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Amazon Echo multi-room Spotify and SiriusXM shaves Sonos advantage

Amazon Echo multi-room Spotify and SiriusXM shaves Sonos advantage

Back in August, Amazon rolled out a new multi-room feature for Echo devices. This feature allows you to utilize individual Echo devices in your collection, defining groups of speakers and commanding Alexa to play music through only the speakers in that group. Today, that functionality is rolling out to Spotify and SiriusXM subscribers.

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SiriusXM Radio app launches for Apple TV

SiriusXM Radio app launches for Apple TV

The satellite audio service SiriusXM Radio is now available on the 4th-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. Access is facilitated through the SiriusXM app, though you need to have a Sirius subscription, of course. The service offers more than 200 hours of audio channels, including news, talk, comedy, music, sports, and more. The service, as with other for-pay audio subscriptions, is commercial-free.

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Pandora user? There’s some big news today

Pandora user? There’s some big news today

Pandora and SiriusXM are hooking up, with a $480m investment into the streaming music business that will see it ramp up its defense against Spotify, Apple Music, and other rivals. Tipped to be in the works for some weeks now, the deal sees SiriusXM pump almost half a billion dollars into Pandora. That will allow it to adopt "a hybrid advertising/subscription model" that it claims will be more sustainable than others.

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SiriusXM tipped in talks to buy Pandora

SiriusXM tipped in talks to buy Pandora

Pandora is on the hunt for a buyer and now sources say that SiriusXM may be the one to acquire it. The music streaming service is said to be in talks with SiriusXM, which is tipped to be in 'active discussions' with the company. This won't be the first time SiriusXM has expressed interest in Pandora; whether an acquisition will come from these latest reported talks is anyone's guess. The sources go on to indicate that some analysts' estimated acquisition prices are too high.

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SiriusXM buys Automatic to go deeper into your connected car

SiriusXM buys Automatic to go deeper into your connected car

SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, makers of a wireless adapter that plugs in under your dashboard and pipes car information directly to your smartphone. The news, announced today, sees SiriusXM extend its reach from the infotainment system, where it has built a reputation for satellite radio and connected services. With the addition of Automatic, it'll be able to pull even greater information from vehicles than currently.

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Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

The Internet's most popular music stars are about to get an expanded audience, with YouTube revealing today that Sirius XM will be featuring its most popular artists on a new show called "The YouTube 15". This marks a first for the video service.

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Pure Evoke F4 scores SiriusXM Radio

Pure Evoke F4 scores SiriusXM Radio

During CES, Pure introduced its Evoke F4 "Ultimate Radio", something promised to have support for SiriusXM Radio, among other things. Today the company has announced the availability of that service on its radio, as well as its One Flow and Sensia 200D Connect devices. Other Pure platforms are set to get SiriusXM later on this year.

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SiriusXM FM-6 satellite declared ready for service

SiriusXM FM-6 satellite declared ready for service

Back in October, we mentioned that SiriusXM satellite radio had launched a new satellite into orbit around the Earth. The satellite is called Sirius FM-6 and was launched by Space Systems/Loral known as SSL. In October, SSL reported that the satellite had deployed its solar arrays after a successful launch from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.

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SiriusXM Onyx Plus Dock and Play Radio offer audio in the car

SiriusXM Onyx Plus Dock and Play Radio offer audio in the car

SiriusXM satellite radio has a number of hardware options to allow you to get satellite radio into your car or home. The company has announced its latest portable satellite radio receiver and several accessories to go along with it. The SiriusXM Onyx Plus Dock and Play Radio is now available to purchase.

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Sirius XM Radio’s FM-6 satellite launch is successful

Sirius XM Radio’s FM-6 satellite launch is successful

Sirius XM radio has been around for a long time and like many services that rely on satellites, the more satellites the more service can be offered. Sirius XM and Space Systems/Loral (SSL) have announced that the Sirius FM-6 satellite launch is going according to plan so far. The satellite has reportedly performed post-launch maneuvers as planned.

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Sirius XM Radio hit with lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

Sirius XM Radio hit with lawsuit over alleged failure to pay royalties

A lawsuit has been filed against Sirius XM Radio in the U.S. District Court of Washington DC by SoundExchange, a non-profit organization that works with artists to collect royalties on digital works and has its establishment roots in the Recording Industry Association of America. According to the lawsuit, Sirius XM has underpaid the organization for a statutory license by quite a hefty sum, and it wants millions in return.

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AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

AT&T SiriusXM deal puts always-connected telematics in Nissan vehicles

Technology in the car is becoming more and more ubiquitous, thanks to car makers putting in touchscreen controls, navigation systems, and mobile internet to provide real-time information to drivers. Nissan wants to get in on the fun and has put SiriusXM to the task of implementing a telematics system inside Nissan vehicles, and the company has partnered up with AT&T to make that happen.

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