What is the difference between Sirius and SiriusXM?

The only difference between these two is in the pricing. XM offers 122 channels at only $9.95 a month while Sirius only has 120 channels and charges $12.95 every month.

Is Sirius and SiriusXM the same?

The Merger.

XM and Sirius have merged and are now one company. Each system uses vastly different hardware, so a technical merger will not happen. At the programming level, both services now carry essentially the same channels.

Are there different levels of Sirius radio?

SiriusXM Packages

There are three different SirusXM packages available that are applicable to you if you're interested in listening while you're driving. (There are two others if you want just access at home, but since this is Car Talk and not House Talk, we'll leave those aside for now).


Do I have Sirius or XM in my car?

3 Ways To Find Out If Your Car Already Has SiriusXM Radio Built-In. There are three places you can look, which will only take a couple of minutes. Look for the SiriusXM logo on your stereo. Sometimes the auto manufacturer will add the SiriusXM logo to the stereo to advertise that it is SiriusXM-ready.

What are the two satellite radio companies?

The two satellite providers Sirius and XM, have merged. But each still offers their own mixed bag or programming, some of which overlaps.


Sirius vs. XM



What are the disadvantages of satellite radio?

What are the disadvantages of satellite radio?
  • Must purchase additional equipment to listen, unless your vehicle is equipped with a satellite radio tuner.
  • Additional cost to stream from the Internet.
  • Can be a costly alternative to traditional AM/FM.


Why can't I get all Sirius channels in my car?

If you just subscribed or are missing channels, visit siriusxm.com/refresh to activate and refresh your radio. Click here if you have not yet activated your radio. Stay up-to-date on your account and log in to the Online Account Center to view and pay your bill as well as manage your subscription.

How can I get SiriusXM for free?

Sirius said anyone who's not already a SiriusXM subscriber can download the SiriusXM app or go to SiriusXM.com/streamfree, and start listening free of charge, with no credit card or commitment required.

What does SiriusXM stand for?

XM. No Modulation (satellite radio)


How do I activate Sirius in my car?

  1. Call 866-635-8634.
  2. At the prompt, speak your Radio ID (also called an ESN or SID)
  3. Say "Yes" to confirm that you are ready to receive your activation signal now.
  4. Listen to the instructions for receiving your activation signal. If you have any further questions, say "Listener Care" to speak to an agent.


Does SiriusXM have a senior discount?

SiriusXM does not offer a senior discount.

Can I use my SiriusXM subscription in two cars?

SiriusXM has revealed a new $35/month plan that allows you to listen to the service's 300-plus channels from two cars and log in to the SXM streaming app on two devices simultaneously.

When did XM and Sirius merge?

NEW YORK, July 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio today announced that they have completed their merger, resulting in the nation's premier radio company.


How many channels does SiriusXM radio have?

There are over 150 full-time channels on Sirius XM, and over 140 of which are on Sirius XM Canada. Not included are channels that are specifically used for live sports programming, as well as former music channels that were merged with a duplicate music channel after the merger.

Should I get Sirius or Spotify?

Target market. Spotify is ideal for users who want to enjoy a wide variety of music as well as podcasts. On the other hand, SiriusXM is ideal for users who like terrestrial radio stations but are also looking for additional options such as live sports broadcasts.

Is satellite radio obsolete?

Now, come 2027, older automobiles with built-in satellite radio on the Sirius platform could become obsolete. Given the average age of automobiles in the U.S., and the percentage of drivers who lease automobiles, those shut out of Sirius XM could be small.

Is there a fee for satellite radio?

Activate a SiriusXM Streaming Platinum subscription plan and get your first 3 months for $1.00. A credit card is required on this offer. Service will automatically renew thereafter every month. At the beginning of month 4, you will be charged at then-current rates (currently $10.99/month).


Is it hard to cancel SiriusXM?

Go to the SiriusXM website and log in to your account. Navigate to “Manage Your Account.” Find the “Change Billing Info” option and click on it. Go to “Cancel Service.” If you're canceling your subscription to the online radio service, you'll be able to finish the process at this point.

Does SiriusXM have a lifetime subscription?

Yes! Active lifetime subscriptions (excluding Lifetime subscriptions included with the purchase of certain luxury vehicles) are now transferrable an unlimited number of times to a new radio on your account. A $35 fee per transfer applies.

How do I get a Sirius lifetime subscription?

Transferring Sirius lifetime subscription is possible for active lifetime subscribers. All you need to do is simply request the company to move your subscription from one radio to another. The request can be made via care.siriusxm.com, and you will be required to pay a fee of $35.

Why does my Sirius radio only go to channel 223?

Registered. You didn't mention which package you have, but if your radio only goes to 223 odds are it's because you only have the XM select package which doesn't include the NFL stations. You need to subscribe to the XM all access package to receive the NFL stations.


How do I update my Sirius radio in my car?

Text the word "Refresh" to 77917 . We'll send you a text with special link to start the refresh radio process. View a sample of the text message . Once you're in front of your radio, follow instructions in the text message to complete the signal refresh.

Can I use my Sirius subscription in my home?

Tune in at Home

Upstairs, downstairs, on the deck, or by the pool. With the SXM App, you can fill your house and yard with the sounds of SiriusXM using your smart TV, smart speakers and displays, media player, and more.