Volkswagen to Offer SiriusXM with 360L in 2021 Model Year Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY (07.24.2020) – SiriusXM and Volkswagen have announced that Volkswagen will begin introducing SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – in most model year 2021 vehicles.

For model year 2021, the majority of Volkswagen models receive the all-new third generation of Volkswagen’s modular infotainment platform—MIB3. Every model that is equipped with MIB3 will offer SiriusXM with 360L, including the model year 2021 Arteon, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan. The Atlas, introduced as a MY21 vehicle this spring, will incorporate MIB3 and SiriusXM with 360L as a mid-year change for MY21.5.

Volkswagen owners receive a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM’s top tier All Access package with the purchase or lease of equipped 2021 model year vehicles and drive off the lot immediately enjoying SiriusXM.

SiriusXM with 360L gives the listener access to over 10,000 hours of on-demand SiriusXM exclusive shows, interviews and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.

SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience, upgrading the way the subscriber interacts with the service by providing more choice in entertainment than ever before. SiriusXM with 360L gives drivers and their passengers access to more than 10,000 hours of SiriusXM’s recorded On Demand content whenever they want – including exclusive interviews, unique shows and live performances.  It also delivers more live channels than ever from SiriusXM’s acclaimed satellite and streaming lineup, which features an extensive selection of ad-free music, plus sports, entertainment, news and much more.  SiriusXM with 360L’s personalized “For You” recommendations and ability to quickly access related content also make it easier than ever for listeners to discover more of the programming they love.

“Volkswagen’s 2021 lineup will be more connected than ever before,” says Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We’re pleased to offer SiriusXM with 360L to complement our new infotainment system.”

“We are excited to begin the rollout of SiriusXM with 360L in model year 2021 Volkswagens,” said Chris Paganini, VP, Automotive Partnerships, for SiriusXM. “SiriusXM with 360L’s hybrid content delivery system gives drivers access to even more of the SiriusXM content they love, and a new level of personalization, right at their fingertips in Volkswagen’s easy-to-navigate infotainment system.”

The benefits of SiriusXM with 360L include:

More variety

  • More channels available to listeners, including many of SiriusXM’s exclusive streaming channels.
  • Access to over 10,000 hours of on demand SiriusXM exclusive shows, interviews, and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.
  • Enhanced sports play-by-play offering that makes it easier to find the listener’s favorite team when it is game time, and gives them access to the official broadcasts for more pro and college teams.

A more personalized experience

  • Smart “For You” content recommendations enable listeners to discover more of what they love, based on listening habits, served on screen in an easy to use way.
  • Individual SiriusXM listener profiles allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own SiriusXM favorites.

Ease of use

  • Dynamic user interface allows for easy navigation between satellite and streaming channels and SiriusXM On Demand content.
  • “Related” recommendations feature allows listeners to easily discover other channels and on demand shows/episodes related to the currently playing channel and content.

SiriusXM All Access delivers SiriusXM’s full lineup of varied programming, plus access to SiriusXM outside their vehicle on the SiriusXM app and on compatible connected devices and speakers in their home.  For more on all the programming that SiriusXM offers, and all the ways you can listen, go to www.SiriusXM.com.

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Major League Baseball is Back on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (07.22.2020) – When the 2020 Major League Baseball season begins on July 23rd, SiriusXM will be there to deliver subscribers live play-by-play of every regular season and postseason game, plus daily news, talk and analysis on the exclusive MLB Network Radio channel.

MLB programming on SiriusXM, including game broadcasts and the 24/7 MLB Network Radio channel, is available to subscribers nationwide on their SiriusXM radios, via the SiriusXM app and at home with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream in their house. 

The SiriusXM app offers 30 play-by-play channels dedicated to streaming the official radio broadcasts of every MLB team, giving fans the choice between the home and visiting team announcers for every game.

The 2020 MLB season begins with an Opening Night doubleheader on Thursday, July 23rd, that will feature the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees at Nationals Park (7:08 pm ET/4:08 pm PT), followed by the San Francisco Giants visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium (10:08 pm ET/7:08 pm PT). 

Opening Day presented by Mastercard, T-Mobile and Geico is the next day, July 24th, and will feature 14 games.  Every team will be in action in a full 15-game slate on Saturday, July 25th. For a schedule of MLB games and their SiriusXM channels visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule.

Listeners also get the most in-depth coverage of the league 365 days a year with MLB Network Radio. The channel’s roster of expert hosts includes former GMs Jim BowdenJim Duquette and Steve Phillips, former players Matt DiazJensen LewisBrad LidgeCJ NitkowskiCarlos PeñaEduardo PerezRico Petrocelli, Ryan Spilborghs, Steve SaxMike Stanton and Kevin Frandsen, former manager Kevin Kennedy, national baseball writers Mel AntonenTyler KepnerScott Miller and Jon Morosi, as well as Casey SternMike FerrinJeff JoyceJim MemoloScott BraunDan GracaGrant Paulsen and Jody McDonald.

Subscribers can also hear pitcher Trevor Bauer host his exclusive SiriusXM show, Bauer Hour, regularly during the season on the MLB Network Radio channel. The outspoken Reds hurler discusses the headline stories happening around the league, and shares his thoughts on baseball and pitching technique and other off-the-field topics as well. 

Throughout the season, listeners will hear regular one-on-one interviews with 16 managers including: Rocco Baldelli (Twins), Bud Black (Rockies), Kevin Cash (Rays), Craig Counsell (Brewers), Terry Francona (Indians), Ron Gardenhire (Tigers), Joe Girardi (Phillies), Gabe Kapler (Giants), Torey Lovullo (Diamondbacks), Bob Melvin (Athletics), Ron Roenicke (Red Sox), Scott Servais (Mariners), Derek Shelton (Pirates), Mike Shildt (Cardinals), Jayce Tingler (Padres) and Chris Woodward (Rangers).

MLB Network Radio also features a simulcast of Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo’s MLB Network show, High Heat with Christopher Russo presented by Liberty Mutual, every weekday afternoon at 1:00 pm ET as well as simulcasts of additional MLB Network television programming, including the flagship studio show MLB Tonight on weeknights at 6:00 pm ET.

Visit www.SiriusXM.com/MLBschedule for more.

SiriusXM with 360L Makes Its Debut in BMW Vehicles This Summer

NEW YORK, NY (07.21.2020) – SiriusXM and BMW announced today that SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – will be available to BMW customers for the first time in most of the 2021 BMW model year vehicles starting with July production.

The SiriusXM with 360L platform will be making its BMW debut in model year 2021 BMWs, including the 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 8 Series, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and Z4 models. The first BMW models equipped with SiriusXM with 360L are expected to be available later this summer.

SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience, upgrading the way the subscriber interacts with the service by providing more choice in entertainment than ever before. SiriusXM with 360L gives drivers and their passengers access to more than 10,000 hours of SiriusXM’s recorded On Demand content whenever they want – including exclusive interviews, unique shows and live performances.  It also delivers more live channels than ever from SiriusXM’s acclaimed satellite and streaming lineup, which features an extensive selection of ad-free music, plus sports, entertainment, news and much more.  SiriusXM with 360L’s personalized “For You” recommendations and ability to search for related content also make it easier than ever for listeners to discover more of the programming they love.

BMW vehicles that feature SiriusXM with 360L will also be equipped to receive software updates that will allow BMW owners and lessees to receive the latest features from SiriusXM. One expected future software update will enable 360L’s newest feature, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. With Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, drivers can create their own ad-free music stations based on the artist they are listening to, then give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down within the SiriusXM service, or even skip songs, to create their own personal channel that plays more of what they want.

“For almost two decades, BMW drivers have been enjoying the unique entertainment content provided by SiriusXM. In-vehicle entertainment has always been important and today, our customers’ expectations have grown to include the choice to listen to exactly what they want to listen to in that moment,” said Ralph Mahler, Department Head, BMW Product & Strategy. “Just as we were back in 2002, we are excited to be one of the first to offer the new SiriusXM with 360L service to our owners and drivers. Offering entertainment options is as critical to us as offering a choice of how you wish to interact with your vehicle to make driving your BMW an exciting experience every single day. This experience must always be premium however and this premium experience is what our partnership with SiriusXM brings to the enthusiastic BMW owners.”

“BMW produces some of the finest vehicles in the world, and their reputation for delivering the ultimate driving experience is well-deserved.  BMW’s broad adoption of SiriusXM with 360L will give drivers a more rich, diverse and exclusive audio entertainment offering,” said Chris Paganini, VP, Automotive Partnerships, for SiriusXM. “SiriusXM with 360L will be available in several of BMW’s most popular 2021 models, meaning more drivers than ever can discover and enjoy exactly what they want, when they want, from SiriusXM’s variety of premium content.”

The benefits of SiriusXM with 360L include:

More variety

  • More channels available to listeners, including many of SiriusXM’s exclusive streaming channels.
  • Access to over 10,000 hours of on-demand SiriusXM shows, interviews, and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.
  • Enhanced sports play-by-play offering gives listeners access to the official broadcasts for more pro and college teams.

A more personalized experience

  • “For You” content recommendations enable listeners to discover more of what they love, based on listening habits, served on screen for easy, one-touch access.
  • Individual SiriusXM listener profiles allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own vehicle favorites.

Ease of use

  • Dynamic user interface makes it easier to browse by genre and allows for easy navigation between satellite and streaming channels and SiriusXM On Demand content.
  • “Related” recommendations feature allows listeners to easily discover other channels and On Demand shows/episodes related to the currently playing channel and content.
  • The new Live Sports Category puts all the games in one place, making it easier to find your favorite team before or during the game, or check the score afterwards.
  • Search function allows you to enter the artist name or channel you are looking for to find what you want to listen to.

BMW owners and lessees receive a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM’s top tier All Access package with the purchase or lease of any SiriusXM-equipped BMW vehicle. Those customers buying or leasing the 2021 model year vehicles referenced above can drive off the lot and immediately enjoy all of the satellite and streaming features that SiriusXM with 360L offers.  

SiriusXM All Access delivers SiriusXM’s full lineup of varied programming, plus access to SiriusXM outside their vehicle on the SiriusXM app and on connected devices and speakers in their home.  For more on all the programming that SiriusXM offers, and all the ways you can listen, go to www.SiriusXM.com.

New Streaming Channels with Music’s Legendary and Game-Changing Artists Launching on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (07.16.2020) – SiriusXM has announced the launch of its latest collection of exclusive radio channels dedicated to iconic musicians starting today at Noon ET. SiriusXM’s presents brand new channels from Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Michael Jackson and Queen, plus the return of The Prince Channel, that will be available through August 13 on the SiriusXM app, internet connected devices and smart speakers in your home.

SiriusXM has collaborated with these legendary artists and their teams to create unique, hand-crafted radio channels that listeners and fans will find nowhere else.

For information on these new music channels dedicated to iconic artists head over to siriusxm.com/newchannels.

Beastie Boys Channel will feature classic bangers, deep cuts, rarities and live recordings celebrating the legacy and influence of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will share exclusive commentary, stories and insights dating from their 10X-platinum debut, Licensed to Ill, through multi-platinum albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty,To the 5 Boroughs and Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The channel will also feature a guest DJ series, “Pass the Mic,” which will include a slew of artists, celebrities, athletes—all fans of the band—including Z-Trip, Sean Lennon, Rosie Perez, Talib Kweli, Michael Rapaport and more, taking over hosting duties. Beastie Boys Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Channel 35 will become the Beastie Boys Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.

Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio will feature the music of Bob Marley and his band The Wailers. The channel will include Marley’s studio and live performances, mixing his widely popular songs with rare tracks. Additionally, listeners will hear recordings from the Marley family, cool exclusives, as well as artists who are a part of the iconic brand and label founded by Bob Marley-Tuff Gong. Guest DJs on the channel include: Jack Johnson, Carlos Santana, Michael Franti, Big Boi, Cypress Hill and more. Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category. Additionally, channel 42 will become Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through August 13.

Coldplay Radio will showcase music from the band’s acclaimed catalog, including their career-defining hits, classic albums, live performances, collaborations and musical influences. Each weeknight at 8:00 p.m. ET the channel will feature the “Live in Technicolor” series, which will present live concert experiences from the band’s 20-year career. The series kicks off on July 15 with “Live in Madrid” from 2011 and will also include the band’s exclusive SiriusXM performances from Stephen Talkhouse in the Hamptons and the SiriusXM Garage in Los Angeles. The channel will also feature an exclusive live album recorded during the “Viva la Vida Tour” in 2009, called Left Right Left Right Left. Band members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion will each take over hosting duties on “Songs That Made Us Who We Are,” to discuss the music that has influenced them as artists. Major artists like Beck, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor will take turns to guest-DJ and select their favorite Coldplay tracks on “Viva La Coldplay.” Coldplay Radio will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Additionally, channel 28 will become Coldplay Radio from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.

The Michael Jackson Channel will feature music from the King of Pop’s entire catalogue, from The Jackson 5 to his solo hits, live performances, and Michael Jackson’s “Live at Wembley” concert from 1988. The channel will also air King of Pop Playlists featuring Guest DJs such as Akon, Rodney Jerkins, as well as Jackson 5 members and brothers, Jackie, Marlon and Tito, playing and discussing their favorite Michael Jackson songs. The Michael Jackson Channel is voiced by journalist and author Steven Ivory whose byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, Essence and Vibe, among others. Ivory is a long time Jackson family friend and interviewed Michael Jackson, his sister and brothers many times over the years. He weaves history, context and insight around Michael’s music and the artists who influenced Michael and who were influenced by him. Ivory has also created a playlist he is calling Now More Than Ever as a soundtrack for this important moment in history. “Michael’s music has always rallied the world to acknowledge historical anguish with songs and videos such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and “Black or White,” said Ivory. “At the same time, he aspired to unify and lead the world with inspiring anthems like ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Earth Song’ which addressed issues that were important to him such as the care of our planet.” The Now More Than Ever King of Pop Playlist premiers on Friday, July 17 at 7:00 pm ET. The Michael Jackson Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Pop category. Additionally, channel 50 will become The Michael Jackson Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.

The Prince Channel will return to feature music from the GRAMMY®, Golden Globe and Academy Award® winner’s iconic catalog, from early recordings to his biggest hits. The channel also includes more “Purple Playlists” from Maya Rudolph, Naomi Campbell, The Revolution, Morris Day, Jerome Benton, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time. Music by artists that Prince was closely connected to, inspired by, and collaborated with will also be featured. The Prince Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category. Additionally, channel 50 will become The Prince Channel from July 22 at 12:00 pm ET through July 28.

The Queen Channel will encompass the legendary band’s sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, outrageous glamour, and colossal spectacle, by showcasing over 40 years of musical material. The Queen Channel will include songs spanning the band’s career as they evolved from performing in colleges and clubs around London to worldwide acclaim – including their iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985. Plus, hear music and entertainment royalty pay tribute, including Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins, Paul Rodgers and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as they Guest DJ playing some of their favorite Queen songs. The Queen Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Additionally, channel 27 will become The Queen Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.

These new limited-run dedicated artist channels are examples of SiriusXM music channels created with iconic and leading artists including U2, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Eminem, LL COOL J, Phish, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Kirk Franklin, Diplo, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and more.

SiriusXM has several offers for new subscribers including three months of a SiriusXM Essential or Premier Streaming subscription, plus a free Amazon Echo Dot, for the introductory rate of $1, plus fees and taxes. See Offer Details below and visit siriusxm.com/3for1 to subscribe.

The SiriusXM app is available on mobile phones, tablets and computers, as well as on a wide variety of connected devices in the home including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries.

Visit siriusxm.com for more.

U2 X-Radio Launched Exclusively on SiriusXM July 1

NEW YORK, NY (07.02.2020) – SiriusXM and U2 announce today that the band’s much-anticipated U2 X-Radio channel will launch Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. ET, exclusively on SiriusXM Channel 32. A complete immersion into the work and influences of the band from the Northside of Dublin, U2 X-Radio is U2 as you have never heard them before. An extraordinary and unique audio experience exploring the band’s history, idols, influences and current passions, plus inspiration, conversation, culture, commentary and ideas from the band and guests. All curated by U2.

The dedicated and exclusive channel will come to life with music and radio shows that celebrate music from across the globally-acclaimed four-decade career of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, including their biggest hits, deep cuts, live concert recordings and rarities, as well as music from artists that are connected to or inspire the band.

U2 X-Radio will also feature unexpected and entertaining conversations across music, culture, politics and art, in the form of new interviews and original programming, presented by guest presenters and band members, guest DJ sessions and moreU2 X-Radio will immerse listeners in the world of U2, introducing so many friends, old and new, fascinating stories, as well as artists, writers, thinkers and activists who are changing the world.

The band team behind U2 X-Radio includes U2’s trusted, long-time creative director, artist and musician Gavin Friday, along with friend and radio host Bill Flanagan, author of ‘U2 at the End of the World.’

Bono said, “Radio introduced me to music so you could say that radio introduced me to my life… It has kept me company all my life… Music dared me to dream outside the four walls of my childhood bedroom… Radio Caroline, Radio Luxembourg, all my heroes, far away at sea, pirate radio rocking me to sleep… Radio is all around, it is air you can be on… revolutionary sounds coming down to meet me on the airwaves… Music is everything to me, I like to sing and I have been known to talk… This will be a bit of both… From the Northside of Dublin, this is the U2 group on the radio.”

The Edge said, “Like most of the world, U2 find ourselves in a strange suspended moment.  We can’t tour, we can’t even really get in a room and record together. U2 X-Radio gives us a chance to stay connected with our audience in a new way – to speak directly from our homes to listeners across North America.  We are coming up with ideas every day – new music, new guests, new subjects to talk about. U2 X-Radio gives us a unique opportunity to engage in a sort of trans-Atlantic town hall.  Bono said yesterday, ‘Can you believe we have a radio station to play with?’  Thanks to our friends at SiriusXM, U2 is going to be on the air and in your ears as much as you want us to be – even while the old world is changing around us.” 

Adam Clayton said“I listen to a lot of radio, I like it as I always find it so informative. America was the land that took radio big and wide, to a whole other level, one that exposed listeners to new voices, ideas and concepts. That is the spirit in which we bring you U2 X-Radio. We hope you enjoy it.”

Larry Mullen said, “It all sounds exhausting to me but if people really want to listen to us for 24 hours a day, this is the way to do it.”

“With an unrivalled, globally-decorated, and decades-long career that has propelled music, culture and global activism, U2 represents the very spirit of music evolution and positive change” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.  “We are proud to be launching U2’s very own channel as a further extension of their musical vision, delivering an exclusive listener experience and original content from the band members themselves that creates an audio world found nowhere else. Welcome Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry to the SiriusXM family and our listeners.”

U2 X-Radio list of original programming includes:

BONO CALLING: Bono explores seven questions about life, work, hope and the future with guests from every discipline, from world leaders to local activists to movie stars.  First up, BONO CALLING CHRIS ROCK.

CLOSE TO THE EDGE: The Edge talks with fellow musicians, artists and thinkers. A series of revealing conversations about the creative process and more.

DISCOTHÈQUE: Electronic music pioneer, Paul Oakenfold, presents a weekend dance show featuring U2 remixes and club mixes alongside electronic music from other artists and friends for the ultimate summer soundtrack. (More Manchester than Miami!)

DESIRE: A show hosted by the U2 audience themselves. Each episode, a different voice will take to the airwaves to tell their own U2 story and play their five favorite tracks.

ELEVATION: A weekly show celebrating good news and ideas from the worlds of science, medicine, faith and the arts. Hosted by Irish broadcaster and writer John Kelly, ELEVATION will feature music and poetry; interviews with artists, activists, thinkers and scholars; plus, the occasional member of U2. Upcoming guests include civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (‘Just Mercy’).

(GUEST) PLAYS U2: Tune in to hear fellow artists and friends talk about their favorite U2 songs. First show – MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY PLAYS U2.

Plus, a weekly show from Irish DJ DAN HEGARTY on U2 X-Radio.

For more information on U2 X-Radio please visit siriusxm.com/u2x-radio

U2 X-Radio is an example of SiriusXM music channels created with iconic and leading artists including The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Eminem, LL COOL J, Grateful Dead, Phish, Dave Matthews, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Diplo, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and more.

Over 100 SiriusXM channels – including U2 X-Radio – are available for free for anyone with an inactive SiriusXM radio in their car as well as on the SiriusXM app through July 6. To listen to U2 X-Radio on your SiriusXM radio simply tune to channel 32, and to listen on the SiriusXM app visit: siriusxm.com/U2Free

SiriusXM with 360L to Debut on 2021 Model Year Audi Vehicles

NEW YORK, NY (05.12.2020) – SiriusXM and Audi announced today that SiriusXM with 360L – SiriusXM’s newest and most advanced audio entertainment platform – will make its debut in ten 2021 model year Audi vehicles in the coming months.

SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience, upgrading the way the subscriber interacts with the service by providing more choice in entertainment than ever before.

With SiriusXM with 360L, drivers and their passengers now get access to more than 10,000 hours of SiriusXM’s recorded On Demand content whenever they want – including exclusive interviews, unique shows and live performances. It also delivers more live channels than ever from SiriusXM’s acclaimed satellite and streaming lineup, which features an extensive selection of ad-free music, plus sports, entertainment, news and much more. SiriusXM with 360L’s personalized “For You” recommendations and ability to search for related content also make it easier than ever for listeners to discover more of the programming they love.

SiriusXM with 360L will be standard equipment on the A6, A7, A8, Q7 and Q8 models and standard in most trim packages for the A4, A5, Q3, Q5 and allroad models. Audi models with SiriusXM with 360L are expected to be available at Audi dealers nationwide this fall. SiriusXM with 360L is anticipated to be available on other models in future model years.

“Audi’s immersive infotainment is designed to enrich the driving experience and delight drivers and passengers, and adding SiriusXM with 360L to most of our 2021 model lineup certainly complements our Multi-Media Interface,” said Pom Malhotra, director, Connected Services, Audi of America. “The choices provided by SiriusXM with 360L are nearly unlimited, and they help bolster our technology-forward position among premium automakers.”

“Introducing SiriusXM with 360L across nearly the entire lineup of 2021 model year Audi vehicles gives Audi customers access to the very best offering from SiriusXM and is another major step forward for us as we continue to roll 360L out to the major vehicle manufacturers,” said Rodney Pickett, SVP, Automotive Partnerships, for SiriusXM. “Audi has a long-established track record as a leader of in-vehicle technology. SiriusXM with 360L’s revolutionary hybrid content delivery system gives Audi drivers and their passengers access to an unparalleled variety of premium content and in-vehicle personalization.”

The benefits of SiriusXM with 360L include:

More variety

  • More channels available to listeners, including many of SiriusXM’s exclusive streaming channels.
  • Access to over 10,000 hours of on demand SiriusXM exclusive shows, interviews, and events in the car, giving listeners more of what they want, when they want to hear it.
  • Enhanced sports play-by-play offering that makes it easier to find the listener’s favorite team when it is game time, and gives them access to the official broadcasts for more pro and college teams.

A more personalized experience

  • Smart “For You” content recommendations enable listeners to discover more of what they love, based on listening habits, served on screen in an easy to use way.
  • Individual vehicle profiles allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own vehicle favorites.

Ease of use

  • Dynamic user interface allows for easy navigation between satellite and streaming channels and SiriusXM On Demand content.
  • “Related” recommendations feature allows listeners to easily discover other channels and on demand shows/episodes related to the currently playing channel and content.

Audi owners receive a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM’s All Access package with the purchase or lease of equipped 2021 model year vehicles.

SiriusXM with 360L’s streaming content in Audi vehicles is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which delivers fast, reliable in-vehicle access to on-demand content.

Visit SiriusXM.com for more.

SiriusXM Teams Up with Calm to Launch ‘The Calm Channel’

NEW YORK, NY (05.08.2020) – SiriusXM and Calm, the leading meditation and mindfulness app, has announced the launch of The Calm Channel, a new channel featuring soothing music, tranquil soundscapes and mindfulness meditations. The Calm Channel is available on channel 68, as well as any time on demand on the SiriusXM app, as part of SiriusXM’s Stream Free offer through May 31.

SiriusXM’s The Calm Channel is an exclusive pop-up music channel featuring soothing sounds of ambient music, nature melodies, quiet lullabies and simple meditations providing the perfect backdrop to take a deep breath and let go of life’s daily stresses. Listeners are instantly transported into a relaxing environment with music and meditations to guide you throughout the day–from awakening soundscapes to a mid-day meditation and more calming lullabies at night. Mini meditations, called “Mindful Moments,” will run four times a day at 8 am, Noon, 4 pm and 8 pm ET.

The Calm Channel is now available exclusively on SiriusXM radios (channel 68) and on the SiriusXM app throughout May and June. SiriusXM’s Spa channel (formerly on channel 68) will move over to SiriusXM’s streaming and digital platforms through June.

The Calm Channel is available to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide and to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – on the SiriusXM app and connected devices as part of SiriusXM’s recently announced free streaming access period through May 31.

For more information and to start listening, visit SiriusXM.com/streamfree

Visit siriusxm.com and calm.com for more.

SiriusXM Thanks America’s Front-Line Road Warriors with Free-to-Air Road Dog Trucking Radio

NEW YORK, NY (05.04.2020) – As a service to truck drivers on the front lines of keeping America moving, SiriusXM announces Road Dog Trucking Radio (ch. 146) will be available free on both active and inactive SiriusXM radios beginning on Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 31.

SiriusXM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio hosts – including Dave Nemo, Kevin Rutherford, Mark Willis, KC Phillips, Mark Reddig, Tim Ridley, Leah Shaver, Ellen Voie, Dan Ronan, George Noory, Timothy Dooner, Claire Marie and Jimmy Mac – serve as constant companions to America’s professional drivers while providing critical news, information, and entertainment designed to lighten the load.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration approximately 5.8% of all full-time jobs are related to trucking. Trucks move more than 70% of all goods transported around the United States, and there are over 12 million trucks and over 500,000 truck fleets operating in the United States.

Long haul truckers are part of the invisible workforce keeping the United States and Canadian economies going during the COVID-19 crisis. In doing so, they are putting themselves at risk at truck stops, rest areas, and throughout our countries. SiriusXM is proud to serve millions with this free service for the month of May.

Road Dog Trucking Radio, channel 146 can be heard wherever truckers tune in – on SiriusXM radios, on the SiriusXM app, and at home on a variety of connected devices and speakers and is available to subscribers nationwide and to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – as part of SiriusXM’s free streaming access period through May 31.

For more information and to start listening, visit SiriusXM.com/streamfree.

2020 NFL Draft Coverage on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (04.23.2020) – SiriusXM will provide listeners nationwide with comprehensive coverage of the 2020 NFL Draft, airing the live announcements of every selection with in-depth analysis on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel, as well as additional NFL Draft-focused programming on SiriusXM’s college sports and fantasy sports channels. 

For what will be the most unique NFL Draft in its history, at a time when many people would welcome the diversion of a live event from the sports world, SiriusXM will offer coverage that spans all three days of the Draft.  From the first round on Thursday, April 23, through the seventh and final round on Saturday, April 25, the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel will carry the live announcements of every selection by every team.  This coverage will air Thursday and Friday starting at 7:00 pm ET, and Saturday starting at noon ET.

Before and after each selection, listeners will hear informed analysis from SiriusXM’s NFL Draft experts, as well as interviews with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and dozens of draftees, general managers and coaches from around the league.  SiriusXM NFL Radio’s draft broadcast team will feature Pro Football Hall of Fame member and legendary player personnel executive Gil Brandt; former NFL scout, coach and front-office executive Pat Kirwan; former veteran NFL quarterback Jim Miller; and lead host Jason Horowitz.  Former college coach Rick Neuheisel will join the broadcast team for the Friday and Saturday draft rounds.  All hosts will be broadcasting from their home studios.

SiriusXM NFL Radio’s coverage will also direct listeners on how they can support the NFL’s “Draft-A-Thon,” (NFL.com/Relief) the three-day virtual fundraiser that will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts.

SiriusXM NFL Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 88) and those authenticated subscribers with the SiriusXM All Access package can also tune in via the SiriusXM app and at home with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream in their house. 

Go to SiriusXM.com/NFLonSXM for more on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The SiriusXM NFL Radio channel continues to air live all day every day, covering the league and taking calls from NFL fans around the country.  In the leadup to the draft, SiriusXM NFL Radio has conducted interviews with scores of NFL Draft prospects, and produced specials focusing on standout players at specific positions, giving fans insight into some of the athletes their favorite teams may be interested in.  These interviews and specials can be accessed anytime on demand on the SiriusXM app.

Interviews: https://siriusxm.us/3crRZxC   
Specials: https://siriusxm.us/2z9eV6k 

In addition to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s coverage, listeners can also tune into draft-focused programming on other SiriusXM channels.

SiriusXM’s 24/7 college sports channel, ESPNU Radio (channel 84), will air a live special on the draft’s first and second nights.  Starting at 7:00 pm ET, host Rhett Lewis will talk with a number of SiriusXM’s college analysts to get their reaction to the first-round selections, discuss their college performances and predict the impact they may have for their new teams.  Listeners will hear from former coaches, players and others including Danny Kanell, Brock Huard, Chris Doering, Rick Neuheisel, Mark Dominik, Jon Jansen, Anthony Herron, Evan Moore, Jacob Hester, Ben Hartsock, AJ Hawk and Bobby Carpenter.

Throughout the first three rounds of the draft, the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio channel (XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210) will offer pick by pick analysis from a fantasy football perspective.  Fantasy experts John Hansen, Jeff Ratcliffe, Brad Evans, Bob Harris, Michael Fabiano and others will share insight on which rookies may have the greatest impact on fantasy football rosters.

On VSiN (The Vegas Stats and Information Network) on SiriusXM (channel 204), Brent Musburger, Michael Lombardi and other VSiN hosts will offer the gaming perspective on the selections from the 2020 draft and their future impact on their teams. 

Visit www.siriusxm.com for more.

SiriusXM Celebrates Holy Week and Easter Sunday with Special Religious Programming

NEW YORK, NY (04.10.2020) – SiriusXM has announced special Holy Week and Easter Sunday programming across its religious channels, including Joel Osteen Radio, The Catholic Channel, The Billy Graham Channel, Kirk Franklin’s Praise, enLighten, and The Message. Coverage begins today, April 9.

With so many empty churches and houses of worship on Easter this year, SiriusXM will provide special programming so that listeners can remain connected in faith and celebration, all from the safety of their homes. Listeners will hear special live Masses and holy services from around the world, along with messages of hope, faith, love and inspiration, and Easter-themed worship music across the Christian Gospel community.

SiriusXM’s special faith-based programming is available to subscribers nationwide and to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – as part of SiriusXM’s recently announced free streaming access period through May 15. For more information and to start listening, visit: SiriusXM.com/streamfree.

The full Holy Week and Easter Programming schedule can be found below. All times are ET.

The Catholic Channel (Ch. 129)  
The Catholic Channel will air services and Holy Masses from around the globe.

Mass of The Lord’s Supper from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City 
Airs: Holy Thursday at 5:30 pm

Meditations of The Seven Last Words from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City
Airs: Good Friday at 12:00 pm and replays at 9:00 pm

Solemn Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City
Airs: Good Friday at 3:30 pm and replays at 12:30 am on Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Airs: Holy Saturday at 8:00 pm

Easter Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome celebrated by His Holiness Pope Francis 
Airs: Easter Sunday at 4:55 am with replays at 7:00 am & 5:00 pm

Easter Mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Airs: Easter Sunday at 10:00 am

Easter Mass from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez
Airs: Easter Sunday at 1:00 pm and will replay at 9:00 pm

Easter Mass from the Basilica of The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington DC 
Airs: Easter Sunday at 3:00 pm

Joel Osteen Radio (Ch. 128)  
Celebrate with a special Good Friday service with Pastor John Gray and special message from Joel and Victoria.
Airs: Good Friday at 8:00 pm

Special Easter service at Lakewood Church with Joel and Victoria Osteen with special messages from Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey, & Kanye West & Sunday Service Choir
Airs: Easter Sunday at 9:30am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

The Billy Graham Channel (Ch. 460)  
Hear special messages of hope and love from Billy Graham, Franklin Graham and Cissie Graham Lynch who remind listeners that they can live in peace, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with The Billy Graham Channel’s Easter service from New York’s Central Park with Franklin Graham and songs of celebration from Michael W. Smith. 
Airs: Easter Sunday at 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

The Message (Ch. 63)  
Easter Sunday Praise Virtual Guest DJ Special – The Message is celebrating Easter with a very special edition of their weekly Worship music show, “Sunday Praise.” Hear encouraging Worship music and Easter-themed song selections from Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, for KING & COUNTRY, Sidewalk Prophets, Meredith Andrews, Jason Gray, We Are Messengers, Big Daddy Weave, Danny Gokey, Matthew West, Matt Maher and many others, as several Message artists take turns as virtual guest DJs.
Airs: Easter Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kirk Franklin’s Praise (Ch. 64)   
Kirk Franklin’s Praise will air their weekly show, “Good Vibes with Isaac Carree” and an Easter Special. Tune in for a mix of both traditional and contemporary Gospel music, and more.
Airs: Easter Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

enLighten (Ch. 65)  
enLighten will be featuring resurrection-themed songs throughout the day, along with scripture readings highlighting the Resurrection, and special Easter editions of Homecoming Radio and The Gospel Greats:

Homecoming Radio Easter Edition – Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio celebrates the Christian world’s most important holiday by featuring songs of the Resurrection by Southern Gospel’s top artists, as well as thoughts from Bill’s panel of all-stars. 
Airs: Good Friday at 12:00 pm with rebroadcasts: Holy Saturday at 12:00 am, Easter Sunday at 7:00 pm

The Gospel Greats – Easter Edition – This week, Paul Heil celebrates Easter, featuring songs and artist commentary highlighting the Lord’s resurrection nearly 2,000 years ago – and what that means  today.
Airs: Holy Saturday at 6:00 pm, Easter Sunday at 8:00 pm, Tuesday at 10:00 pm

Easter on enLighten –Throughout the day, enLighten will feature songs of the Resurrection by Southern Gospel’s leading artists, as well as hourly scripture readings highlighting the Resurrection.
Airs: All day Easter Sunday

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