigating channels and bookmarking favorites straightforward and convenient. The app's design is uncomplicated and user-centric, with critical functions readily available on the homepage, steering clear of any potential clutter.

Diverse Channel Offerings

The mobile app mirrors the variety found on the Mac and PC variants, delivering a medley of news, entertainment, sports talk, and music-exclusive channels. Despite its broad selection, I was let down by the absence of live sports broadcasts and the notable omission of Howard Stern channels—an exclusion that could, conceivably,